donderdag 21 november 2013

Photographing my jewelry and starting new etsy shop

 I've been taking pictures of a very small amount of my jewelry,
and its very nerve-wracking and taking hours. I don't have any professional equipment so I'm trying every room in the house to get it right.
The lighting is so difficult, I always want to go with natural light but it tends to get so dark in winter, even during the day.

I'm updating my Etsy store and also, I'm starting a new Etsy shop for my silver jewelry! A link will be posted soon.

woensdag 6 november 2013

Silver minimalist pendants

Next bracelet is a repairment: all the joints had to be soldered and polished as finishing.

Next are pendant designs, all made in sterling silver. I tried to stay simple and minimalistic, not too heavy. The assignment (birthday request) to design a small pendant was harder than I espected. Hope this turned out ok for her.

I only need to buy a chain for the following pendant:

zaterdag 21 september 2013

Update on moving, projects and workbench

Long time no update!
I have moved and am pleased to announce I have my own work bench. I still have to buy a lot of utensils and put it a lot more together but the basics are in place.

My classes have started too and I'm so excited to go there again every week.
So I'm starting to do commissions and repairments in silver. I have done some this summer and it's going well, I'm hoping to put some jewelry up in my shop as soon as I have bought enough silver to work with.

In the mean time, here is a ring I made last year:
I'll be updating more frequently on my crafting as well, I bought a lot of fabric (again) and I'm planning to make my own packaging.
See you soon!

maandag 29 april 2013

The one about the bow charm update

A little update, experimenting with bows. I have a couple more rings and earrings in blue, orange and yellow, which are drying now. Also took a picture of the roses-necklace to put on Etsy as a 'made-to-order'-product.
Made also a bunch of jewelry-boxes today :)

woensdag 24 april 2013

The one about the miniature pond

 This miniature pond was orignally a little stand for the frog I made, but I went completely in overdrive with the details and as a result, the scale is completely off.
I made it out of (really old) polymer clay, glazed it with regular varnish and the water is Easycast epoxy.

Might put this at my Etsy 

zondag 21 april 2013

The one about the miniature frog II

See my first frog here:
This is a commission,
completely hand made out of polymer clay (Fimo),
detailed with yellow charchoal.
The clay is glow-in-the-dark
15g, approx. 5cm width

woensdag 17 april 2013

The one about the strawberry necklace

This is a commission,
made with polymer clay (fimo) and some great polish I found recently.

woensdag 27 maart 2013

The one about the glass earstuds

New concept :) Not really a concept, just something that is actually very popular at the moment.
You can be so creative with these, they're fninished off with a glass dome and the base is brass.

woensdag 27 februari 2013

The one about the plaster tile

This one is a step-by-step from a few years ago. I got a new idea for some jewelry, based on this principle.
I folded horizontally and diagonally a firm piece of paper. With latex I made a mould and casted my tile in it.
I'm aware of some of the flaws, it was interesting to look back at this project for my future ideas!

PS: this is also my blog-background!

woensdag 20 februari 2013

The one about the garden party~

It's all about telling a story...
True little stories!

They are all available on my Etsy-shop!