contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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It is fascinating to see the working process of wax-batik !
All drawn free hand ! The Indonesian artists practice their art since hundreds of years in a similar way...

1. ZZZ_1067, 2. Batik Painting, 3. Ann Dunham Batik Collection, 4. Batik Drawing

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Old Indonesian wax-batik

Three old pieces of clothing, made from fabrics colored in Indonesian wax batik, were brought to me by my lovely and generous cousin and her husband ...Many Thank´s to you both!
This floor-length apron was worn over the dress, to tog up.

Genuine wax-batik can be identified by turning the fabric. Both sides the pattern must have the same color intensity!...Many "Batik" fabrics you can buy are printed! They may have the typical Craquele´as well, but if you take a look at the bottom side, you can see there is no color or if, it is uneven and light.
That one is an evening dress from the 70´s , made of silk. Both fabric sides exactly the same!
Just look at the details, all drawn by hand!

The blue wrap skirt is also wonderful patterned, cotton made.
...really a lot of fabric on it...My cousin mentioned I would know how to use ,
but I think to cut these wonderful fabrics there must be a really gorgeous idea what to make from it! .....we will see....

Friday, August 27, 2010


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1. renouveauclothing: Bustier apron mini dress
2. moxieapparel: granny ankle boots
3. sunshineandkamala: white trilby straw fedora hat
4. NzLbags: knitted cream bag
5. terminy: Acorn Pin brooch

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

What´s new?

lentil pendant beige-brown-rose patterned....available here:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Challenge theme morocco

turmeric morocco-inspired earrings
little lanterns, curcuma or honey colored.
...a bigger version might look great giving warm light in a room, appareled with rich, colorful fabrics and pillows....a big round tray on the floor with sweet mint tea.....

Earrings available here

Morocco, this week them of the europeanstreetteam, hosted be creationsbyeve

My creative space

....what happened so far : be continued...
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Buttons...they seem to increase on their own, I guess. Some time ago I gave away a lot of them, but there are always some I cannot resist to save.....and much less if they are handmade like these :
Wood, horn, and coconut
Have a look at kraplap, the uncrowned queen of buttons!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flickr Favorites

I assembled 4 pictures from Marian Bijlenga...
autumn is near and to pick up and to collect is seasonable now, all the more if it´s about leaves.......

See more of her interesting arrangements here:

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Grey and shimmering

Most of you , who have to take pictures from things that actually are made to hang , not to
stand, may know it already......
If I want to take a pic which don´t show my piece lying, I use Patafix to stick it on its place
Looks then a bit like levitating.....

Friday, August 13, 2010


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1. 13threads: grey/blue check wool wrap coat
2. yystudio: Pure Virgin Wool Tartan Skirt
3. betsybensen: Pink Freshwater Pearl, Sterling Silver and 14kt Gold Ring
4. DollfaceDeVille: Queenie Flapper Hat in Pale Rose Pink
5.BagatellesAndCo: Silver Circles Medium Lili Clutch

6. Donauluft . a glimpse of autumn earrings

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My creative space

This is going to be my new autumn collection...
You don´t believe ? then stay tuned ..... be continued..

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I´m experimenting with different Ring versions...
the last one:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flickr Favorites !

A new life for used up Things!
UPCYCLING... I do love this word!
In german we only use the term recycling, which shows not a bit the countless creative possibilities

1. =^.^=, 2. Shift Necklace, 3. trans, 4. This Mac G4 was obsolete before it found its place as an upcycled mailbox, article on

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great shops to discover!

I made a Collection with new members of the AGteam

klick here for the shops !

Go to the Artisans Gallery Team blog to find more...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

..My creative space..

..... working on new rings. Try to find some new fastening constructions..

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Energy place

...I have been to an energetic and spiritually enchanted place this weekend!
Bad Fusch, a faraway place in the "Upper Tauern", near the "Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse"

Existing since the 15thCentury, It has been a very famous sanitarium in the 19th Century with several medical springs. It was the summer health resort of many artists and the noble society of these days, like Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, Christian Morgenstern, Jakob Alt, Richard Strauss, Friedrich Loos, Johann more. (in german)

These famously day´s are long gone, but it is still a place with a high energy level and now there are ambitions to revitalize the spot.

..unfortunately instead of natural stones and wood there is used some cement and stainless steel....I hope the medical springs will not feel hurt about...