Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Going offline

Starseed jewelry went one little step forward - the new line has all been made from the selection of worlds best beads - Toho, Miyuki and Jablonex . There is only one major change - the promotional material will be available offline only. 


If you'd like to get the copy of catalog with new styles, send me an email with inquiry. The new customers will be asked to identify themselves, please, be prepared to complete the form.  


I want to thank all the customers who choose Starseed jewelry, for their trust and support.  


I wish everybody a very Happy New Year!


Yours truly,


Milica



Friday, October 9, 2009

"Taygeta" bracelet - " Taygeta" narukvica



*   This is a bracelet made from 2 plies of copper wire in Olive and Chocolate, with glass beads in matching tones. I wanted to check the look with more wire and less beads, and I am pretty much satisfied. This was also a test for crochet with two and more plies of wire -  it is still possible and it makes a wonderful wire mash  which can be further treated with embellishments. In this case I have only chosen to frame it with glass beads.

* Ovo je narukvica napravljena od dve niti bakarne zice u Maslinastoj i Braon boji, sa staklenim perlicama u pratecim tonovima. Zelela sam da proverim izgled narukice sa manje perlica i vise zice, i mogu reci da sam prilicno zadovoljna. Ovo je takodje bila proba kukcianja sa 2 i vise niti zice - izvodljivo je i na taj nacin se dobija fantasticna zicana mreza koja se moze dalje dekorisati. U ovom slucaju ja sam izabrala da je samo uokvirim staklenim perlicama.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Aurora Borealis" 2 pc jewelry set - " Aurora Borealis" dvodelni set


* And another jewelry set I have made form Olive tone copper wire and glass seed and cube beads. Some are transparent, some are matt and they reflect the light in an interesting way. I have also made a frame from 3 plies of wire and this makes it look  more compact. Beads have AB coatings in Olive, Yellow and Purple and will match your clothes in these tones.

Jos jedan set koji sam napravila od bakarne zice u Maslinasto Zelenoj boji i staklenih perlica, regularnih i cetvrtastih. Neke su transparenstne, neke mat, i sve ovo cini da se svetlost prelama na veoma interesantan nacin. Ovaj put sam narukvicu i mindjuse uokvirila ramom od 3 niti zice tako da je sada izgled kompaktniji. Perlice imaju AB preliv u Maslinastoj, Zuto-Oker i Ljubicasto-Lila boji tako da ce se slagati uz garderobu u ovim tonovima.

"Gemma" 3 pc jewelry set - " Gemma " trodelni set



* It took me really a lot of time to make this 3 piece set. It is made of Gold tone copper wire and glass seed beads in matching tones. All three styles have been made from one continuous, flawless ply of wire. The bracelet is dense with stitches and beads, thus looks very rich. Earrings and necklace are formed form leaf shaped elements. It is great for the night in Opera or for the romantic dinner with candle lights:)!

* Trebalo mi zaista puno vremena da napravim ovaj trodelni set. Napravljen je od bakarne zice u zlatnom tonu i staklenih perlica u pratecim nijansama. Sva tri dela su napravljena od jedne, neprekinute niti zice. Narukvica je  gusto kukicana, sa puno perlica tako da izgleda veoma bogato. Mindjuse i ogrlica su formirani od elemenata u obliku lista. Kao stvoreni su za vece u Operi ili za romanticnu veceru uz svetlost sveca:)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Intermezzo


Little but cute


Railroad flower



Neckless for Ms Flinstone


From Starseed



With love!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The store opening - Otvaranje online prodavnice

                                      

* I was busy lately with setting up my own online store, the first one, at Dawanda. It's finally there and you are welcomed to visit it. I hope you'll find a gift for you or someone you care about:)!
At the same time that's the reason why I didn't make any new styles recently. I hope this cute Duck will make it up. I took this shot yesterday during the walk at Ada Ciganlija ( Gipsy River Island would be the litteral translation ), the favorite Belgrade resort place. There are some more pics at Flickr, you may check that too:)!

* U poslednje vreme sam bila zauzeta otvaranjem svoje prve online prodavnice, i to na Dawandi. Napokon sam i to uradila. Dobrodosli ste da je posetite, a nadam se i da cete uspeti da pronadjete nesto za sebe ili za nekog drugog ko vam je bitan.
To je ujedno i razlog zasto u poslednje vreme nisam stigla da napravim nista novo. Nadam se da ce slicica ove patkice to da nadoknadi. Slikala sam je juce na Adi Ciganliji i meni je bas slatka. Mozete da vidite i druge slicice napravljene tokom jucerasnje setnje u mojoj galeriji na Flickr-u.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Ankaa" bracelet inspired with orange berries - "Ankaa" narukvica inspirisana narandžastim bobicama


* Nature is the best designer. And it's copyright free, we are allowed to imitate it:)!

