2017. június 21., szerda



Just an other senseless project by me... Somewhere deep inside I know that spending so much money on beads for unwearable, useless, weird-looking jewelry is stupid irresponsibility :( But it's so hard to resist the temptation of a challenge...

As mentioned earlier, I've been watching Sailor Moon, which naturally had an inspirational effect on me from the aspect of beading. Y'know, seeing jewelry and crystals of every sort can really inspire one for beading something shiny or cute...
For example while I was watching the first season, where pratically everybody was searching for the Silver Crystal, I obviously felt urged to buy some "crystal silver shade" Swarovskis and make a pendant. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. Actually finding beads in this colour was almost as difficult as finding that crystal itself in the story - I tell you, at the end I could totally sympathise with Beryl & Co... And being obstinate enough, after running around in the city for hours, visiting at least seven shops,  then browsing in different webshops (which I normally don't do), I finally have gathered the desired materials.
Creating the pendant wasn't either an easy task, I had to tear it down three-four times in order to find the best solution - but I'm now pretty satisfied with the result :)






The problem was that I couldn't stop at this point... When I saw the May Design Challenge by Facet Jewelry, I... well, I failed miserably. Few years ago I already vowed not to enter any contests again (because why should I waste beads, time and energy, when I've no chance at all?), but now my conceited, competitive, childish self proved stronger.
I decided to enter the challenge, but well, for a contest one must create something spectacular and extravagant... a simple pendant weren't enough.
I thought that Sailor Moon could actually fit the theme "heroes & villains" - maybe I was mistaken, dunno... Of course they must rather meant Western superheroes, but I'm cosmopolitan ;)
After a lot of musing and planning I decided to make a piece of jewelry inspired by not only Sailor Moon herself, but by her friends and comrades too. So the each smaller element of the necklace represents a Sailor Senshi (inner or outer), made in the signature colours of her outfit (skirt, bow, tiara gem), while the focal piece symbolises the Silver Crystal, thus representing Sailor Moon. I used silk ribbons for the ends - frankly I was just too lazy to make the collar long enough, but I think ribbons really fit the concept, don't you think?
Finding Swarovskis in matching colours was fun, but sometimes challenging - the result isn't perfect, but I sincerely hope not too bad, either...

Some closer pics:
Neptune & Uranus
Mars, Mercury


Venus, Jupiter
Saturn, Pluto


 Sailor Moon & Sailor Chibi Moon

















And now? What shall I do with an uncomfortable (heavy and  edgy thanks to the bicones), almost untastefully multi-coloured, flashy necklace?
Sure, tearing apart and re-use it is the only sensible (if heart-wrenching) choice - I just wanted to show you in whole...


2017. június 14., szerda

Little thingies

 I was invited to my friend's wedding, but in the night before it I suddenly realized that I hadn't had a matching necklace to the dress I've so carefully chosen for this occasion... In less than an hour this small pendant was ready, and I could finally go to sleep.
Guess what  I've left on my desk, when leaving in a terrible hurry next morning? (I was late as usual, thanks to my eternal nemesises: the nail polish which didn't wanted to dry and eyeliners...)
 Yesss, that's right, the necklace... silly me! ^.^"











An other little pendant. The pattern is similar but not the same  - here I used only 15/0 seedies for the embellishment.
The picture may not show it, but the chaton is "Garnet" - one of my favourite colour, but it's too hard to make a proper photo of it...

2017. május 29., hétfő

Which side are you on?













What can a beader do, if she wants to make a pair of earrings, but has only a very limited quantity of round beads, and can't choose between two possible colour combinations?
Well, she can make two-sided earrings ;)

2017. május 21., vasárnap

Recycling


A múltkor említett diadémot természetesen lebontottam azóta, hiszen semmi értelme nem lett volna megtartani egy ilyen hordhatatlan darabot - a központi elemet viszont nagyjából megmentettem, és átraktam egy sima nyakláncalapra, a "visszanyert" gyöngyökből pedig készült hozzá egy karkötő (amúgy is kellett egy fekete kari a rövidujjú blúzomhoz...). Sőőőőőt, a maradékból még egy kis gyűrűre is futotta.

I've torn apart the headband (mentioned in the previous post), but saved the central piece, putting it as a simple pendant on a rope. From the rest of the beads a bracelet and a little ring were created. So  a smart, practical little set has arisen from the remnants of a totally unwearable, weird piece :)



2017. május 11., csütörtök

Pattern of the "Freiheit" pendant

As promised, here is the English tutorial of my Freiheit pendant - oh my, I can hardly believe that it's finally ready... making a proper translation is more difficult than ever imagined... It contains most probably lots of stupid grammar mistakes and funny wording, but I hope the pattern itself will be understandable. If something is unclear, or you find some really awkward mistakes, let me know, I'll correct it!



