Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mexican Beauty


No , I won't display here my list with the top 50 mas bellos Mexicans because there will be no space enough...yes baby...beautiful people Mexico has to spare and its cities, food, music and lots of margueritas.
I want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on this space spotlighting the fabulous and modern artist who was Frida Kahlo. Frida was an artistic genius, surrealistic and modern.

Para Mexico y sus hijos and mi hermanos. 
Viva Mexico! 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Opening Mother's Day celebrations

Create an exquisite necklace for your mother using a substantial Murano glass heart pendant by Murano Glass. You can always create a beaded bail and run through your favorite chain or build a rosary-style linked necklace like this one I created using 20 gauge of gold filled wire or if you want to keep the cost lower replace with German style wire from Beadalon. 
I bought these died glass roundels back in February at the TBTB Show in Tucson and although is a fake
"quartz" bead I loved this velvety texture that glows on this bloody red. I off set the symmetry using few white alabaster Swarovski Elements in similar shape and I added a second milefiliore glass bead on tear drop shape. I like how Murano glass beads can bring any piece of jewelry to a higher level and I think once is combined with high end crystals it turns into a nice replacement for colored gemstones. Imagine this necklace made with 14 Ky. gold wire, rubies and a carved coral would cost you 5 times more than this one created by me. 

"Milefiliore d'amore" necklace. Design by Fernando Dasilva © 2010.