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Friday, 22 August 2014

Bracelet Craze #7

Here's 3 new ones:

Art bead: black facetted Erudite in polymer clay by Second Surf
Semi-precious stone: white-gray agate rounds

Art bead: elephant in polymer clay by PipsJewelry

Art bead: stoneware swirly lentil by BHClaySmith

Only the last one is for sale. Let me know if you are interested.

All my best,
Malin


Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bracelet Craze #6

So, I've upscaled the value of some of my later ones in this recent range of bracelets that I call Bracelet Craze (of 2014), by using semiprecious stones as well. Check back at previous, recent posts if you are interested in seeing more in the series. The posts are all named Bracelet Craze and then a number. I hope you too like my latest creations. I am very pleased with them myself if I may say so :-).

Art bead: patterned clay lentil by BHClaySmith
Semi-precious stone: Pale yellow quartz rounds

Art bead: Mellow Yellow bottle cap bead by Trinket Foundry
Semi-precious stone: Lime green jade nuggets

Art bead: green Erudite facetted round in polymer clay by Second Surf

Art bead: green raku ceramic flower by Jubilee


Please contact me if you would like to buy any of these bracelets.
E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin

Saturday, 16 August 2014

3 necklaces


Necklace with ceramic beads, a heart and rustic black chain
Art beads: 
Ceramic beads from left to right by Gaea, Diane Hawkey, Gaea and Jubilee 
Oxidized silver heart by DaisyChain


 Necklace with Owl
Art bead: 
Owl pendant in polymer clay by Jess Contreras


Necklace with words pendant - Love Is The Only Thing That Matters 
Art bead: 
Word pendant in polymer clay by SwoonDimples


Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of these necklaces.
E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin


Monday, 11 August 2014

Bracelet Craze #5

They keep coming. I really enjoy making these. And here's another four :-).

Art bead in polymer clay by Marla's Mud.

Art bead in polymer clay by HumbleBeads.

Art bead, ceramic raku, by Jubilee.

 Art bead, ceramic, by Gaea.

Please contact me if you would like to buy any of these.
E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bracelet Craze #4

Oh no, I am not over it yet. The bracelet craze. It's much too much fun. I hope you too can enjoy it. I've made quite a few of them now. And here's another four of them :-).

I'm very pleased with this one!
Art beads by Jubilee and Gaea

Art bead by Jubilee

Art bead by Jubilee

Art bead by Golem

Please contact me if you would like to purchase any of these bracelets.
E-mail: malindekoning@hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Some chunkier pieces

Most of the time I find it difficult to take photos of necklaces. I feel the pictures often don't manage to capture how great the actual piece looks in reality. This is exactly the case with the two necklaces I show here today. I am super pleased with them both, they look so good. But I am not happy with the photos … 
Anyway, I hope what I show you here will give you at least an idea. 

Chunky Necklace with Four Odd Art Beads
Art beads from left to right: SecondSurf, Gaea, Staci Louise Smith and Jubilee

Long Necklace with Rectangles And Squares
Art beads by Jubilee and Second Surf

Chunky Bracelet In Pastelly Pinks Greens And Yellows
Art beads by Jubilee, Gaea, Diane Hawkey and Genea


Please contact me if you wish to get any of these pieces. 
E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin de Koning


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bracelet Craze #3

More bracelets … 7 of them ...

Art bead: Ceramic book by Mary Harding

Art bead: Blue semi-spherical raku ceramic bead by Jubilee

Art bead: Ecru Wing Ding lampwork glass bead by Genea

Art bead: Yellow Yes polymer clay heart by JettaBug

Art bead: Grumpy Bull Dog head ceramic by BHClaySmith

Art bead: Green flat drop ceramic bead by Gaea

Art bead: Lime green ceramic coin by Jubilee 

Please contact me if you are interested in any of these bracelets. E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bracelet Craze - #2

And the bracelet craze continues. (See previous post.)

Art bead: green raku coin ceramic by Jubilee

Art bead: blue raku semi sphere ceramic by Jubilee


Art bead: ivory with brown Erudite shard by Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf


Art bead: midsummer's flowers ceramic lentil by Golem

Please contact me if you like any of these bracelets.
Email-address:  malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin

Monday, 21 July 2014

Malin's Bracelet Craze of July 2014

Bracelets are just pouring out of me. For the last few days I can't stop making them. I am having so much fun. They are all basically following the same design concept, seemingly simple, but which I still can vary in endless variations. Two complementing kinds of beads sitting on each side of one art bead. Strung on either waxed linen or Griffin silk cord, and with a simple hook or swirl clasp.


It's all about the proportions and the combination of colors, shapes and textures. And that's what I have always loved about designing anyway. All the parts aiming to enhance each other and still creating a beautiful unity. It's the essence of my design/art philosophy! It doesn't matter weather I am painting a painting, sculpting, designing a graphic profile or making jewelry. I have had the same approach since ever. Kind of investigating and researching what happens if I try this, or that. And that is why it is so much fun for me. A never ending journey on which I keep discovering new things all the time. May my life never end giving me new thrills of all kinds. Some of my earliest childhood memories are to do with me playing with, and discovering things about colors and form. It's in my blood. It's my passion. 

Forest green ceramic round by Karen Totten.

Raku ceramic square by Jubilee.

Orange with brown Erudite facetted polymer clay bead by Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf.

Forest green ceramic round by Karen Totten.

Green round ceramic bead with a tree by Kylie Parry.

Ivory with gold flower polymer clay disk by Leah Curtis of BeadyEyed Bunny.


Please contact me if you take fancy in any of these bracelets and wish to buy it. E-mail me at: malindekoning@hotmail.com

NOW:
What is YOUR design philosophy? Are you even aware of if you have one? What is it you are investigating/researching when you are designing? In what lies the thrill for you? Please write a comment! I would love to hear all about it.

All my best,
Malin