You can download the tutorial here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0dU9Iqx80g5VG1xU1Z2YVFhbTQ

Some other colour variations, if you are interested: greenwhitecopperpurplebluebrownteal.

And why this name? Well, that's a long story...
"Freiheit" is actually a German word, means "freedom". But no, I did not just opened a dictionary...
Last spring, when the idea of the pendant were born, I was kinda obsessed with the anime Shingeki no kyojin (Attack on Titan). I made the first versions while I was listening to the soundtrack,  reading the manga, or simply mourning and cursing the autor for killing off my favourite characters...
I wanted to give this pattern a name that fits somehow to this memories, so I've decided for "Freiheit", inspired by the second opening song, in which "Flügel der Freiheit" (= wings of freedom) are mentioned.
Besides, this pattern is a really flexible one, you can choose and mix the materials at your heart's content: the pattern grants you the freedom of varying ;)



 




2017. május 5., péntek

Az elmúlt hetek termése / From the last few weeks

 Egy különleges alkalomra egy különleges ruhához... Azonban mivel a rám jellemző módon az utolsó pillanatban csaptam össze őket (elment az idő a tervezgetéssel), még nem 100 %-os az eredmény... A karkötőt biztosan újra fogom fűzni, de gondoltam, megmutatom ebben a formájában is.
A rivoli befoglalását egy orosz oldalon találtam, a fülbevalót pedig O Espírito das Artes egyik tutorialja (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy49pz-1RvQ) inspirálta - bár végül eléggé eltértem az eredetitől, de a formához és a technikához egyértelműen ő adta az ötletet.

For a special occasion you need a special dress... and for a special dress some special jewelry. Well, that was my plan, but I wasted most of the time with planning, I had hardly time for the beading itself. That's why the results are not so satisfying - the bracelet I'll surely re-design...
The square bezel for the rivoli is to be found on a Russian site. The earrings are based on a tutorial by O Espírito das Artes (here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy49pz-1RvQ) - I deviated from the original, because I wanted to use delicas, but the inspiration came definitely from her work...


Na igen, már magam sem tudom, hanyadjára fűzöm ezt a mintát - de ha egyszer beválik, miért ne? És persze nem is én lettem volna, ha nem éppen Attack on Titan-nézés közben állok neki... XD
A mintát egyébként itt találhatjátok: Freiheit medál - és hogy miért ez lett a neve, elolvashatjátok ebben a bejegyzésben ;)

I've already made this pattern several times - but hey. why not doing so, if it works well? And yes, not suprisingly I started it while I was watching Attack on Titan XD

(English pattern is coming soon...)








A Facet Jewelry áprilisi ékszerkészítő pályázatára pedig ezt követtem el: http://jewelrycontests.secondstreetapp.com/MYTHOLOGY-AND-FOLKLORE-The-April-Design-Challenge/gallery/62413158 (remélem, nem baj, hogy a linket osztottam meg, de lusta voltam külön posztolni ide is. A szavazás pedig már véget ért, szóval nincs jelentősége...)
A májusi téma pedig... hmm, igencsak nekem való :) Ááááá, máris túl sok ötletem van - túl sok az imádott fandom, naná... és persze mindenhol kristályok és egyebek, melyek valósággal könyörögnek a "meggyöngyösítésért" XD

I also entered the April Design Challenge of the Facet Jewelry. Here is my workpiece: http://jewelrycontests.secondstreetapp.com/MYTHOLOGY-AND-FOLKLORE-The-April-Design-Challenge/gallery/62413158 (Sorry for sharing the link, but I'm too lazy for uploading the pic here. And the promotions has already ended, so it doesn't matter anymore...)
And as for the May challenge theme... hmmm, I like it :) I've too many ideas already  - too many beloved fandoms, too many favourite heroes, too many shiny magical items XD








2017. április 26., szerda

Még mindig nem unom... / Not yet tired of...

Nem, nem feledkeztem meg a múltkor mutatott gyöngyökről, csak éppen más projektek kötöttek le az utóbbi időben...
Mivel végre volt megfelelő színű delicám,  gondoltam, kipróbálom, milyen azzal megfűzve Eren kulcsa. (na meg mert végre itt az új évad, és awww, az az opening... *.*), Delicával tényleg jobb lett, mint anno 15/0 kásával, bár az is igaz, hogy a tökéletes megoldás a két gyöngyfajta kombinálása lenne (a négyzetes rész vékonyabb, legalábbis az általam használt referenciakép tanúsága szerint). Majd egyszer, talán... bár már két másik kulcs is szerepel a to-do-listámon ;)

No, I've not entirely forgotten about the lately shown crystal beads, only I was busy with other projects...
Because I've finally got delicas in the right colour (and because yay, season two is finally here!), I made a new version of Eren's key. It really looks better with delicas than with 15/0 seedies, but I guess combining the two bead types would give the perfect result. Well, maybe later... but I've already two other keys on my to-do-list ;)