Saturday, February 27, 2010

Up and away!

The collection form the previous post is in the shop, but more importantly - 

Do check it out and tell me what you think. 
It is still work in progress, but my part of it is mostly done and I thought it was ready for the world. The whole website is meant to be a collection of all the stuff that me and my boyfriend do, so,  not only a shop, but also a gallery and a space for sharing all our creative concepts and endeavours.
I really hope you like, since I am very excited.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Welcome to my tribe!

Well, I've been away for a while, but I come back with results! ;)
I have finished what I call "welcome to my tribe collection"! I am very pleased, even though my hands are a complete wreck from all the crocheting and stitching. 
(Gross, I know, but I had to share!)

And now to the hopefully prettier culprits, without further ado, tadah...!

I started small, just to try how it would work...

Then I made a sort of a prototype of what I wanted (I am keeping this one for myself)....

And then I was in full swing!




And then to something completely different, yet in my mind totally on the topic:


I will list them all (except the red one) in my shop tomorrow and hope others like them as much as I enjoyed making them.

I am also finishing up the work on the website and will hopefully get it running properly tomorrow as well - woohoo!

Enjoy and do leave a comment, I would love to know what you think :-)


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Seasons in fibre

My house guests have gone :( and I'm back to being busy. 
I mentioned in the previous post that I am currently very much into fibre jewelry an I hope it lasts. The first four necklaces are already listed in the shop. They are each dedicated to a season:





They all consist of felted wool beads which I then embroidered, crocheted pieces and yarn constructs and I really had fun making them, even though it takes some time, especially the felting part, since the beads are quite big (the one in the first pic is almost 5cm in diameter).

 Now I am working on some necklaces that I am really excited about - they are inspired by colourful African jewelry, especially high chokers. Actually - they're not, since I didn't really research African jewelry, but they are inspired by what in my head African high chokers would look like :)). I find fibre materials so appropriate because they are so light and there are so many ways in which you can use them. (me excited). Also, my dad brought me some really nice wool and I want to work on a few "monumental" pieces :)) Oh my, I have so many ideas and so little time. I really wish days would last at least a couple of hours longer.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Bird obsession and then some

So, as I mentioned in the previous post, I am heavily into making birds in all sorts of media lately. I therefore present you with a huge big one:

Papier mache, and boy did it give me trouble! I never made anything this big in papier mache and my construction was all  wrong because I was too impatient to start, which is why I didn't think it through. But after two days of struggle it came out as I wanted it and I am happy now. The wings were painted by my boyfriend and are not quite done yet, but I wanted to share ;) He made the table there as well and I am completely in love with it. That too still needs a few touch-ups, but I find it great. Not to mention that it was made completely out of found materials (the sides, for example are made from a doll cradle :)) )

Apart from the huge big burdie, I have been totally fascinated by fibre jewelry as of late and am experimenting with it. A few necklaces are done, but I still need to take pictures, and am working on a painting at the same time (in the next pic you can see how I hog the whole living room with my projects galore :)) )

I am rushing to finish it all up, since I am having house guests for the next few days and won't have time for much else but catching up and having craft unrelated fun. 

Be good and see you soon!


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