Unbelievably busy weeks

Hey guys I won’t be able to write blog posts for a few weeks . . . I have tons of projects to work on and can only manage to write a short photo blogs (which I do on a regular basis). To learn about my current projects, please follow me on Tumblr (http://angelica-brigade.tumblr.com) and/or…

Improvisation

Some people might think that I am wearing 2 pieces of bracelets . . . But . . . These two parts of the bracelet are actually connected. The chunky strap of beads (the one with the toggle clap) functions as the bangle’s wrist harness. Its main function is to prevent the bangle from falling…

Sculptural Jewelry, Contemporary Beadwork, and Jewelry Making

I’ve been obsessed with learning to create sculptural beadwork jewelry. Ever since I received my copy of Kate McKinnon‘s Contemporary Geometric Beadwork, I’ve been spending most of my free time learning the basic principles taught in the book and adapting them so I can create my own designs. Here’s an example: I started by learning…

A Quick & Rather Brief Update

Hi guys, Sorry for the lack of updates/new blog posts~ I’ve been knee deep in work~ I’m planning to launch Angelica Brigade v.02 as soon as I possibly can, and it involves a lot of research & planning. I’ve also been racing with time as I’m learning to operate (the newest version of) several 3D…

[Updates] It’s gonna take some time, but . . .

… wonderful things take a long time to create I’m still unwilling spill my trade secrets to Etsy; and so, I’m still not authorized to sell anything via Etsy. These past few days, I’ve been spending most of my “free time” trying to find new ways for me to do the things I love: Creating…

Previews + Updates

I finally got a chance to photograph all the pieces I recently made. I’m gonna have to select & then edit the pictures (to make sure the colors seen in the pics are as similar to the real items as possible). Here are some more previews of the things I plan to list on my…

Some Sneak Peeks – It’s Gonna be a Busy Couple of Weeks

I scattered several previews of my new designs & currently unfinished pieces on Instagram & Facebook; but, here are some fresh ones: I also made several new pieces of jewelry using thick brass & bronze jump rings. I haven’t got a chance to photograph them. May be later this week, after I finish creating two…

Angelica Brigade’s New Studio

It’s tiny: Only 130 square feet (12 square meter) in size & located a few footsteps away from my living room. To make the most of it, I asked a local carpenter to create ceiling-high cabinets (in glossy white) so I can make this home office to look clean & organized. I keep the decor…

My Current Favorites

Yes, I made this piece myself. But, if I am unable to make it myself & see it in a shop, I’d purchase the piece in a heartbeat. Although it’s a piece of a chainmaille jewelry, it doesn’t look like most chainmaille jewelry other people make. I always chain maille technique to create contemporary-looking pieces…

Getting Ready for Next Year … and for January 3rd, 2013

The very last weekend of this year is finally here. As usual, I tend to work harder & become more introspective than usual. Instead of planning a party, I am planning / finding ways to live a healthier & more productive life next year. I’ve been pushing myself harder; and so, I’ve been creating tons…

Beaded Bib Necklace

What’s new in my Etsy shop this week An unusual hand-beaded bib necklace / collar. Each bead is STITCHED onto the cuff’s base THREE (but sometimes up to five) TIMES to make sure that each bead will stay in place for a many years to come. Beaded Bib Necklace SAMPLE SALE, Statement Necklace, Beaded Collar…