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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

Sunday, 13 July 2014

3 new pairs of Earrings

Earrings - Feathers And Mushroom (mismatched)

Art Beads:
Mushroom charm (polymer clay) - HumbleBeads
Turquoise Semispherical Raku Ceramic bead - Jubilee
Turquoise With White Feathers Disk (polymer clay) - HumbleBeads
Turquoise Bird Shaped Raku Ceramic bead - Jubilee
Oxidized Copper Earring hooks - RubyMountainMetal

Other beads and components:
Oxidized Copper head pins
Matte Dark Pink 6/0 Seed Bead
Green Trade Glass Heishi
Copper Trade Heishi Ring


Earrings - TripleDrops

Art Beads:
Drop Glass Beads - Unicorn Beads
Oxidized Copper Earring Hooks - E2SSupplies

Other beads and components:
Green Trade Glass Heishis
Copper rings
Waxed linen cord


Earrings - Sea Green Drops And Pumpkin (mismatched)

Art Beads:
Drop Glass Beads - Unicorn Beads
Sea blue on Dark Clay washer rings - Elaine Ray
Robins Egg Blue Small Lampwork Disks - SpanksyDesigns
Pale Green Pumkin Ceramic Bead - Earthenwood Studios
Teal Ridged Tube Ceramic Bead - Marsha Neal
Oxidized Copper Earring Hooks - E2SSupplies

Other beads and components:
Copper rings
Waxed linen cord


Please contact me if you wish to buy any of these earrings. 
E-mail: malindekoning@hotmail.com

All my best,
Malin de Koning


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

2 Bracelets

Bracelet - Rustic Chain & Onyx Rectangles
Art beads:
Saffron and verdigris patinated rustic chain - MissFickleMedia
S clasp with olive lampwork glass - Genea

Other beads and components:
White onyx smooth rectangles
Waxed linen cord

Bracelet - Ghost White Chain & Turitella Agate
Art beads:
Ghost white patinated copper chain - MissFickleMedia
Copper leaf clasp - DaisyChainExtra

Other beads and components:
Turitella agate faceted nuggets
Blue Griffin silk cord

The turitella agate is so beautiful and stunning. 

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

All my best,
Malin


Monday, 30 June 2014

Necklace & Earrings

Necklace - With Green Ceramic Button And Black Patinated Shard
This is a rather long necklace, with the pendant hanging below the bosom.

Art beads:
  • Green Ceramic Button - Gaea
  • Black patinated metal shard - MissFickleMedia
  • Patinated toggle clasp - MissFickleMedia

Other beads and components:
  • Pink Coral rounds 4mm
  • Ghana Bauxite pipestones 4mm
  • Green frosted large seed beads
  • Rectangular links raw brass chain
  • Square profile brass wire
  • Vintaj brass jump ring
  • Green Griffin silk cord


Earrings - Blue & Yellow Delight
These earrings look so great on. I should make sure to show you a picture of them when they are being worn. And I am also considering keeping them for myself. We'll see … I haven't completely made up my mind yet ...

Art beads:
  • Yellow on chocolate Ceramic rounds - Gaea
  • Ocean blue patinated petal links - MissFickleMedia
Other beads and components:
    • Blue waxed linen cord
    • Vintaj brass findings and ear studs

    If you are interested in any of these pieces please let me know. 
    e-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


    All my best,
    Malin

    Saturday, 21 June 2014

    3 bracelets

    Bracelet - Rusty Rose Garden - SOLD!
    Art beads: rusty red patinated chain by MissFickleMedia, rose swirl clasp by TheCuriousBeadShop, beaded bead by Malin de Koning

    Other beads and components: green jade (semiprecious stone) rounds, rose goldy czech glass faceted coins, dark green waxed linen cord


    Bracelet - Samarkand
    Art beads: painted polymer clay beads by GracefulWillowBeads

    Other beads and components: matte anthracite large seed beads, brass colored large seed beads, turquoise picasso glass cubes, heavily oxidized brass hook and eye clasp, dark turquoise waxed linen cord


    Bracelet - Surf's Up
    Art beads: hand painted boat shaped wooden beads by GracefulWillowBeads

    Other beads and components: cloudy turquoise glass bicones, milky ivory gilt lined seed beads, heavily oxidized brass hook and eye clasp, black waxed linen cord


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

    All my best,
    Malin



    Friday, 13 June 2014

    Summery Necklaces and Sailing Longings

    Necklace - Porcelain Dragonfly With Moonstone Heishis
    This necklace is rather short for being one of mine. The pendant sits very nicely in the décolletage, perfect for a classic white shirt on a summery day in the country side or by the sea side. Or wear it with a pretty white cotton dress at the traditional Swedish Midsummer's celebration.

