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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Lamb and Fish

Easter week I am presenting jewelry containing a lamb and fish. Might seem like a thought, but it isn't … unless it is a subconscious one …

I have never been one for practicing Christianity myself, in the sense of for instance regularly going to church, praying or reading the bible. I wouldn't call myself religious. Even so I do believe there was most probably a person called Jesus 2000 years ago, who was an extraordinary person in many ways. Like Gandhi, Mandela, Luther King, Mother Theresa and other great and real people in our history. Jesus was probably unusually extraordinary. And there have been times when I've found myself asking "What would Jesus have done in a situation like this?". I find him to be a great life guide. And the story of his life is ever so fascinating and inspiring.

Bracelet - Lisa Shaun
My daughter Arabella has a cuddly toy named Lisa Shaun (Shaun for surname since she is actually related to Shaun the Sheep … ). Lisa is soft, slouchy, extremely huggable, super cute, kind, caring and always there to give comfort for anyone in need of it. But she is also large. She can't be carried around everywhere. So when Rejetta Sellers recently showed us her latest design, an absolutely irresistible lamb/sheep bead in polymer clay, I knew I had to get one at once. And I've made this bracelet for Arabella. Now she can carry Lisa with her on the wrist at all times, for comfort when I am not around. The design is a result of a cooperation between Arabella and myself. The story is this: Lisa is in a field with purple flowers and under a bluish sky.

ART BEADS:
Lamb/sheep in polymer clay - Rejetta Sellers, JettaBugJewelry
Purple flower stamped resin coins - Susan K Nestor

OTHER:
Purple bicone, greenish leaf and bluish facetted rondelles - czech glass beads
Silvery flower magnetic clasp
Waxed linen cording




Necklace - Lime Green With Fish

ART BEAD:
Lime green raku ceramic pendant - Jubilee

OTHER:
Green tube indonesian glass beads
Matte pale periwinkle peanut beads
Old rose/purple small seed beads
Silvery ornate hook and eye clasp
Super soft and agile beading wire


Secretly hiding behind the lime green pendant are two fish shapes carved into the clay.


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Almost all of my jewelry pieces are available for purchase. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. 
Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin


Monday, 17 March 2014

Knotted necklaces

A week or so ago Lorelei Eurto posted on her blog about knotted necklaces. And her post really inspired me (thanks :-) ). For one, I was really attracted to every piece she showed. All great designs and color schemes, and such fun combinations of beads. And secondly I realized that style of knotting long sections of beads for necklaces would really suit me. I often use knotting in my jewelry making. Knotting or macrame is perfect when I make jewelry sitting in front of the TV, or outdoors on the veranda for instance. I also love to roam around in my stash and pick out and combine beads of different shapes, textures and colors.

I am very happy with how these three necklaces turned out. And I got to use some beautiful art bead pendants that I have been hoarding for too long.

Necklace - Blooming

  • Bloom pendant - Tesori Trovati, Erin Prais-Hinz
  • Amazon colorored small ceramic round - Elaine Ray
  • Pastel peach Aventurine petal briolette drops
  • Pink-orange-peach Agate rounds
  • Czech glass beads
  • Pale blue small wooden rounds
  • Pink lucite rounds, etched
  • Copper beads and components
  • Waxed linen cord

Necklace - Kind Words Conquer

  • Teal-khaki-white long polymer clay bead - Humble Beads
  • Kind Words Conquer polymer clay long pendant - SwoonDimples
  • Glass beads
  • Czech glass beads
  • Brass components
  • Waxed linen cord

Necklace - A Forest Is In An Acorn

  • A Forest Is In An Acorn polymer clay pendant - SwoonDimples
  • Glass beads
  • Czech glass beads
  • Seed beads
  • Antiqued silvery chain
  • Antiqued silvery beads and components
  • Waxed linen cord

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Please let me know if you are interested in buying any of my pieces. 
Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com
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All my best,
Malin


Friday, 21 February 2014

3 pieces

I showed you two creature necklaces in the previous post, yesterday. I actually made those already back in October-November last year. What I show you today is more recent work. Especially the necklace and the bracelet. I made those only in the last few days. The earrings I made in the beginning of January.

