Saturday, December 12, 2009

Vanilla Ice-cream

Being a Superior Scribbler is not all that simple - feel the pressure to scribble! ;)

Here is my latest creation - Vanilla Ice-cream. I have been running around with this idea for a very long time.

Firstly, my husband bought me several great agate slices in his last trip to USA. They are quite specific stones due to their shape, and I was not realy sure what was the best way to deal with them. I was convinced that it was going to be a freeform piece. Then I saw a very interesting freeform necklace by Nataliya Pechenkina from It gave me some good ideas, but I really did my best not to repeat anything and to create a really unique design.

Secondly, I really wanted to incorporate Swarovski beads in a freeform design based on pre-mixed seed beads. has kindly helped me in realisation of this idea, they carry a good selection of various seed beads, including a broad range of mixes.
Sometimes I enjoy mixing beads by myself, but sometimes it is great to have a pre-mixed "starter" to make your creativity spin. In this necklace, Au Natural, Good Earth, Moonstone and Golden Grain mixes were combined with several other Miyuki and Toho seed beads. I find multi-shape mixes perfect for making freeform.

And, finally, I just wanted to bead a white necklace for a very long time. That's the complete story of the Vanilla Ice-cream.

Disclosure: I have recieved the Swarovski chrystalls and some of the seed beads free of charge, in return for writing a honest review about the supplied products. has not compensated me in any way for writing this review.


Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Oh My GOSH! Even more beautiful than the last. You have a fantastic theory of beauty, Olga.

Dawn N said...

Wow! I love it.

Enchanted said...

Another beauty!


Rose Works Jewelry said...

Very pretty :) I'm always impressed by free forms - I have a hard time doing them!

Marlaine said...

What a beautiful necklace! I love freeform! What I want to know is how you bezelled the slice as I have several that I haven't tackled yet!

Foxan said...

Thank you so much, dear All!

Marlaine, the bezel is embroidered: Lacy's + UltraSuede.