Tulips everywhere!

Hello there!!

Lately I was flooded by ideas inspired by flowers, specially tulips. There are other flower-related ideas too but I haven’t get the muse to work on them so I just sketched them down and wait for the perfect mood 🙂

So far since I started making wire jewelries back in 2009, I’ve made 3 tulip designs: a jewelry set in late 2009 and two pins/brooches this year.
There’s almost 5 years gap between those designs, and I make a good progress (well, at least in my own opinion lol).
Let’s see them all ^^

First design & the beginner’s flaws
The first tulip design was a jewelry set made for myself. I wore it on the wedding of my husband’s (that time he’s still my boyfriend hehe) cousin.
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My first tulip design

You can see so many flaws and that the designs were so simple.
That ring weren’t constructed very well. I only thought how to realize my design without considering its wearability. Maybe it’s a beginner’s weakness.
I have to admit that the ring caught on my clothes and bag. And I had to repair it every time it happened.

I’ve learned my lessons, and I try my best to improve the wearability of my designs.

Latest designs…
This year I make 2 tulip designs. Both are pins/brooches.

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Black Tulip Pin

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Tulips Bouquet Pin

Both were made with same methods. Every stones and wires wrapped all at once. No re-wrap or wire joints being woven twice.

I also made the pin by myself. This way I can control both the front and the back side of each brooch. Both wrapped neatly, no wire mess crossing behind the focal cabochons.

Can you see the improvement? Can you point my mistakes and flaws? And will you be kind (and patience) enough to tell me those mistakes?
I would love to hear what you think about these pins I made.

For more detailed pictures please visit my FB page

Thank you so much, and see you on next post.

xxx,

~ien

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Friday Featured Piece: D’ardaigh Series

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Howdy, everyone!!
How’s your week? It’s Friday (again) already, and I really wanna show you this week featured piece.

They’re one of my designs, unfortunately lol, which I designed for a special lady.

Just like my previous pieces, here, this jewelry set also designed for Diana, Miss Riau 2012.

This set was inspired by roses: its beauty, its meaning and everything it symbolizes.

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For the necklace I made a woven rose (about 2″ width) as its focal piece. Then I made some decorative circles for the “chain”.
Diamentes were used to give accents and glamourous look.

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I didn’t wanna keep its backside as plain as I used to do, so I made removable extended chain, and added dangling parts using delicate chain and moonstone chips.

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See? I’m pretty proud to see how it turned out. Hope you like it too!!

I adopted those circles for the bangle, and create this:

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I think I was really in love with the circles so I adopted it into the earrings.
Well, I added elongated effect to it, so it looks like this:

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I experimented with Artistic Wire silver colored mesh and created the rose ring. Diamentes were sewn onto its center.

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I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it, and have a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo,

ien

PS: To see detailed pics of this set and (of course) more artwork of mine, please visit my FB page!!
Give a like or two if you found something interesting 🙂

Friday Featured Piece: Pucuk Rebung Series

I want to show you my latest project. It’s also my biggest one till today 🙂
A jewelry set for one of Miss indonesia 2012 finalists, Diana – representative from Riau.

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This set was inspired by Riau traditional batik pattern named Pucuk Rebung (bamboo shoots).

Here’s the inspirational picture

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I made a pair of chandelliers earrings from gold colored copper wire and some SWAROVSKI crystals.
It’s pretty long, about 3 3/4″ to 4″ long.

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The bangle I made was consist of two SWAROVSKI rivolis.
I used continuous double prong setting for them. This is my first trial making continuous double prong, and I’m pretty glad with the result.
Materials used for this bangle was gold colored copper wire from ARTISTIC WIRE, SWAROVSKI crystals & rivolis, and some diamantes.
It fitted 6 1/2″ wrist.

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Here’s the details of the bangle:

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Last piece of this set is a ring.
I made its focal piece from ARTISTIC WIRE gold colored wire mesh, and gold colored copper wire for the shank.
Some purplish SWAROVSKI crystals were added to give accents.
Te focal piece size approximately 1 1/4″ width, while the ring itself is adjustable.

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For complete & detailed pictures please visit my Facebook Page

Thank you!!

❤ ien ❤