Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Because it is never enough

Yes, because it is never enough of pendants. Few creations made combining bead embroidery and black brass bases, came into life and now wait for their new owners at my Etsy shop.

Deep Space - steampunk pendant

Dreamy Fish pendant

A few rings

Recently I have tried to use black bases and combine them with my bead embroidery.
The results were pretty interesting and not mentioning few pendants I have made few rings to my collection. Both of them have no name and are available on my Etsy shop.

New collar necklaces at my shop

And here is a tribute to my new collar bib necklaces all made completely by me including the scheme tutorial. Played with all different Czech Preciosa beads that haven't used before - Tile, Chilli and Thorn.
The results are available on my Etsy shop.


Mermaid Dream

Queen of the Night

New earring arrivals

There has been something that I have made back in October but due to the lack of time have not been able to share here.

My new earring collection that is now available on my Etsy shop.

Gone already

Here is a small tribute to two of my works, that already have been sold.
I must admit that at this moment I am making my new items far quicker than I can post them on my blog.

Here are my new plays with new Preciosa Chilli beads, not mentioning Czech Tile and Thorn beads.

 Sunflower Bloom

Nights in Cairo

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Black star

This was and is one of my older creations. One of those that waited for their time to step into the show. And this is one of those rate cases, that I work with bead weaving only (although I must admit this October, I left put bead embroidery aside and worked almost on beadweaving only).

Black Star
For exceptional woman, the star of the evening dress. Vintage look and feel.
I must admit I love this piece.

Available at my Etsy and Amazon Handmade shops.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Productive October - Coral Reef

This October is somehow very productive for me. Yes, I admit that some of my works, that I share are older ones, the ones that waited for their photo-shoot, but only some of them.
During the summer I have finally learned bead crochet technique - so I have crocheted couple of ropes for the future necklaces. One of them is already available and here I am glad to share this creation - crocheted and bead embroidered necklace - Coral Reef - with the scent of deep blue sea and waving coral branches.

As always available on my Etsy and Amazon Handmade shops.

Abstract painting

You know what I love about doing the challenges? The variety of themes and possibility to create something going out of your comfort zone.
Last challenge that I've entered was in spring and yes, it was Game of Thrones, so lots of inspiration there. But this time again I have decided to enter Etsy Beadweavers Team monthly challenge - and it was "Abstract Painting".
This time it was totally out of my comfort zone, although very inspirational. I bought some artist made polymer clay cabochons (and still have plenty of them) that gave me the color idea and well.... found my soutache strands again.
It has been a while since I last did soutache jewelry, but again I suppose this theme and this fabulous cabochon that I used suggested the technique, not talking about the theme.
So this is and was my entry for ABSTRACT PAINTING.

Soutache necklace - La Prima Vera

As always you can find my work on Etsy or Amazon Handmade.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

VooDoo Queen

Does anyone remember - Blues Brothers - not the first movie, but the second one and their journey to New Orleans and voodoo queen.
I do, not all the times of course, but on the times like these yes, and that is where my inspiration came from - colorful, lively and yes, a bit of Halloween, but mostly Voodoo soup for a real Queen of Voodoo.

Available at my Etsy shop and Amazon Handmade.

Longing for a spring

Autumn at it's worst just had started, and I already miss the sun and spring. I love the time when nature awakes and everything is covered in green again and the air is filled with scents of blooming trees.

And yes, as almost everyone - I love blooming sakura trees and their gentle appeal. This work was made for one of the team challenges - theme Japan, but did not make it there. And after a few months of waiting for photo shoot time - I would like to introduce you to -

Blooming Sakura

Softly flowing
Soaring higher
Carried on the gentlest breeze

Pale pink shade
Smooth as silk
Slowly falling from the trees

Gently blowing
Round and round
Twirling, swirling to and fro

Just in spring
With sunlight's touch
Will cherry blossoms grow

Materials: super duo beads, Czech seed beads, Travertine beads, Czech glass beads, memory wire, metal clasp.

