Monday, December 14, 2015

Traditional embroidered jewelry

This post is not beadwork related but it's about something I've been working lately.

I made a small collection of traditionally inspired jewels for the Show of the National Carpet which took place in the Moldovan capital Chisinau the last Saturday. I really enjoyed working on this collection!

I had an idea in the beginning of this year to try to make some cross stitch jewelry with traditional Moldovan motifs. So I made a few pendants which went as birthday gifts for my friends and relatives during the year. Everyone liked them and I felt that I should make some more pieces and participate in a thematic fair. The Show of the National Carpet was the perfect event and my collection of cross stitch embroidered jewelry fitted very well. I called the collection "Moldavica".

Here are some of the pieces for your delight! :)

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Crystal Net" beading tutorial

This bracelet is made with seed beads and fire-polished beads, I wanted to keep the components as simple as possible and see what I come up with. The result is always a surprise!

"Crystal Net" beading tutorial can be found in my ETSY SHOP or CRAFTSY SHOP.

Enjoy beading and have a wonderful week!

Friday, November 6, 2015

"Golden Age" beading tutorial

Gold, bronze and fire-polished crystal look amazing together and highlight the beautiful repeating ornament of this elegant and rich beaded bracelet.

"Golden Age" Tutorial is available in by ETSY SHOP or CRAFTSY SHOP

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bead embroidery post earrings

I made these earrings on Sunday while watching a movie! I suppose I am not the only one who can't watch a movie without having their hands busy!

They are made in the bead embroidery and beadweaving technique.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

More "In Bloom" earrings

I made some new "In Bloom" earrings. This time I used not only a different color scheme, but I also replaced the round bead from the original design with a fire-polished bead. They turned out pretty cool!

You may also want to see other posts with this beading pattern HERE. The tutorial can be found in my ETSY SHOP  or  CRAFTSY SHOP.

Enjoy beading! :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Beading Tutorial - "In Bloom" beaded earrings

Good evening fellow beaders!

I've been playing with my beads as I often like to do and designed some delicate and romantic earrings. I called them "In Bloom" as they remind me of flowers blossoming.

These beadwoven earrings are made in two color combinations: the first is bronze and the second is made in gentle pink shades. They are made with round glass beads, 11/0 seed beads and small daggers beads.

Here goes the pair with bronze 11/0 seed beads (Toho 221) and rainbow frosted dark topaz 11/0 seed beads (Toho 162CF).

For the pink pair I used inside color lined terracotta luster 11/0 seed beads (Toho 186) and transparent frosted rosaline 11/0 seed beads (Toho 11F). 

And the two earrings together :)

The beading tutorial for "In Bloom" earrings is available in my  ETSY SHOP  and  CRAFTSY SHOP.

Have a wonderful week and enjoy beading! :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

More pictures with "Precious Beads"

A few more pictures with "Precious Beads" in action! :)

For the beaded beads I used two-hole Superduo Beads and seed beads. Then I mixed the beaded beads with all kind of glass beads and made these bracelets.

And the mint green beaded bead went for a necklace: natural green turquoise rondele beads, natural round green agate beads and 7/0 bronze Matubo seed beads.

The tutorial for the beaded beads "Precious Beads" can be found in my   etsy shop   or   craftsy shop

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy beading! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Precious Beads" in pastel colors

This is the first time I use soft pastel colors seed beads in my beadwork. I normally like strong, saturated colors and high contrasts like black and red or different combinations of complementary colors like blue and orange, yellow and purple or red and green. Even for my clothes I choose bright colors, something you would notice from distance.

So, there were no pastels in my life until this beading project. I had some soft colors in my bead stash which I never used before and didn't have any idea what to do with them, they didn't seem to fit in any beadwork of mine. But if there is one thing I learned from all these years of working with seed bead is that every color finally finds its perfect match. Just have to have a little patience (sometimes years of waiting! :)

These are the beads I made, different pastels (lavender, pink, yellow and mint green) combined with gold and bronze Superduo beads.

And here is the way I used these beads in jewelry projects. I think they look wonderful, soft, classy and rich.

The tutorial for this design of beaded beads can be found in my shop on      ETSY      or       CRAFTSY

Have a great day and enjoy beading! :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Precious Beads" Tutorial

I've been working these days on a new design for beaded beads. The advantage of beaded beads is that they can be used for all kind of projects, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, even for some thematic decorations. I strung my beads into a bracelet and wrote a tutorial.

