What it is all about:
I worked with lovely lampwork beads made by my pair Keren Panthaki from England, UK. Thank you, Keren!
Her blog is here:
Beads from Heaven... or from Keren:
I had a most confusing problem: these are the most beautiful and feminine beads, but... is a backwoodsgranny like me able to make anything of them?
Desperately Seeking my Inner Lady:
The focal Keren made is so interesting, that the wearer of it certainly wants to see it, and not only in the mirror. This is why I made a long necklace and tried to give the leading role to the focal.
Keren has also made those funny beads with a granulated surface and the headpins. The deep purple cultured pearls are from Lori Anderson herself! Last year there was a contest in BSBP7, and I was surprised and happy to win one category, especially because the prize came from Lori´s very own bead arsenal.
The beaded tube beads I made with good old peyote stitch. They always work well as quiet elements continuing any color of the focal. And because Keren uses copper, I used it for the wire clasp.
A Penny for my wrist:
Keren sent some lovely shantung silk ribbon, and I tried mackramé with it. It works!
The penny from British West Africa is from 1952. It happens to be the year of summer olympic games in Helsinki, Finland. The beads from Keren are knotted with linen cord.
...and Two for my Ears:
As Feminine as I can go:
These most beautiful small headpins deserve the most important place. Tourmalines, black rhinestone rondels and glass beads make company.
After making all these I felt I had been a Good Feminine Girl. I felt that...
Enough is Enough!
The piece I liked most in Keren´s soup was the clasp. There is a glass ring with two broad copper hooks, but I am not sure, how sturdy it is. I wanted to place it as safe as possible both when opening and closing and wearing the piece.
This is a short necklace with many stoneware and porcelain beads I made. Next to the clasp there are a bisque porcelain ring with oxide patina and a rusted iron ring I found laying on a street. I covered it with Ice Resin. There are lampwork beads from Keren, wood end agate beads, seeds, copper, hemp (and beading wire inside the mackramé).
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