* Priroda je najbolji dizajner. I nije zaštitila autorska prava tako da je slobodno možemo imitirati:)!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Autumn in Belgrade - Jesen u Beogradu


* And another beautiful day for a weekend. I took a walk with my sister at Friendship Park and Ušće and took this shots. Only when I put them on my computer I realized what a color, shape and texture firework it was. It would also make a wonderful inspirational pictures, especially for jewelry designers. Later I will upload some more on my Flickr gallery, you may check that too:).

* I još jedan prelep dan za vikend. Sa sestrom sam se prošetala po Parku Prijateljstva i Ušću i slikala ove slike. Tek kad sam ih prenela na kompjuter shvatila sam kakav je to vatromet boja, oblika i tekstura. Takođe mogu da posluže i kao izvor inspiracije, naročito za dizajnere nakita. Kasnije ću dodati još slika u moju galeriju na Flickr-u, pa možete i to da proverite ako želite:).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Something Blue - "Toliman" set * * * Nesto plavo - set "Toliman"

* Here I tried to work with beads in ( my version of ) Peruvian stitch. The bracelet made this way appears thinner than usuall. It is very interesting since both sides of the bracelet look the same since there is only a single layer with even arrangement of beads. There is no right or wrong side. I tried to do that before in regular crochet, but I didn't manage. So I'm happy that this problem is now solved. Earrings are shaped into leaf and they are very simple and airy.

* Ovde sam pokusala da radim sa perlicama u mojoj verziji Peruanskog krosea. Narukvica koja je napravljena na ovaj nacin je tanja nego inace i meni izgleda interesantno zato sto je potpuno ista i sa jedne i sa druge strane sa ravnomernim rasporedom perlica u jednom jedinom lejeru. Nema lica ni nalicja. To sam pokusavala i ranije da uradim sa regularnom tehnikom kukicanja, ali mi nije uspevalo. Tako da mi je drago da je ovaj problem resen. Mindjuse su u obliku lista i veoma su jednostavne i vazdusate.

Alpha Cygni Earring(s) - Alpha Cygni mindjuse



* It took me around 3 hours to make this earring, so for now there is only one. I need to recover to be able to make another one:). I used Navy and Gold craft wire. In the middle there is a Swarowski pearl in matching Navy.

* Trebalo mi je negde oko 3 sata da napravim ovu mindjusu. Trebace mi kraci oporavak da bih mogla da napravim drugu:). Inace, koristila sam teget i zlatnu hobi zicu, a u sredini se nalazi Swarovski perlica u pratecem tonu.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"COR CAROLI" jewellery set - "COR CAROLI" set nakita

* Utilising new technique - here I made a 3 piece jewelry set, a pair of earrings and two bracelets. One is tonal in orange shades and the other is multicolor in 70's retro colors. Looks hippie to me. Each piece can be  a separate, too.

* Primena nove tehnike - ovo je trodelni set koji se sastoji od jednog para minđuša i dve narukvice. Jedna je narandžasta, tonska, a druga je višebojna u kombinaciji boja koja je pomalo retro, iz 70-tih. Po meni set je u hipi fazonu. Svaki deo može da se nosi i kao posebna celina.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Algol" Bracelet in who knows what technique - "Algol" narukvica u ko zna kojoj tehnici

* Well, I tryed here to make the bracelet in my version of Peruvian Stitch, but it seems that I lost my connection with peruvian "spiritual channel" for receiving informations and, apparently, this is some new technique...which one, I'm not sure! However, the bracelet is nice and firm, yet very light. The closure is weird, disregard it, I'll put something else.

* Ovde sam probala da napravim narukvicu u svojoj verziji peruanske tehnike kukicanja, medjutim, izgleda da sam izgubila vezu sa peruanskim "spiritualnim kanalom" za otkrivanje informacija tako da, ovo jeste neka nova tehnika. Ali koja nisam jos sigurna. U svakom slucaju narukvica je fina i cvrsta, a ipak lagana. Sistem zatvaranja narukvice je improvizovan i bice zamenjen.

Trying to work in Peruvian crochet technique - Proba rada u novoj tehnici, tzv. Peruanski kroše

* I am impressed with a Peruvian Crochet, an anciant technique that gives amazing results especially in jewelry making. I have found a very short tutorial that tells only how to make the first row...so I'm not sure if my Peruvian Stitch is O.K. If anyone from Peru is reading this and is willing to tell me how to make a Peruvian Stich , I"ll be more than gratefull:) Here are some ellements that I made, actually these are only testings. Will think of future project once I'm sure I know how to work in this technique.
* Odusevljena sam peruanskom tehnikom kukicanja, koja je prastara. A narocito rezultatima koje daje u dizajnu nakita. Pronasla sam veoma kratak tutorial koji otkriva jedino kako se pravi prvi red.. tako da nisam sigurna da sam ovo uradila kako treba. Ako postoji neko ko se takodje interesovao za ovo i uspeo je sam da otkrije "tajnu" peruanske tehnike kukicanja, moze slobodno da me kontaktira, bicu mu zahvalna:) Ovde sam napravila neke elemente u toj tehnici koji su zapravo samo probe. O nekim ozbiljnijim projektima razmisljacu tek kad zaista ovladam ovom tehnikom.  

