Sunday, December 22, 2013

Autumn memories

It has been quite a while since my last project. But as you may already know, I'm going through big changes and right now not much time is left for beading and new projects.

Autumn memories - I have started doing this project a while ago, and only today it has come to an end and I was able to take some pictures.

I cannot say that I am 100% satisfied with the result, but I like it :) and I love that I finally was able to use some of my bead stash and use the bead leftovers for something nice and beautiful :)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

My biggest project

My biggest project I suppose, or the most important in my life for sure. Just wanted to share my latest news and let you all know, were have I been and what have been doing for a while and why at the moment no new projects have been posted here.

I am going through bi changes at the moment :) and they have a name -

TEJA (born 14.11.2014)

P.S. I do hope that she will share my passion for beading someday :)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thoughts on beading - I'm a true bead addict

Today I have read very true description of Beaders evolution and I find that I must borrow a part of the text and say:

Hello, My name is Ringaile and I am a beadaholic.
There are many attributes for this stage, not all beaders have All of the symptoms, but they have more than a few.
  • The bead stash grows. No longer is a shoebox sufficient to hold those beauties. Some addicts even need an entire room in the home, commonly referred to as “the studio”, the existence of which is envied by other addicts. Decorating tips, storage tips give a whole new opportunity for “bead talk”.
  • Purchases of beads are celebrated with other beaders, but often are hidden from family, a spouse and non-beading friends. Not out of shame….but really, it gets tiresome to answer “So, what are you going to do with that?”. If a fellow beader asks that question, and you answer “I don’t know”, they will respond “COOL!” then they drool over the beads and ask “Where can I get some?”
  • You can’t leave a bead store without a purchase . The size of the purchase is often dictated by financial circumstances, however, the draw of the beads, (ooohhh that color) (oooohh that shape), (ooohh ETC!) is too strong to ignore totally.
  • You used to buy jewelry to finish an outfit, now you buy the outfit to wear with the jewelry.
  • Budgets are manipulated to accommodate bead related purchases… who Really needs to eat lunch when those new beads are beckoning?
  • You spend more time with enablers. Bead friends, bead clubs, blogs, online bead friends are all enablers that understand and applaud your position in this evolution of a beader, because they are there too! Ahhh, validation!

Just true words of wisdom from Jamie Cloud Eakin blog -

Friday, November 8, 2013

Autumn Fields

I have been doing a lots of small things lately, but most of them are not related to the beading and the ones that are related are still due to some reasons left unfinished :) and may remain for a while.

But this is something small that I've done yesterday, during the sleepless night, something that still takes inspiration from the late autumn colors - a brooch - Autumn Fields.

Materials used: Picasso Jasper, Czech rokajl and preciosa beads, leather backing and safe metal clasp.

Monday, October 21, 2013

English rose - set

It is something that I still haven't tried - to use round flower cameos/cabochons - I saw and bought those at eBay a while ago and was thinking about how to use those pretties ...

Finally got some more of inspiration and the result English Rose - a set consisting of earrings, pendant and adjustable ring.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Evening sun

Got fascinated by last sparkles of the sun and the jasper...
Got inspired... by the autumn colors...

Introducing Evening Sun - Czech seed beads (preciosa, rokajl), Baltic amber, jasper, magnetic clasp.

Tree of Life

I suppose I got caught by the Indian summer colors and just could not escape them...
Violet and brown color palette, Baltic amber, metal findings and magnetic clasp - and here you go :)

Tree of Life

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ray of Light

Ok, this is not this week creation - this is something I have started a while ago and then left it unfinished... the returned to it... finished but had no way of taking photo as waited for the chance to get a new replacement for my old Olympus (blah...) :)

Now my new Canon is here :) and the Ray of Light has got it's chance to see the world

Autumn Sun

The second of this weeks creations - pendant/necklace - Autumn Sun.

Materials used - Multi-color jasper pendant, Baltic amber, Czech seed beads (preciosa), magnetic clasp.

Indian Summer

It has been a really inspirational week for me. So much inspiration that went into new creations :)

First of these two creations - necklace Indian Summer.

Got some inspiration by the early autumn colors and jasper. And this is the result.

Materials used - Multi-color picasso jasper pendant, Multi-color Picasso Jasper Round Gem Beads, Baltic amber, Czech seed beads (preciosa), magnetic clasp.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Lady of the Green Lake

After the big bang with the Deep Blue Ocean some smaller inspiration came -

The Lady of the Green Lake

Back again

It has really been a while since the last news and last creations.
Maybe it was a lack of inspiration or motivation, or just other things on my mind - nevertheless, finally I am back with something new.

This time the colors came as an inspiration and the theme - color palette. Once I've decided to participate this challenge I had to choose the color palette and that is where the blue comes.

The combination of dimensional bead embroidery, bead-weaving and free-form beading that finished in one creation - Deep Blue Ocean

and the color inspiration - 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Some news

These past few days had brought me some good news - two of my creations have found their new homes and already left.

So it is time to say goodbye to Lady Carneval and Silver Beauty

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Black Betty - earrings

Another inspiration or the name came from the music inspiration - earrings Black Betty 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Black Magic Woman - soutache necklace

It has been a short while. The long week had passed and the weekend. Between this period some small and bigger work has been done. Between this I went to see Santana at O2's arena in Prague and was amazed.
Between this I saw a Black Magic Woman

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Golden dame - let the soutache return

It has been a while since my last soutache work. I have something that I have started but somehow it was left unfinished... and I feel that it will take some time for me to return to it...

But after receiving some truly marvelous buttons, a new soutache project has born in my mind and now it has come to the realization :)

Golden Dame

Monday, July 22, 2013