Fall Colors Necklace by Lana Zoubkov

Fall Colors Necklace

Posted Svetlana Beading Ideas, Fashion

There is a period in American consumer life that I would call a “mid-giving” crisis. It is the time between Halloween and Thanksgiving when we all enjoy Nature’s colorful display but not quite ready for the Christmas time. Shortly before Halloween, I created this necklace to wear it during this season. Will I be right […]

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Exploration of Bead Embroidery Techniques Using Cameo

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

Here is one of the recently completed bead embroidery pendants – the purple cameo. Color I simply repeated the two colors I saw in this cameo cab: bright white and purple. But I could not let it be so boring and decided to vary surface finishes from matte, luster to transparent rainbow! To warm up […]

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Winter Medallion Story of Creation

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

To be honest, I called it Winter Medallion not just because it looks white.  By the way, if you look carefully, there are cream color beads and shiny ivory beads in it, too.  I called it Winter because the texture of the medallion resembles the patterns I see on the snow when it gets a […]

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Green Bead Embroidered Pendant on a Viking Knit Rope

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

This project had several components ready before it appeared in my imagination. Viking knit necklace A green stone I purchased years ago from a lapidary company Rula beads I wanted to incorporate into bead embroidery Olive green freshwater pearls on my table (don’t ask, I just couldn’t put them away) The pendant had to compliment the […]

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Lapis Lazuli Pendant: The Creative Process

Posted Svetlana Bead Embroidery, Design Laboratory

The pattern of this pendant reminds me of Mediterranean tile colors. Mosaic art and other decorative designs probably influenced this piece. I have an extensive visual memory that is a “hoarder” by nature, but labeling is not the activity both of us find really attractive. Therefore it is hard to say sometime, where the design […]

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