Friday, 20 June 2014

"...Bring me with you!" My Summer Sale on Etsy!


TODAY STARTS MY SUMMER SALE!

Use coupon code SUMMER2014 and get 25% off any item, no minimum purchase! 
Just at Elettrarossa on ETSY. 

A FEW DETAILS YOU WILL LOVE as well:

The promotion runs from today, June 20, to the very end of the month, June 30. 

HOW DO COUPON CODES WORK?

Go to your cart (or basket), and add the coupon code in the blank field under your balance before checking out. The balance automatically reloads, showing the new price. 

Have a nice day!

Elettra

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summer Necklaces 2014

I'm back to work, but I'm also kind of stuck! I'm impatiently waiting for the new gemstones, on their way from Belgium, and for the new silks, from India.


If you follow me, you'll know by now I generally buy fabrics in Paris, and gemstones in Italy. However, silks at the moment are very pricey in Europe, I couldn't find a decent bargain! So, for my new set of silk obi belts (...which sold out, aye!!!) I went back to my first love, Fabric and Trims. In the meantime, thanks to the red wedding dress parenthesis, I had the chance to find out a new gemstone reseller. I'll let you know if all the waiting was worth it...as soon as my order arrives!


So, today I'm posting pictures of two summer necklaces listed on Etsy I really like. It may be hard to believe, but there is a difference between summer jewelry, and winter jewelry.

First. Summer jewelry must be feather-like! When you are struggling with your breath, you don't want to feel like your necklace is trying to strangle you.


Second. Summer jewelry must avoid metal beads! Common metal leagues are more keen to react with the skin, resulting into unpleasant feelings.

Third. Summer jewelry must look great on tan. There are at least two reasons why on summer we go for color. One surely spiritual - in the sun, we celebrate life - , and one quite profane - in the sun we get a nice tan!


Have a nice day,

Elettra


Thursday, 5 June 2014

New York, New York!



I'm not finding the time to take decent pictures, and show you all my mostly overlapping works-in-progress! So I'll try to make up to you with this iconic picture of the Empire State Building - please note the other skyscraper in the background launching the bat-signal. 

This was my second time in the US. Why New York? 

"...you wanted to make your friends envious!" you'll say. 
"..Nooo, it's not just that!" I'd reply with the evil smile. 

Basically I wanted to see it for myself - see how the world's bellybutton looks. And maybe I also needed to stay for once in a noisy place, enough to shut up the mumbling mind. To stop the dreams. Well, one week in New York worked better than a year in India, for me!

"and hot dogs are good! At least the one I ate. A little inconsistent, but still, very good! Incredible, truly incredible. Seven days are enough though."

Notably, I forgot the camera at home, but...who cares. People were asking me for directions all the time, so I felt blend-in - especially because I knew what to tell them. Thinking about it, since I normally get lost in a glass of water, that was probably the most shocking experience for me: the grid. 

I'd like to write forever, but I need to sleep now! I don't know how jet lag works, but these nights I'm falling apart around 10.00 pm! 

"...I think I ended up on Beijing's local time - Is that even possible?" 

...Good night!

Elettra