Earrings · Jewelry

We’re All Ears – Living Coral

This month's inspiration for the We're All Ears challenge at Earrings Everyday is Living Coral, the Pantone Color of this Year. Coral has its place in traditional Indian earrings, and after many trials and errors, some elements of traditional jewelry inevitably ended up in mine as well. I first mixed some orange and a lot… Continue reading We’re All Ears – Living Coral

Beads · Earrings · Jewelry

Inspired Art Deco Earrings

The folks at Art Bead Scene Studio feature beautiful artwork every month, and invite their readers to create art beads, and art-bead-incorporating jewelry, inspired by this artwork. July’s inspiration is Art forms in Nature, Plate 85, Ascidiae, by Ernst Haeckel. Haeckel's work was interesting indeed, and what blew me away was his incredibly stylized representations… Continue reading Inspired Art Deco Earrings

Jewelry · Pendants

Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant

I was thinking I'd make my mom some jewelry as a gift for Mother's Day (today) but she has specific jewelry tastes. I've been working so much with polymer clay (notwithstanding short bead weaving runs) that I'd almost forgotten about the weaving wire that I have. So it was time for some wire weaving! Rather… Continue reading Wire Weaving: Inspired by Calligraphy Pendant

Chains & Necklaces · Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Beadwork!

I finally sat down and finished the beaded jewelry set that I was working on! And I'm pretty thrilled with the result! These are essentially beaded bezels around the polymer clay button beads that I made a while back. I used Peyote stitch for the bezel, of course. I started this at around the same… Continue reading Beadwork!

Earrings · Jewelry · Pendants

Bright Summer Jewelry

My next project from PCA 2017. The tutorial itself involves creating a pendant with canes and gradients. The pendant looks awesome, but if I do make one, I'm doubtful if I (or my sis) would wear it, because it is a tad large for our liking. I really liked the shapes and colors in the… Continue reading Bright Summer Jewelry

Jewelry · Mixed media · Pendants

Dragon Pendant

Another challenge that inspired me to try out something new! The team at Art Elements launches a themed challenge every month. I'd thoroughly enjoyed working on a sugar skull keychain inspired by their October theme. This month, it's a winter themed challenge, and Niky from Art Elements came up with a dragon-inspired theme! And who… Continue reading Dragon Pendant

Earrings · Jewelry · Ornaments · Stitch markers

(My first) Stitch markers

Hopping through my favorite knitting blogs -- and even on new ones that I'd discover -- I'd come across occasional mentions of bead-based stitch markers, with pictures of the cute ornaments. Seeing that I love both yarn and beads, I don't know why it took me so long to make some of my own. Maybe… Continue reading (My first) Stitch markers

Ornaments

Macramé owl

There was this macramé ornament that I made, and I thought that I could hang it in my car, but it turned out to be a bit large for that. It's also been a while since I made any jewelry stuff. So I decided to make another macramé owl that could turn out to better… Continue reading Macramé owl

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

I'd always wanted to make a chunky beads chain, and now that I own some thicker gauge wires, what better than wire-wrapped chunky beads? 🙂 I got the chunky turquoise beads to remain in place with the wire open inside. That is, there's nothing attached to something else to keep the placement tight. It works… Continue reading Wire-wrapped chunky beads chain

Chains & Necklaces · Jewelry

Mix-n-match necklaces

Tired of not having matching necklaces for the myriad saris that my sister and I own, I made these mix-n-match ones. We'll combine one or more of these to suit the colors of our saris better. Each necklace has 3 strands of related (or opposing) colors in it. The strands are made of seed beads… Continue reading Mix-n-match necklaces