Category Archives: necklaces

Handmade swap – The royal kitty

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This summer I signed up for Revista Atelierul‘s handmade swap. I was paired up with Corina (who sadly doesn’t have a website 😦 ) and created a handmade cat necklace for her as well as a matching card.

I used white air-dry clay which I have manually moulded and painted and, to make it slightly more lady-like than my usual creations, I have added a dark silver finding and three blue marbles for that slightly ‘royal’ touch. I thought this necklace didn’t need any more fuss, so I’ve placed it on a wired base that sits nicely at the base of the neck.

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And this is the card:

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Corina sent the best clip-ons for flats ever – they’re just my favourite shade of green, a delicate shell set, a reaaally yummy chocolate and has folded her letter in a boat shape. Love them all!

For Christmas I’ve signed up for the new swap. Yaaay! 🙂

RO: Vara asta m-am inscris la swap-ul organizat de Revista Atelierul. Colega mea de swap a fost Corina (care din pacate nu are site 😦 ). I-am facut un colier pisicesc, din lut uscare la aer pe care l-am modelat si pictat manual. Ca sa para un pic mai delicat decat creatiile mele normale, i-am adaugat un element argintiu inchis si cateva margele albastre. Am considerat ca e destul de impopotonat, asa ca l-am montat pe o baza de colier simpla, argintie, care se aseaza la baza gatului.

I-am facut si o felicitare ‘asortata’.

Corina mi-a trimis cele mai grozave clipsuri pentru balerini (in culoarea mea preferata, verde crud), un set delicat cu scoici, o ciocolata suuuuper si a impaturit scrisoarea in forma de barcuta.

De Craciun, m-am inscris la o noua editie de swap. Yay! 🙂

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Summer vibe

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This lovely weather inspired me! I finally got the change to go out in the park and play this weekend and came back recharged and ready to work. And this necklace was the result.

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The necklace reminds me of those perfect days when all you have to do is lay in the sun on the beach, under the clearest sky there is, with your frappe in your hand and your Kindle in the other.

What do you think of this one? You like? 🙂

Technical specifications

Quirky doll pendant that was manually sculpted and painted. Made of air-dry moulding clay and set on a vintage copper chain, it is varnished for extra protection. The necklace contains vintage findings and blue marbles.

The necklace is unique and cannot be reproduced, but I can create other similar models on request.

Length without pendant: 30 cm/ 12 inches
Pendant size: 3.5 cm/ 1.5 inch

The length of the chain can be adjusted to fit you.

Available on Etsy

Fairytale necklaces – a photoshoot

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Fairytale necklaces, a set on Flickr.

Hi everyone!
Hope everybody’s been enjoying the short holiday. We’ve had some lovely weather, so this calls for more photos!
Here are more photos of the new fairytale necklace collection.
Hope you’ll enjoy it.

Revista Atelierul – Spring swap

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In April, I decided to participate in one of the famous handmade swaps that Revista Atelierul holds every season.

I was paired with a lovely lady that I was really happy to meet and created a cheerful, but lady-like necklace for her. I kept it rather simple and hope she liked it – the collage she’s made (see above)  is absolutely gorgeous and she did a better job than I would have made 🙂

This is one of my ‘new wave’ necklaces. I’ve made it with white air drying clay and handpainted it with acrylics, while protecting it with a few coats of glossy varnish. The orange and yellow marbles are made of wood. It is a unique piece of jewellery and really wish it made my new friend’s day.

Unfortunately, my photos did not do her items justice, but I love them so much!

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The vintage pillow has little lace ribbons and it is two-sided, while the lingerie sachet has already found a place in my wardrobe.

Have you ever participated in a swap? If you did, how did you find it and did it meet your expectations?

You can see all the items that were sent during this swap here.

Dear beloved,

We have gathered here to pay a tribute to Tea.

Yeah, tea.

The Long, Vintage Tea Necklace 

The I Love Tea Necklace

This one is a bit more girly. Hence the silverish chain and the little heart. Not for tomboys 🙂

The Brooch and the Ring

Two simple items that go well together:

The brooch.

Check their availability

And, of course, should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me. Easy as that.

Cheers!

A New Necklace

I started working on my crafts again, yayy! The sad fact is that I know nobody around here and there are absolutely no craft fairs I am aware of, so I may just be working in vain, haha.

Anyway, it feels relaxing to craft, so here goes: my new necklace and later I will post a pair of Swarowski earrings I like.

The Rain, Rain, Go Away Necklace

Made of clay, painted with acrylics and varnished (two coats of gloss varnish on each side), this item cannot be reproduced. It also has small precious marbles to give it a bit more elegance. The tree and umbrella are small embellishments I have bought from a local shop.

It can either be a choker or a necklace that hangs lower on your chest, as it has an extra chain that gives it length at the back. For best impact wear a large cleveage, simple blouse.

It measures 40 cms without the small adjustable chain. The chain measures 12.50 cms, so the whole necklace can measure anything between 40 cms to 52.50 cms.

My inspiration was the weather out here. Horrible! Well, I can’t actually really complain, as this autumn was waaay better than summer. At least we had more sunny days. Oh, well.

Five O’clock Tea

My sister-in-law was around this weekend and gave me some ideas. They were actually pretty obvious, but I feared they were cliches. For example, some Five O’clock Tea inspired items.

That’s how the Tea For Two Necklace was born. I had each of the items ready for some time but just did not know what to do with them.

So I put them together in this extremely girly item which even I (not an extreme lover of pink, thank you) love.

The necklace itself (without ribbons, just the marble ensembe) measures 16 cms. It is 140 cms long with ribbons, so you can also wear it as a fashion accessory around your waist.

This item is entirely hand made.

Materials I used: clay, acrylics, gloss varnish

PS: I will be posting more frequently on this blog, so stay tunned.