keskiviikko 22. joulukuuta 2010

keskiviikko 24. marraskuuta 2010

What I have hearted this week

In our team's blog, Etsy's Best Kept Secrets, group members are showing what they have hearted during the week. We try to feature the work of many artisans, not just jewellery, since we love all things creative. Go to find out what I have hearted this week in here.

lauantai 20. marraskuuta 2010

Jewellery from my personal collection, part II



I just love my "Use your heart as your compass" rings by Delias Thompson. This is one of the rings from her and I definately need more. Her pieces are easy to wear everyday and I love the messages in them.



Earrings from the one and only Rosy Revolver. I was so lucky to get these!!!
I'm hoping that I'll someday get her Valediction earrings and one of the "to die for" rings. Let's keep our fingers crossed!!!

Custom made Halo earrings from Emily Gray . These are only one pair of her many, beautiful Halo earrings.



These are from Anna-Karin, the woman behind the Black Daisy Desings. I really want one of her beautiful rings one day. Catherine got the one that I wanted sooo bad. That woman is fast!!! Well, A-K, if you are listening: *wink wink*.
Ok, let's continue with this later. It has been so much fun!! Would love to see your personal collections too.
Guess what I'm going to do the rest of the day? Gonna go to make wooden floors with hubby to our house for the second floor. He already made my "studio" yesterday and proposed that I could already carry my stuff in and make jewelry while he builds. Love my hubby!!!


Jewellery from my personal collection, part I



I don't only make jewelry myself, but I collect and cherish pieces from my favorite artists too. My friend and talented artist Catherine inspired me to share a few examples from my personal jewellery collection. I am so proud to share these beautiful pieces with you and introduce these amazing talents.

Above you can see beautiful coral and peach moonstone earrings by Catherine, Modeste Parisienne. Her designs are luxurious, light and highly feminine pieces, that every woman would love to own.



Iza, Mgypsy, is one of my favorite artists ever. These are one of my earrings from her shop and I'm so lucky to own them. Her work is amazingly detailed and very well made.

Jennifer, LeeOhio, creates luxurious pieces from high class materials. Her every piece is a treasure that you want to cherish for the rest of your life.



Alice, Istanbul Designs, is one of my favorite metalsmiths. I just love these Art Nouveau inspired pieces from her. I have this ring (among other pieces) with a letter S (obviously).



And like most of you know, I just looove, like REALLY looove coiled jewelry. Here is my latest set from Iza. Her work just blows your mind away. I have only one word, amazing!

Here was a first few examples for you. I will promise to introduce you more pieces and talents later. Have a great weekend!!







sunnuntai 7. marraskuuta 2010

Simple Rose quartz ring


I started making new rings this weekend. Well, I only finished this one, because I went to early Christmas shopping today. I had a good day and found almost everything than I needed to find. Now I can relax and concentrate finishing the house again.

So, here is a very simple sterling silver ring with an absolutely stunning, perfectly faceted rose quartz cabochon. I like it. Will try to finish the other rings later too, but won't promise anything :) Hope you all have had a relaxing sunday!

lauantai 30. lokakuuta 2010

torstai 28. lokakuuta 2010

The house


I haven't had any time for jewelry lately. We are trying to finish our house and there is just so much to do. Right now we are tiling bathrooms, walls are almost painted and fireplace is soon finished. Here I am having a break in our new living room :)

Here you can see one of the tiles that we have chosen. These will be in the first floor bathroom with sauna. They are from Laattapiste, like the rest of the tiles.




And here is the bathtub we have chosen. The only problem with it is that how we will get it to the second floor since it weights 140 kg... :) You can find this one from Svedberg.
Let's see if I can find some creating time this weekend. Hope so, but can't really count on that! Have a nice weekend!

perjantai 22. lokakuuta 2010

Shopping for Xmas...


