Sunday, November 29, 2009

Safran - Saffron






A little stroll in the spice market... Natural and semi-precious stones...Double-sided pendant.
Une petite balade au marché des épices... Pierres naturelles et semi-précieuses... réversible...

Friday, November 27, 2009

Merry-Go-Round... what's your purple cow?



Time for another ride on the Merry-Go-Round!!
Jump on and join a group of 9 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft...

This month’s question: What is your purple cow?

Yes, funky question isn’t it? It relates to Seth Godin’s work and book ‘Transform your business by being remarkable’, where the key to success is to make your work stand out…so the question here is to recognise what makes our work stand out from the crowd, just like a purple cow would stand out in a field of regular cows.

I have been thinking about it for a few days and it’s much easier to see the purple cow in other people’s work… lol…

I reckon there’s a few shades of purple in my cow, one of them is that I tend to make huge pieces of costume jewellery, some of my cocktail rings are particularly humongous, and they are always seem to get a reaction in people. I am an attention seeker and my creations are no different!

Another shade of purple would be the sheer amount of natural and semi-precious stones I use in my work. Semi-precious stones are magical, and I am yet to meet someone who does not like stones…

Then there’s the style of my work which is baroque, ornate and intricate, it looks complicated even if it’s not, it’s OTT and ‘life’s too short’ type of feeling, which especially in these harsh times, can be quite appealing…

I also try to add another dimension to a creation by giving the inspiration behind the piece; it can be a picture or a short text, a quotation, a title and so on. I am very drawn to the world of fairy tales, witches and wizards, pirates and so on, children’s books like Cinderella or Peter Pan, and this fantasy world is obviously very popular!

This has been a difficult question to answer, but a very rewarding one, give it a try!!!

Please read what the other Merry girls’ purple cows are!
You’ll find direct links to the Merry-Go-Rounders in the sidebar on the right.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ball Pool - La Piscine à Balles



J’adore les breloques en 3D, et ce petit minou est totalement adorable ! Cela fait un petit moment que ça me démangeait de le monter en bague… et JE SAIS que cette bague est quasi importable, JE SAIS qu’elle peut éborgner quelqu’un d’un geste malheureux, et JE SAIS que c’est une bague de dingue, mais que voulez-vous, on ne se refait pas…



Alors voici un petit chat qui s'étiiiiire de plaisir au milieu de sa piscine à balles...



I love 3D charms, and this cat is no exception… I have been itching to put it on a ring, and I KNOW it’s not practical, I KNOW you could take someone’s eye out with it, I KNOW that it’s complete madness, BUT I absolutely love it!!!



So here's a little cat streeeeetching with pleasure in the middle of his very own ball pool...

Armelle récidive!


Une belle variation du coeur (tuto 3), et un travail impressionnant, car ce n’est pas facile d’attacher plusieurs S !! Bravo Armelle !!
Sa boutique sur ALM
Vous trouverez mes tutoriels en vente sur Dawanda et ALM, liens directs sur votre droite...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Le Travail d'Armelle


Armelle, portraitiste de talent hyper sympa qui plus est, a attrappé le virus du wrapping (Supeeeeeeeer!!!). Voici son premier coeur (tutoriel 3), superbe!! Bravo!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Crown Jewels!!! Défi proto-expo sur le thème de Londres www.obiwi.fr

Voici ma contribution pour le défi proto-expo d’Obiwi sur le thème de Londres:
The Crown Jewels!



Une bague imposante, entièrement réalisée à la main grâce aux techniques de wire-wrapping, avec 3 couleurs de fils métalliques, des pierres naturelles (grenat, améthyste, agate, onyx, cornaline), de la nacre, des perles d’eau douce, du cristal et du verre…



Une palette de couleurs un peu victoriennes, à l’image peut-être du passé glauque et sanglant de la Tour de Londres qui abrite aujourd’hui les Joyaux de la Couronne britannique...



Merci de votre visite :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Flying Frogs/Grenouilles Volantes

Two 'froggy' pendants inspired by the "flying frogs" of the Rainforest, whose webbed feet allow them to glide in the air when they jump from tree to tree to escape from predators...



Deux pendentifs 'grenouille', inspirés par les grenouilles amazoniennes aux pattes palmées; leurs palmures leur permettent de planer en l'air lorsqu'elles sautent d'un arbre à l'autre pour échapper à leurs prédateurs...