2017. július 24., hétfő

2. "Maboroshi no ginzuishou" (the legendary silver crystal)

I've already shown this little cutie (it was the central piece of my necklace inspired by the Sailor Senshi), but here are some more pictures...

As you can see, it's not life-sized and the number of petals isn't correct either... but all in all, i'm pretty satisfied with it :)
Using these "crystal silver shade" Swarovskis was a good choice, they look somehow more... oh well... magical and noble than simple clear crystal beads. So the long and tiresome search wasn't in vain :)

Yeah, I've finally taken the necklace to pieces... I think I'll use the single elements for individual pieces of jewelry. It will be a fun and interesting challenge, creating jewelry matching to the characters :)

What do you think of it? Shall I start a series of posts about this project?

PS: I was asked how the pendant is attached to the ribbon - it has a loop on its back side, so it can be worn either on the ribbon (choker-style), or hanging from a chain.


2017. július 17., hétfő

Some more SM-inspired thingies 1.

 I've made a new pair of earrings - these are based on the ones Sailor Moon in her Eternal form wears in the original series. (The earrings I made earlier - described here - were inspired by the new anime...)

They are made with PRAW (prismatic right angle weave) - I really like this technique, one can make almost anything with it! :)

2017. július 1., szombat

Moonlight, starshine... Again? Yes, why not?!

...but now from another aspect :) Apparently I'm in a "moony" phase right now XD
I've already wrote a quite long post about my favourite pendant ("by light of moon and ray of star"). Of course it's not a perfect piece, but I really like it, so I decided to make a matching ring too.
White flowers, moonlight, shimmering stars...
Btw, did you realise that this story was born 100 years ago? ;)

The first try...
I wasn't satisfied with the first version of the ring, because it didn't go well enough with the pendant - although the materials were the same, the shape was too different...

...and the final version
So I then tried to replicate the pendant in a smaller size - keeping the form, but using smaller beads. Fortunately I had got some 3 mm crystal moonlight bicones (they had been bought actually for another project, but nevermind), so I could make a miniaturised version of the pendant, which was small enough for wearing as a ring - even if a very big ring :)