06 април 2018

Silver Blue Dreams / Сребърни мечти

I got blue and silver jewelry elements for the 2018 Bead Peeps Swap'n'Hop from my partner Bonnie Robbins (check out the picture at the bottom). The perfect color combo! We don't have to make the design of the year but we have to try and do justice to our partners. I always set myself a small challenge - it's either a new technique, or a new design, or, in this case, I decided to stick to the color scheme.
За поредната международна размяна на елементи за бижута получих мъниста в синьо и сребърни елементи от партньора си Бони Робинс (вижте снимката в края на публикацията). Перфектната цветова комбинация! От нас не се очаква да направим чудеса, но трябва да се опитаме да отдадем дължимото на партньора си. Затова винаги си поставям някакво предизвикателство, било то нова техника или нов модел, а в този случай реших да се огранича в изпратената ми цветова комбинация.

Silver Blue Dreams Set / Комплект "Сребърни мечти"

Large sodalite donut focal with wire woven bail; wire woven hooks with silver plated wire, decorated with small lapis beads; finished with a silver plated chain. I intended to make the weaving more ornate but the wire I had was too hard so I added the versatile hook to the design.
Колие с голямо кръгло мънисто содалит; куки, оплетени от посребрена тел и украсени с малки мъниста лапис лазули; посребрена верижка. Първоначално исках да направя по-богата и сложна оплетка, но разполагах само с твърда посребрена тел и вмъкнах в дизайна вездесъщата кука.

I tried to make dimensional earrings (Kathy Frey Tutorial) and while the frames were the same at the beginning (I swear), at the end one of them was thinner. I made some hammered eye pins in different lengths with the lapis beads, added large color enhanced blue beads and silver spacers and made a collar necklace. I strung everything on memory wire but it started looking dull. On an impulse, I added some free-style wrapping with thick aluminum wire on both ends. Closure is with lobster clasp, because the weight of the necklace pulls the ends down when worn.
Опитах се да направя обици с триизмерно оплитане и макар рамките в началото да бяха еднакви (заклевам се!), накрая едната стана по-тясна. Нарязах различни по дължина парчета посребрената тел, сплесках ги в единия край с чукче, нанизах от малките мъниста лапис лазули и направих още едно колие, като добавих по-големи сини мъниста и разделители цвят сребро. Нанизах ги на тел тип мемори, но резултатът беше малко скучен. В един момент импулсивно увих алуминиева тел от двете страни. Добавих закопчалка тип щипка, т.к. теглото на колието опъва краищата надолу.

The earrings you see are the result of hole drilling gone wrong. I had to switch from a boho design with long dangles to twisted wire. The light blue and white beads came from a vintage Czech glass necklace.
Обиците, които виждате, са резултат на грешно пробити дупки. От първоначалния замисъл с дълги висулки преминах към усукана тел и мъниста. Светлосините и бели мъниста са от колие от чешко стъкло от 80-те години на миналия век.

Finally, I made a two-strand bracelet with the wire wrapped links, lapis beads and the handmade clasp.
Накрая, направих двуредна гривна с ръчно направените елементи от тел и закопчалка, както и част от останалите мъниста лапис лазули.

Here is a list of all the participants:
Ето и списък на всички участници:

Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com

Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com
Inge von Roos          https://ingetraud.wordpress.com

Kari  Asbury https://kariasbury.com/blogs/design-challenges
Nadine Edris http://instagram.com/moondancemaine

Kathy Lindemer         https://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Hope Smitherman http://CraftyHope.com

Marde Lowe         http://fancimardesigns.blogspot.com
Christina Hickman         https://www.instagram.com/laughingsalmon/

Terry Jeanette Carter https://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
LISA JOHNSON https://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/

Catherine La Vite         http://drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Joanne Bell                 https://joannetinks.wordpress.com

Rosantia Petkova http://bairozan.blogspot.bg/
Bonnie  Robbins https://www.instagram.com/brobbins_wireandwonder/

Natalie Davidson        http://www.northshoredays.com/
Robin Reed                 http://www.willowdragon.blogspot.com

Karin King http://www.maverickbeads.blogspot.ca
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com