Wire Bead Crochet Elements - Elementi u tehnici kukicane zice sa perlicama

* Here are some wire bead crochet elements. I still have to think of how to use them. The first one is probably going to be a part of the lamp shade, and the other one is going to be a hairpin or a decoration on a hairband.

* Ovo su elementi u tehnici kukicane zice od kojih ce u buducnosti da bude nesto napravljeno. Od prvog elementa ce verovatno biti napravljen abazur za lampu, a od drugog snala za kosu ili ukras za rajf.

Earrings to go with "Nashira" bracelet - Mindjusice uz "Nashira" narukvicu

* This is something I didn't  manage to post in time. This pair of earrings goes together with "Nashira" bracelet from few posts bellow. I still have to work to get the perfect shape of wire beads.
* Ovo je nesto sto nisam uspela da postujem na vreme. Ovaj par mindjusica ide uz "Nashira" narukvicu iz par postova ispod ovog. Jos uvek nisam zadovoljna izgledom perle od zice...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Algena Jewellery Set with Bullion Stitch and Swarovski Pearls - Algena set sa Bullion bodom i Swarovski perlama

* Here are some new shapes which I got during playing with wire: a little bit of coiling, a little bit of boullion stitch which looks great in wire, some beautiful Swarovski pearls and the result is very romantic, lacy and feminine. To be worn with transparent layered and ruffled skirts and blouses with a lot of hand embroidery! Or with your favorite Tee and a par of jeans.

* Ovo su neki novi oblici koje sam dobila igrajuci se sa zicom: malo namotavanja, malo Bullion boda koji super izgleda u zici, malo Swarovski bisercica i rezulat je romantican, cipksat i zenstven. Nositi uz transparente, leprsave i slojevite suknjice i bluze sa puno rucnog veza! Ili  majicu i omiljenje farmerke.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Nashira" Bracelet - "Nashira" narukvica



* What is happening!?? I keep getting involunarily vintage pieces! This bracelet looks totaly.. not vintage, it looks ancient! When I look at it I think of Roman Empire and names like Livia, Agrippina, even further, Cleopatra! Nashira sounds orienatal, but it's a star name. Somehow, it looks better on hand than when layed at table. Still have to make matching earrings and will post it as soon as I make it.

* Sta se to desava!?? I dalje dobijam "starinske" komade nakita bez ucesca sopstvene volje. Ova narukvica izgleda totalno.. ne starinski, izgleda prastaro! Kad god je pogledam pomislim na Rimsko carstvo i imena kao sto su Livia, Agripina, cak i Kleopatra! Nashira zvuci orijentalno, ali je to ime zvezdane konstelacije! I nekako bolje izgleda na ruci nego kad se samo polozi na sto. Jos treba da napravim odgovarajuce mindjusice koje cu postovati cim budu gotove.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Beautiful Weekend - Prelep vikend




* In Saturday I have experienced that internet and blogging, in this particular case, can bring people together. That's how I met Dragana, another creative person that is, hopefully soon, going to share her creative work with us. With her own blog:). Since we live in a different parts of the city the day began with me being the "host" at one of the splavs ( a specialty of Belgrade ), a floating river club at Zemun Kej near Hotel Yugoslavia. The conversation went easy with the light breeze on a hot summer day. We both decided that the weather was beautiful and at noon, Dragana suggested to let her be the host. She told me that I am going to like the places she wants to show me and she took me to the hilly parts of Belgrade. Kosutnjak, to be the more precise, a park-forest and urban neighborhood of Belgrade. In a manner of an experienced historian Dragana told me a lot of interesting things of Kosutnjak and Rakovica county that ( I'm ashamed to say ) I didn't know before. And most of it is connected with Royal Families of Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic Dynasty. Even the name, Košutnjak, is derived from the medieval hunting forests of the Serbian nobility, meaning doe's breeder. (In Serbian, košuta means doe, hind) - see the Wikipedia article for more details.
Another surprise came along when she took me to the Aleksandar Klub Ski Staza , a fency restoran with a breathtaking panoramic view in the hart of Kosutnjak. Since it can be only reached with car and being a non-driver, somehow I never came across with this beautiful place before. Thank you Dragana once again for showing me all of that. I felt like a tourist in my own city:))
But, hey, that's not all! Before I knew I was on my way to Avala mountain ( that's Dragana too, a very initiative person, you are guaranteed never to be bored with her:)!! As happy as a child I was looking forward to visit this beautfull place after, how many...25 years maybe. And that's the shame too since it can be even reached by city buss ( No 541 ). The photos above has been taken there. I don't know which I enjoyed more, the huge colorfull butterflies that were everywhere or the marvellous view of beautiful landscapes stretching far, far away somewhere in Serbia, a beautiful land of mine. Thanks Dragana, really:))!

