Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring Rose necklace


Spring Rose necklace, detail
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


Apart from playing with swarovski chatons, I also love making flowers. Any kind, but especially roses...they fascinate me no end and I love to make necklaces that allow me to make a whole lot of different components and stitch them together in the end to create something cohesive and complete. My rose necklaces are like that, full of many different layers, texture, individually hand stitched flowers and leaves, and the best part is when it all comes together.
I'm waiting for divine inspiration to figure out where I might go next...it would be fun and interesting to push my usual boundaries a little but we'll see....:)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Timeless Beauty bracelet2


Timeless Beauty bracelet2
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


I'm absolutely loving exploring the new and exciting possibilities of bead embroidery. It wasn't always an area I found inviting, due to being so time consuming and complex , but I have to say that once I got going, it was hard to stop. Lately I've been on a roll and made a lot of different things, it's very different from what I usually make and it's been a welcome change from the regular flowers and floral motifs I favor so much! This bracelet is the latest addition and having always been in love with the Turquoise color, gemstones and nuances, this is really a favorite!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Septerra Core necklace


Septerra Core necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


Here's my newest creation using my much favored Swarovski chatons, I don't know why I like them so much, they are quite difficult to work with, but I just love sticking them on everything, sewing around them, and this particular piece, I even made a bead embroidery pendant with right in the middle! Now off to do some serious work! ;)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (4/6-4/12)


Bead Art Originals Items of the Week (4/6-4/12)
Originally uploaded by Sand Fibers


Here are the gorgeous items of the week, check out these beauties!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Atlantis bracelet, detail


Atlantis bracelet, detail
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design


Despite being miserable about my missing cat, I still managed to finish this piece just in time for the monthly EBW challenge deadline...I guess I would be more excited about it if I wasn't too distressed and missing my little furry baby....*sigh*