Welcome to my blog! I love beading and this blog is an attempt to share a few of my beady tries and things, thoughts and thrills and inform you about what's new (patterns, jewelry, etc..) I got hooked by the wonderful art of beading in 2004 and never stopped since then. I live in Switzerland, in a small town between Geneva and Lausanne.
Contests are the best boosters of creativity and, even if you don't win a prize, you win. Because you will make something you really will cherish for a long time, if not a life-time. And one learns so much by trying to pass beyond one's own limits. I learned a lot from this bag. And I love it. It is my own reward in itself.
The painting "Crystal door", which makes me think ofa constellation ofplanets, isthebasis for Esmeralda’s bag. She is a main character
of"Notre Dame deParis" by Victor Hugo, gipsy,
probablythe daughter of a
fortuneteller, and to me she evokes
colors, rebelliousness, mystery, travel, prediction of the future...On the bagare
cathedral roses,the sun,the spiral
oflife, the Omsymbol, luckyladybug and a dragonfly,a symbol of strength, luck,
transformation, etc ...
Esmeralda’sbag top, bottom, details
Fabric – custom order based on the painting "Crystal Door" courtesy of the
painter Patrick Duval.
Rivolis, hearts, big belly beads and bicones Swarovski crystal
Faceted glass and green chatons Czech glass
Czech seed beads, silk cut and buggle beads 11 ° 9 ° and 6 °
Miyuki Delicas 8 ° and 11 °
Miyuki Tila Beads
Japanese Seed Beads 8 °, 11 ° and 15 °
Mini drops Miyuki
Chinese crystal drops
Howlite dyed points
Needles 10, 12 and 15.
Sewing - machine and hand
Peyote for the bezels
3D peyote for the flowers and for the bag closure (Jalisco type),