* U Subotu sam osetila na svojoj kozi da nije bas da internet uvek doprinosi otudjenju, ako se pravilno koristi bas moze da pomogne da se sretnu interesantni ljudi. Tako sam ja srela Draganu, takodje kreativnu osobu, za koju se nadam da ce uskoro podeliti sa nama svoje kreativne radove. Na svom sopstvenom blogu:). Posto zivimo u razlicitim delovima grada dan je poceo tako sto sam ja bila "domacica" na splavu kod Hotela Jugoslavija na Zemunskom keju. Uz prijatan povetarac i prelep pogled na reku u Dragani sam pronasla odlicnog sagovornika. Negde posle podneva posto je bilo predivno vreme Dragana je predlozila da zamenimo uloge i da ona sada bude "domacica". Kako zabu nije tesko naterati u vodu nije morala dugo da me ubedjuje da ce mi se dopasti ono sto zeli da mi pokaze i tako smo iz ravnice odjezdile ka brdovitim delovima grada, preciznije ka Kosutnjaku. U maniru iskusnog istoricara Dragana mi je ispricala puno interesantnih stvari o Kosutnjaku i Rakovici, za koje ( stid me je da priznam, ali tako je ) nisam znala ranije. Vecina se odnosi na cinjenice koje su povezane sa kraljevskim familijama Obrenovic i Karadjordjevic. Cak i sama rec Kosutnjak dolazi od srednjovekovnih lovista koja su pripadala srpskom plemstvu, a znaci mesto ne kome se gaje kosute - za vise detalja procitajte Wikipedia clanak.
Sledece iznednadjenje je doslo u vidu Aleksadar Klub Ski Staze, fensi restorana u srcu Kostunjaka sa pogledom na Beograd od koga vam zastaje dah. Kako se do njega, uglavnom, moze doci kolima koja ja jos uvek ne vozim, nekako mi je ovo prelepo mesto izmaklo do sada. Tako da, hvala ti Dragana sto si mi sve to pokazala! Osecala sam se kao turista u vlastitom gradu:)).
Ali, hej, to nije sve! Pre nego sto sam bila svesna vec smo bile na putu ka Avali ( i to je takodje Dragana, osoba od inicijative sa kojom vam je zagarantovan dobar provod )! Obradovala sam se kao dete sto cu posle, koliko...otprilike 25 godina ponovo posetiti ovo prelepo mesto. Do Avale se moze doci i autobusom 541 iz Kumodraza, pa je steta sto zbog lenjosti nisam iskoristila priliku da tamo idem cesce. Fotografije odozgo sam slikala na Avali. Ne znam sta mi je bilo lepse, da li ogromni, raznobojni leptiri ili predivan pogled koji se pruza i gubi u nekoj dalekoj, dalekoj tacki u Srbiji, koja nam je stvarno prelepa. Hvala Dragana jos jednom, zaista:))!

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Bellatrix" - Vintage Jewelry Set *** "Bellatrix" - Starinski komplet nakita




* I'm almost all ready for my autumnal jewelry procjects. This time I'm starting with the copper wire. The truth is that I wanted to make someting modern, but the copper has it's own way and this particular copper wire shaped itself into something that appeared to be vintage, romantic, almost Victorian. If I had another choice of beads maybe wire would listen and be modern, but this time I had to obey to wire. And this one was so soft. And wouldn't listen. How much philosophy in a tiny peace of metal: silver is stiff but would cooperate, copper is soft but it wouldn't. Like some redhairs I know:)!

* Skoro da sam se u potpunosti snabdela materijalom za jesenje projekte. Ovaj put pocinjem sa bakarnom zicom. Istina je da sam zelela da napravim nesto moderno, ali bakar je izgleda svojeglav i sam sebe oblikuje.Konkretno ova bakarna zica se nekako sama oblikovala u nesto sto je ispalo vise starinsko, romanticno, skoro viktorijansko. Da sam imala drugi izbor perlica mozda bi bakarna zica bila poslusnija pa bih ja i uspela da napravim ono sto sam htela. Medjutim, potpuno me je nadvladala i ja sam morala da joj se pokorim. Iako je ovo najmeksa zica sa kojom sam radila do sada. Kakav paradoks, sa mnogo tvrdjim zicama sam imala mnogo bolju saradnju, ali ne i sa bakarnom. Bas je tvrdoglava i svojeglava, kao neki crvenokosi koje znam:)!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Zosma" Jewelry Set in Rusty Colors - "Zosma" set u bojama rdje



* Ok, here we go with "Zosma" jewelry set, finally naming styles seems to be a little bit easier. Made of Rusty color craft wire, this set consists of a mini bracelet with matching color glass beads and earrings that came out very interesting, to me. They are made of crocheted wire beads, it's a technique I'm not sure how to explain. I'll have to make some more and learn how to perfect it to be able to pass it over. That much from me. Have a nice week!

