Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soutache, soutache....

About two years ago I bought a whole lot of soutache thinking it might be fun to explore this delicate and innovative technique of beading, or rather, sewing. I didn't get very far to begin with,- it seemed rather daunting that there wasn't much information out there and most of the info I could get my hands on was either in Polish or Russian where this type of jewelry seem to be quite popular. I was lucky enough to find some simple tutorials but other than that I was pretty much on my own. Perhaps part of the enticement was trying to work it out on my own and gaining experience from trial and error...looots of errors, as it turned out. But it as well worth it, currently I work almost exclusively with soutache but I gather I'll be missing my regular beads soon enough! :)
So I'd love to share a few of my new soutache designs with you all! :):)

Turquoise and Pink Soutache necklace


Turquoise and Pink Soutache necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Soutache bracelet in Turquoise


Soutache bracelet in Turquoise
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Makaresh redone Soutache necklace


Makaresh redone Soutache necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Royal Splendor Wedding necklace


Royal Splendor Wedding necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Magestic Dawn necklace


Magestic Dawn necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Twilight Star Soutache pendant


Twilight Star Soutache pendant
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Green and purple pendant and earring set


Green and purple pendant and earring set
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design

Oriental Sunrise necklace


Oriental Sunrise necklace
Originally uploaded by Cielo Design