Friday, 30 July 2010

Colour My Love

My newest piece ... just finished this morning.

I started this piece a few weeks back when I was madly making all that wedding stuff for the Bridal Show. I thought of doing this as something different - "out of the norm" so to speak for a wedding. Well, true to form, I didn't get it finished in time for the Show .... but actually I'm glad I took my time on this one. It's the first time I've ever made beaded beads - albeit little ones - but I love doing them so much I want to do more.
Rich sumptuous reds - clay heart tiles, seedies, Swarovski Crystals (lots of them), and a gorgeous Sterling Silver and Garnet toggle clasp

Thursday, 29 July 2010

and the winner is .......

Kara Esler from Heavenly Princess ... come on down!!!! You have won the beautiful pair of earrings shown in the post below.

Email me you addy darl so you can receive your beautiful earrings :)


Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Gift for 700th liker on Maryniky Designs - FB

Well ... I never in my wildest dreams thought that my "like" page on FB would reach 700 "likers", but it is drawing near. I decided to give away a gorgeous pair of earrings to the 700th person.

These earrings are very special indeed and come from my Nebulae series ... featuring handmade Lampwork beads by Etsy Artist Atlantisglassandbead, Purple Velvet AB2 Swarovski Crystals and Sterling Silver studs. Valued at $30.

See my FB page for more details - just look for Maryniky Designs :)

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

New website up and running

It took me the good part of a day, but I finally got around to re-designing my website. I was lucky enough to have a new logo designed by Rachel from Atomicbutterfly Designs, so I thought "why not re-design the website as well".

Hopefully I've ironed all the glitches out - please let me know if you see anything amiss, or if there are checkout problems at all.

You can my website here ... Maryniky Designs

Also, as you can see I've changed the layout of my blog to reflect my new logo :) mmm now to get new business cards and flyers done up. :)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Jeanne Antoinette - Madame du Pompadour

Jeanne Antoinette was better known as "Madame du Pompadour - she was the mistress of Louis XV.

This piece was started back in April as part of a themed Challenge "Madame du Pompadour". When I started researching pics of this famous mistress, I saw pretty blues, lace, flowers, brocade, ribbons ... so I endeavoured to make a choker-style piece based on all those things. This is the result ... a winding branch of pretty blue flowers.

Made with seed beads, Czech FPs, Czech flowers, lace flowers, and Swarovski Crystals. Finished off at the back with a deep blue satin ribbon.

Hope you like her :)

Sunday, 11 July 2010

A couple more Bridal pieces

Here's a couple more that I managed to get done before the big Wedding Showcase today.

Had a great day - met lots of lovely people, networked with a few businesses, passed out lots of business cards and even a couple of orders.

Below are pics of the setup I had for my table :)

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Bridal collection

I'm in the process of building up a bit of a bridal collection - this is just the beginning :)

Top Left:  Biwa pearls, Freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Gold Fill clasp and extender chain
Top Right:  Biwa pearls, Freshwater pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Gold Fill clasp and extender chain
Bottom Left:  Coin pearls, Swarovski pearls, Swarovski Crystals, Czech FPs, Gold Fill
Bottom Right:  Swarovski Crystal Sliders, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls, Sterling Silver

Lace Wedding necklace - lace motif, seed beads, Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Pearls, Sterling Silver