Gotitas De Amor Bridal Set

As a fervent beader I am always looking for beads and findings I can use in my beadwork. On one of these hunts I found some headpins with pearldrops on the end. These inspired me to make this bridal set.

Gotitas De Amor Necklace 3

Gotitas De Amor Earrings 3

Gotitas De Amor Clasp 3

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Rollin’ Stones Bracelet

Bracelet in ladder stitch. I fought with this one for a week. It looks so simple but I kept on making mistakes and had to pull out bits of it lots of times.

I found an elastic bracelet with stone disks on the beach. These stone beads were difficult to incorporate in my bracelet because of their irregular shapes. But I never give up so I finished it in the end.

Rollin' Stones bracelet

The clasp of this bracelet is magnificent. I found a picture of it on the internet. The first record of this type of clasp is from about 1000 BC. Isn’t that something! Lorena Babcock Moore wrote a tutorial on how to make this ancient clasp. Here’s the link: http://www.mineralarts.com/artwork/WireTutorials.html.

Rollin' Stones clasp

Lorena is a self-taught artist and metal smith. She was educated as a Geologist and Botanist. Her visual art is inspired by traditional scientific illustration. Thanks very much, Lorena, for teaching me!

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Necklace Amiga

Some dear friends came to visit us this week. That is why I called this necklace ‘Amiga’ which means friend in Spanish.

Necklace Amiga

It is made with a pendant (the same design I posted last week) and a modified St. Petersburg chain around it. And the tiniest toggle clasp I was able to make. I had to be small because the St. Petersburg chain looks very delicate and a huge clasp would not combine well.

Necklace Amiga total image

 

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Pendant Chameleon

Pendant made of a peyote bezelled piece of transparent glass. I called it Chameleon because it will adapt to whatever you are wearing underneath.

Pendant Chameleon SeaBeads - kopie

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Armona Bracelet

This bracelet is the exact same design as the Culatra bracelet I posted on the 11th of October last year but it looks so different. Time and time again I am amazed about the power of colors and how they work together.

Armona Bracelet Kralen.com + doorzichtig

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Shackila Earrings

Matching earrings to last week’s bracelet. How strange, I never liked using metal bits in my designs and all of a sudden I am really into it.

Shackila earrings

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Shackila Bracelet

In this bracelet I wanted to create a sort of shackle effect with beads. It ended up being quite a delicate piece of jewelry and therefore needed a subtle clasp. As I did not have one of those in store, I decided to have a go at making one myself with wire.

Shackila Bracelet clasp

Shackila SeaBeads detail

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