Archive for 2014

Houndstooth Beadwork

Friday, 26 December, 2014

Red and white houdstooth beadwork and gray leather choker necklace with pewterNavy and white houdstooth beadwork and metalic white leather choker necklace with pewterBlue and white houdstooth beadwork and metalic white leather bracelet with pewterFor a long time I wanted to capture the houndstooth fabric pattern in beadwork design, and finally had enough time to do it. Once again, the mathematical side of my mind came to help. I used Excel spreadsheet with merging cells to develop a flat peyote pattern (not a trivial task because the beads overlap so that a regular grid would not do). The additional challenge was that the pattern had to be exactly 40 rows to fit around the regular Regaliz leather strip. After a couple of trial and error attempts, here it is, perfected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knitted Wool Shawl with a Pin

Sunday, 2 November, 2014

large white & beige wool shawl wiith pinwhite, blue & beige wool shawl wiith pinwhite, pink & gray wool shawl wiith pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These luscious shawls were hand-knitted on large size needles, with two or three strands of wool to achieve unique colour and texture. Custom pin made with semi precious stones and silver plated metal provides adjustable closure.

 

 

 

Flower Garden Scarves

Friday, 31 October, 2014

blue wool scarf with flowers and stone embelishmentburgundy wool scarf with flowers and stone embelishmentforest green wool scarf with flowers and stone embelishmentnatural colour wool scarf with flowers and stone embelishmentHand-crochetted scarves made with very soft 100% wool, and embellished with wool flowers and semiprecious stones. Available in three colour combinations: neutral, burgundy, blue, and forest green.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equine Necklaces and Good Luck Bracelets

Friday, 19 September, 2014

Sterling Silver Equine Pendat with Gray Hand-Knotted PearlsSterling Silver Equine Pendant with Brown Hand-Knotted PearlsSterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls, and Leather Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the urban cow-girl. Sterling silver horse pendant of two styles on a strand of hand-knotted freshwater pearls of your choice. Also, a layered bracelet of tan leather, freshwater pearls and sterling silver, with a horse-shoe charm for good luck.

Model: Alicja Karbowiak. Top: SAL’s RedunDance.

 

Summer Version of the Beaded Leather Bracelets

Sunday, 10 August, 2014

Here is summer version of the beaded leather bracelets. Currently, they are available in metallic white and tan leather, a variety of pewter embellishments, and custom beadwork colours.
Model: Rohini Singh.

 

Tan leather bracelet with pink tones beadwork and pewter butterfly embellishmentTan leather bracelet with pink tones beadwork and pewter butterfly embellishmentMetalic white leather bracelet with black and yellow beadwork and pewter embellishmentMetalic white leather bracelet with black and yellow beadwork and pewter embellishmentMetalic white leather bracelet with black and yellow beadwork and pewter embellishment

Leather and Rhinestones Earrings and Bracelets

Monday, 4 August, 2014

This line of leather and rhinestones dangle earrings and bracelets will be expanded for Fall 2014. Materials: recycled leather, rhinestones trim, and silver plated or gold plated metal. I will be adding a selection of Fall colours, and variety of stones, pearls and crystals for embellishment. Also, there will be  a choice of earwires or clip-on style for the earrings.

Black leather and rhinestones dangle earrings and braceletBlack leather and rhinestones clip-on dangle earringsCream/black leather and rhinestones earrings and braceletCream/black leather and rhinestones clip-on dangle earrings

Ultralight Statement Earrings – Embellished Lace

Sunday, 3 August, 2014

Black lace and white pearls sterling silver earringsWhite Lace and Pearls Sterling Silver EarringsBlack Lace with Fuchsia Embellishment Sterling Silver EarringsBlack Lace with White Pearls Sterling Silver Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These earrings are perfect for someone who likes large earrings but cannot wear them because of their weight. They are made with fragments of lace that has been stabilized to prevent fraying, embellished with pearls and glass beads There are several styles and colours available. Here shown in black and white lace versions.

Model: Rohini Singh.

 

 

 

New Jolanta Fashions Necklaces at La Chic

Friday, 20 June, 2014

New necklaces of Jolanta Fashions are available through La Chic Ladies Wear in Bankers Hall in Calgary. They were custom designed to accessorize new European fashions brought into the store for Fall 2014. I incorporated the recent stone acquisitions, including gorgeous ametrine nuggets bought in Montreal (ametrine is a blend of purple amethyst and yellow citrine).

 

Jolanta Fashions Jewellery at the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal

Saturday, 7 June, 2014

beaded leather choker and braceletbeaded leather black and gray braceletbeaded leather brown black and yellow choker

 

 

 

 

 

 

A collection of Jolanta Fashions jewellery will be available for sale starting in Fall 2014 at the boutique by the Musee des Beaux Arts in Montreal.

 

 

Spikes and Leather

Sunday, 11 May, 2014

N1043 - Spiky Leather NecklaceN1043 - Spiky Leather NecklaceN1043 - Spiky Leather Necklace

Playing  with ideas for Fall 2014 statement necklaces. It involves spike glass beads and leather. The strap on this necklace is hand-woven from Artistic Wire (copper wire with permanent colour coating). The navy blue shine on the glass spikes matches the sheen on the background brocade. The necklace is very light-weight for its size.