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.

The Peacock Earrings

I had to make something more wearable! Just had to.

So I moulded two clay marbles, painted them all black and white inked a peacock. Then I painted two leaves I’ve bought at the Saturday market and attached them to the marbles. I think they really resemble a peacock’s tail, as they’re painted with an iridiscent color.

Wear these on a night out or with a hippie outfit.

Each earring measures 3.7 cms without its bail and 5.3 cms bail included.

The Pink Vintage Tea For Two Bracelet

If you liked the necklace I posted yesterday, you will love this one.

Made of clay marbles (painted with acrylics and varnished by hand), the Tea For Two Bracelet measures 21.5 cms, but it can be shortened or lenghtened to suit your wrist.

The two Rose marbles are japanese Tensha marbles and I think they add a more elegant touch to the entire item.

This bracelet contains vintage findings.

Bare in mind that this piece is absolutely unique and cannot be reproduced.

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:

 

I know, I said it before: new stuff coming your way!

I have a lack of inspiration I haven’t experienced in a long time.

My hands just do not wish to work anymore and when the do they do it wrong.

My mind refuses to think of clay and paints and my eyes would rather see Dawson’s Creek and illustration books than handmade stuff.

Yet, I have made a few things (they are not ready, though) and in order not to lose the very few people that still show an interest of what I do, here are some pictures to make you wonder “what the hell is she going to make next?”

Any clues there? 😀

RO:

Am o lipsă de chef neruşinată.

Mâinile mele nu mai vor să lucreze, iar când se încumetă să o facă dau zbârci.

Mintea nu se mai gândeşte la lut şi vopsele, iar ochii se holbează mai degrabă la „Cei mai frumoşi ani” şi cărţi cu ilustraţii decât la chestii handmade.

Totuşi, am făcut niscaiva obiecte (care nu sunt încă gata) şi, pentru nu a-mi pierde şi puţinii fani pe care îi mai am, iată nişte poze care să vă facă (poate) să gândiţi: „Ce naiba mai pune asta la cale?”

Cele trei doamne

Au ajuns acasă la mine într-o noapte ciudată şi nu au vrut să mai plece. Trei doamne ciudate s-au instalat pe canapea şi, după ce au privit în jur timp de câteva minute, şi-au văzut de treabă, fiecare în plata ei. Pentru că nu mă dau în vânt după prezenţa lor, am hotărât să le vând, pe fiecare cu 20 de lei. Doamna roşcată a venit cu plodul după ea, un copil trist, făcut din plictiseală.

Broşe de lemn:

1. Doamna Brunetă, mereu dormitând. Este cea mai plăcută dintre toate pentru că tace

2. Doamna Şatenă, narcisistă. Îşi oglindeşte imaginea pe unde apucă: geamuri, monitoare, chiar şi în bălţile apărute în urma ploii.

3. Doamna Roşcată, nesuferită. Prost crescută şi rea.

Figurină din lut

4. Copilul făcut la plictiselă. Fiul Doamnei Roşcate stă mereu cu fundul la vedere. Îl vreau plecat din casa mea.

And in the end… the eye of the beholder! De data asta pe lemn!

TÂRG!!!

Vă aştept cu lucruri noi şi cu cele două cutii la târg.

Veţi mai găsi şi alte lucruşoare noi (dar şi modele vechi)!

Fiind unul dintre ultimele târguri la care mai participă Plohotnuke, vă sfătuiesc să faceţi coadă şi să socializaţi cu the owners of Plohotnuke, de data asta reprezentaţi de dl H, încât proaspăta dnă H munceşte (da, şi ce dacă e 1 Mai?!)

Daţi năvală!

1-2 Mai, de la ora 10, la Palatul Şuţu!

Şi da, o să aveţi parte şi de reduceri!

Plecăciuni!

The Japanese vintage box şi The Cat Box îşi arată colţii

ROM VERSION

Încep CU CUtia cu pisici. Ha! Această cutie tip cufăr cară cu dânsa o serie de pisici: unele mai de seamă, altele mai prostănace.

Dacă nu mă credeţi, na de vă convingeţi!

Capacul are feline de soiuri diferite: cu ochi lăcrimoşi, turbate, dormitânde, îngrozite sau tâmpiţele:

Cum stă cu faţa spre dumneavoastră, cutia prezintă scena îngrozitoare a unei mâţe ce urmează să fie speriată.

În spatele cutiei, o altă mâţă cu intenţii necurate: pândeşte animalul zburătăcitor.

Părţile cutiei arată aşa:

NEEXXT!

Cutia japonezo-ceva este mult mai mare! Dar asta contează mai puţin. Este şi mult mai delicată. Na poze aşadar:

Înăntru, cutia arată aşa:

Pentru cine e obsedat de asorteu, iată şi această brăţară de lemn to match:

Cam atât cu super creaţia. Let me sleep now!

ENG VERSION

I begin this post by showing you the cat box! Ha! This chest-like box carries a series of cats with it: some brighter, some not.Convince yourself right now!The box lid has different kinds of cats on it: weepy-eyed, rabid, sleepy, terrified or dumb ones.As it faces each of you, the box presents the horrifying scene in which a cat will be spooked. Another scene on the box shows an evil cat spying a flying little bastard.NEXT!The Japanese vintage box is a lot bigger. But this is unimportant, nevertheless. It is more delicate too. And to whom adores matching things, I created this pinkish wooden bracelet.This is it, folks! Now let me sleep!