May 31, 2013

Moorish Rose Chainmaille Handflower



I've always wanted to make a handflower, or slave bracelet, but never had the chance, until now!


This is a small patch of Moorish Rose, 7 units of Mobius, with a mix of colorful glass farfalle beads in the center of each.

This is a similar technique as my Moorish Rose Cuff but with farfalle beads.  Btw, I think it's possible to use wire techniques with either farfalle beads or any 2-hole beads to inset the beads without beading wire.  But that's a different story for another day:-)  Now back to the handflower.


Does this picture look like a little bunny?  LOL!  I thought so.  But here it clearly shows how flexible this handflower is.  It has long loops in Spiral 4 in 1 that can fit on just about any finger.  The long bracelet section has lots of Mobius units to fit up to 8 inches, like so ....


I'm quite pleased at how this handflower turned out.  A marriage of ancient romanticism and futuristic modernism.


This Moorish Rose handflower is available for purchase in my ArtFire shop.

For complete views of the handflower, please visit my Picasa web album.

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May 10, 2013

Chainmaille Button


And you may be asking, "Why?"
Well, why not?   :-)


I don't remember since when, but I've been somewhat obsessed with mailled daily objects.
Call it "objet d'art" if I may:-)



Can be sewed on as any regular shank button.


May also be turned into a cocktail ring:-)


Perfect on a dark winter coat!


Or a warm fluffy sweater/cardigan.


Complete views available on my Picasa Web Album.

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May 8, 2013

Pink Genie Bottle Pendant/Necklace

A more-pink-than-pink genie bottle, more pink than Kaylee's wedding cake dress:-) Right, for all you Firefly fans out there, you know the dress:-)


My Kaylee's Pink Genie Bottle is built with big bold crystals in a streamlined shape. It features a brilliant Swarovski Artemis bead as the bottle top, with a large vintage Swarovski Margarita crystal, a rare find these days!


I then wove the chamber portion of the genie bottle in a delicate chainmaille Whirlybird to give the pendant a substantial presence when held in your hand.


At last, but not least, the long, slander tassel is decorated with trailing crystals at the very end, kicking up yet another level of sparkles and pizzazz!


My Keylee's Pink Genie Bottle is 2 1/4 inches long, over 1 inch wide, plus a near 3-inch swaying tassel, hangs on a 32-inch, 2.9 mm, machine-made stainless steel curb chain with a mischievous tilt!


This necklace is available for purchase in my online studio DaisyKreates.com.

For complete views of the genie bottle, please visit my Picasa Web Album.


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May 5, 2013

Genie Bottle Earrings in Metallic Blue

Genie bottles in a mix of blue, grey, ice, and black.  Who'd know all these cool, dark tones together would still be so much fun? :-)


Woven in the chainmaille whirlybird weave, my genie bottle earrings are a modern interpretation of the ancient magic.


With the exaggerated proportion in a stylized design, these earrings are well suited for business attires, as well as a night on the town.


Made of anodized aluminum for the metallic hues, stainless steel to hold the dainty structure, and Swarovski crystals for the bling factor!


The earrings are 1 1/2 inches long, 5/8 inch wide, each weights less than 0.1 oz.



Visit my Picasa web album for the complete views.



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Genie Bottle Earrings in Golden Pink Orange

Yes, that's "Golden Pink Orange!"


A pair of genie bottle earrings for the totally girly girl!


Made in the chainmaille whirlybird weave, my genie bottle earrings are a modern interpretation of the ancient magic.


Exaggerated proportion; stylized design. Not to mention the fresh colors of golden, pink, and orange, with a hint of red.  Every bit of these cuties is a joy to have.


Made of anodized aluminum for the metallic hues, stainless steel to hold the dainty structure, and Swarovski crystals for the bling factor!


The earrings are 2 inches long, 5/8 inch wide, each weights only 0.1 oz.


This item is available for purchase in my online studio DaisyKreates.com.

Visit my Picasa web album for the complete views.

Thinking of a necklace to go along with these earrings?  Look no further.  Check out my Jeannie's Genie Bottle Pendant/Necklace.


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May 3, 2013

Genie Bottle Necklace with Whirlybird Pendant in Pink, Purple, Orange


A brand new color combination for my original chainmaille genie bottle design:-)


More colorful and brilliant, this genie bottle sports all the hues of spring and summer!


You can't help but smile when holding this beautiful bottle in your hand, gazing into the intricate patterns and the sparkly crystals!


Measuring at 1 inch wide, 2 1/2 inches long, plus another 2 1/2 inches of tassels, this genie bottle is a joy to hold and wear!


What a cutie, wouldn't you say? ;-)


This item is available for purchase in my online studio DaisyKreates.com.

More views available at my Picasa web album.


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Thanks to Noldolantë of MailleArtisanInternationalLeague for the creation of Whirlybird weave, the main body of my Genie Bottle design.



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May 1, 2013

Blue Daisies Earrings with Color Coordinated Niobium Ear Wires


These blue daisies are not only bright and cheery, they are on a pair of handcrafted niobium ear wires of matching colors!


I made the pair of ear wires out of natural niobium wire, with added scrolls at front for some extra flair, shortened tail ends at the back for comfort wear, and then anodized the pair in two of the high voltage colors in the reflective spectrum: hot pink and teal blue, making them perfect for the big purple rings and the teal blue daisy beads.


These earrings are light weight, great for everyday wear; thanks to the niobium ear wires, they are hypoallergenic and will not irritate even the most sensitive ear lopes:-)


The Blue Daisies earrings measure at 2 1/2 inches long, 1/2 inch wide, weighs at a mere 0.1 oz.


Haven't tried niobium yet?  Wondering what it is?  Here's a little intro to this semi-precious metal.

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Niobium is a natural material, element number 41 on the periodic table. The color of unanodized niobium is a warm, dark gray. When anodized, a layer of skin forms on the metal surface and reflects colors of the spectrum depending on the thickness of the layer.

Natural niobium requires no maintenance, will not change state or tarnish in our natural environment, hypoallergenic even for those with most skin sensitivity. It has been my favorite metal to use in handmade jewelry.



This item is available for custom order in my ArtFire studio.  Customizations welcome.

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