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Today I finished this freeform bead embroidery bracelet I named Gypsy. I really loved making it. I designed the cabochons myself and used different kind of materials like Swarovski stones, silk roses, Miyuki cubes, rocailles, drops, and lucite flowers. To give it structure I used foam in between ultra suede. It has a sterling silver […]
I stiched around the rivoli with Delica beads onto Stiff Stuff. Then I worked around with white and crystal silver lined miyuki rocailles. Next I put white drops in between and put them together with tiny silver lined 15/0 rocailles. I glued the Stiff Stuff onto the bracelet and finished the back with ultra suede. […]
Dragonfly Billabong is a representation of the centrality of water in Australia, a country where droughts feature often with a few “good” years thrown in between in order to make us forget. I used Lacy’s Stiff Stuff as the foundation. I dyed the white foundation with permanent black dye powder mixed into water and let […]
Kaleidescope Cuff is a celebration of colour, form and texture. I started off with a brass blank interior and covered this with pink Ultrasuede. I try to avoid using dressed leather as some people are allergic to the dressing. The Ultrasuede has been glued down with industrial strength glue and cut slightly larger than the cuff […]
I started off with some Lacey’s Stiff Stuff as the bead embroidery foundation. I dyed it to a suitable shade of black. I had a beautiful African turquoise cabochon which I had stashed away, waiting for the right moment of creativity to spark. I sewed different semi precious stones around the cabochon, choosing muted tones that would […]
About 3 years ago I made a bracelet “Gypsy” (also on Beadage), with the intention to make a necklace as well, because I really fell in love with this bracelet. And then…nothing, no inspiration. Then the contest “Best Dutch Beadworkartist 2014” came up. After finishing my contest necklace “Wild Flower” I felt like finishing that […]
A necklace inspired by Verdi, the Magic Flute. I learned this bead embroidery technique in a book by Heidi Kummli and Sherry Serafini. The cabochon face, was done by me in cold mass of glass, and painted. The materials I used were Miyuki seed beads, Czech bugle beads, pearls, rocailles, and fire-polished beads. Some decoration, […]
I started by gluing the white resin rose to the leather, and then embroidered around it with white seed beads, crystals and pearls. I backed the creation with camel-colored leather. The necklace is strung with white beads of stone and resin as well as crystals of different sizes. It is about 20″ long.
In Anatolian tradition girls organize a party before getting married. It is traditional to sing very sad songs to make the bride cry before she leaves her family and goes to her husband. In this ceremony usually the bride wears 2 or 3 dresses and changes the jewellery. This is one of them.
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