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necklace Empress of Ice

Feb 28, 2011
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As a member of Artbeads blogging program I was asked to create a ‘Winter Enchantment’ design that represents what I find beautiful or inspirational about the winter season. My inspiration for creating this necklace was feminine side of the winter as I see it, I imagined dazzlingly beautiful, icy-cold, opulent Lady, Empress of Ice. 

I chose lots of crystal clear Swarovski stones, as nothing can show winter shine how they do! Centerpiece is fabulous Swarovski Octagon, at first I underestimated the size choosing it from my screen, but when I saw it in person it appeared to be an impressive crystal monster. Luckily we worked together very well :)
necklace Empress of Ice
This was the first time I worked with silver-plated xilions,  and I found them to be very versatile stones. They fitted my design quite easily and shined well together with the centerpiece. For bead-waving work I chose  Miyuki delicas and Toho rocailles loved by me for their quality and uniformity and Swarovski (of course!) bicones. One of the discoveries for me was Crystal CAL, this was the first time I saw it in reality and can tell you that it was love from the first sight. It is very tough to resist my desire to order all possible sizes of it in enormous quantities, and I am not sure how much longer I can hold myself :)
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I enjoyed inventing this necklace very much! It is a great honor and luck to be Artbeads blogging program participant. I want to thank all Artbeads team for this wonderful opportunity!
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necklace Empress of Ice

I will be happy to know how do you find my creation, any comments are very welcome!
Thank you for looking :)

Disclosure: Being participant of the Artbeads blogging program I have received the products from Artbeads free of charge and I am honestly reviewing them. I have not been paid for any endorsement of the products.

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JanineB@7 wrote
on Mar 1, 2011 7:33 AM

Absolutely one of the prettiest pieces I have seen in a long time..


elysium wrote
on Mar 1, 2011 6:16 PM

I love the chain!!! What stitch(s) did you use to make it? Great work by the way.


on Mar 3, 2011 12:52 AM


on Mar 7, 2011 12:44 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS!

AurikaB wrote
on Mar 25, 2011 6:24 AM

Georgeous work!!!! Lovely chain and great gray colour palette!!!

Yvette-eve wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 4:24 PM
Yvette-eve wrote
on Mar 30, 2011 4:28 PM

               Most elegant,  in it's shades of crystal, silvers.    You must have really enjoyed making it and seeing its result.

              Love the square aspect of it's units in the chain.   Yvette

TeresaN@12 wrote
on Apr 30, 2011 4:35 PM

WOW..You are 1 talented beader!  I find this piece absolutely stunning!!  I would like to know how  you came up with that necklace idea. WOW...really I am is so beautiful!!! Keep up the wonderful beading!!!

walkson wrote
on May 12, 2011 8:41 PM

To say spectular seems to be an understatement.  How beautiful!

walkson wrote
on May 12, 2011 8:44 PM

That should say spectacular!