* E sad je mnogo lakse sa davanjem imena, na redu je "Zosma" set napravljen od hobi zice u boji rdje sa staklenim perlicama u pratecem tonu. Sastoji se od narukvice i mindjusica koje su ispale interesantno. To su zapravo perle od kukicane zice i manjih staklenih perlica koje sam urolala u lopticu, ali morala bih da ih napravim malo vise i da poboljsam samu tehniku pre nego sto opisem kako sam tacno napravila. Toliko od mene. Zelim vam uspesnu radnu nedelju ( tj. prijatan odmor, ako idete na njega )!

"Etamin" Jewelry Set - "Etamin" Set



* It seems that naming jewlery styles is just as time consuming as making the very same style. I came to the conclusion that I can't name my styles " Black & White Bracelet, Neckless or whatever " each time I make something Black&White. So, I had to turn my brain on and start thinking hard of how to name my styles. First time I've heard of word "Starseed" I liked it immediately, whithout knowing much about its' meaning. It reminded me of very beginning, of growth, of eternity. In every possible way I am fascinated with stars. I can stare for hours in a starry night ...so I decided to name my styles after stellar names. There are plenty, and when I hopefuly reach the last name one day I can always invent the new one:) So, the new star is born : Etamin jewelry Set. My Star Soup receipt:
- Black craft wire
- Black seed beads
- Silver lined transparent seed beads
- Transparent seed beads

* Izgleda da je smisljanje imena za nove modele podjednako zahtevno kao i pravljenje tih istih modela. Upravo sam dosla do zakljucka da ne mogu svaku crnu-belu narukvicu koju napravim nazvati "Crno-Bela narukvica". Mogu jednom. Tako da sam ukljucila mozak i dala se na razmisljanje o davanju imena modelima. Rec "Starseed" po kojoj sam nazvala svoju kolekciju nakita mi se dopala automatski nakon sto sam je cula, a da nisam bas znala sta zaista znaci. Meni se dopao bukvalni prevod, Zvezdano Seme. To me potseca na prapocetak, na rast, na beskonacnost. I inace sam fascinirana zvezdama i u stanju sam da posmatram zvezdano nebo satima... zato sam resila da njihova imena budu inspiracija za nazive mojih proizvoda. Na srecu ima ih mnogo, i zvezda i zvezdanih konstelacija. Kada jednoga dana, nadam se, dodjem do poslednjeg, uvek mogu da izmislim novo ime:) Tako da, nova zvezda je rodjena: "Etamin" dvodelni set koji se sastoji od narukvice sa priveskom i mindjusa sfernog oblika. Recept za moju Zvezdanu Supu je:

- Crna hobi zica
- Crne mat perlice
- Providne perlice sa srebrnom linijom iznutra
- Skroz providne perlice

Monday, August 3, 2009

Playing around with wire and beads - Igranje sa perlicama i zicom





* With these styles I am , actually, going out of my summer jewelry supply. What I plan to do is to involve more semi-precious stones and crystals in combination with bronze wire and glass beads. I have found a supplier with wonderful crystal chips, and since I love their irregular shapes I can't wait to start working with it. I find my "relationship" with wire very interesting. It was not the love at first sight. I was first struggling and fighting with it. But the more I work with it and get used to know it, the more I love it.

* Ovi setovi su medju poslednjim letnjim modelima i uskoro krecem sa izradom jesenje kolekcije za koju planiram da vise upotrebljavam lomljene kristale u kombinaciji sa bronzanom zicom ( uglavnom )i neizbeznim staklenim perlicama. Poslednjih dana bila sam u potrazi za odgovarajucim snabdevacom kristalcicima, i na moje iznenadjenje, pronasla sam jednog koji ima odlican izbor. A sto se tice zice, moj odnos sa njom se razvija na neobican nacin. U staklene perlice i kristalice sam odavno zaljubljena, ali sa zicom to nije bio slucaj. U pocetku sam imala muke da se izborim sa njom. Medjutim, kako vreme prolazi i kako je bolje upoznajem tako mi se sve vise svidja zica kao materijal za izradu nakita.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Top 10 colors for Fall 2009 - Top 10 boja za Jesen/Zimu 2009



