Sunday, December 31, 2017

Just to say I am still here, and beads keep coming my way somehow so the Universe is telling me to make new things, to reinvent beading for myself, to get a grip and get beading. Everyone who reads this, have a good new year, may all of our dreams come true except one so we can continue dreaming in the year to come after this one. Life is so precious and short.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Owl eye magick

Finally a new thing to show off. I had the cab with the owl eye picture for over a year, but had no clue how to incorporate it in a pendant. It had to look owlish, and a bit, well, native American, as a power object for a strong and wise crone.
So here it is. My Owl.

Friday, February 8, 2013

More earrings...

Why those earrings, what am I thinking? Well basicall it's because I wanted to do things with rivolis. For years I did not want to use them, but once I overcame my dislike for them they are really fun to work with. These earrings are made with a different kind of bezel, which I wanted to learn and once you have bezelled a rivoli it wants to be part of something else.

Siam rivolis, spike beads (another story - I love them but they are quite a challenge) and bronze coloured rocailles. Bloody red and pointed, like my mood.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ice and snow

Today it snowed again.
I made this brooch around a large opalite, surrounded it with all kinds of white and glistening beads, used several edging stitches. It's cold. But the next leaf I make will be green, spring will come, it will!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


The reason I wanted to make this brooch is a sad one. The Dutch government decided to ban exotic animals from circuses. Those beautiful animals, that are NOT from the wild but come from generations of human raised animals, the ones that gave me such a shiver of delight and admiration as a child, and made me sigh with awe as an adult, are no longer part of the Dutch circus. Especially the tigers I will miss, and the incredible cooperation they have with their trainer (often the one who raised the tiger from very young, playing with it, feeding it, creating a bond of trust and love that is the base for true animal training). Circus animals are NOT wild animals. And they would not survive in the wild.
That said, here is the brooch. The tiger head comes from a toy, I added some firepolished beads of unclear origine and some swarovski crystals for good measure.
On top a mother of pearl bead, underneath a faux opal. Backed with black suede leather, base metal brooch pin finding.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

And yet again, earrings...

It's so much more fun to play with rivolis than I thought! And the results are always so glamorous!
Here is another pair, I had two more emerald rivolis that needed to be used. This time embellished with small glass pearls. I really like them.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Again, earrings!

These are the evil twins of the previous pair. I love emerald green, it's such a luxurious yet dangerous colour!