събота, 2 май 2015 г.

Let's Go Hopping! / 3-2-1: Старт!

It's a warm day and the light Aegean sea wind stirs the olive leaves. I'm sitting with half-closed eyes against the sun and my body fills up with laziness. We're in Greece for an extended weekend right now. I will indulge in well deserved carefree state of mind as I've just posted this - April was very hectic (not a single free weekend) and I had to create in snatches.  I'm talking about the Bead Peeps Swap'N'Hop and my partner Shalini Austin.
Денят е топъл, леко подухва морски ветрец и раздвижва листата на маслиновите дървета. Примижавам срещу слънцето и се изпълвам с мързел. Тези дни ще се отдам на заслужено безгрижие, особено след като натиснах бутона "Публикуване" - април беше доста шеметен (нито един свободен уикенд) и творях на пресекулки. Подсещам за какво иде реч - размяната на мъниста и партньора ми Шалини Остин.


I started with the two pendants, yes, both of them. Last year I made a necklace with three pieces of interchangeable cording. This time it is one chain and I can alternate the unique pendants, made by Shalini. I made a coiled wire hook bail (tutorial & tutorial) but slightly modified it to attach the horse shoe elements (tutorial) of the chain. Making neat wire coils and several identical elements was a real challenge. I added wire wrapped circles with agate chips and finished the chain with beaded links.
Започвам с двете висулки. Да, и с двете. Миналата година направих колие с три сменяеми верижки/корди. Този път - една верижка, на която мога да сменям уникалните висулки от Шалини. Направих кука от увита тел по това и това уроче, но видоизменена, за да има къде да се закачи верижката, елементите за която във формата на подкова направих по това уроче. То си беше истинско предизвикателство да станат еднакви. Добавих увити с тел халки с нанизан чипс от ахат и завърших верижката с мъниста ахат на игли с ушенца. 






A pair of earrings with wire wrapped beads - here is the tutorial for the coiled wire wrapped bead and here - for the wire wrapped coin beads.
Чифт обици с мъниста и увита тел - това е едното уроче, ето и другото.

I combined the handmade chain and gorgeous toggle in a bracelet and also made another bracelet with the penny coin, leftover horse shoe elements, some beaded links and a coiled wire hook. They look good worn together :)
Направих гривна от разкошната закопчалка и интересната верижка, изработени от Шалини. И още една с продупченото пени, останалите елементи във формата на подкова, мъниста на игли с ушенца и закопчалка-кука от тел. Изглеждат добре двете заедно на ръката :)



And now, let the hop begin! I tried to make this post as short as possible as we want to visit about 200 blogs to check out the artistry of the other participants (here is the list). It's a bit link-heavy, because I'm still learning. Thank you, Linda, for the opportunity and thank you, Shalini, for sparkling my creativity with your amazing creations! I am working on a separate post about how I made the coiled wire hook bail. And now, check out what Shalini made.
Постарах се публикацията ми да е по-кратка - около 200 участници трябва да са публикували вдъхновенията си днес, когато стартира и обиколката на всички блогове (тук ще намерите списък на участниците). Ако посочените връзки ви идват вповече, не забравяйте, че още се уча. Благодарна съм на Линда за шанса да участвам и на Шалини за това, че запали нова творческа искрица в мен! По-нататък ще ви покажа как направих куката-държач. Предлагам да видите и какво е сътворила Шалини.

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Just to remind you what I got from Shalini - I used up all the elements and most of the beads and even added some beads from my stash.
Да ви припомня какво получих от Шалини - успях да използвам всички елементи и почти всички мъниста, като дори добавих мъниста от моите запаси.



64 коментара:

  1. Oh My goodness! How Absolutely Fabulous!
    Rosantia, your work is just beautiful! I am so happy that you have used wire work techniques on the pieces I sent you to create such effective pieces of jewellery. So proud of you my friend. I don't have a favourite, I LOVE Everything!
    Shalini

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    1. Thank you, Shalini! Wirework is so big, I made some tiny steps thanks to you and I loved it!

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  2. I am not sure if my comment got saved, but I wanted to congratulate you on creating beautiful intricate pieces with wire. They are all beautiful

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    1. Thank you, Divya! I loved it and plan to learn more about wirework!