* It's the middle of the summer and the right time to think about your autumn jewelry projects. Here are top 10 colors for Fall 2009 according to Pantone, inc., the world-renowned authority on color. If you want to know color trends for the year 2010/11 you will have to purchase it from Pantone,inc. But I think that craft people don't go a year ahead, and this information should be still valuable for us. You may download " Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2009" from the link "Hot Colors For Fall 2009" on my sidebar. Than, you can print it and use it as a reference when you go for your next jewelry supply: beads, polymer clay, you name it. Never forget your own color attitudes, it matters! I wish you happy work! Milica

* U sred smo leta i pravo je vreme da pocnemo da mislimo na jesenje projekte za nase rukotvorine. Ovo su top 10 boja za sezonu Jesen/Zima 2009 koje predlaze Pantone, inc., svetski lider za trendove u bojama. Ukoliko zelite da saznate sta se predlaze za 2010/11 godinu, ta informacija nije dostupna vec se mora kupiti od Pantone-a. Za ljude koji se bave industrijskom proizvodnjom je ok da razmisljaju godinu dana unapred, ali za nas koji se bavimo rukotvorinama ova informacija jos uvek ima vrednost. PDF file " Pantone Fashion Color Report for Fall 2009" mozete download-ovati sa linka "Hot Colors for Fall 2009" koji se nalazi na desnoj strani mog bloga. Mozete ga otstampati i koristiti kao referencu kada idete u nabavku materijala: perlice, polimerna glina, ili vec nesto drugo sa cime radite. Nikada nemojte zaboraviti svoj vlastiti osecaj za boje. Zelim vam srecan rad! Milica

Monday, July 20, 2009

Djole, still tiny - Djole, jos uvek Mrvica



* And now, I have the honour to present : Djole! Still tiny and stil cat only now he looks more like one:) Could you imagine how small he was when I got him!!?

* A sada, imam cast da vam pretstavim: Djoleta! Jos uvek je Mrvica samo sto sada vise lici na mace. Mozete li da zamislite kolicni je bio kad sam ga nasla, a jos uvek je minijaturan!!?

First in row - Pink *** Prva u nizu - Pink



* Just enough of wire to complete this set.

* Duzina zice se tacno uklopila u ovaj set.

Colored wire - Zica u boji



* Currently, I am in search for the quality colored wire. To be able to shop online from Serbia you have to apply for a separate internet card and with some banks that's not an easy task. Fortunately, another creative blogger, Olgica from http://oggy-design.blogspot.com/ told me that Studio Creatinas from Subotica has wire that I am looking for. So, I have contacted them and I ordered these spools with various colors. I made a set from pink wire and I am going to test the other colors too. So far, it is good that there are options to choose from.

* Trenutno sam u potrazi za kvalitetnom zicom u boji. Nedavno sam pokusala da sa svojom platnom karticom izvrsim online kupovinu zice o kojoj sam pisala u jednom od prethodnih postova i iz tog iskustva sam naucila da treba da nabavim posebnu internet karticu. Medjutim, iscitavajuci uslove na sajtovima nasih banaka videla sam da to bas i nije jednostavan zadatak. Na srecu, javila mi se nasa kreativna blogerka Olgica ciji blog mozete da pogledate ovde http://oggy-design.blogspot.com/i rekla da u Studiu Creatinas iz Subotice moze da se nabavi takva zica! Kontraktirala sam ih i narucila ove zicice u boji. Napravila sam set od pink zice i krecem da testiram i druge boje. Sve u svemu, super je kada ima vise ponudjenih opcija.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Oriental Bracelet - Orijentalna narukvica



* And the one I like the most I left for the end. Lacy wirework makes it look oriental, to me. Tiger Eye beads are combined with silver tone wire.

* Narukvicu koja mi se najvise dopada sam ostavila za kraj. Cipkasti rad sa zicom joj daje orijentalni izgled. Perlice su od poludragog kamena "Tigrovo Oko" i u kombinaciji sa zicom u srebrnoj boji.

Big Girl's Girly Bracelet - Narukvica za velike devojcice



* When it comes to making comments on my own work, I don't realy like it and prefere to leave it to others. But about this bracelet ( and the one I am going to post right after this one ) I simply must say that it is realy gorgeous!!!! I don't know how much it is convincing if judged from pictures, but in real life this bracelet rocks!!! I made it from baby pink wire and pink and transparent seed beads. The novelty point are these hanging elements - hand realy looks very feminine with this bracelet on.

* Ne volim bas nesto da komentarisem svoj rad, ali ovde ne mogu da ne kazem da je ova narukvica ispala stvarno predivno. Ne znam koliko je to ubedljivo ako se posmatra sa slika, ali uzivo je stvarno tako. Napravila sam je od zice u bebi-roze boji sa sedefastim roze i transparentnim perlicama. Novitet su viseci elementi - ruka zaista izgleda jako zenstveno sa ovom narukvicom.

