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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Flickr Favorites !

1. Watch Out Below, 2. Obesity strikes the Bird World - The Magic 1,000 Comments Achieved - Thank You., 3. Vögel im Winter - Blaumeise - Birds In The Winter, 4. My Winter Bird Garden with Snow ~ Worcestershire January 2010

Today I was happy to see a Flickr mosaic on Mitsy´s Artmind´s blog again after a long break!
Welcome back!
I looked out of my window and the first I noticed was the bird feeder with a blue tit, nibbling on a fat ball......
...If you like to play this week hop over to Artmind!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



If it´s freezing cold, you get clear ice ...

But now the temperature rises, and the ice get crazed.

A bit tricky to photograph, much more beautiful in real life.....I love the soft glow...for me not a patch on any electric light chain.
How to make these ice lanterns? click here:

Eislaternen... Ice lanterns

Basic requirement is: The weather forecast predicts a few days freezing cold weather!

you need a few buckets one inside another filled with some water.

Be sure to have enough distance to get a thick coating of ice....and be patient....

..Stay tuned for the results..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

genuineness and authentic self will

Celebration of individuality......" anders anziehen " written by Smilla Dankert

One of the blogs I love to read !

The costume designer for contemporary movies, Smilla Dankert says:
" anders - anziehen means dressing - differently. It features people in their individual way of getting dressed. The Photos are unplanned shots - searching genuineness and authentic self will. "
To respect the privacy, no Photos here..... but visit her blog for great pictures and wonderful english and german...

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Some of my Advent decorations.... (In fact ALL of my Advent decoration... I´m not a fan of
gold and glitter, but I do love stars)

That one I made of an old plank. The copper star in the middle is gleaming when the candle is lit

Simple branches from the garden with a chain of lights...

These two are my absolute favorites! The right one I bought on an elementary school´s bazar a few years back, and the left one I found in a dumpster! Looks like that one did not meet the expectations of its producer! Anyway a lovely angel!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

hematite...vintage glass beads

I created this modern clean form to use the cut vintage beads, I bought from Lucie.
It seemed to be the best way to bring out the raw and uneven surface of the beads....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Italian renaissance ..

.....or chinese imperial period

..imagination knows no limits!

Monday, November 29, 2010

There´s no business like snowbusiness!

It´s wonderful to do snow shoveling at 6.00 in the morning to clean the sidewalk in front of the house,.......(..for exactly 3 Days! after then it commonly begins to be annoying!)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

new design

festive and casual at the same time......(a little sixties too..)
available soon in my shop

Monday, November 22, 2010

Masters of elegance

Their screams are shrill, but they fly and swing so beautiful...carried by the wind..

Seagulls at the danube beach close to our home.

Not the sea, but anyhow a beach...I love it!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Some soldering and sawing ....

I look forward to a quiet weekend to give an earring - like appearance to this ..... be continued....Happy weekend !

Artisans Gallery Team !

If you are a buyer on Etsy,
and you want to have an online experience akin to shopping in a gallery, a marketplace of high quality:
...tag your search with : Agteam

Find all informations here: Blog
Agteam on Tumblr

Fashion & Trend Report ....posted on the Team-Blog by Marie from Markhed

Emerald Creole Earrings by Donauluft, Diva Scarf by Kanakwalee, Fortune Scarf by Xenotees, Wrapped Tweed Ring by Quercus Silver, Rainbow Moonstone Bar Ring by OneGarnetGirl, Faceted Obsidian Sterling Silver Tassel Pendant by Steinschmuckdesign

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

.....colorful Knitwear

What a pleasure to watch the Video of Tricotaza Ivkovic, a Serbian Company making wonderful, colorful knitwear

..from the new collection.

Color-Therapy Against the foggy days

pink and orange eardangles .....available here

Monday, November 8, 2010

Beautiful Vintage beads!

Have a look at LucieTalesVintage !
She just listed wonderful vintage beads in her shop !
...if they where a bit smaller, I would have bought them all, but maybe some of you can use this size, and is happy to get this information!

Full hank of vintage cola glass seed beads

Full hank hematite color cut glass seed beads

Full hank (140g) of Vintage green bronze glass seed beads

Thursday, November 4, 2010

my creative space

Working on some earrings, using the very tiny beads.....

These cut, gray lilac beads remind me on lizard skin.

Show your creative space ! If you want to play this week, hop over to Kootoyoo

Friday, October 29, 2010

Kraut rock´s !

A cabbage field near our home on a foggy october morning.

It´s typical for this region in austria. ......the cabbage as well as the fog!

and this is the cabbage head that will turn into a heart-warming cabbage soup!
It is a soup recipe from Greece, so it perfectly suits to protect from cold!

Put Olive oil into a pot, add chopped onions (1 or 2 ), and chopped cabbage ,

stir-fry till it smells tasty

Then pour on aproxx. 1 liter instant soup ( the quantity depends on how big your cabbage head is)
..add 1 teaspoon fennel seed, 1 teaspoon anise, lemon zest and salt.

..some lemon juice, and then let it simmer for 25 minutes.

In the meanwhile chop parsley ....

after soup is ready, put crumbled sheep cheese in a bowl, pour in the soup......

and enjoy!

BTW, this wonderful Bowl is made by my sister-in-law. She and my brother, a painter, are running the Kunstwerkstatt Ruprecht.