Sunday, November 28, 2010

Another Cuff!

Finished yesterday! I am really enjoying this new line!!! :)
Viva the Merry!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010


It''s time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of 8 artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.
This month: How to care for your art - information for buyers.

My jewellery is mainly made out of silver plated and artistic wire. To enjoy it for as long as possible, it needs to be kept wrapped in tissue paper and/or sealed plastic bag, in a dry place, away from dust and humidity. The stones will not budge but the wire won't like getting wet, so avoid washing dishes and the likes while wearing it. Handmade jewellery is always a little more fragile, despite my taking huge care and many hours to make sure that all wire ends are secure, it is not as strong as machine made jewellery. Be aware, but ENJOY!!!

Here's a little extra bit, directly related to last month merry post, which was about trying something new... I dived into fabric and sewing, and managed to finish a piece I LOVE... And it's all thanks to this wonderful group of thought provoking, super friendly and supportive ladies!!! A huge thank you to you all, especially to Ruth, our guru!! :)

So here's my take on wire-wrapping and fabric:

Last but not least: I am already not very good at all at blogging... I apologise in advance, as I have a feeling it might get worse lol: We are expecting our first baby at the end of January, and he is already mushing up my brain!! So don't expect too much from me for a few months lol!!!:)

Thanks for reading! ;)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Les Années Folles... The Roaring 1920's...

Pour le défi "Années Folles" d'ALM voici un (modeste) homage à la célèbre, énigmatique et fascinante Mademoiselle Chanel, qui dans ses bijoux fantaisie aimaient que les pierres semi-précieuses côtoient les fausses perles, le strass et les métaux considérés non-précieux.

Dans “l’esprit de Coco”, de belles aigues-marines naturelles dans les tons allant du bleu au blanc sont accompagnés de perles de verre beige irisé récupérées d’un collier des années 70, séparées par des petites pierres naturelles: aigue-marine, nacre et quartz blanc. Le tout est monté sur double fil noué à la main après chaque perle.

Le collier (qui peut aussi se porter en bracelet) est réhaussé d’un élément en wire plaqué argent d’inspiration Art Déco, composé d’une phrénite au centre et brodé de perles d’eau douce, aigue-marine, nacre, quartz blanc et petites perles de verre, fini par un toggle et apprêts en métal argenté.
Le collier mesure 59 cm et pèse 44 gr.

For ALM 's Roaring Twenties theme this month, here is my modest contribution to the famous, enigmatic and fascinating Mademoiselle Chanel, who liked in her costme jewellery to mix precious and non-precious elements.

So in this necklace called "Coco's Spirit", beautiful natural aquamarine sit next to 'salvaged' glass beads from a 70's necklace, separated with small stones (quartz, mother-of-pearl and aquamarine), strung on double thread which has been hand-knotted between each bead. Accompanied by a Art Deco inspired wire-wrapped element embroidered with small natural stones. Finished with metal toggle and findings.
The necklace can also be worn as a bracelet, measures 59 cm and weighs 44 gr.