Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My summer holiday and my not two-faced pendants

First of all I have to warn you this is going to be a LONG post. 
So, my summer holiday happened to be this weekend. No kidding. It was not planed or anything and I did not even leave my flat other than getting stuffs from the local store but I had the laziest 3 days since I moved back to Hungary. On Saturday I even watched two of my favourite films: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. On Sunday I partially watched life of Brian. Meaning: my sister was watching it and to see the parts I particularly love I rushed to the living room every 10-15 minutes. You can guess not much work was done that day... 
But no doubt, magic happens because beside all the laziness + my sister being here on holiday + my Babe is going slightly hyper because of the heat I still managed to do some beading. Okay technically nothing new (only the colors), but you don't have to know about that, do you? Did I mention my mission about getting the tutorial done for all my pendants?

I will start with the end result, and than the story how I got there:

You may remember this pendant I uploaded to my blog some time ago: I used to call it Brigid but I just could not get used to it, so I had to find a different name. More about this later.

I started to bead a second color version for the tutorial. That was particularly hot day so I went for the cold colors. It turned out like an ice cube pendant. At this time I noticed how different the front from the back. Funnily enough when I uploaded it to my Facebook page I got most of the nice comment on the BACK of the pendant :)

I thoght maybe they can't see the front because all the similar color beads. No problem, I have more beads to use. The result is below:

Now they (my FB friends) liked Both side. From this moment my pendant did not have a front and a back side, it had two front sides instead :)  I turned to Allan and said I'm in trouble with the name. I REALLY can't call this "Two face", can I? It is just so negative... Allan said why not call them Gemini then? So let me introduce you to my new pendant


This is the last version, with all opaque beads. The closest to my heart right now. (I gave up sayin "my favourite" a long time ago. I had too many...) I did this to see wether I could use Swarovski cubes instead of Miyuki. It worked out as you can see :)
This is the first front side:

And this is the second front side:

I think this last version shows how different the two sides are.
Right now I'm working on the tutorial, I'm about half way done.

Hope you will like Gemini and will be fun and joy to bead it up :)
Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Your pendants are amazing!!! They are beautiful!

  2. They are really wonderful. I think the name falls perfectly.
    Congratulations for the work.