June 14, 2008

New 3D Rectangle Pendant (Aiko vs. Delica)

I'm hooked on the three dimensional geometric shapes lately. This is my new design of 3D rectangle and beaded bail. I used Delica (red) and Aiko (all the other colors) beads.

Until not long ago I have used regular seed beads for this kind of works, but then I started to work with Japanese Miyuki Delica beads. The result is much better, because these beads are more uniformed and allow you to make clean lines. You can see the big difference of the two kinds used to make these 3D stars.

BUT then, thanks to a very dear friend, I discovered another kind of uniformed beads. She has sent me some of her favorite Japanese Toho's Aiko beads as a gift (and some more exciting things :)) to try them out.
What can I say? She is right - the Aikos are even better than the Delicas! They are much uniformed and have a larger hole, which makes it easy to pass the needle several times, without worrying about breaking the tiny beads.
Thank you so much my dear friend, I really enjoyed using the beads ! And I hope you like what I made with them! :)



25 comments:

  1. Smadar,

    You have a fantastic eye for color and design. Great job!!!! I love how you combined the Aiko and Delica beads on the bail showing the difference between them. This is not only a work of art but a lesson in bead uniformity as well. Brilliant idea.

    Louise

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  2. Thanks so much, dear Louise! I'm glad you liked it :) Comming from you, it's a huge compliment!

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  3. That is a beautiful creation. I love how simple, yet intricate it is.

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  4. This is so beautiful Smadar, very modern... i love the colours and clean lines... and it's already in a treasury :-)

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  5. Thank you, waterrose and Marlaine :)

    Thanks to you too, Triz, for the info ;)

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  6. Smadar - this is gorgeous! Your eye for design is amazing.

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  7. משגע!
    שילובי צבעים ועיצוב נהדרים

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  8. Thanks very much outofthepinksky and clinkscalesarts :)

    תודה, ג'ודית! :)

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  9. You've got some beautiful pieces. Loved looking at your slideshow.
    {:-Deb

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  10. Wow, Smadar! This is so gorgeous!!! And it's my favorite color combination. :-)

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  11. Thank you too, storybeader and Marylou!

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  12. This is just gorgeous :) You are very talented! :)

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  13. Another wonderful piece :) Very good idea! Congrats!

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  14. Very attractive and elegant piece!

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  15. that looks Fantastic!!

    Quality + Style*******

    ;)) Peace*

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  16. I love your work ! Is amazing !
    I really new at this ... I wanted to make a braclet with a 3d triange with open inside ... and I coudn't :( a read a lot of books but I didnt find this anywhere ....:((( please helppppppppp

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