treasured & linked

Here comes the sun by atelier stellaria featuring a bubbles necklace:
http://www.craftcult.com/js/trwi.js?s=2&l=4da99a8e98d88eef16336087&r=16073&t=s&m=0&u=14388640&

bubbles necklace

…and framed cuties by fellow Belgian Etsian Octopurse featuring these delicate balance earrings:
http://www.craftcult.com/js/trwi.js?s=2&l=4dadccf222656d918b12a4d1&r=16074&t=s&m=1&u=6374815&

a delicate balance: earrings

And ecological link love from handmade Europe featuring the Napjesdrager! Thank you so much! Do check out the other ecological blog links too and let yourself be inspired…

a delicate balance: new earrings

a delicate balance: earrings
pea green, dark green & white
a delicate balance: earrings
dark orange, red & white
a delicate balance: earrings
blue, green & white

a delicate balance: earrings
white, red and dark yellow

I changed the design a little bit, leaving out the ring on top (as you can see on the first pairs) because the weight of the glass bubbles keeps the balance really well, just like the pendants:

a delcate balance: pendant2
pendant 2
a delcate balance: pendant3
pendant 3

I love how the transparent spheres catch the light!

You can find them on Etsy.

If you like to see more of this series, the photos are bundled in a set on flickr and you can track down other posts and the work in progress on the blog by clicking the tag “a delicate balance” (under this post or in the left menu on my blog)!

And this is the 6th blog post of the year! That’s already half of the number of last year’s posts… 😮

There’s still more to come, I want to tell you about a little project that I just started. Something that’s funny as it is icky… 😀 icky sticky glass. What could it be? More soon, I promise!

sunsets & summer trees…

During the week of holidays after my college exams I was able to retreat to the studio for a couple of days, for the first time since September. I guess it’s a good thing the studio is in Ronse and not in Ghent, or I would be there all the time instead of working for school! 😉

As usual, I had many ideas, but I didn’t have all that much time. So instead of rushing to try to realize those ideas, I worked on a couple of pieces that I had started in Feb. 2010, from a batch of glass cabs I had made in the summer of 2009. It was nice to finally get around finishing these! Or at least these three, as I didn’t get to finish  the whole pile…

In other news, you can find them on Etsy!

I called this series essence (on flickr & etsy), because the organic shapes and colors remind me of moments of quietude… Which in these dreary & cold February days mostly means the warmth of summer to me, so here I am again with sunlight and green leaves! 😀 And one starry night too.

sunny green trees brooch
starry night pendant

 
sunset earrings

glass cabs!

summer pendants & autumn plans

Well, I’m home again after spending some time in the studio in August-September. It was much needed, and awesome. And as always, way too short. I could easily do with a month or so more studio time, just to finish what I’ve started…

But time’s up and I have to keep my creative self in check… School is starting again next week and there will be no time for doodling. I can’t believe I’m going back to college! (yes, again…) The time is finally here, and I’m giddy. 😀

And to celebrate, I’m doing a workshop in October with the talented Lotte De Mey on stone setting! Check out her unique pieces on Penelope’s Verbs and her paintings (this is her portfolio). I adore her work and I’m really looking forward to the workshop!

And now for some pictures: this is what happened in the studio this summer!

A green goddess talisman:

green goddess

Pebbles:

3 pendants

A delicate balance in pendants  & earrings:

a delicate balance

a delicate balance

a delicate balance

…Do you remember this ring?

growing ring

It has been sprouting crystals lately:

tube ring

…and something else all together, can you guess what this is?!

can you guess? :-D

tube ring

…and the winner is:


Comment number 7, which proved to be by Annick! Woohoo, congratulations!!! 😀

And to the others, thanks so much for joining in!

This contest was such a fun thing to do, I enjoyed it very much… I should do this more often, don’t you think? 😉

And to more good news: my jewelry box has been found!!! With pretty much everything in it and intact! My mom heard it from a neighbour who knew the woman who had collected it & kept it untouched in her hall until my mom went to retrieve it… utterly amazing, isn’t it? 😀
I will create something special for her… 🙂

And now we’re on this wave of fate and randomness, all sorts of luck: I found a bookcrossing book yesterday, in town! Completely by accident… One about an Egyptian queen, Nefertiti, in French…it has been traveling for 1 1/2 years, from the Auvergne in France. And I’m going to release it in the wild again very soon -you have guessed it: at the Markt van Morgen next week! (So I’m trying to read as fast as I can, LOL!)

And to finish, this is a little sneak preview for the market, starring my two models Trixie and Killer! :-p

I got featured in the Dawanda Shop Directory blog!

Thank you Sara! 😀

-She works with textures, both in fabric and paper, has a shop on etsy, dawanda and her own site AND manages (among others) to maintain the Dawanda Shop Directory blog all by herself and writes for DIY City Mag!

Actually, I got featured last Monday but with the loss of my jewelry I didn’t really feel like announcing this lovely news…

But now almost a week has passed and I had my final exam for library school yesterday (it went fine, thanks for asking!). I have also been creating some new necklaces and earrings last week for the”light” collection of duizendbloem…really needed to do that!

And no, the box and the jewelry is still missing and I shouldn’t hope on ever finding it or getting it back. But at least I have pictures of most, and some of them were used in Patrick’s photoshoot last sunday so at least I have something beautiful to remember them by. Luckily I’m not a materialist, although the whole thing has made me a cranky idealist. I miss them!

That said, I have an art market in a bit more of a month and I’m planning to make the best of it!

Oh, P.S. de schele Rosse is now called Jack, or even Jack the Sixth! He’s doing better, although it will take a long time before his cut will heal.

portrait of the goldfish as a young uhmm…

goldfish…

Here he is, among friends!

I did finish the necklace a couple of days ago but the pictures I had taken with my new (2nd hand) Nikon D40 camera weren’t quite as I had hoped for (teaches me for playing with it without consulting the manual! :-p) -so I went back to my trusty old one to take these. Just to take these. I’ll show you what pretties the new one can make…another night. 😉

And even though I haven’t quite gone public with announcing my dawanda shop yet (besides this blog), two friends had already discovered it and surprised me with buying something at almost the same moment! That made me very happy. 😉 Thanks for your encouragement, you know who you are.

spring lanterns

…and something to look forward to: I’m working on opening shop on dawanda! It’s not quite done yet (have to figure out the terms and conditions and other serious stuff) but one thing’s for sure: there will be lanterns hanging all over the place! Or at least these:

spring lanterns!

…iets om naar uit te kijken: ik ben bezig aan een webwinkeltje op dawanda! Nog even de formele dingen uitpluizen, daar ben ik geen held in, maar dan…een feestje met lantaarntjes! 😀