Tuesday, June 9, 2009

2009 Bead Dreams. Christmas Eve


Necklace Christmas Eve, the finalist of the 2009 Bead Dreams contest and exhibit. I made the base of the necklace using netting stitch of my own design, I used for that vintage Italian bugle beads and seed beads. All elements were made separately: golden three-dimensional flowers with red petals in the center, and golden fringes with red beads and Swarovski crystals. I decided not to create a special clasp for the necklace, I used two ribbons of matching gold and red colors to add some more festive accent.


Here is a closeup of Christmas Eve. Materials: Toho seed beads 11/0, Delica seed beads 11/0 and 15/0; vintage Italian bugle beads size 2, Swarovski crystals, pearls size 3 and 5, ribbons. Techniques: peyote, netting, coral, right angle weave stitches, embroidery.

That's my second Bead Dreams final in a row, I'm so excited and happy!

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19 comments:

Lisa said...

OH...MY...GOODNESS!! I am speechless!! This is so good, I can't seem to find a strong enough word to use to describe it! How about Fabu-gorgeousness?!! Congratulations, well earned!

Ági mama said...

WOOO!! Beautiful!!!!

Tündrüs (Jákóiné Klárik Tünde) said...

That's something really great! Congratulations!

AuntieAnnie said...

Congratulations on becoming a finalist. The necklace is exquisite

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you, my dear friends! :)

Belinda Saville said...

It is a glorious creation, Zoya! Yet another masterpiece in your truly unique style. Just looking at it evokes memories of the festive season :) I love everything about it! Well done on being a Bead Dreams finalist, a very well deserved accolade!

Phoebe said...

Zoya, that's an amazing piece of masterpiece! **hearts** You are VERY VERY talented, my dear!

Hobbi said...

It's marvelous, a real masterpiece!!! I love your creations!

Cric said...

Congratulations, Zoya!
A great cration , one time more!

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Beautiful...Magical!

Congratulations!

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you all! I'm so glad you valued my beadwork! :)

Neoma said...

What a wonderful necklace!! And thank you for following my blog!

Samiksha said...

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Beaderjojo said...

WOW Zoya! You've really outdone yourself this time. This necklace is stunning...the layout, the colors work so well.
Bravo!!!

The Lone Beader said...

I don't know how you do it, Zoya! I think I gave up on the beading contests. My work does not fit in the glass case! ;)

Zoya Gutina said...

Thank you all! I'm so happy to receive such nice words from you, my friends!

To The Lone Beader: have a look at the pictures from the exhibit Bead of World VIII, you'll see there items bigger than yours! :)))

Nicki said...

OH MY GOD!!!! Fantastic work! Congratulations!
Many greetings,
Nicki

Leti said...

fabulous!

Buyers of Gold said...

Beautiful!!! I think these necklace is the best gift to give in a magical moment. It look to pretty and lovely.