29.6.14

Pearls, pearls!

Reveal Day of the "Pearls! Pearls! Pearls!" blog hop!


http://misheldesigns.blogspot.fi/
Click the picture to get to our hostess Michelle's page with the links to other participants!


Otin siis osaa jälleen yhteen haasteeseen, tällä kertaa oli tarkoitus käyttää koruissa makeanvedenhelmiä tai niiden jäljitelmiä. Vain ensimmäinen koruistani on ennen esittelemätön, laitoin tuon rannekorun ja solmitun helminauhan uusia ja harvemmin vierailevia kävijöitä varten!

My first time to take part on this challenge. Using pearls is not easy, to incorporate them in any design of mine. 
But, I had this lovely paper bead with geisha drawing on it, I found some cute fuchsia colored pearls... I wanted to take the pink opal slab with them, too! Just happened to have some matching faceted beads ;-) I linked the beads with sterling wire, added some pieces of sterling chain under the pendant, too.


I just love braiding kumihimo and of course made the rest of the necklace with my kumihimo board using very thin silk cords in colors matching exactly with my pearls and beads.



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I want to show you two pieces of jewelry I made and posted earlier this week.
First the bangle-type bracelet with flat and wide sterling wire and fresh water pearls. The white pearls are rigidly in thinner sterling wire. No clasp, fits snugly on my wrist.





My favourite technique for pearls would be knotting them with pearl-silk, not!!


But I have knotted some necklaces, this green and bronze one for myself. The pendant with a sterling bail is easy to take off and on. The pearls are 9-10 mm and the pendant's shell pearl 14 mm.
Tummanvihreän ja pronssin sävyinen helminauhani on solmittu jo kauan sitten, itse käytän sitä lähes aina tuon riipuksen kanssa, jossa on paksusta hopealangasta juotettu riipuslenkki ja siinä reilunkokoinen simpukankuorihelmi.


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35 comments:

  1. I love your necklace, Mags. The combination of paper artisan bead with gemstone slab with the fuschia pearls is perfect.
    The kumihimo in white and pink to match the beads is very well done. Something else I must try one day!! So many jewelry techniques.......so little time!

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    1. Thank you Nan :-) Kumihimo braid (without beads) is my passion, to mix colors together...

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  2. Ihana! Katsoin lukematta, että ohhoh, ihan hopeaketjun on Mags punonut, hopeanvärisenä näyttää ihan siltä. Tuo kumihimo onkin ihan kokeilematta, tiedä sitten osaisinkokaan...

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    1. Kiitos Maati, kumihimo on hyvin helppoa, mutta noin kapeista nauhoista erittäin hidasta ;-)

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  3. My favorite is the classic style green and bronze necklace. Wonderful color. And with or without the pendant... clever !!!!! Your other creations are beautiful too :-)

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    1. Thank you, Dian! Me too, I like the dark green and bronze sheen in those pearls.

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  4. Beautiful! How interesting to see the removable pendants. That creates such a versatile piece. I really like the bracelet - very creative without the clasp.

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    1. Thank you Paula! The bangle is a "prototype", I quess I'll make another one :-)

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  5. Hi Mags,
    All three pieces are gorgeous! I love the uniqueness of the first necklace all pretty in pink. The bracelet is beautiful with the white pearls and silver bands. The third necklace is beautiful I love the dark pearls, this one is my favorite.
    Therese

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    1. Thank you, Therese! I'm not a pink person but I love all opals, so I often have pink opal too in my jewelry :-D

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  6. Very beautiful work, all three pieces are stunning, I absolutely love the geisha necklace.

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    1. Kepi, thank you! I do like it very much too...

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  7. Beautiful work! I love the Kumihimo braid necklace especially its really beautiful I would love to learn Kumihimo.
    Jackie

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  8. How gorgeous are these necklaces and the bracelet you have created - wowsers!! :-) I love that first one with the Kumihimo braiding - the colors are subtle and soft, yet the necklace is such a statement piece - LOVE that one! I do love the knotted one (because knotting pearls is my all time favorite thing - seriously!!) but your bracelet really caught my attention - it's super!! the design and mix of materials really stands out and makes it so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in our pearl fun today on the blog hop!!

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  9. vau mikä koru! ja mikä idea yhdistää siihen myös kumihimoa. meilläkin töissä on sitä laitetta kyllä myynnissä, mutta olen mieltänyt sen niin lasten räpeltämisessä. miten väärässä olinkaan :D

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  10. Really like the Kumihimo necklace and how well the agate goes with the braiding and the pearls.

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  11. VAU, ihan superparas kaunotar tuo eka koru <3

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  12. Beautiful! I love the Kumihimo...that is a skill I really want to learn! Excellent work!

    veradesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. Lovely to see your three very different looks! Shows just how versatile this gem is! My favorite for the color and convertible style is that last piece. Great to wear with or without that beautiful pendant pearl.

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  14. What great designs and so unique. I like the soft colors in the first necklace combined with the hardness of the agate and silver. The last design really catches my eye and with the removable pendant, there are so many options for wear.

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  15. Rakastuinpa tuohon Geisha-koruun kumihimoineen päivineen<3 Siinä on kaikki kohdallaan!

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  16. awww!! these are gorgeous!! simple and elegant...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  17. Uskomatonta sommittelutaitoa taas tuossa uudessa korussa. Osaat kyllä soinnutella kaikki niin upeasti yhteen.
    Ihanaisia ovat aikaisemmatkin korut.

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  18. Gorgeous pearl jewelry!

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  19. Thank you everyone for hopping by :-D Seeing all the other creations makes me a real pearl-lover!!

    Kiitos kamuset kommenteistanne! Kävittehän ihailemassa toistenkin upeita tuotoksia!

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  20. Kaunis! Such beautiful work and so fun to find a fellow Finn!

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  21. oi kuinka kaunis on tuo uusin korusi, niin kuin tietenkin kaikki nuo muutkin! Ihastuttavat värit! <3

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  22. I love the construction and design of the bracelet you made. That looks innovative to me. I don't think I've seen anything like it. I also really love the knotted pearl necklace. It is beautiful and classic yet modern and fresh with the large bail pendant.

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    1. Thank you, Erin. I appriciate your comment :-)

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  23. Your pink opal necklace is totally gorgeous -- love the paper bead by Gillian McMurray -- I have the same bead (I love that I must have the same wonderful taste & eye for beauty as you, Mags!). The kumihomo & gems & pink opal slab are all just luscious.

    Your bracelet is also lovely & ingeniously created, and your hand knotted (oh, the work there) pearl necklace must just move like water, soft & pretty!

    Bravo!
    xxoo rita

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    1. Thank you, Rita! I know we have so many same favourites :-D You are right, the knotted pearl necklaces flow so softly, they are very feminine.

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  24. Very lovely designs. I like the ingenious removal pendant. Pretty neat

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    1. Thank you so much!

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