Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kingdom of Water and Ice

My first touch with Ice Resin.
The necklace and the whole project was made for the small bead contest with theme "Earth Unknown".
I was looking for the inspiration in nature and as a winter comes - Why not ice and water? Why not Antarctica? Polar bears?

And here comes the Kingdom of Water and Ice.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Brown waves

A new small creation - Brown wanes bracelet - for those who love all aspects of brown color.

Meeting silver and bronze

My first try to do some beading with TWIN's and a new creation "Meeting silver and bronze".
A 3-pieces set of necklace, bracelet and earrings.

Passion of red and black

Not typical for me. I am not a big fan of red, but when it comes to the special person and friend - what a heck? Why not to try and see what it comes of it?

So red and black necklace for a special friend :) and my first try in freeform beading

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brown Sugar

A small piece of work and experiment with a new technique.

Let me introduce to you - "Brown Sugar"

Queen of Serpents

After some of my experimentation's with FIMO clay I created unique cabochon that became a central piece of this new necklace.

Queen of Serpents - unique designed necklace that was inspired by ancient Lithuanian folk tale - Egle The Queen of Serpents.

For making this necklace I have used the following materials: FIMO clay, amber, Czech beads, leather.

This is a small dedication to my home country and for those who are interested in the story behind this necklace, please read bellow:

At the beginning a young girl Eglė after bathing with her two sisters discovers a serpent in her clothes. Speaking in a human voice, the serpent agrees to go away only after Eglė pledges herself to him in exchange for his leaving the clothes, not realising the possible consequences. Three days passed, thousands of serpents come for the bride, but are tricked by her relatives three times in a row. A goose, a sheep and a cow are given instead but the cuckoo warns about the deceit every time. Enraged serpents return the final time and take Eglė with them to the bottom of the sea to their master.
Instead of seeing a serpent, Eglė meets her bridegroom Žilvinas, a handsome human, the Serpent Prince. They live together happily and bear four children, until Eglė decides to visit home and her husband denies it. In order to be allowed to visit home, Eglė is required to fulfil three impossible tasks: to spin a never-ending tuft of silk, wear down a pair of ironshoes and to bake a pie with no utensils. After she gets advice from the sorceress and succeeds, Eglė and the children are reluctantly let go by Žilvinas.
After meeting the long lost family members, Eglė's relatives do not wish to let them back to the sea and decide to kill Žilvinas. His sons are forced by Eglė's brothers to tell the secret calling of their father. The boys are threatened and beaten by their uncles, however they remain silent and do not betray their father. Finally, a frightened daughter discloses it:
"Žilvinas, dear Žilvinas,
If alive – may the sea foam milk
If dead – may the sea foam blood…"
The twelve brothers call Žilvinas the Serpent from the sea and kill him using scythes.
Worried Eglė calls her husband, but unfortunately only foams of blood return from the sea. When Eglė discovers that her beloved is dead, as a punishment for betrayal she turns her children and herself into trees. The sons were turned into strong trees, an oakash and birch, whereas the daughter was turned into a common aspen. Finally, Eglė transformed herself into a spruce.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Queen Barbara

Once ago, as a story goes, in Grand Duchy of Lithuania, lived a beautiful woman, young widow Barbara.
She was so true, that young King Zygmunt II August fell in love with her and she became a queen.

This is my small tribute to her and to the lovely love story...

Queen Barbara "Karaliene Barbora"

Wild Child

Some time ago I came across an interesting set of molds for cabochons and thought to myself "Why not?"
So after some consideration, time and .... well brainstorming :)

New earrings "Wild Child" :) Just cannot help myself they are so cute :)

New bracelet

Again I am trying something new for myself. So a new technique and new result.
Bracelet "Amber drops"

Back to the Violet Mania

And again after some time I am returning to my Violet Mania series and introduce my new necklace "Spider Queen"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Violet Mania III

Third piece for the Violet Mania Collection - beaded necklace

Violet Mania II

Second piece for the Violet Mania Collection - Berries - beaded necklace

Violet Mania I

First piece for the new Violet Mania collection - beaded necklace

Grannie's emeralds II

New earrings for the Emerald collection.

Grannie's emeralds

After some period of silence new works. And first one for the Emerald collection - green brooch.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Necklace - Pink Lady

Not my color and not exactly my style but here it is - "Pink Lady"
Born from the beads and buttons that someone and long time ago gave me as give away. After long time of waiting something new was born.

Necklace "Pink Lady" - Combined technique - Czech Beads, buttons and pearls.

Necklace - Amber eyes

New necklace - Amber eyes - combined beading technique, done with Czech beads and leather.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Beading - "Sun ray"

My latest work in beading - necklace "Sun ray". Went to my mother :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Soutache head band

My first serious creation with soutache - head band for a wedding dress. Took a lot  of time to create it, but it was worth it :) I still remember the faces of people when seeing it. 

Decoupage boxes

My first works with decoupage technique. Small boxes that went to my friends as Christmas gifts. 

Soutache necklace

One of my last creations - dark blue soutache necklace with pearls and Czech beads. Really enjoyed while making it.

Soutache earings

My new creation of soutache earrings. A bit of work that was done the last weekend and I am really enjoying the result. Now I need to go ahead with new necklace that will suit these and create the whole set.