Thursday, November 26, 2009

Blog Partner - new vintage jewelry

Beadin' Path gave me and excellent chance to expand my possibilities to create new vintage jewelry. A while ago we agreed about my participation to blog partner program. Shortly after agreement was made I received the very first package of jewelry components: really nice collection of vintage lucite beads.

Yesterday I had finally time to create the first jewelry with lucite beads. I just love the shiny, bright color. Vintaj brass seemed to be natural choice for vintage lucite. Peaceful color of brass balances jewelry and beauty of beads is more visible.

Berries of Autumn

I have used Vintaj Natural Brass bead, which has been opened, placed lucite incide and closed the bead. The same with the end of chain: there's cute filigree drop, inside there's small lucite bead. Combination of Vintaj and lucite, just the components that I enjoy to use in my jewelry making!

More lucite beads:
More Vintaj Natural Brass:

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Vintage-jewelry and pearls

Time has been flying really, where the summer even has gone? Finally I've received Vintaj and Trinity orders that I was waiting so much. It has been such enjoyable to create new jewelry and new style.

Winter rose

This delicate rose is made of shell. It's just gorgeous, shining and there are so tiny beautiful details in the rose. I've attached rose to Trinity antiqued silver connector, which has beautiful rose figures. There are several shell leaves on necklace, they're connected with fancy fleur-de-lis connectors. It will be my pleasure to design wedding jewelry for next years wedding shows.


When my sister saw all the jewelry findings, shells and pearls, she wanted to learn jewelry making also. She designed first these beautiful shell earrings (on the right lower corner) with fuchsia freshwater pearls. I have lost my heart to abalone shells, they're so amazing. Shining in different colours and each one is unique peace, there are no two the same! There's also my first trial to combine synthetic gemstone with freshwater pearls, fall leaves match so well together with fuchsia pearls.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Recognition and confession

Thanks for Marjo who gave me a blog recognition. She has challenged me also to spread this award among bloggers so here it goes.

When you receive this award, so must do the following 7 points:
Give thanks to whom you have received recognition for
Copy and paste the image to your blog
Put a link to the person from whom you received recognition for
Mail-seven cases of yourself, what others do not yet know
Give recognition to seven
Link to this blog
Tell them to seven confession

Seven things that others don't know about me? Hard, since I'm open and talkative...
  1. I didn't like beaded jewelry before I saw Marjo's blog and her jewelry
  2. I learned to make twisted link only recently
  3. I make jewelry at night, I'm a night bird
  4. I was scouting when I was child and I loved it
  5. People say I'm a child of nature, maybe because of my creativyness
  6. I'm a little bit shy and cover it by talking a lot
  7. I like more netshopping than "real" shopping
And the seven blogs who get this recognition? Here's a list of my favourite blogs (unfortunately can't give Marjo this recognition back) and I challenged authors of these blogs to spread the recognition:

Now it's your turn to confess, we love reading!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Broken dreams, falling stars, just life...


Once as a child I asked a falling star
for a good fortune on life,
I didn't expect years lonelyness,
not a war for money,
not a lost love, 
not tears which were so hard
that they crashed like crystals dropping on floor,
Just when I believed I failed,
raised wintry full moon,
lightening thousands and thousands of stars,
and when I saw one falling star,
I wished for nothing,
I knew I got a fortune long ago,
without that
I wouldn't even understand
the beauty of the stars on the sky.

Broken Dreams

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vintage jewelry

Adorable fairy

GoldLily got finally a distributor agreement with Vintaj Natural Brass Co. The very first vintage style brass findings have been ordered and I have a lot of new inspirations. Beautiful components and filigrans faschinate and inspire to new trials.

This will be a stunning middle part of necklace or bracelet. It would be just a perfect hair jewelry!

Brass is long-lasting and affordable jewelry material. Jewelries can be protected finalizing them with wax (not mandatory with Vintaj), but Vintaj-brass does not get rusty or turn into green when touching skin. These components are free of nickel and lead (what a wonderful thing for an allergic person). Vintaj is using only copper and zink to manufacture brass; that way they achieve good qualities of jewelry metal and beautiful outlook.

Component for earring or an pendant. Ideas are unlimited

Within a couple of weeks I've received ordered components and can finally design Vintage jewelry. Until that I have to satisfy myself with creating other jewelry and be patient...

More information about Vintaj

Monday, September 21, 2009


Again it's time for Halloween, the worldwide popular "trick or treat" eve. The origin of Halloween lies in the traditions of the Celtic people: the ancient Celts were celebrating Samhain, which is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year". The term Halloween is shortened from All Hallows’ Even, which is now also known as All Saints’ Day.

Weruniquestyles: Meet the Mr Pumpkin, candle

The ancient Celts would place a skeleton on their window sill and believing that the head was the most powerful part of the body, they used the head of vegetable to frighten off the embodiment of superstitions. the The most well-known decoration, pumpkin, origins of Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a greedy, gambling, hard-drinking old farmer. He tricked the devil  and in revenge, the devil placed a curse on Jack: to forever wander the earth at night with the only light he had: a candle inside of a hollowed turnip.

GoldLily: silver Halloween jewelry

The famous "trick or treat" has two possible origins. According some legends, Celts would give offerings of food to the Gods, so they often went from door to door to collect food to donate to their deities. The other belief is that young Celts would ask the townspeople for kindling and wood, and take it to top of the hill for the Samhain bonfire.

It is the custom of the celebration to use orange and black in decorations and costumes.  As the Celtics are given the most credit for beginning the holiday as the festival of the harvest, a color of autumn is used. Orange, being the most prevalent autumn tone, is derived from the pumpkin and leaves. Halloween was once (and still may be in some areas) a festival of the dead. Death is usually associated with darkness and absence of light signified by the color black. Also Halloween is always celebrated after sunset. The blackness of the night cloaks the revelers and hides their misdeeds or tricks if they don’t receive any treats.

Redneckcandles: special soap for Halloween

Today Halloween is celebrated around the world. Many of traditions and customs are nowadays American traditions, even the celebration origins in Europe. It's time to start preparing, to buy candies for children and check the decorations. There's still time to find something unique for the All Hallow Eve!

-All products shown in this post can be purchaced from Artfire Verified Member, please contact the shop mentioned below the photo.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Book review: Silver Clay Basics

Popularity of silver clay (actually all precious metal clays) has grown rapidly. More and more crafters are joining classes to explore the fashinating world of silver. It is very easy to create unique jewelry from silver thus temptating jewelry crafters. Without soldering it is possible to make pendants, rings, bracelets, anything.

"Silver Clay Basics" offers wide variety of ideas. Even the book is in English, it is pretty easy to follow instructions without English skills. The book offers a lot of information about silver clay, how to handle it, techniques and gives inspirations to try different ways to use silver clay. It is speciality written for beginners, but it offers very delicated models for experienced crafter. Silver Clay Basics is excellent book for source of inspiration and I recommend book for every jewelry crafters home library.

My very first trial with silver clay, butterfly with zirconias