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Friday, November 28, 2014

Mom’s Bling Bilinga necklace


I wanted to make something for my mom. I turned to my talented friend Di Parsons, owner of Bling Bilinga Beads for some help.  And she created this pendant with the most adorable colours for me. Mom s Bling Bilinga necklace (CH0251) Because the pendant from Di was so scrumptious in its colours, I decided a simple necklace rather than one of my usual complex creations. Mom s Bling Bilinga necklace (CH0251) I worked part of the chain to incorporate various small gemstones that would match the colours of the pendant.  These were worked in sterling silver wire; to match the rest of the chain, also in sterling silver. A very simple design with adorable glass work from Di.  I think the matching small gemstones really helped to bring out the charming eclectic nature of the whole piece. Mom s Bling Bilinga necklace (CH0251)
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Mom's Bling Bilinga necklace


I wanted to make something for my mom. I turned to my talented friend Di Parsons, owner of Bling Bilinga Beads for some help.  And she created this pendant with the most adorable colours for me. [caption id="attachment_3629" align="aligncenter" w...
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Bevvie Sun Pendant Paradise Shine


This is just a very simple set of necklace and earrings created with love for a close friend.  It showcases Swarovski's 2014 latest release of the new pendant named "Sun Pendant" and their latest coating named "Paradise Shine". [caption id="attac...
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Aztec Bohemian necklace


Aztec Bohemian Necklace [caption id="attachment_3575" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Aztec Bohemian necklace (CH0349)[/caption] It all started with a stone a pink opal stone and it took me to places I have not seen far away and mystical wh...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Royal India earrings


Royal India earrings with the touch of magical India and her vibrant seductive colours. This pair of earring brings touches of the eastern exotic to the modern, enduring sparkles of Swarovski, swirled and backed by delicately robust filigree work. ...
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Filigree Bead Bezel Cab


This article will detail how to filigree bead bezel cab  - that is, to use filigree component to augment the stardard bead bezelling technique. [caption id="attachment_3487" align="aligncenter" width="621"] Bead Bezel with Filigree; How To[/capti...
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Mix Media Necklace: Warm My Heart


For this mix media necklace "Warm My Heart", I will start with the detailed finished project.  Virtually all the components have been created from scratch.  I will detail how to make them in the later part of this article for those of you who are ...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Labradorite Necklace – Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite necklace is full of life and joie de vivre.  It forms part of the Labradorite & Friends collection.  There are a huge number of steps and processes in the making of this necklace.  So I have broken up the process into separate articles in the hopes it will be more useful to my readers. Labradorite & Friends Necklace (ch0346) How to Make the Labradorite Necklace As (almost) always, start with a rough sketch. Tip: the sketch is even more important when there are many connection points to consider and create. Next, just a rough layout to get the juices flowing Labradorite Focal Wire Netting Bezel Using the rough sketch, mark out the likely connection points (red). This large labradorite pear drop will be bezelled with wire netting.  The connection points (closed jump rings) will be affixed as we wire-net. See How To Wire Net a Cabochon with Connection Points for steps and detailed photos. Other Bead Bezel Cab Components In this section, I will not go into massive d
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Labradorite Necklace - Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite necklace is full of life and joie de vivre.  It forms part of the "Labradorite & Friends" collection.  There are a huge number of steps and processes in the making of this necklace.  So I have broken up the process into separa...
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How to Bead Bezel Square Rivoli


Rivoli is a round stone.  "Bead Bezel Square Rivoli" is a technique on how to bead bezel a round rivoli to create a square shape. [caption id="attachment_3439" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bead Bezel Rivoli into a Square[/caption] Th...
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Cabochon- How To Bead Bezel with Superduo and O-Beads


Here I will detail how to bead bezel a cabochon with Superduo and O-Beads.  It will mainly be via detailed photos.  This was used in "Labradorite Necklace" (from the "Labradorite & Friends" collection).  This technique was also used, in large ...
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Wire Netting Cabochon with Connection Points


How to Wire Netting Cabochon with Connection Points is a supplement to the more basic Wire Netting: How to Wire Net Bezel a Cabochon.  In this article, I will concentrate more on adding connection points during the wire netting cabochon process. ...
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Labradorite Earrings II – Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite earrings II is part of the latest Labradorite & Friends jewelry set.  I just posted the labradorite bracelet.  For this pair of earrings, I have more detailed steps, how-tos, and tips .. Labradorite Earrings II (CH0344) How to Make Labradorite Earrings II It is always useful to start with an idea-sketch no matter how rough. A preliminary layout also helps. Layout the main ingredients (hot pink resin cab, Swarovski bead, metal connector, labradorite cabs) Using (round) felt pieces as backing for the resin cabochon. Glue cab onto felt backing. Tip: As the cab is translucent, you can markedly change its visual colour by the colour of the felt backing you choose. Mark out the possible connection points (using the draft sketch as guide). Start the bead-bezel process. I am using Miyuki 15/0 Gold to start.  Firmly attach (closed) jump rings as connectors at the connection points previously marked. You do this as you go round the cab; then carry on with the seed beads arou
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Labradorite Earrings I – Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite earrings I is part of the latest Labradorite & Friends jewelry set.  I just posted the labradorite bracelet and labradorite earrings II. Labradorite Earrings I (part of Labradorite & Friends set) CH0345 For detailed steps and how-to, I refer you to Labradorite Earrings II.  I have detailed the steps there.  Both of these earrings pairs have the basic instructions on the creation of the beaded bezel cabochon (with only very minor differences).
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Labradorite Earrings I - Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite earrings I is part of the latest "Labradorite & Friends" jewelry set.  I just posted the labradorite bracelet and labradorite earrings II. [caption id="attachment_3351" align="aligncenter" width="844"] Labradorite Earrings I...
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Labradorite Earrings II - Labradorite & Friends set


This labradorite earrings II is part of the latest "Labradorite & Friends" jewelry set.  I just posted the labradorite bracelet.  For this pair of earrings, I have more detailed steps, how-tos, and tips .. [caption id="attachment_3319" align...
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Labradorite Bracelet – Labradorite and Friends


This labradorite bracelet is part of a set of Labradorite and Friends jewelry set.  I am actually going backwards in posting the last made item. Labradorite & Friends bracelet (CH0343) I won t be including any details steps. It is all very easy and very ad-hoc. The main carry-on theme is labradorite gemstones. This will carry through to the necklace and earrings (which I will post later). The bracelet is made on memory wire (so free, easy sizing). Into this labradorite bracelet I have thrown in: Labradorite gemstone chips and small nuggets Pandora-style safety chains (A+++ rhodium plated brass) Swarovski fish beads, bicone pendants, flower beads custom made fabric long beads resin and Czech miscellaneous beads cats eyes bead pale adventurine, hematite and other friends Here are some detailed pics .. The post Labradorite Bracelet Labradorite and Friends appeared first on ClearlyHelena.
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Labradorite Bracelet - Labradorite and Friends


This labradorite bracelet is part of a set of "Labradorite and Friends" jewelry set.  I am actually going backwards in posting the last made item. [caption id="attachment_3305" align="aligncenter" width="800"] "Labradorite & Friends" bracelet...
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