Monday, 22 February 2010

Eugena Topina

Eugena Topina is a very talanted polymer clay artist! Her beautiful works in faux cloisonne and faux lampwork are very original and very different from other polymer clay jewellery. I have a few of her tutorials, which are written very thoroughly, with a great attention to details.

In her blog Eugena regularly features Etsy shops of other polymer clay artists, and this time she found mine! Eugena normally describes her impression of the featured works in one word and I like the word she has chosen for my bracelets - charming :))
Some of my new bracelets and sets:

They are already listed in my Etsy shop

Sunday, 14 February 2010


I have made these beads a while ago. I was going to make all kinds of marine fish, but couldn't find time for that. So I am showing these angelfish beads on their own :)

I made this cane using Edit Zoota's play-doh technique
I am still planning to make a whole aquarium of fish beads :))

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Bead soup party!

Sorry I am a day late with my reveal :)) To be late is not in my habits, I just blame my day job for being very busy lately :))) My swap partner, lovely Kella, who made an outstanding necklace out of my beads, have sent me gorgeous beads in sky blue colours, a fantastic dragonfly and a lovely blue pendant with a lot of possibilities :)

Although dragonfly was made into a clasp, I have decided to make it a central piece in a necklace. And also to place it into its "natural habitat" :))), i.e. to give it some flowers. The pendant had very convenient holes in it, through which I managed to attach my handmade polymer clay flowers, and make a sort of a basket with flowers :)) And here is my result:

Taking part in bead soup party was a great fun for me, I hope we'll do it again some time! :)))

Make sure to look at the creations of other Bead Soup Party participants!

1. Lori, Pretty Things - A host of a party! Thank you Lori for all this fun!!! :))

2. Mallory, For the Love of Beads
3. Terri, Blooming Ideas...You Are Here
4. Cindy, Sweet Bead Studio
5. Lorelei, Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
6. Kerry, Kabs Creative Concepts
7. Erin, Treasures Found
8. Jeannette, Jeannette Blix Wire and Metal Jewelry
9. Adrienne, Adrienne Designs
10. Nan, Spirit Rattles
11. Laurel, Rue's Daftique
12. Nancy, Beading From the Heart
13. Mary, MK's Creative Musings
14. Cassie, The Glass Beadle
15. Dot, Winchell Clayworks
16. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden
17. Lisa, Lo and Behold
18. Norma, Bead Dreams and Moonlit Fantaseas
19. Judith, Judith B.
20. Debbie, Prairie Emporium
21. Maria, Garden Path Beads
22. Susan, Kaplan Creations Jewelry and Glass Design
23. Melissa, Melissa Meman: Art, Love, Life
24. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things
25. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa
26. Cristi, 2 If By Sea
27. Sandra, Marbella Jewelry Design
28. Maria, Greene Earth Originals
29. Barbara, Jewelry of Distinction
30. Leslie, Bei Mondi
31. Loretta, Designs by Loretta
32. Linda, Bella Bead Jewelry
33. Kathie, The Bead Cult
34. Patty, Plays With Fire
35. Nicki, Nicki's Reef
36. Anne Marie, Heart's Desire
37. Mary, Mary Harding Jewelry
38. Jayne, Mama's Got to Doodle
39. Emanda, Artemesia's Studio
40. Whitney, Whitney Lassini
41. Marcie, La Bella Joya
42. Suzann, Beadphoria
43. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks
44. Julie, Credit River Art Glass
45. Janiece, J Birds Garden
46. Kate, Organic Odysseys
47. Laurie, The Mermaid Tale
48. Michelle, My Crazy Crafty Adventure
49. Sue, Sue Beads
50. Janeen, Janeen 365
51. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse
52. Kristie, Artisan Clay
53. Regina, Regina's Writings
54. Tari, Pearl and Pebble
55. Lyn, Lyn Foley
56. Beth, Sunshine Daydreamz
57. Cathryn, Chile Cats
58. Emma, Fred Bean's Nook
59. Connie, Cetta Cheese Chatter
60. Juli, Jul's Beads
61. Julie, RockerJewlz
62. Libby, LibbyLeu and Glass Too
63. Melanie, Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
64. Katie, My Life and My Beads
65. Zuleykha, Zuleykha's Polymer Clay
66. Rekella, Me But a Little More in Depth
67. Ricki, What's New at Ricki Voges Design
68. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio
69. Jo, Daisychain Jewellery
70. Lynette, Rock Hill Designs
71. Lynne, Island Girl's Insights
72. Chas, One Woman's Haven
73. Chas, One Woman's Haven
74. Ruthie, Rose Works Jewelry
75. Elizabeth, Turquoise Sky
76. Maire, Maire Dodd
77. Janet, Singing Woods
78. Eileen, Dorset Hill Beads
79. Julie, Miss Kitten's Jewels
80. Joann, Jo's Jewels
81. Patti, PJ Clark Designs
82. Mel, Kookie Designs
83. Erin, Every Heart Crafts
84. Dale, Flights of Fancy
85. Dee, Runako Designs

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

My birthday giveaway

To celebrate my coming birthday I have decided to hold a giveaway :) The prize is any three items from my Etsy shop.
If you would like to take part in my giveaway, please leave your comment in this post in my russian blog. I would appreciate if you gave a link to that post in your blog.

PS. I closed comments under this post, just not to get confused counting the entries.
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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Lilac fantasy

Of all jewellery I have made this week this set is my favorite :)

Tiny purple flowers look very delicate in a bracelet.

I liked making these dangling earrings :)

Red ones:

They match this bracelet:

As you can see this is also my attempt on making photos in artificial light :))) What do you think of the photos? Are they too dark on your screens?

Monday, 1 February 2010

Laura's giveaway

These my beads and many more Laura is giving away in her blog. Check it out here, and enter the draw :)