    Art bead: Dragonfly on porcelain - FinnCreations

    Other beads and components: Farfalle/peanut beads, moonstone heishi semi-precious stones, seed beads, silvery findings, beading wire


    Necklace - Saltsjöbaden (with brass pod pendant)
    I am thinking sailing for this necklace. Either on the boat or just when spending time in the marina, perhaps drinking a cooling beer in the fancy restaurant. 

    Beads and components: Brass pod pendant from Objects & Elements, seed beads, wooden rounds, glass, acrylic, brass findings, waxed linen cord


    Summer feelings
    Ok, so perhaps you have already guessed. I am really longing for my 3 day-session sailing 2.4mR in Saltsjobaden, Stockholm, in the beginning of July. Just looking at pictures gives me that wonderful feeling in my stomach. 3 days is not enough, but so far that is what I have booked. I hope to add another session again in August :-).

    I did not do a lot of sailing at all growing up. I do not come from a sailing family. But most of my childhood I lived very near a marina. So the atmosphere is just so at home for me. Then I coincidentally came across sailing 2.4mR a few years ago as a part of a rehab session I did for people with MS (I have MS for those of you who didn't know). One half an hour session and I was completely and utterly hooked. It is the most amazing feeling you could imagine. You are so one with the elements. So free. And you can sail as fast or slow as you wish. Guess which one I like. You're right, faaaaast. I am going to take proper lessons this time, so I hope I will become more advanced in my sailing skills. It doesn't hurt that the location for where I do the sailing, Saltsjobaden is a fantastically beautiful place. And the general surroundings of the club, Skota Hem, are just plain awesome. The people are so nice too. I hope to have a meal at the Holmen Kok & Bar restaurant (below) at least once.





    Please contact me if you are interested in any of the necklaces shown in this post. 
    E-mail: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


    All my best,
    Malin

    Friday, 6 June 2014

    Jewelry in June

    Necklace with mandala pendant

    Art bead:
    Mandala pendant - Barbara Bechtel, Second Surf

    Other:
    Various czech glass, lucite beads, acrylic beads, seed beads, gold painted wood, vintage bronze colored rounds, waxed linen cord, brass findings


    Earrings - Roobios

    Art beads:
    Painted beach pebbles - PlymouthRocks
    Edge glaze raku circles - Jubilee

    Other:
    Vintaj brass earhooks and findings
    Waxed linen cord


    Please let me know if you are interested in any of these. Contact me at malindekoning[at]hotmail.com.


    All my best,
    Malin

    Saturday, 17 May 2014

    Jewelry

    Bracelet - Clan of Three Rocks
    Art Beads:
    Handmade fabric bead cones - DatzKatz

    Bracelet - Coral Crush
    Art Beads:
    Raku ceramic cubic bead - BHClaySmith

    Bracelet - Double Bump
    (This bracelet looks so great on, but it was difficult to do it justice in a photo. I can't help seeing a kind of pouty smiley face in this picture.) 
    Art Beads:
    Copper leaf clasp - DaisyChainExtra
    Red dotted polymer clay bumpy beads - SomethingToDoWithYourHands

    Necklace with Fake (acrylic) Amber Nuggets
    (No art beads in this piece)


    All my best,
    Malin

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    Sunday, 11 May 2014

    Earrings

    4 new pairs of earrings:





    Hammered copper hearts by Joanne Tinley of DaisyChain
    Earwires by CuriousBead



    All my best,
    Malin

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    Please let me know if you are interested in buying any of my jewelry pieces. 
    Write to me:  malindekoning[at]hotmail.com
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