Sunday, March 19, 2017

"Vega" Earrings Tutorial

This was my first time using AVA beads... I bought a 7gr bag of these beads and had no idea it will only bring 10 units! With so fewer beads, I was able to design the "Vega" earrings. I wish I had more! 
These beads have great potential and are very easy to work with. They have a good shape and size to combine with other beads and multiple holes along the V sides (2 holes on each side). Although, they are a little expensive!

Reference EA0129

Materials used:
  • lila gold luster AVA beads;
  • 6x4mm blue zircon ab rondelles;
  • red copper mat minos by Pucca;
  • 4mm topaz ab sew-on strass;
  • 11/0 metallic forest green iris Miyuki seed beads;
  • leverback earrings;
  • beading needle size 10;
  • beading thread.

Video tutorial

Sunday, March 05, 2017

"Akoya" Pendant Tutorial

Why the name "Akoya"? The name I give to each of my designs is always chosen with special care. I usually do some online research looking for inspiration or something that can relate to the design before definitely naming it. 
This particular pendant remind me of a kind of capsule containing and protecting a pearl, like a shell or oyster. So, with this in mind, I came across the Japanese Akoya oysters.  The Akoya oysters produce popular high-quality pearls in rich colours and brilliant lustre. They are used to make beautiful jewellery all over the world.

Reference: EA0128

List of materials used:
  • 6mm dark purple Preciosa Ornela pearls;
  • chalkwhite blue grey ceramic look khéops by Pucca;
  • red copper mat minos by Pucca;
  • 8/0 light caramel ceylon Miyuki seed beads;
  • 11/0 turquoise blue opaque Miyuki seed beads;
  • 11/0 galvanized wine Miyuki seed beads;
  • 10mm cream Preciosa Ornela pearl;
  • beading needle size 10;
  • beading thread.

Video tutorial