Friday, February 24, 2017

"Art Bead Scene" February Monthly challenge (Украшение по заданию)

Hello dear friends, It's time to reveal what I've created for the February Monthly Challenge at the Art Bead Scene Blog.
    "The Two Crowns" (1900) painting by Sir Frank Dicksee was chosen to inspire us for the challenge:

   
   The first thing that struck me was this beautiful white horse at the center of the painting. It's hard to miss. Another thing I was drawn to was all the gold: the armor of the prince, the crown, and also gold discs on the horse's harness. And lastly, I loved the pink and fuchsia colors of rose petals, and also flower wreaths on the ladies.
    About my bracelet: The Art Bead: I searched Etsy for a "horse bead" and found this unique ceramic bracelet focal by Beadfreaky. The rest of the beads and a cord are from Michaels. The turquoise glass beads are from my stash.

"Royal Horse"
       Thank you for visiting and commenting. Please, check out my Etsy store if you're interested in unique & one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade jewelry. Yours, Oksana.


Friday, February 17, 2017

{We're All Ears} February Creative Challenge (Серьги по заданию, февраль)

        Hello friends! It's time to reveal my earrings made for the monthly challenge «We’re All Ears”. This time, our inspiration comes from colorful patchwork quilts.

      It was one of my dreams to make a patchwork quilt from scratch. A couple years ago, I attended a workshop led by a very talented quilter, and made my first quilt. HERE.
     Okay, back to earrings: For me, to come up with a design for “patchwork” earrings was a bit challenging, but I did it anyway.

#1: Gypsy Queen
#2 Free Spirit

I made two pairs of earrings. They remind me of Gypsy style jewelry: fun, chunky, and colorful. I used some wooden beads which come from a bracelet I bought several years ago. The earrings turned out very colorful. They can definitely lighten the mood.


      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Please, check out my Etsy store for more unique & one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade jewelry. Yours, Oksana.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

"Art Bead Scene" January Monthly challenge (Украшение по заданию)

    Hello friends! Today, I’d like to show you my necklace which I’ve made for January Monthly challenge at the ArtBeadScene BLOG.
    As soon as I saw the painting “Field of Flowers” by E. Schiele chosen for this challenge, I knew I wanted to participate.
    Several years ago, I had a chance to take an enameling class, and made some cool pendants. I painted red poppies on one of them, and thought the pendant would be great for the challenge.
    Here is my necklace:

For this necklace I used:  copper enamel pendant by me; turquoise beads, green and yellow jade beads; coral rounds and beads, and antique copper beads, jump rings and chain.
     Thank you for visiting and commenting.
     Please, check out my Etsy store if you're interested in unique & one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade jewelry. Yours, Oksana.

Friday, January 20, 2017

{We're All Ears} January Creative Challenge (Серьги по заданию, январь)

Hello friends! It's time to reveal my earrings made for this month challenge «We’re All Ears”. For our inspiration, Erin's chosen the Pantone color of 2017 which is "Greenery."


      
        Green is among my favorite colors, and also, I have so many green beads! This is a great opportunity for me to utilize them.
        Coincidentally, I've come across this gorgeous vintage rhinestone brooch, and thought of it as my inspiration for the challenge as well. Here is the brooch:




And these are the earrings I've made:



Pair #1: "Forest Fairy"

Pair #2: Enchanted


Thank you for visiting and commenting. Please, check out my Etsy store for more unique & one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade jewelry. Yours, Oksana.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

{We're All Ears} December Creative Challenge (Серьги по заданию, декабрь)


     Hello friends! It's time to reveal my earrings made for this month challenge «We’re All Ears”.
     This time, Erin suggested we make some earring using any leftover beads.
     I don’t know why, but this challenge turned out to be difficult for me. Somehow, I felt lost and wasn’t sure where to begin. I looked at my desk, at half-finished earring here and there and nada…


     The only things that I wanted to play with were these periwinkle faceted glass cabochons. I acquired them quite a lone time ago, and honestly didn’t know how to use them until this challenge. So, I came up with this design: (1) I glued cabs to the scalloped metal setting; (2) I attached the links to the filigree cones, and wrapped a piece of wire with seedbeads around them.

     I like the earring: to me they have this “antique” vibe. I can picture a noble lady of the past wearing them. Thank you for visiting and commenting.
    Please, check out my Etsy store for some unique & one-of-a-kind vintage and handmade jewelry. Yours, Oksana.