contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Sunday, February 28, 2010

wonderful Front Page on Etsy! chosen by MarKhed..including my dusky pink earrings

Butterflies Translucent Microfiche Soldered Glass Pendant by MarKhed
Check out MarKhed´s shop for some more gorgeous jewelry!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

new rings listed!

The truth will out.

before........and after

I ignore constant the need of house cleaning on christmas or on easter, but it is impossible to ignore the dust when first spring sunshine laughs through your kitchen window.....
Btw..the genial sprout-dish with cress on the window sill is from eschenfelder, and made without any plastic.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

endurance test!

Before I listen my new rings I must test the suitability for daily use. It is a kind of endurance test.
I make one for me and wear this prototype for a while constantly.
My previous ring design had a sort of silver guardrail so the beaded piece was not so exposed than this one. There is more strain on the glue. Otherwise, I like that daintier, smaller design.

So I wear my ring in a way I will tell you not to do, in my item descriptions!
I wash the dishes, my hands after cleaning up the kitchen. I rake off snow from the pergola roof. I go to my studio to polish some silver pieces! I think it will pass the test!
Now all I have to do is to find a hand model to take some nice pictures!

Btw..... great tips about taking nice pictures today on HAND MADE EUROPE from Vadjuka, in an interview by Dawn of LaTouchables.

Friday, February 19, 2010

next ring

new ring design

My ring project takes form...

I´m curious about further things to come, so many ideas to realize......

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


currently I´m working on a new ring design..nothing to post yet.
So I show two of my former created rings :

lined purple seedbeads, silver 925

old, faceted, transparent beads, silver 925

Monday, February 15, 2010

blue danube - beaded earrings

By the beautiful Blue Danube

An der schönen blauen Donau (don´t miss to listen to the walz)!
Still curious about my name?.....Danube air... Donauluft

winter farewell !

That´s what I can see when I´m looking out of my window..

That´s what I hope to see soon !

Btw... the river is called danube ( Donau ), Luft means air....donauluft!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cool treasury from cooljewelrydesign !

beautiful Front page on Etsy including my green earrings.

Check out her shop : cooljewelrydesign

Saturday, February 13, 2010

wire is not wire...

Most of my earring wires don´t have an interlink,
To prevent bending up and break, I use a draw plate to raise strain and compress the material.

I draw the wire through tiny holes in a steel plate, always smaller than the last.

After drawing the wire is more elastic, more thin and ruggedized.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Venice (Italy) inspired earrings

When I was creating these pairs of earjewelry I had the view from a vaporetto to the "palazzi" on "Canale Grande" before my face.
These old frontages with carved friezes and flaking plaster. Wonderful muted colors, thick velvet curtains behind the windows and geometric patterned stone and marmor floors.
While I am writing this post I also have venice before my face .........sitting in a street cafe, a cup of cappuccino, enjoying the first rays of dawn....... It would be great to make a trip to venice in spring.....must think about!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I think, none of us should use a plastic bag ever again!

Well, I know this is not really practicable, but I will try to cut down a lot of them.

First I use baskets for my shopping by car. They don´t need 200 years to decompose.

The next is to have many fabric shopping bags!... I mean many, approx. 10.
you can left them in every handbag, in every shopping basket, in the car, in the bicycle basket..and so on...
Then, it is great to quit the use of thin plastic bags for vegetables or fruits.
This is possible if I have thin cotton fabric bags. (lots of them)!.

Last thing you have to do is: say NO ! if someone asks : "Do you want a plastic bag" ?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

reusable bags

Here are four shops selling reuseable product and sandwich bags.....
find more shops on Etsy...


Triangles and oblongs

dark grey striped with multicolored triangles

light grey striped with multicolored oblongs

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wooden splint boxes

I use these little boxes to ship my earrings... self colored in Wood stain.
approx. 1,5" - 2" / 3,5 - 5 cm in diameter...

Friday, February 5, 2010

ART NOUVEAU Decoupage..... Giftwraps by Artists

A few weeks ago I started to write this blog to give some background infos to my current jewelry making and beadworking , mainly for my shop visitors. But now I think, maybe it would be interesting to blog some former projects too....higgledy-piggledy, quasi.

This is one of them: Two years ago my kitchen layers surfaces were borked and I had the idea
with decoupage. I took off the whole lamination and applied this "Giftwrap by Artists" with decoupage seal.

The pattern has been created in Paris 1895 , published by h.f. ullmann.

Here is a beaded necklace I created . The pattern is inspired by a beaded pouch from those days. ... Art nouveau... in Austria called "Jugendstil"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

pearly beads

These bohemian pearly beads are old as well. They are approximately 1 mm and have some kind of silky luster .

I love to work with, although they are very capriccioso and the least mistake is reflected on the surface and makes a foulty appearance.

Wouldn´ t they look great to a wedding dress? Maybe I should make a pendant with these pearly beads too.