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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My latest addiction: Czech peacock glass beads


 I am lately working  a lot with peacock glass beads made in Czech Republic. ..when I spotted them for the first time I was beginning to create designs for my upcoming book titled: "Modern Expressions - creating fabulous and fashionable jewelry with easy-to-find elements"by North Light Books , and coincidentally I was searching for different components..not necessarily new but different...those beads were different and fresh so the distributor in Canada kindly supplied me with a nice variety and I created a design for my book. Sad thing is that I did not explore the whole potential of those beads because now I have been creating designs for the same distributor and lots of exciting pieces have born from my studio table.  After I got my samples new shapes, colors and effect was released and by the time my book is out I am sure they will be all over the place. 
The best quality comes with the ones made in Czech Republic and they are top notch. It's all about shyness, interesting prints and cool shapes - many of the prints resemble vintage/geometric old school design staples and that what makes them hot.
 I can't resist and hold it back anymore so I am showing you a pair of earrings that I made for John Bead Corporation using one of the latest shape called "dagger"...it's fantabulous, it's inspirational and open  many possibilities of happines designing.

Check for  yourself the picture belo...and least but not last a nice addition to this design was the connectors used by me by Tierra Cast - first time everrrrrrr using findings from them (althoug we ve been dating for a while...lol)  and my goal was to give a  new interpretation for them...here I used it to add contour and air to the whole sexy look of the dangling earrings...to me is ultimately DALICIUUS !




earrings made with peacock red Labrador glass dagger drops,
ornated components used as connectors by Tierra Cast and padparadscha SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS
xilion beads- article 5328. German-style wire and silk thread by Beadalon.


Photo and design by Fernando Dasilva © 2010 for John Bead Corporation Ltd- Canada.