Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Here it is - all brand new year 2011. May it bring you love, happiness, health and wealth!

THANK YOU EVERYONE who has responded to my last post about Elena Markovski and her daughter. They have booked time for treatment, it will most likely happen in May.

Now I'd just like to share some pictures. This necklace was a commission order, a birthday present to mother of my customer. It was supposed to be rather simple and wearable, and incorporate 7 turquoise stones, symbolysing 7 grandchildren. The gorgeous natural turguoise cab in the middle is the Matriarch of the family herself.


I've embroidered it with vintage 17/0 Czech beads, and 13/0 and 15/0 Charlottes. The largest seed beads in this necklace are Miyuki 11/0 that look like elephants in comparison to their Czech cousins. Thanks to those tiny beads it turned out to be a very petite and elegant necklace. Length is adjustable.

Turquoise in the middle is from Hubei mines in China, the larger stones and drops are Nacozari and Kingman turquoise from the U.S.

I called this one Nike, since the pattern reminds me wings of the goddess of Victory.


This necklace was a tremendous fun to make. The only problem I had was posting it. The deadline was exactly one week after my surgery and I was quite stressed. First, I could not find a good box to put it in, and then the Post Office did not have any paper to wrap the box... Finally, it ended up wrapped in a hideous gift wrap with deers and stuff. But it has arrived safely!

New Year resolution - always make sure to have appropriate wrapping at home when taking in a large custom order!

22 comments:

Its All About Creating said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Your beadwork is exquisite.

Csíki mama said...

Csodaszép nyakék, gratulálok

Uli Jez said...

A masterpiece of bead-embrodery!
Kind regards:
Uli Jez

Eveline said...

Wow, it´s amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy new year to you and yours!!!

Arkadia said...

Oh,This necklace is wonderful!!!
I love it!!! :)

stancz alíz said...

excellent"""!!!

Hannah said...

wow:-)

Nally said...

Очень красиво!

Foxan said...

Thank you so much!

Dziabka said...

Beautiful work! Prześliczna, pracochłonna praca :)

Gabessz said...

Amazing work!!!

Anonymous said...

С Новым годом и Рождеством!

Какая же красота у вас в блоге невероятная!

fac@ttenreich said...

Großartig!!!!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Fabulous piece!!!!!!!!!

Beads said...

such intricate beadwork! keep it up and you will definitely go far!

Christiane said...

Wonderful!
Greetings from Germany
Christiane

Lubica said...

this is something ubelievable! excellent work.
all the best,
Lubica from Slovakia

jhon tim said...

Beautiful necklace great work.

Anonymous said...

splendida! bravissima! un saluto, Carla

tensai said...

Magnifique!

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Wonderful!

Bettina said...

Great work! It's the best bead embroidery necklace I've ever seen! Nice regards from a beginner, Bettina