Wednesday, January 27, 2010

UFO rapport update - one more down, MANY more to go!

In August 2008 I was sitting at home with two months old son, browsing internet while he was asleep. That month, I have discovered the Firemountain Gems galery of designs and learned my first name in beading - Tatiana van Iten. I loved her work, but could not figure out how it was made. Googled the name and came across her tutorial for the Russian leaves at mylovelybeads.com. That is how I learned my second name in beading- Zoya Gutina.

Why do I love their work? It is beautiful, it is crazy, it is ornate, it is different from anything else, and it is so... Russian.... in a way....

I really wanted to figure out how to make those things. Guess, I did it. Not sure if I would ever try to make another one of this kind again, though - we are talking straight 60 hours of coralling! Mind I'm a Gemini!

It is heavy. It is over the top. It is something I'd wear once in a year (at most). But I did it ;)

And the close-ups of the gorgeous stones of picture jasper:



Zoya and Tatiana - thank you so much for the inspiration!

29 comments:

Vampi said...

That cracking sound you heard? That was my jaw hitting the desk... beautiful!

Ibolya said...

waooooooowww!!!!! Fantastic! masterpiece!

VetaTall said...

Великолепная Работа!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Beautiful, elegant and wonderful!

Foxan said...

Oj...
Thank you so much!
I'm glad you liked it. :deep bow:

Doreen said...

Scrumptious! Just scrumptious!

Káli Gopika said...

Whaoo! Beautiful work!

NEDbeads said...

This is stupendous. This is amazing. This is what I dream of my creations looking like, only I have never made it that far!!!! I stand in awe. Breathless. I adore this, and I want to learn how to do THAT!!!! Nancy

Mortira said...

It's stunning - and well worth all of the effort. I've been admiring Zoya's work for a long time, but I'm not brave enough to attempt her style just yet. You totally nailed it! Superb work.

I've nominated you for the Sunshine Award: http://inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2010/01/poster-sketch-sunshine-award.html

Foxan said...

Thank you one again!

Nancy, if you just go to Zoya's homepage, mylovelybeads.com and then to jewelry guide, then you'll find several great slide shows about "how to's".

Enchanted Beads said...

Wow! I cannot find the words! I love everything about it! You are an amazing talent!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's an incredible piece - you should be very proud!

Asia said...

It's absolutely beautiful! YOu're very talented. Keep up a great work!!!!
Greetings from Brisbane!

Trinity Designer Jewellery said...

Wow, absolutely drop dead gorgeous. I am trying to find the right words to express myself, speechless. LOVELY!!

Dawn N said...

It's beautiful! I can't imagine creating anything that detailed and elaborate.

Marsha Wiest-Hines said...

Olga, that is fantastic. You have the most amazing aesthetic. You rarely make anything I don't LOVE. Wow. You are an inspiration!!! This is a splendid work of art.

gr8jewellery said...

Olga, I can only repeat what the others have said before me .....

STUNNING
GORGEOUS
FANTASTIC
FABULOUS
AMAZING
MASTERPIECE

all the above and more ...

Well done girl!
I absolutely love it :-D

Julianna Cannon said...

I have come back to look at this piece twice. Intriquingly beautiful~ both the justice you have done the cabs and your perfect beadwork. I love it.

Alexandra said...

Olga, it's absolutely amazing!!
In fact, it's hardly to express how beautiful your necklace is!!

happyment said...

Masterpiece! I'm breathless! Love it!

Cindy Caraway said...

Ow! My eyes!! Super beautiful piece, Olga! I think you took Zoya's and Tatiana'a inspiration and made this piece your own - Fantastic work! Maybe you should try entering it in the Bead Dreams competition... :)

Naan Pocen said...

Oh, I've seen the works of these talented women. Zoya befriended me on my You tube channel and Tatianna sent me a personal 'thank you' note for a comment I left on one of her works. It's humbling to find such talented women being so down to earth and approcahable. You did an amazing job of your interpretation although I must say you, my dear, are equally talented.....This piece is breath taking!!!!

DEBGER said...

WOW, your work is stunning, best of luck.

Ellen/glimmerstone said...

I'm always excited to see your pieces because I love your stily, and Olga, your work just gets better and better! I would give anything to spend time learning from you.

Ellen/glimmerstone said...

My comment should say I love your *style*!

MAJA: Style & Life by Leia said...

Jätteskoj att hitta hit....vilket jag gjorde via Etsy när jag sökte lokalt. Du är grym!

Kramar

Foxan said...

Many, MANY thanks for all the comments!

Best wishes,
Olga

Zoya Gutina said...
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Zoya Gutina said...

Olga, you've overgone yourself! That's the proper way you go!!! Good luck!!! :) And thanks a lot for all kind words! :)