Friday, 28 May 2010

"Tágide" necklace

Finally finished! I think this is my most elaborate piece so far and I loved working on it. Lots of aluminium wire, crystals, beads, faux pearls, etc.
Tágides are the nymphs of the river Tagus, invoked by the great poet Luís de Camões in the epic "Lusíadas", he asks them to grant him eloquence so that he can write the poem. I think the blues are quite reminding of the river Tagus and the nymphs that live in it.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Wire crosses

I went to an artisans' fair this past weekend and my friend was quite excited about handmade crochet rosaries. Making rosaries wasn't something that had crossed my mind before but being me I had to try and since I'm having fun playing with wire, I came up with these crosses. As far as I know this is an original of mine. Once I have enough beads or crystals (it takes 59 of them!) I'll go for the full rosary.
Since I made them at night I was absolutely sure I was using a light blue crystal on the one on the right, turns out it's pale lilac! That's what I get for being a night owl!

Bridal gloves

I just love fingerless gloves!
These are made from fine cotton and would make a wonderful complement to a bride's gown. You can tie the ribbon with the flower where you prefer, near the wrist or above the elbow to keep them from falling down so easily.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Raspberry fingerless gloves

Some time ago I found an old shawl made from this unusual stitch and I just couldn't help but try to understand how it was done. It did take some 20mins before I got it right, but then I just had to make something with it. I've always loved this sort of gloves, so, instead of just one pair I made two! So, one pair's looking for a new home, contact me if you want to adopt it! :)

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Kanzashi the easy way

Keep in mind this is not the traditional way, but I think it's a lot more simple and a good way to start. I can't get the image to open in full size, so, if you're interested, download here.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Another necklace with medallion

Made by request and similar to a previous one. I'm really enjoying wrapping the glass medallions with the metal rings.