Blue bead crochet necklace

This new bead crochet necklace I made today

bead crochet rope

Blue gold black bead necklace strung on a golden color chain.

 This seed beaded pendant crocheted from Japanese seed beads.
The necklace measures about 20.5 inches (about 52 cm) 


New bead crochet necklaces

Today I have two new items at once.
1. Aged Copper seed bead necklace strung on a chain.

Copper necklace

2. White silver seed bead necklace strung on a chain.
bead crochet necklace
 This seed beaded necklaces crocheted from Japanese seed beads.


One more bead crochet necklace

 I made ​​this bead crochet necklace to order.

bead crochet rope

This simple pattern always looks very nice in the necklace.

I did have a lot of necklaces under this scheme (with minor changes)


Handmade soap

I made ​​for myself a little bit of handmade soap.

Handmade soap

Yes, except that I do handmade jewelry, I can to make handmade soap.
And I love it, for several reasons.
First, it is fascinating.
Secondly, it is only natural ingredients.
Thirdly, the handmade soap is useful because when properly selected recipe it can solve some skin problems.
For example, my skin is dry and prone to couperose. And industrial soaps that I used, dried and irritated my face, hands and body. Three years ago I decided to replace the industrial soap on handmade soap. And it has helped my skin.

So, how do I make my handmade soap?
There are several processes handmade soap making.
1) melt and pour which uses a pre-made base that you melt and add fragrance and color too.
2) cold process, when mixed oils and lye together, but doesn’t add any additional heat. The saponification process makes its own “heat” and the soap is ready to use only through 3-6 weeks.
3) hot process soap, when mixed oils and lye, and then adds extra heat to jump start the saponification process. You can use this soap the next day.

I do not like to wait long, so do hot soap method. The process looks something like this.
-Think over the soap recipe. Necessary to have some knowledge about the properties of the oils. For today's handmade soap I picked olive oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil. Because only these oils were found in my house :)
-Calculates the required amount of ingredients using soap calculator.

 -Oil weighed and heated them at the "water bath"

-Weighed lye and water (part of the water has been previously frozen).

-Mix water and lye.

-Mix oil and lye dissolved in water. Oils and lye solution need to be the same temperature before mixing

-Mix with blender until trace (it becomes the consistency of pudding)

-I cover and put the pot on the "water bath"

-Over time the soap will look shiny and translucent. 

-Stir gently, scraping bottom and sides of pan. When the soap mixture begins to look like mashed potatoes, i remove it from the "water bath".

-Adding colorants and fragrances. I added green tea extract, so the soap has become brown color. Then I spread soap mixture into prepared mold.

-Allow to cool. Cut into bars.

-After 1-2 days you can enjoy the handmade soap. But it is better to give a complete rest for about a week.

 Handmade Soap Making is a very rewarding and relaxing hobby.


Free pattern for bead crochet necklace

This is a pattern for bead crochet necklace of 14 stitches in the round.



I made a necklace for this scheme. I named this necklace "East ornament".



Leather jewelry and accessories

Leather jewelry and accessories has been associated only with punk and rock music and some similar subcultures for a long time. However, recently more and more people realize that it is not. Leather jewelry and accessories are gaining more popularity not only in the fashion world, but also in everyday life.
After all, a properly fitted bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces leather emphasize the individuality of any girl or woman. Not to mention the other accessories such as belts and bags.
As well leather jewelry and accessories are very popular among men. In my opinion, leather is the most suitable material for jewelry and accessories for real men.

Leather - one of the oldest materials used by humans. For example, the Indians of North America almost all household items were made of leather (clothes, bags and shoes etc).

The main Leather jewerly was then bracelet. Leather bracelet originally considered exclusively masculine accessory. Leather bracelet for men's wrist symbolized strength, power and authority , so wearing it was only allowed to rulers , soldiers , and members of noble families. Ordinary people who do not have ranks and titles , categorically forbidden to wear bracelets or other jewelry. Of particular importance mens bracelets leather had for soldiers. They put themselves before the fight , because they believed that they are not only a sign of courage and strength, but also act as a talisman that protects against the evil eye evil, misfortune and disease. Women began to wear these ornaments after began to take part in the fighting along with the men.
Nowadays leather bracelets lost their former significance and become versatile and stylish accessory.

Now we may see jewelry in all shapes and sizes. These may be made of leather cord and decorated with semi-precious stones or other pendants, or they may consist of thicker strips of leather that have designs in them.

 Belts, hair accessories and bags are more commonly categorized as accessories than jewelry items. However, each of these categories contains innumerable leather items that are decorative enough to be considered jewelry in their own right.

Men’s leather jewelry items tend to focus on bracelets and cuff watches. Men’s and women’s leather jewelry pieces are generally quite similar. The major difference is that men’s pieces are generally larger and sturdier, while women’s items tend to be more delicate.

Leather goes well with many natural materials, as well as metal, stone, plastic, glass, etc.
If you have a bit of creativity and a knack for craft projects, you may want to try your hand at making your own leather jewelry and accessories. So, you will become the happy owner a unique product.


Golgen Necklace

Today I have a new - golden necklace.
This necklace is made of crochet beaded bead with a diameter of about 2 cm.
Golden pendant ball suspended on a golden chain.
Golgen Necklace
A great addition to the evening dress as well as to everyday clothes.
Necklaces can also be a great gift for any occasion.
 Here such golden necklace I made ​​today.