Saturday, October 8, 2011


This 14K gold filled necklace is a personal favourite. I love the delightful match of the striking fuchsia of the Swarovski Rivoli pendant with the Swarovski Pearls in Creamrose. I bezeled this teardrop rivoli with seed and cylinder beads and wove a cover for the back of the pendant too. For the gold and pearl necklace, I used 14K gold filled wires to wrap the Swarovski pearls to an elegant 14K gold filled chain. The pendant is secured to the chain with a 14K gold filled jump ring. The lobster clasp is 14K gold filled. Length of the necklace is 19 inches.

Friday, October 7, 2011


I made this ring using a Swarovki Filigree Sunflower. This is basically a filigree with Swarovski crytals encrusted in the middle. I embellished this filigree by weaving more Swarovski crystals in Smoky Quartz and Ceylon Topaz around the border with artistic wire. I then cemented the filigree to a faux silver adjustable ring. The end result is an elegant, stylish ring!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Here's another piece of work using Swarovski rivolis. This time in Vitrail Medium, which is basically an olive green rivoli faceted and coated with the Vitrail Medium effect to refract light in flashes of pink, purple, blue and yellow. It's really a gorgeous effect which the photographs just can't fully capture. I bezeled these rivolis with seed beads in gold green, purple and pink hues. I then attached 14K gold filled ear hooks to the bezeled rivolis and voila! A precaution: these earrings should not be in contact with perfume and/or perspiration. The seed beads don't like these. Keep the earrings clean and sparkling with a soft jewellery polishing cloth, not by washing them. These are available commercially. Or you can buy them from me.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I made Starburst earrings last year and I love the Starburst design by Laura McCabe. For this ring, I bezeled a Swarovski rivoli in Amethyst with cylinder and seed beads in tones of blue and purple. I then wove Swarovski crystal bicones in Light Amethyst and Amethyst with Aurora Borealis effects around the bezeled rivoli. I used magenta-purple seed beads for the picots at the tips of the bicones. Lastly, I cemented this rivoli to a faux silver filigree ring, which is adjustable in size.

Monday, October 3, 2011


The model with the lovely red lips is the owner of this piece.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


This necklace is 100% handcrafted. I wove bronze seed beads together using the right angle weave technique to make the rope necklace. The pendants consist of 2 lovely Swarovski rivolis in deep purple (smaller) and fuchsia (larger). I bezeled these rivolis with multi-coloured seed beads and Swarovski crystals. I then wove the 2 rivolis together to join them. Next, I wove the pendant bail around the rope necklace to secure the pendants to the necklace.

I used antiqued bronze findings at the rope ends and an antiqued bronze toggle clasp to complete the work.The antiqued brass necklace ends and antiqued bronze toggle clasp. The beads at the tip of the conical rope ends are brown coral rounds.