Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christmas In the Air

A lot of things happened these past few years and I just couldn't write! It was so bad that I even contemplated shutting down this blog! Anyway, let me not bore you with the details, I just want to apologize for the long absence. I hope I'm forgiven and given another chance! I'm back for you.

In that spirit, Season's greetings to YOU and your loved ones! Hope you're feeling the Christmas mood in your area as much as I'm. It's one of my favourite times of the year because of what it stands for (for Christians around the world) and the bubbling and exciting activities that come with it! The beautiful Decorations!!

I'm still in the business of jewelry making, and a lot of events happen at this time of the year too. Weddings, Parties, Housewarming and Burial celebrations. These warrant having to look your best in that outfit. And of course, your outfits are never complete without a beautiful jewelry to finish up. I hope you get what I mean...lol

So, we do have a lot of great designs for any outfit and occasion. Because of my long absence, I will be posting our latest designs regularly to be updated.  Kicking off with this simple but stunning coral set. So far it's been made in three different colours, and there's room for more. It's one of our best sellers this 2018.

Interested in any of our pieces, leave a comment and shoot us an email. We would be glad to serve you.
What's your favourite thing about this Season? Please share with us and enjoy one of our 2018 bestsellers.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Peach Vine

 This beautiful piece took me 48 hours (2 days) and am glad with the end result. You might be wondering (or not) why I decided to give it the name Peach vine. I used size 8/0 seed beads to make the woven neckline.From the neckline, strands begin to drop down forming the vine-like features.They then open up to other branches giving it that rough but nice look.At the end of each strand is a pink crystal to compliment the peach. The earrings are also the same design but have pink crystal balls at its end.

Tell me what you think of this set and kindly make suggestions.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Multi-strands With Style

I apologize for the long absence again. This is not intentional as alot of things went down these past months! I must however say, I did squeeze out sometime to bead and get challenged and inspired when time permits.

This is my latest design and its made up of 15-layers in front and 8 on both sides at the back. The 2 plates on both sides took almost a day  to fill up with the beads. That was the most challenging aspect of the design.

The design came in monochrome and multi colour too. The multi colour  was difficult to balance out because of the various colours used. This took me such a LONG time to sort out! At a point, I almost wanted to give up and do a simpler version. But I told myself, if I don't do it now, I won't learn from my mistakes and get better. Hence, I did challenge myself and got the work done!

More colours came in as well, the black and white versions! What's your favourite and why?

Drop your thoughts....... Thank you!

Linda Aliogo

Monday, 25 May 2015

Adorned and Featured: The Winning Piece ROYALTY

I bet you all know now that our piece ROYALTY won the BeadStyle Magazine competition. We came out tops amongst over 370 other contestants from around the world! GLORY TO GOD!

In this post, I decided to showcase the beauty and simplicity of this set. I'm happy and honoured to present ROYALTY to you!

By the way, this is adorned by me, I guess you already know that, Hahaha..

Linda Aliogo

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The BeadStyle Magazine Competition 2015: ROYALTY Won!

If you still recall, my piece was put up for a in BeadStyle Magazine late last year. The competition involved voting daily for two good weeks! What a time! Being our very first competition, the feeling was intense and real!

I bet you said you never heard from me again about it right? Like what happened to ROYALTY (the piece for the competition).?  Who won the competition? Blah, blah, blah...

Well, we won! Our piece ROYALTY won out of over 370 competitors from all over the world! It was an amazing feeling when I got the email form them! I mean I was ecstatic! Who wouldn't anyway. I had to be silent about it when I got the email last year because that was one of the rules.

So, we won, and it feels good! Our ROYALTY piece is now featured in the May Edition of BeadStyle Magazine! So grateful!

Why and how did I pick this piece for the competition?
This set was picked amongst others for the competition by my baby (though she's seven years old) and I. We just felt its the right one and went ahead to get a name for it. It's wearable! It's a simple, classy, timeless and beautiful jewelry that would appeal to any woman from any work of life! It's a set that exudes richness and spectacle as the name implies!However, this doesn't mean you have to break the bank but rather, you would actually have a feel of royalty when it's adorned. So I suggested Royalty and she said "Yes mummy, that sounds and feels right for it" Just like that, the name was adopted.  ROYALTY is a set that every woman would love to have in her collection.....that's wearable!

We want to use this medium to thank ALL those who supported and voted for us. THANK YOU very much and may God richly celebrate you at HIS time!

I present to you the winning piece of 2015 BeadStyle Magazine Visit Your Local Bead ShopContest!

Thanks again to all who supported us! CHEERS to more fulfilling opportunities!

Linda Aliogo

Golden Waves

So, I learnt this design recently and I must say, it was fun! I randomly picked the colours, not really sure they blend. However, I still went ahead with it because, something inside made me do so.

Have you ever seen/done something for the first time, not sure of it but you do have that hunch to continue? If you did, then that's exactly how I felt!

The beads used are 8mm crystal rondelles with size 8/0 seed beads. I loved the way it came out and just kept going. The necklace was completed with a matching beacelet and earrings.

Finishing up, I decided a name would be just right for it. Usually, I don't name my jewelries but this was different. I thought for a while and came up with this....GOLDEN WAVES.

The name popped up because of the way the seed beads outlined the edges of the necklace...like waves in the sea. The two colours blended perfectly giving out this goldish rush! (crystal rondelles  and seedbeads). Do I need to say more... it sounded just right and I stuck to it hence Golden Waves was born.

Linda Aliogo

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Seedbeads In Multi-strand Style

Seedbeads have always been around just like the other beads. There are different types out there and vary from sizes to quality. These beads have always fascinated me because of the finishing and beauty they exude when used alone or combine with other bigger beads.

Just to chip in, they come in sizes 6/0- 15/0. The higher the number on it, the smaller the size. For instance, the size 6/0 is bigger than size 8/0 and that is also bigger than size11/0. This goes on if you  understand what I mean. They come from different manufacturers, hence this shows in the quality, colour and uniformity of the seed beads. The cheap ones are not uniform in their cut,some of them fade fast, while others  tend to loose their lustre and shine as time progresses.

The expensive ones are uniform in size and cut. They retain their shine and look more polished. Either way, seedbeads are lovely when you work with them.

Here, a potpouri of two colours are used to create this multi-strand set. They are 31 strands interwined in this necklace while a matching earring is picked to go with the brooch. By the way, the brooch is optional as you can equally rock the necklace without one.

Also, a multi-strand drop earrings and bracelet can be made to go with the necklace. There are variations to this design. Meanwhile, here is what I did..

Linda Aliogo

Christmas In the Air

A lot of things happened these past few years and I just couldn't write! It was so bad that I even contemplated shutting down this blog...