Monday, May 25, 2015

Bracelets with coins and a silver ring (the beginnings of learning ...)

... of learning how to be a proffesional jewlery maker.

So I started to learn some proffesional course. It was too short and I don't know if I'll be able to continue it in a future. But it was real fun, to cut silver, to solder, to saw and in the edn to create something that looked like a ring.

It was two weeks ago. Today I tried to bring back my forgotten idea - to do bracelets with old coins. The final result is not so fine as it looked in my mind.
 I've used old coins (~1923 Polish & ~1950 Belgian) found on the flea market, glass & ceramic beads, florists wire. The glass beads are too big, they should be more flat.
I don't know what os legal where, in my country I can't destroy the emblem of my State (The eagle), so I drilled small holes in this coins gently. It is my kind of art.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More bracelets from beads & patterns

The first one from the top have her's pattern in two posts back - real 4-colour version:

The second is a multicolour version :)

Third & fourth has pattern like this:

5, 6, 7


9 have (6 beads in a row)= (1white + 5black)*4 + (1white + 2black + 1small_pearl + 2black)

Replica of a replica of the Renesmee's Bracelet :P

I didn't know about the existence of such a bracelet, I made it to order, because in our country is hard to get it and transport costs far outweigh its value. A friend asked me to make a binding version of this pattern.

Renesmee's Bracelet - originally appeared in the movie Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

To make it the best option is to use a loom, can be one for a flat beaded bracelets. We also need yarn in selected colors and thick needle. And that's all.

Making this bracelet was such a fun, so I made three copies in three sizes.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Two simple bracelets from beads

Nice gifts for my two nice friends :)

The pattern for this one is (6 beads in a row): 5black & 1white (~4times) and 2black 1pearl 2black 1white. In the inside is a memory wire.

For this one the pattern is as follows. Pattern made for 4-colour wersion:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ceramic simple bracelet

This bracelet is made from white ceramic pellets and some metal connectors. The pellets (fi 22cm) are very durable, elegant and perfect for the b&w clothing.

Holes in all pellets were drilled by a diamond drill in the jar with water, otherwise they could break.

This pellets were made with the same method as pellets for my keychains. Here is my favourite :)
Of course this pellet, is a little bit bigger and put into a nickel-plated ring.

& something unrelated ... blue butterfly caught in the clover:

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ceramic keychains & a bracelet for a friend

So I make up the backlog :)

Keychains made ​​of porcelain pellets (bone china) with fired ceramic decals, all fitted in nickel rings.
*production technology is restricted, but will share the inspiration for this: *
Letters come from cuttings of existing ceramic decal, their backgrounds and the so-called crop marks, CMYK colours.

I'm still lerning this ceramic issues, so I'll try to show some of my other works another time.

Friendship bracelets made for my friend, from stranded cotton, wooden beads, with an extra fancy braid:
There are quite easy to make ... not much patience is required :D

& something pretty:

Beaded crochet blue bracelet

I've made a new bracelet, from Toho beads.

Pattern for interested people:

I made a bracelet after the necklace, with which is pictured. Creating a necklace took me a year and at the end it turned out, that the tube inside it is too rigid and necklace is medium suitable to wear. During this time I lost somewhere my source of inspiration (pattern isn't mine, so I can't show it here)...

*the tube is required for the number of beads in a row higher than ~8.

I'm sure, that there are a lot of free toutorials in the net. There is also a huge amount of patterns. A free program to create new patterns You can find here.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter with snow - Christmas spirit

Drilled eggshells .... for the Christmas tree ...

and with older ones:

and a huge dose of patience is required, if you want to make them :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

coffee beans

More episodes soon:)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Golden Princess

Face, hands and foots are made from modelling clay and painted with acrylic paint. Eyes are from glass diamonds and painted also with acrylic paint.

Dress is from old paper painted with golden acrylic paint. Everything else is like in dolls in previous post.

This lady is not perfect, but I'm still learning and experimenting.

This white flower is from field in place where I'm living now, while I have my practice.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Elves or fairies

It's time of end-of-term examinations, but I've found some time to make something. From wire, modeling clay, acrylic paint,...

...cotton wool, thread...

... and fabrics:

The hardest thing in making dolls or puppets, is to start doing it. I think so.

see craft-imaginarium

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fairies wings

Busy weeks at the University, busy weekend at home. I have made some pairs of wings for fairies for our play - William Shakespeare: Midsummer Night Dream.

They are made from cellophane, tulle, half-steel wire and acrylic paint. They are glued with hot glue and sewn to wire. Plain cellophane in the beginning was ironed to get it's special facture.

We had a flood here in Poland, in Cracow. Now we're looking in the sky, hope it won't rain too much again, because it was dangerous.
10 April 2010:

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