I have started shopping for Xmas already. I have to show this piece because I'm so excited about it!! It was a custom order for me and it turned out much better than I ever expected. I knew it would be georgious but, wow. Alice made amazing work with it, and I'm sure that my husband will love it! You'll find more of her beautiful work from Etsy.

sunnuntai 17. lokakuuta 2010

Photos






Just a quick pics. I'm lacking time BADLY!!

tiistai 5. lokakuuta 2010

Ruby red




Like one of my friends said, what a pair of a coral branches can do to a pair of earrings. I totally agree, love them! With these white branches I combined red corundum quartz, ruby and white freshwater pearls. As you can see, I'm totally in love with red right now. I need warm colours when weather gets cold. Have a nice week!

sunnuntai 3. lokakuuta 2010

Hot pink topaz



Georgious sparkling earrings with dark pink topaz and labradorite. Shade of the topaz is devine and highly feminine.
I've been lacking creating time lately. Hopefully coming weeks will be better and I can finish many items that I have already started.

maanantai 27. syyskuuta 2010

Etsy's Best Kept Secrets


A new blog called Etsy's Best Kept Secters was finally finished and revealed this fall by a group of highly skilled jewelry artisans. Blog is committed to show all other media too, not just jewelry or not just our own work. Our group was born in spring 2010 by passion of art and all things creative. You all are very welcome to visit us!!!




sunnuntai 26. syyskuuta 2010

Something to cover my walls


I have started to plan how I'm going to decorate our new house. There is just so much possibilities!! We have already chosen all the tiles, lamps, kitchen and bathrooms furnitures but there is still so much to choose and think about! This art piece is one the pieces that I have to have there. Can you feel the calming atmosphere in this picture? It just makes me smile.
Go to see more beautiful work by irenesuchochi on Etsy.

New vibrant, delicious earrings






This time I needed strong colours that will make a statement. So here you see what I have chosen for this project.
I just love those red topaz earrings, so delicious! That deep shade of red is my new favorite. I have lots of cabs in some shade so I just can't wait to work with them.
Emerald green is simply georgious! It is practically glowing against black silver and onyx.
And... Golden citrine keeps you warm in a cold day, it has captured the sun for the winter. Hope you like the colours that I have chose to brigh up the day.

maanantai 20. syyskuuta 2010

We have a winner!

We have a winner for Giveaway! I asked my husband to pick up the winner (by choosing a number between 1 and 12). So, he chose number 6, and therefore the winner is Sirena Varada. Congratulations! Could you please leave me your information to my e-mail: sirpanhelmet@luukku.com, so I know where to send your earrings :)

Thank you for everyone!!

maanantai 13. syyskuuta 2010

Nougat


The weather is getting colder and crispy, especially in the morning. My mind craves colors that will warm me up. So, this time I created this brownish, autumnal necklace including smoky quartz, whiskey quartz and champagne quartz. If that amount of alcohol wont warm me up I wonder what will! No, seriously, I love this combination of warm colours.


Nougat earrings with smoky quartz and champagne quartz will complete the autumnal warm look. Yammy flavors!

lauantai 11. syyskuuta 2010

Language... and my tools

I have decided to change the language in my blog to english. This way my blog will be easier to follow for everyone and I don't have to use two languages. I hope you all understand my decision and still be visiting me :)

Tools... yeah. I have bought so many new tools this year. More than my hubby ( and he is a builder) so you have to believe that it is a lot! The funny thing is that I haven't even used most of them! They still lie down in their boxes. So, I have promised to myself that during this winter I will try each one of them! Let's see what kind of a mess I can create!! LOL

Don't miss my GIVEAWAY, go to look a few posts below for rules.

Pikaisesti kuvia - Quick photo upload










Nyt tulee vain nopeasti pikapäivitystä kuvien osalta. Ihanaa viikonloppua kaikille!!!
Justa quick photo upload this time. I wish you all are having a lovely weekend!!!

keskiviikko 8. syyskuuta 2010

Punainen topaasi - Red topaz



Ajanpuute vaivaa tällä hetkellä pahoin koruharrastustani. Tätäkin sormusta olen tehnyt varmaankin kuukauden, minuutin siellä, toisen täällä. Mutta, vihdoinkin se on valmis! Vielä yritän miettiä, josko hyvin kevyesti patinoisin sormusta... aika näyttää! Roikotin tätä päivän sormessani ja makea oli!!
Lack of time is making me really slow with creating right now. I've been making this ring already about a month, I've only had a minute once in a while. But finally it is finished! It is looking really great, although I'm still trying to figure out shall I lightly oxidice it or not. Time will show.

tiistai 7. syyskuuta 2010

GIVEAWAY



I have had this blog about two years now. Therefore I decided that it is time to celebrate it, so it is time to giveaway everyone!