Erika Price https://www.instagram.com/erikapricejewellery/
Sarah  Reid  http://www.instagram.com/sarahreiddesigns

Divya N                      http://www.jewelsofsayuri.com
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com

Robin Showstack http://heartsdesiresjewelryforyou.blogspot.com/
Nicole Rennell https://www.instagram.com/nicolerennelldesigns/

Fay  Wolfenden http://torchfairy.blogspot.com
Shai Williams             http://www.shaihasramblings.com/

andrea frank https://instagram.com/andreazeef
Cheri Reed                 http://creativedesignsbycheri.wordpress.com

Seed Beaders
Deborah Apodaca         https://deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com/
PALAK UDESHI         http://kalaabhushan.blogspot.in/

Penny Houghton       http://www.forgottentrack.com.au/blog
Paulina Russell         Http://www.instagram.com/thewildbead

Heather Canepa         http://www.instagram.com/canepaheather
Tina Hemr                 http://instagram.com/mariecaroldesigns

NAOMI KNAFLA      https://www.instagram.com/naomiknafla/
Michelle Marson         https://www.instagram.com/ellecountry/

REbecca White            https://morganafeycreations.com/blog/
Laura Bosch https://www.instagram.com/lauraboschmultibeadia

Kathleen Breeding https://www.instagram.com/99bobotw.kb/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com/

I guess this is the most expected annual event by many handmade jewelry artists all over the world and we owe this opportunity to the enthusiasm of Linda Anderson! I am thankful for the inspiration to her and my partner Bonnie Robbins, whose creations you can see on her Instagram.
Това може би е най-очакваното ежегодно събитие от много творци в много страни и го дължим на ентусиазма на Линда Андерсън! На нея и на партньора си Бони Робинс съм благодарна за вдъхновението! А творенията на Бони можете да видите в профила й в Инстаграм.

22 коментара:

  1. You really have made some beautiful things. The designs are really well thought out - the circles to match the donut pendant and the silver leafy designs coupled with the spiky silver. Just lovely!

    PJ from ForgottenTrack

    1. Thank you, Penny! I'm glad you see what I see, even though the designs evolved instinctively!

  2. I love both the necklace and I think that they are fantastic. You might feel that it is a simple blue and silver combo (which is actually very difficult to work with). But the details of the wire wrapping ends and the wire leaves makes the pieces look modern, new, and elegant

    1. Thank you, Divya! Indeed, I was tempted to take out more beads and elements but pursued my little challenge and am glad I did, your opinion means a lot!

  3. I love this color palette! I especially like your first necklace with the donut. It's the chain you created that really captures my attention! As for the other necklace that was supposed to be earrings...I have the same problem sometimes with trying to match things exactly, they never do. I like how you switched gears, kept going, never letting that stop you. Inspiring!

    1. Thank you, Hope! It took me a couple of days to swallow the disappointment and I'm a bit proud of myself with this second necklace :)

  4. Your wire weaving skills are amazing! Love the necklace with the donut focal, it's stunning!

    1. Thank you, Christina Marie! The donut necklace was meant to be the main piece, so I did a more elaborate job on it :)

  5. Hi Rosantia, The wireworked bail that you created is fabulous. You did a wonderful job designing with the beads that your partner sent.

    1. Thank you, Becky! At first I felt the bail was a little modest but then the focal was too beautiful to hide :)

  6. Stunning work! I don't think I could choose a favorite they are all so beautiful!

  7. Everything is beautiful! I love how you wire wrapped the donut. Gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Deborah! I usually tend to do more luscious wrapping but this time I went for a different look!

  8. Beautiful designs! I love the idea of adding the wire to the ends of the second necklace. It really adds that special something.

    1. Thank you, Shaiha! I'm somewhat proud of this detail myself ;)

    2. Beautiful collection. Always admired your creations, and this one is super too. Love the assembly of the donut necklace and the lovely bail you have made. And the lear, bold lines of the leaf necklace are so pretty.

  9. OH MY WORD!!! Your necklaces are INCREDIBLE! I'm TOTALLY obsessed with the 2nd one, with the long head pins... and the other piece with the donut is just..... magnificent! Oh man! SOOOOO Beautiful!


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