perjantai 16. syyskuuta 2011

Some new earrings for fall




Sterling silver and marcasite post earrings with sterling silver briolettes with light peridot stones. Love these briolettes, have them also in citrine, white topaz and soon to come garnet and amethyst. Can't just wait to work more with these! Love the vintage feeling in them.








Georgious, huge FW pearls with amethyst and GF. This shade of yellow is my new favorite for this fall (combined with black, blue or cognac).





Heavily oxidiced sterling silver earrings with a tiny orange sapphire rondelle.








lauantai 27. elokuuta 2011

maanantai 8. elokuuta 2011

Taking time off

I need some time off to explore, create and re-energize. So I'll take a short time off from blogging too. Taking time for myself has been working already: I created these rings this weekend and it felt good. Bezels were just right, everything went in place so easily and I was enjoying working with these. So, will be back in a future, but right now I just need to enjoy of creating :)


xoxo


Sirpa

sunnuntai 26. kesäkuuta 2011

Summer break!



Time to enjoy of the summer and eat a lot of strawberries my friends!

lauantai 25. kesäkuuta 2011

Earrings

Some of my Vintage inspired earrings.


Post earrings made of brass. I didn't mean to make them pink, but you know, sometimes it just happens... LOL



Coco earrings





maanantai 20. kesäkuuta 2011

Tiedoksi suomalaisille lukijoille

Tiedoksi suomalaisille lukijoille. Olen saanut pyyntöjä tehdä koruja tilauksesta. Valitettavasti minulla ei ole siihen mahdollisuutta henkilökohtaisten syiden vuoksi. Korujen tekeminen on vain harrastus minulle ja teen niitä, kun jaksan ja minulla on siihen aikaa. Suurin osa tulee omaan käyttöön ja lahjaksi. Joitakin ylimääräisiä koruja myyn satunnaisesti, mutta valitettavasti henkilökohtaisista syistä en pysty tekemään tilaustöitä. Kiitos kaikille mielenkiinnostanne :)

sunnuntai 12. kesäkuuta 2011

Juicy Summer




Right now I am having a Summer Sale (-20%).


Here is some juicy colours for summer.

























sunnuntai 5. kesäkuuta 2011

Leaf post earrings



New raw brass earrings (with tiny freshwater pearls and sterling silver) inspired by Miriam Haskell.

I'm actually already in love with these! I kinda messed up with the first pair, but had more luck with this other one :)


Some of you might already know that I have been facing some health problems this spring. So I want to thank you dearly for everyone, who has been giving me support during this time :) It has been priceless for me.


This weekend I have felt better than in months. I have slept if I felt like it, watched movies and planned some happy things. So in one word, just relaxed.


But soon it is time to close my little shop for the summer, take a deep breath and enjoy of the summer. As you know, summer is quite short here in Finland so I really have to try to enjoy myself while it lasts :)


Hopefully I get many more new ideas for the Fall/Winter season during this time. Let's enjoy of the sunshine in our lives!!!

lauantai 28. toukokuuta 2011

New earrings (mixed metal)




Yellow pearls with a hint of green.





Large white pearls.



Vintage Swarovski with brass.






Pale peach pearls.






Georgious dark citrine.





I was in a mood for earrings as you can see....



There is coming up new collections with necklaces, preview for fall. Try to finish some pieces next week.


sunnuntai 15. toukokuuta 2011

Antiquing....





Husband took me antiquing yesterday. We had planned to search some furniture for our house, but didn't find anything interesting, yet. So we have to continue looking for those. The place was so filled with everything that it was even hard to move in there. I found these though, some of them were in the bottom of a box and some were on the plate, covered with everything else. So I almost missed them. Old buttons, glass beads and rhinestone chain.






When I saw these old brass buttons, I knew that I had to make a pair of post earrings of them. There was 6 of these, but 2 were so badly damaged, that I could do nothing for them. Shame. These will be a gift to hubby's older sister, they reminded me off her. I sure hope she likes them! These were in a quite a bad condition, so I had to clean them first, it took a while... Then I polished them with a car wax (yeah) and finally attached a sterling silver posts on them. I wish you could see the buttons in nature, there is some kind of a foil inside of them. When the light goes through the button, they sparkle.





Just had to play with photos...







I also had this perfect gift box for them. It was made around 1970 and is art nouveau style, made of brass. Cleaned and waxed, ready to go :)






These will be shipped tomorrow!!!


I still have other pair left, not sure what I'm gonna do with them...






And here is my latest LeBouton earrings. Long earrings filled with soft colours. Pearls have a shade of white, light pink, light peach and light golden peach. They actually look amazing in nature. Headpins are brass, but the posts are sterling silver. Buttons are once again made of mother of pearl.






Wishing you all a perfect sunday!!!











perjantai 13. toukokuuta 2011

Weekendsale



Everything -15% in my shop this weekend! Just add coupon code WEEKENDSALE to get a discount.

torstai 12. toukokuuta 2011

New, more simple LeBouton earrings



LeBouton - Simple

Oregon sunstone




LeBouton - Simple

Golden pyrite





LeBouton - Fleur

Moonstone, white topaz, pearls





LeBouton - Fleur

Oregon sunstone, peach moonstone, pearls




sunnuntai 8. toukokuuta 2011

lauantai 7. toukokuuta 2011

LeBouton


I just love everything in Vintage. I love old buttons and have an obsession to collect them. I love beautiful pearls and gems and I'm addicted to them.


So, here I've joined together everything that I love. Buttons with a history, gems and pearls with a soul. These materials form together a unique design that has a story to tell. If we just listen.


The buttons that I've used with these earrings were made of mother of pearl in the 1940s. They were still on their original card when I got them. Just lovely.


Now I'm addicted to these earrings, so there will be more to come. Stories, emotions, joy. I'm looking forward to them.


sunnuntai 13. maaliskuuta 2011

Sunny Sunday


Here is some of my latest work. I wish you all a sunny sunday!

sunnuntai 27. helmikuuta 2011

lauantai 26. helmikuuta 2011

sunnuntai 30. tammikuuta 2011

Finally finished





While I was packing for moving, I found this coiled focal pendant. I made it about two years ago and remember writing that I'll finish it when I know what it wants to be. When I saw it after all this time, I knew what it wanted to be: a necklace with georgious white pearls and bright sterling silver.
Pictures look quite bad but it is because I don't have a place to take photos right now. But soon enough, I will have a new place for photo shooting :) And time to actually create something. I'll be back soon!

keskiviikko 19. tammikuuta 2011

Waiting for Spring!



Today it snowed 30 cm of pure, white snow again! I can dream about the spring but it looks like it won't arrive anytime soon :) Have to keep on dreaming!