Here is the result!

The tutorial is available in my shop on     ETSY      or      CRAFTSY

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Fleur-de-lis" earrings in new colors

Hello everyone! 

I made some new pairs of "Fleur-de-lis" earrings in other color combinations.

Here is the first pair for which I used crystal gold opaque superduo beads, inside color lined slate blue 11/0  seed beads (Toho 188) and blue peacock dagger beads.

And for the second color choice I used autumnal shades of brown, pale yellow, dark orange and grey - they are perfect for everyday wear. If you would like to make a similar pair you should use orange dark travertine transparent superduo bead, transparent rainbow matte light topaz 11/0 seed beads (Toho 162F) and tortoise brown transparent daggers.

The tutorial for "Fleur-de-lis" earrings can be found in this blog following THIS LINK

Enjoy beading and have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Free Beading Tutorial "Fleur-de-lis" earrings


Beadwoven earrings

Free Tutorial

© 2015 by Iulia Postic─â from BeadedTreasury

Sunday, October 11, 2015

"Wheel of Time" color experiment

I decided to make a little color experiment. I had a pack of blue turquoise opaque two-hole superduo beads and wanted to see how this color would look combined with different color seed beads. The seed beads I chose are autumnal and look perfect together, but let's see how they look with blue :)

I used my earring pattern "Wheel of Time" for this color adventure.

First I made the earring with jonquil /burnt orange inside lined seed beads (Toho 950). This color combination is a classical one, as blue and orange are complementary colors in the color wheel. They go well together and one can never fail if decides to use this color combo in making jewelry, or anything else.

Then I made the earrings with transparent rainbow smokey topaz seed beads (Toho 117). This is how it looks together with the orange earring. I think they are wonderful! :)

And then I used the yellow inside color lined seed beads (Toho 192).

And, here are all the earrings together! I like the result :) Colorful and bright!
I could wear them combined, why not? Or use all these elements to create a new piece of jewelry, the colors are wonderful to be used together :)

The beading pattern for these earrings can be found    HERE

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunburst Flower beading pattern

Orange is said to be the color of happiness just like these beautiful "Sunburst Flower" earrings full of color and joy!

This new design is made using two-hole SuperDuo beads and seed beads size 11/0. I made a pair of earrings and a pendant using this pattern, but one can freely use to create beaded ornaments for Halloween or for Christmas!

The beading tutorial is available in my etsy shop or craftsy shop

Enjoy beading! :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Last year earrings projects

Four beaded earring design I made last year to remember: "Infinitum", "Principessa", "Inflorescence", "Chandelier", and a second color combo for "Inflorescence".

All beading patterns can be found in my etsy shop or craftsy shop

Enjoy beading and have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

"The Eye-Catching" beaded bracelet pattern

"The Eye-Catching" beaded bracelet is a design made with two-hole superduo beads, 11/0 seed beads, O-beads and 4mm rondele beads.

The tutorial is available following the link:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"On The Wave" beaded bracelet pattern

"On the Wave"

For this bracelet were used two-hole Rulla beads, Superduo beads and CzechMates tiles, 7/0 Matubo beads and 11/0 seed beads. 

Beading pattern available here: 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer earrings collection

I made a small collection of bead embroidered earrings for the summer! :) They are made in a combined technique: bead embroidery and bead weaving. I am very pleased of the result! :)
Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Nebula bead pattern

"Nebula" beadwoven earrings with seed beads, round beads and bugle beads.

This is my last tutorial this week! I cant's stop beading, I should really take a break, but not sure I will be able to stay away from my beautiful and precious beads for a long time... well, maybe for a few hours :)))))

The tutorial for these cosmic earrings is available in my etsy shop following this link:

Enjoy beading and have a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Symmetry - beaded earrings

My latest beading pattern - "Symmetry".
These dimensional earrings are made in lavender, yellow gold and copper. I guess I am in love with the gold honey round glass beads, it is the first time I use this color in my beading!
For this project were used 11/0 seed beads, two-hole SuperDuo and Rulla beads and 6mm round glass beads.
The tutorial can be found here:
Enjoy beading! :)