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Tropical Charm Bracelet



* These beads are so beautiful and I was affraid that if I play with wire too much their beauty will be lost.

* Ove perlice su toliko lepe da nisam zelela da im konkurisem nekim preteranim radom sa zicom.

Daisy Rock Mini Bracelet



* A mini bracelet I made from crystal chips leftovers.

* Mini narukvica koju sam napravila od ostataka materijala za prethodnu narukvicu.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Autumn Bracelet - Jesenja Narukvica



* This is what came out of irregular shaped crystals I've got from Cat. I have added some transparent and silver lined glass beads and all together looks like some autumn bead mix that I like very much! I still didn't discover the world of glass beads in full, but when it comes to crystals and semi-precious stones I even get more curious and want to indulge myself more into gemology and mineralogy. Knowing each stone characteristics gives another dimension into whole jewelry story and I can't wait to discover the world of crystals and semi-precious stones! Also, this bracelet made a wonderful birthday gift to my sister!

* Evo sta je ispalo od kristalcica nepravilnih oblika koje sam dobila od Cat. Dodala sam providne perlice i perlice sa srebrnom postavom i sve zajedno izgleda kao neka jesenja mesavina boja. Iako jos uvek nisam u potpunosti otkrila svet staklenih perlica, kada su u pitanju kristali i poludrago kamenje moja radoznalost ide u pravcu ozbiljnog proucavanja gemologije i mineralogije. Znajuci da svaki kamen ima svoje znacenje i karakteristike cela prica sa nakitom tako dobija jednu novu dimenziju tako da jedva cekam da pocnem da otkrivam taj svet kristala i poludragog kamenja. Usput, ova narukvica je jako obradovala moju sestru kao poklon za rodjendan!

Pepper Bracelet - Biber Narukvica



* This bracelet has been worked with red color artistic wire and red & black glass seed beads. Somehow, to me it looks like it was sprinkled with red and black pepper, that's why I named it "Pepper Bracelet"

* Ova narukvica je uradjena od artistic zice u crvenoj boji i crveno-crnoj kombinaciji staklenih perlica. Izgleda mi kao da je posuta biberom, zato sam je i nazvala "Biber Narukvica".

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Djole The Tiny - Djole Mrvica



* Yesterday somebody left in front of my window a 10 day old kitten, completely blind and helpless. Since I already have two cats, that somebody obviously thought that it's a logical thing to pass its' cat related issue to me. Well done, I didn't have a hart to leave it alone, neither my sister. So we decided to take care of little Djordje ( nick name Djole ) The Tiny untill he gets stronger at least. We thought that it's already a time to start to look for a new home for Djole and so we announce here a fresh new kitty ready to be adopted by someone who loves pets and have proper conditions to do so. Djole is so tiny that I wouldn't have what to take the picture of.Besides, right now he is not really pretty, looks more like some alien. But wait until he grows up a little bit! My sister and me are already in love with him, I'm sure you will be too. He is a black & white kitty, take a look at drawing of him I made:) However, nobody should worry, if we don't find a new home for Djole he will stay with us.

* Juce je neko ostavio ispred mog prozora mace od 10-tak dana, potpuno slepo i bespomocno. Posto ja vec imam dve macke taj neko je ocigledno zakljucio da je logicna stvar da svoju brigu prepusti meni i mojoj sestri. Dobar potez, nas dve zaista nismo imale srca da se pravimo lude i uzele smo Djoleta ( izgleda da je macor, nazvali smo ga Djorjde )i resile da se brinemo o njemu. Bar dok ne poraste. Zelja nam je da udomimo Djoleta jer zaista dobru brigu mozemo da vodimo o samo dve macke, i zato ovom prilikom oglasavamo da trazimo ljubitelja zivotinja, koji za to ima uslove, da usvoji malog Djoleta. On je toliko malecki da i nemam sta da fotografisem. Usput, ovako slep i krmeljiv bas i nije neka slika i prilika. Vise lici na nekog vanzemaljca. Ali cekajte dok Djole poraste. Nas dve smo vec zaljubljene u njega, a sigurna sam da cete se i vi brzo zaljubiti. Djole je crno-bela maca, posto nemam fotografiju pogledajte crtez koji sam nacrtala - takav je sav nekakav. U svakom slucaju, nema razloga za brigu, ako se ne nadje novi dom za Djoleta, on ce ostati kod nas.

Fire & Ice - Vatra i led



*Testing red wire - this time it was little bit tougher than with gold tone one. Probably because of dark color coating the wire was slightly stiffer. And somehow red color is reflecting the light in a way that the stitches were almost invisible. I realy had hard time to find which loop I have to pull the needle through. What I got is this two peace set made of red tone seed beads sprinkled with transparent and silver lined ones.