And as always available at my Etsy shop or at Amazon Handmade.


Here are some news folks - yes, I've been busy and quite some new things were done, but this time - let's share the news that have been buzzing the craft world for a while - AMAZON Handmade.

Yes, we are hare and finally live - so if looking for my works, you can now choose between my Etsy and Amazon Handmade shops - just look for Craft Niche Dili and I am there.

Another farewell

Another farewell and my baby creation has gone to it's new home.
It took a long time, but finally "Autumn Sun" has found it's owner and I really hope that she will love this necklace.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Round 3, my Serbian holidays and finish of BOTB`15

Well hello there. It has been a while since my last post and actually I do not have much to show.
I've been busy with learning how to crochet bead ropes (some new projects will follow later in the future), went on a short 2 weeks vacation to Serbia to see my family and yes, I`ve been busy with BOTB`15 competition.

While on vacation I have received news that Valkyrie has entered round 3 and is among 64 best creations. I have not expected that (although somewhere in the back of my mind I have told myself to bring the necklace with me) so improvised photo-shoot with my niece Andjela took place in their yard.

And here is my little bug Teja helping with the arrangements :)

Anyway, although my piece finished it's BOTB journey in the round 3, I am pretty satisfied with the fisrt year results and I already think about the new creations for the upcoming next years competitions.

I have decided to give up craft shows in Czech Republic and invest my time in participation of different challenges and contests. So be ready for more serious work to come.

Till then or till new creations will appear I am sending best regards from all my family :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Valkyrie for round 2

Wohoooo... It is official - Valkyrie goes for the round 2 in the Battle of the Beadsmith.

Fingers crossed :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Finally it is here - Valkyrie

Gosh. Finally my work was posted and I can share my BOTB'15 entry with you.
It has been a difficult time, but now - just votes are before me and either I go to the next round or leave at this. Either way it has been a wonderful experience and it gives me joy to see that I am among the best.

This is how it begins - when idea transforms into project.
My love for the mythology and especially Norse and Celtic. Well this time I went into Norse and Vikings. Norse dragons that appear on houses and ships, they have inspired me and when I thought about who should be wearing this - why not Valkyrie? She's strong, she's a fighter. She should be the one to wear it.

Necklace - Valkyrie

Finally I'm here :) - thanks for waiting.

Friday, June 5, 2015

BOTB'15 update

short update - with a lot of hesitation - the pictures and descriptions of my BOTB'15 piece are finally sent.

A small sneaky peek for those who follow:

Technical Flower steampunked

I adore steampunk style, just love it. Although I must admit that I still do not dare to create something of that style. But maybe, just maybe my last creation already comes close to steam-punk conception.

Technical Flower necklace.
Inspired by architectural styles and nature. Something in between of both, Fist creation that actually comes from a small cooperation with another artist - Violet Creations. She has made fabulous polymer clay cabochon that I have used.

Introducing -

As always you can find this creation at my Etsy shop.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Another joy of recognition

I while ago one of my necklaces "Dreaming seahorse" got into selection of best works. As of today one of my favorite suppliers Koralky.cz has pronounced my last necklace "Flowers of Winterfell" as best work of the week.

I am so proud of my work :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flowers of Winterfell

Something to rest my eyes and mind after finishing my B.O.T.B'15 piece (yes, it is finished already and photos just need small editing and will be off).

June challenge at fellow ETSY beadweavers team was pronounced and theme was chosen by my fellow member and friend Edita. This time we all needed to look for the inspiration at "The Game of Thrones" TV series.

I must admit that imagination runs wild, and I had dozen ideas for the different creations, but when I calmed myself down - I thought about the Winterfell and Stark women. Beautiful and fragile as flowers, but also hard strugling for their survival and never giving up. Just as fragile flower blossoms in cold north winds, that bloom and give a ray of joy.

Flowers of Winterfell. (and yes, that is me :) )

 and a bit fun on the side, with my little precious helper and inspiration.

 Cheers to all.
As always you can find this necklace at my Etsy shop.