Necklace - Peace Leaf
  • Stoneware ceramic peace leaf - Kylie Parry
  • Square profiled brass wire
  • Round and square Toho seed beads
  • Waxed linen cord
  • Copper magnetic ball clasp

Bracelet - Granny Smith
  • Amber swirly lampwork round - Gardanne
  • Apple green with white etched lampwork - Gardanne
  • Spring green ceramic rounds - Gaea
  • Facetted opalite quartz rounds
  • Brass magnetic ball clasp
  • Carved wooden rounds
  • Matte copper painted wood bead
  • Waxed linen cord

Earrings
  • Copper ear hooks - JNicLoft
  • Yellow glass rounds
  • Copper heishi rings
  • Grey polymer clay disc pebbles - BeadsByEarthTones
  • Verdigris leafy brass bead caps
  • Yellow enameled copper head pins - PaintingWithFire

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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchase. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. 
Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin

Thursday, 20 February 2014

2 Creature Necklaces

Necklace - Bird on a Rock
  • Bird, polymer clay - SomethingToDoWithYourHands
  • Large robins egg blue ceramic raku bead - EarthButterStudio
  • White egg charm, polymer clay - SecondSurf
  • Brass findings
  • Braided silk

Necklace - Frog on a Climb
  • Stoneware ceramic toggle button - ArtisanClay
  • Lucite bead with a frog
  • Green raku ceramic flower - Jubilee
  • Lucite leaves
  • Polyester chain
  • Waxed linen cord

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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchase. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A few new pieces

Hi,
I am very much behind with taking photographs of my pieces since a couple or more months. I go through these patches at times. Perhaps it's related to the darkness of this time of the year. So now I have a lot of catching up to do. Anyway, here are three previously not shown pieces. (No the bracelet I mentioned on FaceBook the other day is not here, just in case you wonder.)

Necklace - Peace & Camping
  • Happy Camper, ceramic pendant - Gaea ceramics
  • Heart charm, hammered oxidized silver - DaisyChainExtra
  • Peace-Love-Hope-Faith sterling silver charm - HipChick
  • Dark pink ceramic round - Gaea
  • Green ceramic round - Gaea
  • Stoneware Espresso ceramic beads - Barbara Hanselman of BHClaySmith
  • Matte dark grey 6/0 seed beads
  • Charcoal grey waxed linen cord
  • Chain


Bracelet - Magenta Copper Grey
  • Copper rice beads
  • Ruby Moonstone AB irregular facetted
  • Clear glass tubes
  • Matte dark pink 8/0 seed beads
  • Natural Aquamarine AB square facetted
  • Amazon bluegreen ceramic round - Elaine Ray
  • Dark bronze ceramic round - Gaea
  • Grey india glass bulky drops
  • Grey AB glass rectangulars
  • Waxed linen cord in pink and magenta
  • Copper double stranded clasp

Bracelet - Pineapple Express
  • Poppy oxidized copper clasp - DaisyChainExtra
  • Lampwork glass bead - CheekyCherub
  • Peach ceramic round - Gaea
  • Smoky Teal AB facetted rondelles 
  • Pineapple copper bead
  • Coral buri seeds beads
  • Copper heishi rings
  • Tassel from copper leaf chain
  • Coral waxed linen cord 7-ply


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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchasing, even though I might not yet have listed them in my Etsy Shop. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin


Thursday, 30 January 2014

3 new bracelets starting of 2014

Bracelet 1


Art Beads - Blue hollow polymer clay beads by StillPointWorks



Bracelet 2

Art Bead - Tin Snippet link by Lorelei Eurto
Art Bead - Brass long hammered link by MissFickleMedia (curved by me)


Bracelet 3

Art Bead - Hammered copper leaf clasp by DaisyChainExtras
Art Bead - Hollow ceramic lentil, white with brown pattern by Golem


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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchasing, even though I might not yet have listed them in my Etsy Shop. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Gaea: Give It Away, Now!

