Friday Gift Guide

Friday, May 30, 2014

It is still Spring on the calendar, but it is definitely Summer outside! Can you feel fresh summer mornings? I certainly can. Especially with new Irina's collection of Summer Gift Ideas!

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Black Glam. What jewelry to wear with a black dress

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Proms are coming and I got inspired to create a glam look for a prom. I have this fantastic necklace that I love myself. It is made with Swarovski crystals, copper and Japanese seed beads. I am not even sure that I want to sell this :) However, it is in a jewellery gallery right now... and if it sells... it sells. Maybe one day I will make another one... maybe...

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Amanda Wakeley long black dress
$1,675 -

Jimmy Choo leather purse

Mystic Light pave band ring

Butter London lipstick
$54 -


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Today's post is about giveaways! Everybody likes free stuff, right? :)

1) The first one is the Button Earring Giveaway! (Very cute!)

This is the artist's message:

I'm TJ aka RockaBeauty Mama. I am the owner designer and creator of RockaBeauty Boutique. In my shop I sell handcrafted retro inspired and alternative style accessories. The shop opened in March 2014 and new products are being released regularly.

The giveaway I am running is for a new line of fabric button earrings that were released this month. The Button Earring Giveaway ends Thursday May 29th at 11:59 PDT. The winner (announced Friday, May 30th) will be able to choose two of their favorite pairs from the new line.

To enter follow this link (note that it is for those who can have their gift mailed to an address in the US)


Italian artist Vickoria Semykina (I just wrote recently about her art) will send this personalized print to any country! Great gift for the upcoming Father's Day!

To enter visit Victoria Semykina's Facebook page

Wish List. Owl print by Heather Davis

Monday, May 26, 2014

I have found an owl print for my virtual (for now) collection! Isn't is absolutely awesome?

Then I learned something else about the artist... She has come up with an idea of hand painted wooden art prints! This is how it looks like:

To make this happen she is raising money at 
This  is her message:

I'm raising $600 to make 100 hand painted wooden art prints. It's something that I haven't seen anywhere else - even though I repeat the same designs, each piece is unique because each board is a little different, and hand painting will always make little variations in color and texture. One of the really exciting things is the designs - before the campaign ends, I'll have a total of 20 designs posted, but I'll only be producing 10. Campaign supporters who give $1 or more get to vote and decide which designs are produced - I'll only make the 10 most popular designs for these 100 prints. After I send out the perks to campaign supporters, I'll offer the remaining prints for sale online in my Etsy store, however supporters get the pieces first, and with free shipping. People who support this campaign not only get a unique piece of art, they get it before it's available anywhere else, with free shipping, and they get to help a small business expand - I'm using the added exposure and inventory to expand my store. If people can't donate, but they still like the project and want to help, sharing it on facebook or twitter could actually be a really big help, too - every bit of exposure helps, because you never know who's going to see it online and support the campaign.

What you get:
  • Donations of all sizes get a personal thank you on my tumblr
  • For $1, you get to vote on which designs get produced for the final line - I'll have 20 to choose from, but for the first round I'll only use 10.
  • $5 and you get a vote + a greeting card with the design of your choice
  • $10 and you get a vote + two greeting cards in the design(s) of your choice
  • $15 is one vote + 3 greeting cards in the design(s) of your choice
  • $20 and up can start picking from the wood art prints, starting with unframed 2"x3" mini boards, all with free shipping
  • $50 you can get a full sized 8"x10" framed board, and 2 votes for designs
  • $100+ and you can get multiple boards plus 3 votes for designs
  •  For any donation between $5 - $15 you can select 1 - 3 greeting cards

I am fascinated with the idea of the artists to have a web-site where they can ask for help in order to start creating and get it!

For those who likes Heather's art and also likes the idea of a hand painted wooden art print (the prices are great for a unique gift like this!), here is the link again

Good luck, Heather!

Interior Design Ideas

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Interior Design Guide with fantastic ideas for home decoration from Anna has arrived!
If you just want to have a closer look, click on the picture and make it bigger.

