Oxana Ripela, Slovakia

Background Information

This year I’ve set a challenge of not buying any new beads. It has helped me to find my paradise of not feeling limited even with limited resources, of being able to create beautiful pieces with fewer beads available. This necklace is inspired by traditional wedding headdress of small nation from North-East Slovakia and Eastern Poland. Lelitka means sparkly trinkets. My small sparkly paradise!

Technical Explanation

Base: twisted herringbone and chenille stitches. Decoration: brick, peyote, square stitches & their derivatives. Beads: TOHO and Miyuki seed beads, Czech pressed beads, and Swarovski crystals.

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