Sunday, January 18, 2009

Process pics. Mermaid's Garden

"Maybe it was a dream about summer? The bright, golden sun and rich clear-blue sky embraced me with their tender warmth," those were my muses on the creation of my lovely seed-bead necklace Mermaid’s Garden.


Probably for the first time I have tried to combine a blue color scheme with copper-lined seed beads. I felt that choosen materials will allow me to achieve at once the cool touch of the ocean with the warmth of a summer sun!


I have woven a base using netting stitch, and created a lot of leaves of two colors, my favorite components.


The finishing touches were created with freshwater pearls and aquamarine gemstone chips – perfect for a maritime theme.


Mermaid's Garden is 2008 First Place winner of the "Your Designs Rock!" Jewelry Design Contest held by Rings & Things magazine (Glass Category). Here is the full slide show of creating my necklace:

Mermaid's Garden

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12 comments:

AuntieAnnie said...

This is beautiful. The step by step pictures are really interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Dave Robertson said...

Zoya, what a fine idea to document the steps in making this gorgeous jewelry. Really well done!

--Dave
at Rings & Things

catldy said...

nice work... very impressive

Judy Richards
http://www.catldy99.etsy.com

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you! I find that pretty useful even for myself! :)

Kerrie Slade said...

That is such an inspired color combination Zoya and you know I have always loved your 'work in progress' pictures.

Best wishes for the New Year!

Kerrie x

The Lone Beader said...

Nice work! It must have taken hundreds of hours! :D

Jewelry at Emitations.com said...

So beautiful... really!

Cecilia said...

Beautiful pictures. These pictures are really interesting. Thank you for sharing this gem and beaded jewelry information.

Anonymous said...

Oh great its very beautiful jewelries. I like it very much. I like Wedding rings very much. Mostly Platinum wedding rings and Diamond earrings used now days.

storybeader said...

this is just dazzling! And chosen as my pick, for your Internet Artisan Interview, January 15, 2010.

Diamond NJ said...

Nice picture. Its a lovely creation of seed bead necklace. Nice color combination of blue color with copper-lined seed beads. Thank you for sharing this gem and beaded jewelry information.

Twilight Jewelry said...

dazzling and beautiful! Lovely creation