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.

More Yellow - Jos malo zute



* Some more summer jewelry. This barcelet is a little bit higher than I usualy make, somehow it automatically looks more serious, richer. However, I still think that jewelry in wire bead crochet technique is always delicate and discrete. This piece too.

* Jos malo letnjeg nakita. Ova narukvica je malo vislja nego sto uobicajeno pravim, automatski mi izgleda nekako ozbiljnije, bogatije. Medjutim, jos uvek mislim da nakit u tehnici kukicane zice sa perlicama uvek izgleda delikatno i diskretno. Tako i ovaj komad.

Black & White set



* Here are some pieces I did last days. This is a finished piece from my previous post. It's kind of classic and elegant, goes well with eveningwear.

* Evo nekih komada na kojima sam radila poslednjih dana. Ovo je zavrsen komad iz mog prethodnog posta. Klasican je i elegantan, ide dobro uz vecernju garderobu.