Friday, May 1, 2009

Jewelry from Murano, Italy

About two years ago, I had the opportunity to go to Italy. I not only visited Venice for the first time, but also went to the world famous glass making Murano island. I want to share with you some of the pictures that I took there, especially some of the beautiful jewelry they produce on the island. If you are interested in reading about some historical background about Murano and its glass making history, please check out the links below:

Below are the pictures that I took, enjoy!!

Trip cancelled yesterday, Sorry.......

Hi all, it rained almost all day yesterday in Toronto, and I had to cancel my trip!! :( Although I had planned to browse and do some shopping in downtown, I knew my pictures will not turn out as nice, so I will try it again within a few weeks!! And, I promise I will post some pictures here!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shopping and Browsing

Hello, by the time that you see this post, I will be on my way to downtown Toronto for some shopping and browsing. I will share what I find with you after I get back! :) Unfortunately it seems it's going to rain tomorrow.... :( Hope my pictures will still come out alright.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swarovski crystal ribbon bracelet

Have you tried right angle weave technique yet? You can create this gorgeous crystal ribbon with Swarovski crystals. This tutorial is by BeadandButton magazine, if you are interested, you can download their free PDF tutorial for this bracelet HERE!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Beaded earring with Swarovski crystals

This is another pair of earrings that I made using the double sided beaded pendant technique. I love this shade of green. You can come up with a lot of different design ideas with this technique by using different shape of beads. Have you done any jewelry with this technique, would you like to share it with us? If you have, please leave me a comment with the link to your image! Lets see some of your work here, too! :)