Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring cleaning and Tea Party...

Clothespins by Quotes & Notes

I am happy to announce that I am finally done with my classes, exams and marking! Yesssss : )

Now it's time to do a bit of Spring cleaning (actually, "a lot" would be more appropriate...) hoping that Spring will eventually come to our part of the globe as we've been under grey and rainy skies for weeks now while I heard that Europe is enjoying sunny days and temperatures over 20 degrees : (

This time of the year is also when I usually throw my "Olala Tea and Jewelry Party" at my house, a little private gathering with friends, friends of friends, daughters of friends and occasionally, mothers of friends (but very rarely husbands of friends as they tend to avoid these kinds of parties...) to celebrate Mother's Day and the arrival of Spring.

As a gift for those of you who won't be with us, I am offering FREE shipping worldwide in my shop until May 8th for orders over $40, and I have put a few items on sale in order to do a bit of "Spring cleaning".... Enjoy : )

"Napolitain" , a necklace composed of delicious multicolor quartz nuggets, a golden Venetian bead, purple lepidolite round beads and lilac Swarovski crystals.

Friday, April 8, 2011


I've always liked things that dangle and move with the wind, like kites with long tails, wind chimes, flags, banners, lanterns... I've always liked long earrings too, and scarves, and fringes and tassels (or pompons as we call them in French..) that seem to dance with your every step...

So you can imagine how happy I was when, one day, a friend of mine gave me a bag full of colorful tassels he had brought back from Morrocco for me! A bag full of pompons... How exciting! So I put a little pompon here, a little pompon there... and then, I forgot about my bag of pompons...

...until I started making these new pieces with turquoise and branch coral and a Japanese tensha bead with pink cherry blossoms... suddenly, I remembered my pompons and it was obvious that I needed to add pompons to my "Folklore" collection! Aren't these pretty?

Mmmm, I can predict more pompons to come in the near future......

And just because, I'll leave you with this gorgeous picture of a Odd Molly shirt from the new Spring/Summer collection... Oh, how much I love this Swedish brand, where every piece of clothing is embroidered, crocheted, adorned with fringes and tassels and ribbons and lace and.... I love it : )