Posts filed under ‘Millefiori’

Nos. 18, 19, 20 And Summer Is Here

Here they are, some light summery party pairs resting on Coney Island shells.

This pair is my first attempt at using a jig. I got mine at wigjig. Wigjig also features lengthy tutorials on working with wire, including one on how to form the swirly elements. They were originally intended to be bracelet components.

This pair involved some free twirling. I wanted to suspend the bead in the middle of the oval hoop and ended up using a jump ring to hang up the bead.

And last, but not least, some hoops strung with stone chips and seed beads. They strike me as kind of tribal something one of the Flintstone girls might wear.


June 24, 2008 at 3:52 pm 3 comments

No. 12 Reflections

I’m on a green kick right now, don’t know why, but for some reason that is the first color I reach for these days. I guess it’s my new black. This pair features green glass beads with little millefioris finishing them off. So now you know what my spatula and my ladle look like. Kitchen implements are great for these shots I think. Hm, you think I should polish my stainless?

May 2, 2008 at 8:32 pm 1 comment

No. 6 A Girl’s Best Friend


Well, they aren’t quite diamonds, but they will do for now. These earrings feature a red millefiori bead and some small Swarovskis all chained together with some basic loops. I think this lineup would also make a great necklace. Now I just have to see if I have enough crystals. . .

P.S. The Monopoly game was my Valentine’s present to myself. It comes in this girly jewelry box looking box. The tokens are chihuahuas and movie star glasses and instead of houses you build malls. Just a little something to nurture consumerism in eight-year-old girls early on.

February 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm 1 comment

The Resolution

Here is my project for the year: I want to make 99 different pairs of earrings over the course of the next 12 months. That averages about 2 pairs a week. We’ll see how I fare with this resolution.