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

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