contemporary beadwork jewelry textile

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

recycling ice cream sticks - the finale

I guess you remember part 1:

 sanding the glue laminated sticks

then the painting starts , I used acrylic paint.

just simple ornaments,  this is going to be a gift for a lovely girl of a bit more than 3 years.

 afterwards each backside gets a strip of magnetic tape

voila`.... the magnetic refrigerator Domino is finished!

making this was so funny, .....(and there are development potentialities !)

the next ice cream season is certain to come!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Augenkissen - eye cushion

wunderbar zum Entspannen der Augen, für Yoga und Meditation
relaxing treatment for the eyes

 Ich nehme weiche vorgewaschenen Seide als Überzug, und weichen dünnen Baumwollstoff als Inlet.
Weich und dünn ist wichtig damit sich das Kissen der Augenpartie gut anpasst

Important is to take very soft an thin fabrics to keep the cushion flexible.
I took pre-washed, soft pea green silk and soft, thin white cotton .

Zwei Kissenhüllen, ca 20 x 10 cm
two pillow cases measuring approx. 20 x 10 cm

Die weisse Hülle wird gefüllt mit ca 250 Gramm Leinsamen oder ungeschälter Braunhirse
The white one filled with ca 250 Gram linseed or  unpeeled millet

Ein Verschluss zum Öffnen hat sich als unpraktisch erwiesen, sodass ich das Kissen einfach mit grösseren Stichen zunähe. Soll es mal gewaschen werden ist es kein Problem diese aufzutrennen und wieder zu schliessen, dauert keine 4 Minuten.

Closing the cushion with buttons makes it uncomfortable, so I decided to stitch up with big stitches takes less than 4 minutes to unstitch and close it again if you want to wash the cover.

Have a relaxed weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Kugel Ohringe im Zackenmuster - Chevron globe earrings

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

crafting project....upcycling ice creme sticks (popcicle sticks) Part 1

Far away from collecting every stick during the summer, many of them move to the dishwasher, and afterwards into the material stock. 
Over the years it adds up to a real big stack, and christmas is around the I had the idea for a cool crafting project:

 to boost the excitement, for now just the start...(in fact I´m a very lazy blogger at the moment, and so I can make more out of this simple undertaking)
Seriously I´m unsure about some essential ingredients yet, and it can take some time to post step 2.

Stay tuned, and have a great weekend

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

studio news

we proudly present:

I made one of these penannular pins as a custom order and now I would like to create some more for the knitting season....for Cardigans without buttons or knitted scarfs.
next coming soon.....

Sunday, October 11, 2015

studio news - venice inspired collection

Inspired by the wonderful ambiance of venice, by its striped poles in the canals, its charming faded colors .
Inspired also by the twisted lamps of silk, created by the brilliant designer Mariano Fortuny at the beginning of the century,  and the gorgeous glass art of this town  I created a small earring collection in 11 colors:

available here:


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

manufacturing earring findings

Lots of earring findings are needed for the new Collection

...and every piece is made by hand

I really admire people with perfect manicured hands, mine never will be....

A peek into the garden from my workspace

Thursday, September 24, 2015

studio news

Twisted #2

This is going to be a new earring collection ( I meant to make two or three, but there are too many beautiful color combinations in my head, so far more might emerge !