Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From my Bead Peeps Swap n Hop partner!


Wow,  the beads arrived and I`m so excited I can't wait to get started! My partner this time is Krafty Max  . Looking up at her work and her site, I realized what an avid beader she is. Her  work is simply gorgeous ! Here`s a link to all the lovely jewellery she makes . Some of her award winning pieces are featured here !
Bead Peeps
Krafty Max

Krafty Max origionals


She`s been so generous  and sent a lot of  different beads  for me to play with. Not only  a whole lot of beautiful seed beads but lampwork beads, focals, handmade findings and strands of  gemstone beads. It`s going to be fun trying out all the things she has sent me , most of which we don`t get to see here in India. My mind is reeling with ideas , and I love what I've put  together so far , really love it! I don't yet have final designs worked up but I definitely have the general idea of  I want to make from most of them.


And here`s the stuff I sent 

2016 Bead Peeps  Swap N Hop challenge



It was challenging to have to send her items for this swap.   What could I send her that she would like  ? She has  been making jewelry as a full time job/business for years !! I And  being an avid beader, she had so many of the beads I shortlisted for sending her, already made into beautiful jewellery. And I was totally confused . I was sure I wanted to send something that was not similar to what she already had.  And when she told me she would love something   traditional from my country, it made the selecting a bit easier.  I sent her a double sided focal Buddha bead  , apart from a lampwork heart focal, and other beads made in India.    I also included a few brass findings  , and a stone cabochon and cute little wooden bird beads, from Rajasthan India.  I can't wait to see the jewelry that she makes from what I sent her.  

Stay tuned in for more on the Bead Peeps Swap n Hop challenge ! Comming soon....

motidana






Sunday, March 6, 2016

A bracelet in circular Netting !

beaded bracelet


bead netting, coral bracelet
Here is a bracelet in circular netting that I made recently for a challenge  . I chose subdued colors in silver to offset the bright colored coral beads. The turquoise colored glass beads add a touch of  contrast, inspired by the vintage silver Himalayan jewellery that I`m so fond of.
 Thank You Coco for the lovely pattern. It was fun creating this piece. A big thank you to the team of Perlesdentelles team for hosting this workshop!


I hope you like my creation, and do drop by to see the fabulous creation of other participants here

till next time..

regards

motidana

 

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