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! 🙂

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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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.

Etsy shop now open

I know it’s been a long time and I should have made something sooner, but hey.. I’m working on it!

So you can either enter my ETSY SHOP to see the new creations HERE: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bubucrafts

… Or you can study them in this very post.

SO here we go:

THE 50’s INSPIRATIONAL NECKLACE

For all those 50’s era lovers out there, this inspirational necklace is bound to suit your every delight.

From vintage updos to black ringing telephones and broadcasting microphones, from guys with sparkly teeth and smiles to die for, to makeup and timeless kettles you’ve got it all.

This necklace is entirely handmade, unique and therefore extremely precious.

If you like it but would like another color or other 50’s icons painted on it, we can work it out.

Just let me know!

The Owl in the Night Necklace

Boo!

This necklace is for all of you lonely-nighters out there. The tree, the owl and the moon will keep you company.

Made of clay, painted with acrylics and varnished for protection, you can either wear this as a necklace, a bracelet or a fashion item tied to your waist (if you have a rather small one).

The thread is 92 cm long and each flat marble is no bigger than 2.5 cms.

The Vine House Necklace

Wherever you go, take this necklace/ bracelet with you to remind you of home.

The tree you climbed, the house you playied in and the rain that kept pourring (if you are British you know what I’m talking about) are all gathered in this handmade unique item.

Made of clay, painted with acrylics and varnished for protection, you wil never find one like yours; it’s unique!

Wear it as a necklace, a bracelet or a fashion item around your waist.

The thread measures 96 cm and the flat marbles are no bigger than 2.5 cm (each).

If you’d like something similar, but in another color or shape, let me know and I’ll make it right!

The Stiff Noble Kitty Family Necklace

Lady Fiona von Kitten, Sir Alfred der Kittenus and young Angus will look everybody in the eye from your neck.
Nobody will ever mistreat you, as their icy expressions will freeze even the naughtiest boy in town.

Made of clay, wear this as a necklace, a bracelet or a fashion item around your waist.

It is painted with acrylics and varnished for protection and it is entirely handmade, so there will be no necklaces like yours in the whole wide world!

The thread measures 85 cm and each flat marble is no bigger than 3 cm.

If you like the item but think that red doesn’t exactly suit you, or if you want to wear your own family with you, just let me know and we’ll figure something out!

The Unfriendly Owl Necklace

No, no! Do not approach this creature! It’s so unfriendly it would do bad things to you!

Buy it from me though and you will be its master, owning it forever. It will obbey you and be unfriendly to others.

Whilst you cannot exactly have picnics together and girly shopping sprees, this little owl is bound to protect you from any harm.

Made of clay and precious little round stones, this could be the perfect necklace for you. It is entirely handmade, so no owl like this can be found in the whole wide world!

The thread measures 93 cm and the owl is no bigger than 2.5 cm!

Of course, if you think that this creature is way to evil for you and you decide you’d like a pony or a kitty instead, contact me and we’ll figure something out! 😉

 

I also added these little items to my shop: