Friday, March 6, 2015

Gold and red necklace set

It's been a while since I posted in this space. I have been busy on a very special project that's taking a lot of my time, it's something big and exciting and I will share more details about it very soon in this space. Even with this busy schedule I have managed to make a few pieces of jewelry in this time,  but I  haven't had the time to actually take pictures, etc so I sometimes do not get the chance to blog about it. 

Gold and brick colored Terracotta necklace set ~ Polymer clay necklace set | Bead Creationz

Here's one I made recently, with the main colors of gold and brick . I kept the design of the beads and the pendant very simple. For the matching earrings I decided to go with jhumkas/ jimkis/ Indian chandelier earrings instead of a matching miniature pendant design. Since the colors are so classic, this set really works with most kind of Indian dresses, salwars and sarees :)
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gold Clay ~ Terracotta Necklace

A while back, I made a clay necklace set  in a combination of a dull antique gold and maroon. I don't think I ever posted the pictures of that set in this space. Anyway I particularly loved that piece and even as I completed it, I thought I would love to try something with a brighter gold finish with both maroon and green in it.

Golden Terracotta Necklace | Bead Creationz

The combination of gold with maroon and green is such a classic one and I have seen so many dresses and sarees with this color combination. A couple of months back I finally got around to trying this color combination for this clay necklace. I kept the gold color more prominent , with just a little bit of the other two colors and went with an oval pendant for this necklace. It was a fun project, I hope to be able to make something similar with other color combinations soon :)
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Metallic green and copper clay ~ Terracotta Necklace set

One of the best parts about working with clay is that for every project it is like starting with a blank canvas, there is no limitation on shape, size of beads or pendants making the choices for each project pretty almost endless and pretty amazing.

Metallic green and copper polymer clay set ~ Terracotta necklace set | Bead Creationz

Here is another one of the polymer clay/ terracotta necklace sets I made recently. I went with a metallic green , copper and black color combination for this set. For the pendant I went with a square shape but decided to use a round shape for the earrings. This is the first time I tried this kind of a shape combination and liked it quite a bit. This set works well with any kind of Indian dress like a salwar kameez or sari. 
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Pink and Amethyst Clay ~ Terracotta Necklace Set

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been working a lot with polymer clay ~ terracotta these past few weeks. I am totally hooked on to it, every minute I get,  I am either working on it or thinking up ideas for this type of jewelry. So far I am totally enjoying the process and have begun to get more comfortable with this style of jewelry making :)

 Pink and Amethyst Terracotta Necklace Set ~ Polymer clay necklace set | Bead Creationz

This pink and amethyst set is one of the first ones that I have tried using silk thread for the necklace.  The thread makes the necklace very light and simple, making it perfect to dress up any simple top/ casual wear or Indian dresses like salwar kameez. 
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Green and Rust Clay ~ Terracotta Necklace Set

These past few weeks I have been working a lot with clay and I have to admit I find it fascinating. To be able to create beads and pendants of the design and color of your choice is very exciting. But initially the thought of making an entire necklace from clay was very intimidating. Even though I was a little daunted by the thought I took it on because I wanted to try at least one.

  Green and Rust Polymer clay ~ Terracotta Necklace Set | Bead Creationz

One of the first pieces I made was in a neutral metallic gold and brick red color that I really loved. I haven't taken a picture of that piece yet, when I do will post in this space. Once that turned out well, I began getting more  enthusiastic to try more of this kind of jewelry.  This is the second necklace I made with clay, I went with a classic green and rust combination for this one. Let me know what you think of this. In the meanwhile I am off to work on some more pieces :)
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clay Earrings ~ Amethyst colored Jhumkas

Clay jewelry has always been something I admired and it has been on my list of things to try for a while now. Finally in the last few weeks I got around to trying out some basic beads and shapes with clay and have enjoyed the process so far. This jhumkas (bell shaped Indian earrings) are one of the first projects I completed with clay. 

Clay Earrings ~ Clay Jhumkas

I kept the design pretty basic this time since I was just starting out with this kind of jewelry. Painted the clay a nice metallic rhinestone color and used some rhinestone to add some contrast and border. I also added a small tear drop bead to hang from the center to give it that authentic jhumka feel :)
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Friday, June 27, 2014

DIY Tray with paint chips ~ With Stepwise tutorial.

Its been a while since I tackled any home decor project. But recently I did a few that were very satisfying. Every time we decide to paint a room in our home, I end up with a lot of paint chips of the colors that we consider for the room. After selecting the paint I had been holding on to the other chips with the hope of using it in something. I have seen a lot of people make wall art with it and I always thought that might be something I would make with those chips. But I never got around to making wall art with it. The other day I picked up a few unfinished trays, hoping to paint them and use them around the house and as a prop for my other blog. Being a food blogger means I am constantly thinking about props for my pictures :)

DIY Tray with paint chips

Anyway when I was thinking of what color to paint the tray, it suddenly struck me that maybe those paint chips I had saved since last year could probably be used as a design for the tray.  So I got out my trusty paper punches, cut the paint chips into floral shapes, painted the tray and stuck the paper "flowers" on the tray and applied mod podge and voila..... a couple of trays :) These trays hardly took much time to put together too and I already got to use this tray as a prop for one of my pictures recently. Although I lot of it didn't show up in the pic, I was happy with the color of the tray, it really when with the other shades in the pic.

DIY tray ~ Paint chips Art

Items you will need
Unfinished wooden tray
Unused paint chips Or any colored card stock paper
Paper punches in desired shapes
I used one 1 and 1/2 inch floral and another 1 inch floral pattern.

acrylic colors in two complementary or contrasting shades (or just one color for the entire tray)
Mod podge
All purpose glue

Punch the paint chips in desired shapes, or if you do not have paper punch it can be cut into different shapes too. Stick the smaller shaped paint chip on the bigger shaped one. I used contrasting colors and random combinations. Allow to dry.

Paint the unfinished tray in color or colors of choice. For one tray I painted it in a combination of gray and metallic silver. The other I used black on the inside and burnt sienna color on the outside. Allow the paint to dry thoroughly.

Apply a little mod podge on the back of the larger flower, keep aside for a few seconds and stick to the inside of the tray. Continue on till the design is complete. Allow to dry.

Apply a layer of mod podge on top of the paint chips covering the entire surface of the inner tray. Allow  to dry. Apply one more layer of mod podge. Allow to dry. Enjoy the tray :)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pale Blue Agate Beads Necklace Set

 These past few weeks I have made quite a few new sets, but when it comes to taking pictures of them, somehow I never seem to find the time to do that. Finally this week I started to take some pictures of some of the sets and I hope to have them all in this space fairly soon. I also have some rather big changes and announcements with regard to this space that I will be making soon. I am in the process of putting things in place and when everything is kind of set up, will let you all know about it.

 Pale Blue Agate Beads Necklace Set

Moving on to this necklace, I had these really pale agate beads with me that I wanted to use in a necklace. I used them with contrasting navy teardrop czech beads and some silver toned spacers. This necklace is perfect for both casual and dressy tops or Indian dresses.
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