Thursday, August 16, 2018

Jennifer Airs Evening Sky Collar...

This is Jennifer's Evening Sky Collar beaded by me, instructions found in the Beadwork magazine, Aug/Sep 2010. Hers is way more beautiful than mine, but I had to share it...


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Michelle Leonardo...

Burst of Brilliance Necklace (below) is designed by Michelle Leonardo and was published in the December 2017 issue of BeadAndButton magazine, and the cover feature.  She creates exquisite fine jewelry made out of seed beads, just look...



 





And this is her Burst of Brilliance Necklace beaded by me...




Saturday, May 12, 2018

More Sandflower Pendant...

Love this, and I love making them. This piece is created and designed by Apollinariya Koprivnik, aka Pika Polina Beads, and beaded my moi...



Edgar Lopez - Have you seen his beadwork?

Yes, this is long overdo.  There are so so many beautiful extravagant pieces of Edgar Lopez's jewelry he's world famous for, but these are some of my favorites found on his Facebook pages...







There's definitely no beadwork like his. I particularly love these earrings, he always uses very expensive high quality stones, beads, and crystals...


I love his earrings so much I wanted to replicate them using seed beads mostly. What do you think?


I just noticed he has tutorials on his Etsy shop, so off I go!


Friday, May 11, 2018

Le Manchette Art Deco Bracelet Tutorial...

Looks like I have blogged the most about this artist's beadwork (by doing a search). This is Helena Tang-Lim, aka The Manek Lady, of Manek-Manek Beads.

I loved the way this piece turned out, you could use any combination of colors and it would turn out beautiful!!! Here is her Le Manchette Art Deco Bracelet beaded by me...


Apollinariya Koprivnik, aka Pika Polina Beads...

Yes, she's (the Beaded Architecture Queen) not only one of my favorite, she is my most favorite beading designers, and I've just finished another one of her tutorials. Her Rhombus Earrings beaded by me...



Deborah Hodoyer...

I recently discovered the wonderful beadwork of Deborah. She is now added to my list of great beaders, and I also enjoy her tutorials. Her Etsy Shop is CrownofStones, where you can find her many tutorials for beading jewelry, I love her pendants the most. Her prices on her tutorials are the best!!! Below are her Medora Earrings beaded by me...


And below is her Picture Perfect Bracelet beaded by me...


Below are pieces designed and beaded by her from her Etsy Shop...




Pompeia Earrings Tutorial...

by Erika Sandor, The Storytelling Jeweller. These are her Pompeia Earrings beaded by me. I REALLY ENJOYED BEADING THESE!!!


Yes, I'm on a Erika Sandor roll...

This is Erika Sandor's Asia Pendant, beaded by me. I also loved making this one, her instructions are big, bold, and easy to understand. I always wonder how she comes up with her designs, that I am happy to bead and share...

Another Storytelling Jeweller Tutorial...

This is Erika Sandor's Indira bracelet, beaded by me. I loved making this one, her instructions are big, bold, and easy to understand. I always wonder how she comes up with her designs, that I am happy to bead and share...


Monday, April 9, 2018

Arm Candy Cuff by Regina Payne...


I just made Regina's Arm Candy Cuff (below), it is just one of her many beadwork designs. You can find her work here at her site, or her her Etsy shop.

 Arm Candy Cuff tutorial is from Perlen Poesie Magazine, #31, 2017...


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Have you taken an on-line class with your favorite...

beading teacher?

Just finished one of Apollinariya Koprivnik, online workshops. I think It was her first one. It was a success, for me any way. I don't like traveling and then sitting in a classroom all day and then barely getting anything accomplished. Also I can't see anything when everyone gathers around to watch the teacher do something in her hands, it's very hard to see unless you're one of the ones next to her. This on-line class is another great invention, there are plenty of video tutorials provided. You have access to the teacher for two weeks, you get up and bead whenever you want to continue where you left off.

 Hey, I finished a piece before the class was done!!!


She sells her beadwork and tutorials at her Etsy Shop.

After completing a few of her tutorials I did all right, but I never thought I could make something architecturally like her piece above. But I did and it turned out pretty good, I think. What do you think?


Now, if only I could take photographs like her.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Storytelling Jeweller...

2017 was the year I found soooo many new and different innovative beaders. They have taken beading into a whole new level. Erika Sandor is one of those beaders who is also The Storytelling Jeweller. Besides knowing everything about beading her website will tell you everything about famous bead artists, her fabulous easy to read beading tutorials, beading materials, learning beading, selling beading, shopping for a special gift, event organizing, and even writing for a newspaper. She is a wealth of information. You can get hung up at her site for hours.


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I have just finished one of her tutorials, this one is her Caleidoscope Ring, and it was sooo fun and easy to make...

Finished two of Apollinariya's Tutorials...

See my previous post about this fascinating beader.

I have finished two of her many tutorials she has for sale on her site. This first one is her Morocco Earrings...



The second one I finished is her Lunasoft (I love Lunasoft!!!) Earrings...


These were easy and fun to make.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Have I mentioned Svetlana Kossman?

Good for you if you're already familiar with Svetlana's beadwork. However, I just found her, so I'm soo excited to share. Her work is somewhat similar to  recently discovered Polinas', with layers of detailed architecture and numerous components, but also soo originally different at the same time. "Amazing Beading" is what I call Svetlana and Polina's beadwork, while I call everything else (of course including mine "plain beading".

Svetlana's Beaded Treasures book is definitely a keeper, I've purchased sooo many books in the past 17 years that I put a lot up for sale on Amazon, but not this one!!!

Look for her work on Instagram, and Pinterest also.

Here are some of my favorites by Svetlana...












Sunday, October 15, 2017

Architectural Beadwork by Apollinariya (Polina) Koprivnik...

Polina creates one of a kind pieces of jewelry that are totally original. I've never seen anything like her beadwork. Every once in a while a bead artist comes along and blows everyone's socks off. Well because of the wonderful Pinterest application (I made a board with just her beadwork), I have recently come across Polina's beadwork. She lives in Slovenia, and is originally from Russia. She's a beautiful young woman barely 30 years of age.

She's not that new, she's been beading up a storm for a few years now.

Here are just a few of her magnificent pieces which she posts on Instagram...




I predict she will be one of the most famous world known bead artist. I know I'll never be able to produce anything like she does, but it's fun to try.  I don't take beading classes any more because I have trouble sitting so long but if and when she is in my neck of the woods I shall take a class of hers. But thank the Lord she has tutorials!!! I just finished two of her tutorials below...





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Ulrike Gunther's PrettyNett Pendant...

Beaded by me. This was fun and easy!!! I once again had to use what beads I had on hand and well, not a great combo...

You can find her work at her Etsy shop...https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyNett, which is where I bought this tutorial.

Isabella Lam's Trivoli Pendant...

Found in her new book "Beautiful Beadweaving"

I don't like my colors but I used what I had in beads. I'm so amazed at this piece and how she designed it. It was fun and easy to make.