Archive for November, 2013

Beaded Leather Bracelets and Chokers

Sunday, 17 November, 2013

Guided by the success of these designs in Toronto (did not bring any back home with me), I am making more bracelets and choker necklaces using Regaliz leather components. Some call it licorice leather; it’s about the size and shape of licorice strand, 0.5 inch wide and rather thick. I adorn each piece with beaded straps of tiny Japanese delica beads. Similar idea can be used with 5mm leather string for a more delicate look. All chokers are 16″ longs, and bracelets vary from 7″ to 8.5″ (they need to fit loose). I am experimenting with more colours and a variety of beadwork designs.


Jewellery Trunk Show at Y5 Boutique in Toronto

Tuesday, 12 November, 2013

Had a fun night at Jolanta Fashions jewellery trunk show at Y5 boutique downtown Toronto. The boutique belongs to Ula Zukowska, a Toronto designer with Polish origing and architecture background. When you are in Toronto, make sure to check the address 5 Yorkville Avenue. Ula’s creations use innovative structural ideas, including creative application of zippers.