How can you win? Here is what you have to do:


1. Follow me on Facebook
2. Share a link about this Giveaway post on Facebook or in your blog
3. Follow my blog
4. Leave a comment on this post after doing this all. Remember to leave me your e-mail address so that I can contact you in case you win.


Would be great if you can do all of this, but I'll understand if you are not active on Facebook or you don't have a blog.


You have time until 20th of september. I will randomly choose one winner shortly after that.


And what can you win? You can win these Rose post earrings made by me plus a pair of a surprise earrings (made by me too). Good luck everyone!!




maanantai 30. elokuuta 2010

More Roses



Ruusukorvakorut mielettömän upean sävyisillä punaisilla topaaseilla. Tuo punaisen sävy on todella herkullinen.

My new Rose earrings with stunning red topaz briolettes. I just love that amazing red colour.




Rose korvakorut punaisella granaatilla. Näissä koruissa oli melkoinen työ, vaikka ovatkin malliltaan yksinkertaiset.
Rose earrings with crimson red garnet. I had to do a lot of sawing, filing, oxidicing and polishing before these were finished :)

keskiviikko 25. elokuuta 2010

Rose


Juotostaidot alkavat kehittyä pikkuhiljaa. Kuvassa on uusin sormukseni, johon istutin kauniin lemon kvartsi kapussin. Kapussin alla on ruusukuvio, joka heijastuu kauniisti kiven läpi. Toimii paremmin kuin uskoinkaan.
I'm getting better with soldering, little by little. In the picture you can see my lates ring which turned out really nicely. Under that beautiful lemon quartz cabochon you can see a rose. It looks absolutely beautiful through that amazing stone. Works better than I believed.

perjantai 6. elokuuta 2010

Yellow Rose


Uneksin näistä korvakoruista jo kesän alussa, mutta vasta nyt sain toteutettua ne. Korvakorut ovat ensimmäiset itse juottamalla tekemäni nappikorvakorut. Olen todella tyytyväinen siitä, miten ne onnistuivat. Mutta eihän muuta vaihtoehtoa ollut, nuo kauniisti fasetoidut lemon kvartsit olivat todella namut!
My first handmade post earrings with absolutely georgious lemon quartz cabochons. I loved working with these and I'm quite pleased with the result.

maanantai 26. heinäkuuta 2010

Golden moment


Golden moment

Kaulakoru uskomattoman kauniista pyriitistä, mustasta spinellistä ja onyxista. Olen rakastunut tähän kauniiseen, metalliseen kiveen.
Necklace made of the most beautiful pyrite, black spinel and onyx. That briolette is out of this world. I'm in love . LOL!


Rakastan valkoisia ruusuja. Tänä vuonna sain niitä 12 kpl.
I just love white roses. Hubby gave me 12 white roses this year. Thank you dear :)

keskiviikko 14. heinäkuuta 2010

Vintage Roses




Herkkä, naisellinen kaulakoru Vintage inspired mallistoon. Mauven sävyisiä makeanvedenhelmiä, joissa on ripaus persikkaa, ruusukvartsia, tummaksi patinoitua hopeaa ja pitsi- sekä silkkinauhaa.
Sensitive, feminine necklace from my Vintage inspired collection. Mauve freshwater pearls (with a hint of peach), stunning Rose quartz briolette and a lace - and silk ribbon make a delicious combination with heavily oxidiced sterling silver.

maanantai 12. heinäkuuta 2010

Lisää aarteita ja rakentamista - More Treasures and building the House


Seraphine




Evangeline




Lattiat valettiin tänään ja runko alkaa nousta. Kohta raksa alkaa näyttää talolta!
Floors were made today and now walls are under work. Soon it starts to look like a house!