*Testiranje crvene zice - ovaj put je bilo malo teze nego sa zicom u zlatnom tonu. Verovatno zbog sloja tamne boje zica je malo kruca. Usput, crvena boja reflektuje svetlost tako da se bodovi skoro uopste ne vide. S obzirom da je ovaj dvodelni set uradjen skoro naslepo, mislim da i nije tako lose ispao.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Magic wire jewelry pieces - Nakit od magicne zice



* Here I have made a two piece set:a bracelet made of five beaded segments and matching hoops.

* Ovde sam napravila dvodelni set: narukvicu koja se sastoji od pet segmenata sa perlicama i pratece mindjuse.

Testing new wire - Isprobavanje nove zice



*Here it is, my first piece that took me half a time than usual to complete it!

* Evo ga, moj prvi komad on nove zice za koji mi je bilo potrebno upola manje vremena da ga uradim!

Parcel from Germany! - Paketic iz Nemacke!



* And a reason for me to be very happy and inspired to make some new jewelry pieces. My friend Cat, Catrin Maier from Cat's Wire ( I have written a post about Cat a few posts bellow ), asked me some time ago what kind of wire I use for my wire bead crochet. I have revealed to her a secret that I am using the one from the florist shop! Basically, it is a very good wire, strong one! The only thing is that it is a little bit hard to work with it,and I thought it's a normal thing. But Cat asked me if I want her to send me some wire samples to test them. The difference is huge. This wire is so soft and flexible and it's much easier to work with it. Once I took the spool with golden tone wire I couldn't take my hands off. It's gone! I can't wait to start knitting with red one! While I was testing it I made those pieces above.

p.s. you can see that Cat sent me some extra things to test them on! Some crystals and minerals, and I am definitely going to think into that direction:)! Thanks Cat:)!

* I razlog za mene da budem bas srecna i inspirisana za pravljenje novih komada nakita. Moja drugarica Cat, Catrine Maier o kojoj sam pisala nekoliko postova ranije, pitala me je jednom prilikom koju zicu koristim. Otkrila sam joj tajnu da je to zica koju kupujem i radnji za snabdevanje cvecara! U osnovi, to je dobra zica, jaka! Jedino sto je po malo tesko raditi sa njom, bar sam tako mislila - da je to normalna stvar. Medjutim, Cat me je pitala da li zelim da mi posalje uzorke zice kojom ona radi da ih isprobam. Razlika je ogromna. Ova zica je veoma meka i fleksibilna. Mnogo je lakse raditi sa njom. Jednom kada sam pocela nisam mogla da prekinem. Kalem sa zicom u zlatnom tonu je vec potrosen! Isprobavajuci je, napravila sam komade koje mozete videti u postovima iznad ovog.

p.s. kao sto vidite Cat mi je poslala jos neke stvarcice da ih isprobam: kristalcice i minerale, a ja definitivno zelim da razmisljam i u tom pravcu:)! Hvala Cat!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Purple with Red!? - Ljubicasto sa crvenim !?



* This can be tricky combination, but here I think they work well together. I fell in love with this warm purple tone glass beads of various sizes and shapes. I was thinking what bead mix I should make here and decided that bright red and pink are just perfect but only if used with seed beads. So here it is! Casual and elegant at same time, goes well with anything.

* Ovo moze biti pomalo nezahvalna kombinacija, ali mislim da ova topla ljubicatsa i jarka crvena idu dobro zajedno. Prvo sam mislila da napravim narukvicu samo od ljubicastih perli, ali sam zakljucila da bi izgledala dosadno i da treba neka druga boja da je malo otvori. Odlucila sam da upotrebim jarko crvene i pink sitne perlice i tako sam dobila ovaj komad nakita za koji mislim da je elegantan i sportski u isto vreme.

Purple Ice - Ljubicasti led



* This used to be a long neckless I have bought at Chinese flea market for only 200 dins ( around 2 EUR ). I was attracted with its glass beads that look like amethyst.
I have disassembled it and made this bracelet. Triple layers of cube, beacon and sphere beads are connected with silver organza tape tied in bow. On the other side there is a decorative bead that fixes it. This piece also looks elegant and I would wear it only with eveningwear.

* Ovo je nekada bila ogrlica koju sam kupila u kineskom trznom centru za samo 200 din. Privukle su me perle koje potsecaju na ametist. Elemente sam rasturila i napravila ovu narukvicu koja se sastoji od tri reda perli povezanih tehnikom kukicanja. Na jednom kraju su fiksirani ukrasnom perlom, a na drugom trakom od srebrnog organdina vezanog u masnu. I ovaj komad nakita je vise elegantan i za vecernje izlaske, po mom misljenju.