Saturday, May 22, 2010

Pretty things...

A few months ago, I was looking at Gennine's blog and I saw that she had carved a doily stamp in a rubber block... This was so pretty that I immediately decided that I needed a doily stamp too!... but there was no way I was going to carve it myself, of course! Searching on Etsy, I found my treasure : a box of cute stamps including 2 doilies, a bird cage, an antique key and some other goodies... I also bought some Japanese washi tape with a brown lace print that I'm now using when I gift wrap my jewelry. This is much prettier than regular tape!

Et voilà!

"Cristalline" earrings - ice flake crystal quartz nuggets and rock crystal faceted coin beads on silver earwires

Here are my "Cristalline" earrings presented on a doily stamped card : )

Check out this shop for pretty stuff :

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Midnight Garden

I went to drop off some new pieces at Eclektica Art Gallery* this week and one of them was my chef d'oeuvre, the mesmerizing "Midnight Garden" necklace... I love this piece, I hope it finds a proud owner : )

"Midnight Garden", a necklace featuring a suede butterfly fluttering among gorgeous dark blue azurite beads (the night) and grey freshwater pearls (the stars).

And talking about gardens, I have to show you the poster for the Spring Fab Fair that will be held on June 5th and 6th at the Heritage Hall, in Vancouver. This dreamy picture was done by my friend Grace, the talented designer and ceramist from Eikcam. We will both attend the Fab Fair as well as Shibang designs who makes colorful felted accessories and whom I am very impatient to meet!

* Eclektica Art Gallery
#102 - 1118 Homer Street, Vancouver (Yaletown)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Jar of Love...

Here's an original watercolor I bought a few weeks ago from the artist Golly Bard. I am very fond of her art that I find colorful and refreshing.
I thought I would share my "Jar of Love" with you to say Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there : )

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer mood...

Last Sunday, I hosted my annual "Mother's Day Tea and Jewelry Party" at my house.

This year again, it was very pleasant to receive some friends and some Olala fans, being able to chat with everyone while drinking tea and trying on jewelry : )
Unfortunately, I was so busy being a good host that I totally forgot to take pictures...

I was also happy to see that some of my Summer 2010 creations were well received and I got some enthusiastic "ooohs" and "aaahs" with these pieces :

"Chant du désert", a necklace featuring a beautiful 45mm turquoise donut pendant that has the shape of a flower, honey bayong oval beads spaced with topaz Swarovski crystals, and two turquoise oval beads embellished with copper filigree caps.

I made a "Chant du désert" matching bracelet and also some earrings with honey bayong oval beads, turquoise and topaz Swarovski crystals...

I am personally very fond of these pieces because I love the warm tones of the wood and the bright color of the stones... It's so summery!