Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Chunky assymetric necklace

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This time, it's less quirkiness and more practical elegance . This chunky assymetrical necklace that I made for myself magically makes me look more like an adult - which, you know, might come in handy.

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And making it allowed me to use up things I already had lying around, which is a nice extra.

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I think it's the dark purple beads that complete this necklace for me - I fell in love with how their faceted look compliments the deep purple when I first saw them in a shop in Barcelona. The rest is just reconstructed old jewelry - typical :)

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration: Fly away into summer air

What I'm really looking forward to at the moment is flying home in just four more days after my last exam is over to start enoying the summer.
So this collection of inspiration shouldn't be very surprising, hah :)

I don't usually like butterfly-inspired jewelry - it's a horribly overused and overabused motif - but these artists know how to approach it in a gentle and fun fashion.


Jewelera makes delicate fluttering pieces from organza butterflies.


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Grainne Morton shows off colours of nature in a very flattering form.

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These pieces by Lovisetto made of textile and artificial leather go all out on the butterfly deparment.

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And these last pieces by Woodland Belle embrace the cuteness of details in a very clver way.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Inspiration: Nice curves you got there, miss

Elegant curvy jewelry in the spotlight today!

Kathrin S├Ąttele's subtle spirals are such gentle beauties.


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and she also knows how to touch boundaries - I'd say that's some Oscar gala-worthy quirkiness.

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A rough yet gentle ring by Bex Rox...

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...a pair of wow-effect by Herve van der Straeten...

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...rose gold curvy extravaganza by Sarah Warsop...

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..."Ring" bracelet made of rubber by Florence Croisier...

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...and fabulous bangles by Ulla & Martin Kaufmann that are incredibly gentle for their size.

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These things make my toes curl in a very elegant way.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Little birdie necklace

Pieces of jewelry that cause a friendly giggle live in a VIP suite in my heart.

As do...birds.

Hello bird necklace!


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This necklace was born during a year I lived in Chile. I had these cosy craft shops near where I lived, where I bought all kinds of nice and cheap random stuff to make into not-so-random jewelry.

The colourful foam bird, golden flowers and light blue pom pom trim used here were among those lovely finds.

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This necklace is among the favourites I rarely wear, because I find it difficult to combine (though it was easy as hell to combine it when I wore it to a sreening of Alice in Wonderland..). However, it makes me smile seeing it hanging on my bedroom wall.

Ahh, artistic narcissism - the most satisfying kind of love! :)


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inspiration: Conquer the world

It's about looking powerful in a sweet way.


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(Jewelry by 2x Flotsam and Jetsam, 2x Jessijewels and 2x Melody Ehsani)


I'm so much in love with the colourful map piece by Melody Ehsani - being globally conscious has never looked as fascinating and fun.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Inspiration: An affair with nature

Beware all gardeners, because this post is about to excite you in ways you didn't think were possible.

Today, it's about wearing nature itself in its simple forms - jewelry that has to be watered and taken care of, living pieces of art.

First, pieces by Haf. It's good to know there's a knuckle ring for all those angry gardeners out there :)

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Next, wearable planters made of clay by Artisanie Europe - they have such an earthy elegance about them!

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I find these succulent rings by Barbara Uderzo so edgily classy (and a bit worrying because of their spikes, but hey, beauty is supposed to be painful)

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Colleen Jordan's wearable planters are chic and modern - lovely shapes!

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But if watering your jewelry sounds a bit too much, then, honestly, you can get closer to nature by faking it as well...mayhaps. Anyway, these fake moss pieces by Adorn jewelry remind of the real thing.

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Those bracelets and rings by Ineke Otte, however, don't really :) But you can't say they aren't fun! (and safer than wearing a spiky cactus...)

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