Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Free Shipping! Valentine's Day Promotions on Etsy.

Just to let you know a nice promotion - free shipping worldwide! - is running at my shop
The occasion is Valentine's Day, but anyone can profit on it, so please help yourself, browse freely, enjoy a couple of minute wondering at my jewelry and accessories, and let me know what you think.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Fabric Flowers How-to.

Etsy gave me 20 free listings, so I thought I could give a chance to my fabric flower necklaces. I made a couple of them yesterday, and listed them today. Flower flowers are so handy, they can be used in so many projects!
So I'm going to share with you the fabric flower tech, which in my opinion is simple and amazing!

You'll need:
  • synthetic fabric (nylon, organza, polyester), 
  • needle& thread 
  • beads
  • candle

Shape the fabric in round pieces. Make as many pieces as you like and moreover, if you feel artsy, scale them a little. Don't be that precise, you're learning!

Light up the candle. Take one of your newly cut scrap, hold it close to the flame - well, not too close, otherwise it will burn! -, and start rotating it all the way around. The fabric will instantly melt and curl. Repeat this operation for each petal.
Stack the layers, thread the needle, and sew some beads in the center of the composition. 
Done! It's lovely, isn't it?

Now, if you enjoyed your first fabric flower, and desperately need a more professional tutorial, give a look here.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Restyling and Renewing

January has seen me working on minor projects, as refilling the etsy shop after Christmas sales! Things went good enough, I sold out the most appealing pieces and so I had to list new items. I also restyled and renew some major classic, like the lovely gray beaded necklace below
or the black one. The gray one is a six strand, the black one just three, but both do their job very well and for an affordable price!
Among the novelties there are two multistrand shell choker necklaces, one sky blue, one pink.
Due to the expensive materials (coral, mother of pearl, and aquamarine!) those two are more expensive, but I must admit quite impressive once worn! 

Eventually, I couldn't help beading a rope necklace with the last murano glasses I had, so here it is another cheerful and simple plum-purple rope necklace! 

Considering not just the time to think and create the jewelry, but also the time I spent trying to take decent pictures and list them on Etsy, I can say I was very busy!

...And that's just the beginning! I'll show you more next time!

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Pantone Color of the Year 2013, Emerald.

As was perhaps foreseeable from the recent fashion collections, the color of the year 2013 is a luminous shade of green...Emerald!

Let's read what Pantone says about it: "Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. It’s also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity – no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity".

Some green picks in my shop...

Get more inspirational picks in emerald on PINTEREST.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

New Year, New Necklace.

As I came back from my Christmas holidays I sadly found out I had no longer access to the internet! ...Bummer! Now the line's working, also if tends to abandon me (basically at anytime). Well, today I feel brave, therefore I'm going to [try to] show you one of my latest creations!

A long, totally handcrafted chain made out of blue gemstones, alternating with wood disk decorative patterns! 
There are four of those patterns, two black, two lilac. The firsts feature a huge ceramic bead painted in blue, black, and gold hints. The seconds feature a small, 8 mm round smooth blue onyx. 

Hopefully, the piece results fresh and original, but still classic, the combination I love the most!

Another reason why I'm so proud of this last chain necklace is the harmless black-blue combo, which happens to be the worst wardrobe choice one can makes according to fashion rules....But who cares? I like it too much!

For making the necklace I used brass wire, and a small piece of brass lacquered chain, which is not just decorative, it also signs the back. In the picture above the necklace is caught doubled, but it's actually a 45 inch long piece. So I thought it comes useful when wearing designer necklaces to know exactly how the chain is supposed to fall. Then of course you wear it how you like better!

Stay tuned*! 

*hoping I'll stay tuned myself, sigh!