Gaea is having a give away. 
Oh my, I wish I will be the winner of this oh so pretty handmade ceramic pendant by Gaea. 


You too still have a chance to be the lucky one. Just follow this link, and then follow the instructions there:


Good luck!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Necklaces for different seasons

Necklace - Autumn Leaf Blue
  • Leaf pendant - HumbleBeads
  • Light blue recycled glass disc bead
  • Teracotta matte 6/0 seed beads
  • Brown facetted ceramic bead - Diane Hawkey
  • Rustic Bloom ceramic bead - SlateStudioSupply
  • Rustic Spike ceramic bead - SlateStudioSupply
  • Oxidated copper swirly hook clasp - CuriousBeadShop 
  • Copper chain, multiple and fringy circles 
  • Bayong wooden side drilled beads
  • Butternut rustic lampwork bead
  • Rustic Spike ceramic bead - SlateStudioSupply
  • Teracotta polymer clay disk bead - HumbleBeads
  • Waxed linen cord


Necklace - Green and Pietersite
  • Green raku fired irregular ceramic pendant - Jubilee
  • Pietersite rectangular beads
  • Green Howlite rectangular beads
  • Green ceramic round - Gaea
  • Large circular links copper chain
  • Oxidized copper rectangular hook clasp - CuriousBeadShop
  • Waxed linen cord


Necklace - Sweet Candy
  • Seed beads
  • Faux sea glass
  • Indonesian glass
  • Glass, bone and resin beads
  • Wooden button - Meluna
  • Waxed linen cord
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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchasing, even though I might not yet have listed them in my Etsy Shop. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Gravitating towards color schemed bracelets

I haven't blogged for a while. And well, I have made more jewelry than these 4 bracelets over the last few weeks. And in different color schemes too. But yesterday, when I got about to take some photographs of some of my latest creations I just saw that a few of them shared this kind of color scheme with ivory, white, greens and yellows. And I thought it might be a nice idea to present them as a group.

Bracelet - Knotted 
  • Ivory faceted geode ceramic bead - Gaea
  • Green faceted ceramic bead - Diane Hawkey
  • Chartreuse enameled round - BeadSwedeSupplies
  • Yellow glass coins
  • Orange shiny large seed beads
  • Ivory shiny even larger seed beads
  • Oxidized sterling silver clasp - BeadSwedeSupplies
  • Lime green resin coin bead
  • Yellow shiny large seed bead
  • Green shiny large seed bead
  • Yellow waxed linen cord

Bracelet - A White House
  • White ceramic hispanic style house - Jubilee
  • White flat oval glass beads
  • Pale yellow  flat oval glass beads
  • Stripy green and lime flat oval glass beads
  • Copper lobster clasp and ring
  • Nature white waxed linen cord
Bracelet - Macrame Yellow
  • Peach pink ceramic bead - Gaea
  • Bronze lined (black diamond) large seed beads
  • Pale grey resin coin
  • White glass bead
  • White ceramic bead - Gaea
  • Sea blue ceramic bead - Gaea
  • Grey resin coin
  • Dark yellow waxed cotton cord
Bracelet - Macrame Green
  • Multi color resin coin
  • Shiny ivory very large seed beads
  • Green czech oval bead
  • Shiny green large seed bead
  • Green resin coin
  • Transparent gold etched elongated acrylic bead
  • Green waxed cotton cord

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All my jewelry pieces are available for purchasing, even though I might not yet have listed them in my Etsy Shop. Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. Contact me at: malindekoning[at]hotmail.com


All my best,
Malin