Thursday, August 20, 2009

Forest Corsage necklace


Forest Corsage1
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design



What started out as a perfectly innocent looking little flower, quickly became a rather big center piece that needed to get attached to a necklace of some kind....I love how these pieces seem to take on a life of their own, no planning in advance...I often wonder if I should try a different approach, like writing and drawing my designs first and then try to bead them but it seems more fun to me to let the jewelry decide which way it wants to go...:)

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The "Big Reveal" on the fabulously fun "Use the Muse contest" was finally made public today and it was such an amazing privilege to see all the fabulous entries and the diversity of the designs. I had such a great time creating this piece, Morai's Charm!! Initially, upon receiving the kit with the beads and the muse, I was puzzled and had not the faintest idea what to do with it. Especially not the muse, this beautiful shell center piece, which really just looked great on its own. It was just laying around for a few weeks before I even attempted to work on it but once I got the general idea, I completed it in less than two days and I reaaaaaaally loved the result!!
It was a total honor to see that this piece won "Design of Destinction" of the contest and I'll definitely consider entering again,- nothing is more fun that pushing the boundaries and discover new and exciting things to do with all those little shiny beady things!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Alexandra's necklace


Alexandra's necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

This has got to be the fastest I ever made a necklace! Less than a day! As always, being a little off in my timing, I discovered that the EBW challenge dead-line was rapidly approaching and I had not even thought of an idea for something to make yet...but with a theme such as "First Ladies of Style", things just seem to flow naturally and with a grand Queen in mind,- the choice was obvious: Lots of pearls, crystals and delicious silver beads!