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  3. Beautiful wirework! I love the bodice you use to photograph your pieces as well. So pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Charming Peggy! And I'm planning to buy more for my mannequinn to dress up for jewelry sessions ☺

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  4. Copper, any way, I love it. You have beautiful lines in your wirework!

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    1. I, too, think that this design looks a lot better in copper than it would look in silver! Thank you!

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  5. Pardon my drool. I'll just wipe it up here.....

    Holy WOW! That handmade chain is just - WOW! I can't even say anything else. Job WELL done!

    Linda
    http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
    http://cherryOnTopDesign.co

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It was so hard to match the beauty of the pendants, at least I can say I tried...

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  6. What incredible designs! I just love that chain that you made. It really steals the show,.

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  7. Incredible designs! Such beautiful wire work techniques.

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous designs. I love your wire work. It's truly spectacular.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! I admit I was challenged but tried hard with the wire work. I'm glad you like it!

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  9. Beautiful creations! I love the coin bracelet & your wire wrapping is awesome :)

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    1. Thank you, Kristina! I made it a decision to use some basic wire wrapping and coiling and weaving to match the gorgeous pieces I got from my partner :) I'm glad you like it.

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  10. Great use of the stash - that interchangable necklace is ingenious. So many options! great job

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    1. Thank you, alainjewelry! I am happy that you like the idea. And thanks to you and other commenters I like it even more now :)

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  11. I love all the coiled elements you added! Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! Coiling is simple (especially if you don't do it by hand, ha-ha) but creates a stunning effect! I'm going to use more of it in my designs!

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  12. I love the way you made use of the pendants with the bail that you created. The bracelet is very cool!

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  13. I love the way you made use of the pendants with the bail that you created. The bracelet is very cool!

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  14. The horseshoue element is WOW! Excuisite work, Roz!

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    1. Thanks, Lily! Now that you gave me a wire gizmo as a gift, creating will be much easier☺

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  15. The horseshoe chain necklace with interchangeable pendants is really stunning, and i adore the wire wrapped bead earrings.

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    1. Thank you, Sam! It's rewarding to read comments that appreciate the idea behind the design!

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  16. I particularly liked your bracelets-nice designs! Well done!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! One of them was particularly easy to make thanks to the gorgeous elements I got from my partner but I had to put more thought into the second one to match!

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  17. Love the coiling you did on the earrings especially. great work

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    1. Thank you, Marianne! I love the earrings, too - it's a simple technique but it makes noticeable items!

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  18. Wow, Rosantia, Your wire work is fantastic. I love everything you made. Copper wire is my favorite to work with so yours was very appealing. I thought I left a comment yesterday but it seems I forgot. I clicked on the tutorial links and got sidetracked. Thanks for that... the tutorials are great!

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Nan! I always share the free tutorials I find - it's the fair way to do it :)

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  19. It is so beauutifi; the way your wire work embraces the stones . I love your work.

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    1. Thank you, Mowse Doyle! I guess you're referring to the earrings because the pendants were made by my partner :) I love the look of wire work!

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  20. Lovely pieces. Incredible! Well done. Applause!!!!

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  21. Love the coin bracelet, and your wire work is fab!

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  22. Very cool! I love all of your wire work - great job!

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  23. Hi Rosanita, Your wire work is wonderful. Your designs are lovely. Being able to change the pendant makes your necklace so much more wearable.

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  24. Great post dear! Follow me on gfc and i Follow you back, kisses

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  25. Wow! Your wire work is amazing.

    I love the colors of the pieces too. So rustic and beautiful.

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  26. Love how earthy and organic your works our! Wonderful!

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  27. Your wire work is stunning ! I love that your pendants are interchangeable. The could on the earrings are fabulous. That's a technique I would like to try sometime. Beautiful work!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne! I'm sure you will love wire wrapping and coiling :)

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  28. Lovely, lovely lovely wire work! I loved your collection and the first necklace is my favourite!

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  29. I love your work and appreciate how you incorporated your partner's work into your own. It is beautiful <3

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  30. Your wire work is really beautiful! I love the interchangeable pendants, but the earrings are simply gorgeous!

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  31. Beautiful wirework and absolutely gorgeous pieces. I love that you can change the pendant, w/o changing the neckpiece - love that idea!

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  32. Hi Rosantia, Your necklace is amazing. You do wonderful wire work. Being able to change the pendant is great.

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  33. Love your little links in the bracelets!! Lovely job.

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