If you would like to have a close look at all the items, please, visit the guide's interactive page

Saturday Eye Candy. Antique Chinese Purse

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Today is my "diet day" - day when I give up anything sweet and keep myself happy with the eye candies :) This Saturday's find is this antique embroidered Chinese Rank Badge Purse with bone and glass beads early Qing dynasty. The purse definitely could make some museum happy! However, any of us have a chance to have it ;) This is good news! I've found it for sale on Etsy. There are more pictures of it there too. Here is the link for the interested

Friday Gift Guide

Friday, May 23, 2014

The curator of this fabulous Gift Guide is Irina Shevchenko.
If you just would like to get a better look at the collection, then click the picture to make it bigger.
To look at the items closer, please, visit the Guide's interactive page.

Sketch for my fantastic Plume Agate. A pendant not to be made! :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I was fortunate to come across this gorgeous Rose Plume Agate cut by a local lapidary artist. I am still thinking what do with it. Yes, even though I have a nice sketch for it, I am still thinking! :) It is a big stone, so a frame like this makes it a big pendant! Unless somebody actually asks for this pendant to be custom made, I will most likely make something else with the stone. Sometimes, I have to draw a sketch to see if I want to make this piece of jewelry... In this case... I won't dare :)

Creative Summer Outfit :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I started creating this summer outfit with a necklace (of course!). It is a big dragonfly made of copper and silver. Its eyes are blue topazes and the center stone is natural turquoise. I decided it to be a pastel outfit (thanks to the turquoise!) and looked through the dresses... A dress with the birdies is absolutely perfect for a dragonfly pendant! What a match! :) I love how much fun a simple summer outfit can become with just simple things like that.
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Ted Baker special occasion dress
$250 -

ALDO sandals

Fossil handbag
$82 -

Double feature on the front page of Etsy again!

There is magic in my virtual jewelry box... happens sometimes ;) If you are occasionally dropping by my humble blog (well... we do not count bragging... I do not have thousands of visitors, this is the only reason why it is humble, lol), then you know Anna and Irina who make amazing Gift Guide (on Fridays) and Interior Design Guide (on Sundays) for my blog. Guess what! They both have been chosen among other front page curators on Monday! Both of them had my jewelry featured in their fantastic treasuries! I got so much promotion! (it is my blog that is humble, not me! lol)... anyway, you can tell I am slightly glad :)) Thank you Etsy again!

Here they are! (You may open them bigger by clicking on them)

Life is beautiful. Please remember :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

A couple of days ago my husband was going through the channels and stopped at one of the "Family Feud" shows just at the end of it. They asked 100 people a question "on a scale from 1 to 10 how interesting is your life?" The most popular answer was "one"! 

If you feel the same, this inspirational quote is for you! (Click on the picture to make it bigger)

(The author of the picture is Lyudmila San)

Sunday Home Decoration Guide

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Today is Sunday and I have received new Guide with fantastic ideas for home decoration from Anna.
If you just want to have a better look, then click on the picture and make it bigger.

If you would like to have a close look at all the items, please, visit the guide's interactive page

Friday Gift Guide

Friday, May 16, 2014

The curator of this fabulous Gift Guide is Irina Shevchenko.
If you just would like to get a better look at the collection, then click the picture to make it bigger.
To look at the items closer, please, visit the Guide's interactive page. 

My Gems. Sonora Dendritic Rhyolite Cabochon

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sonora Dendritic Rhyolites are often very interesting as they have fantastic pattern through the stone. This is one of the stones that I really appreciate and can always convince myself that I need "one more" any time :)
The second stone is pietersite. 

I do not use this wire leaf design a lot, but I do love it very much. While this design has not been made (possibly, yet), I have found a few designs that I had made already. Here they are:

The stone is a custom cut petrified (peanut) wood cabochon. The stone is rather rare, so if you are looking for a piece of jewellery that is not common, it is still for sale in my etsy shop.

This is an unpolished natural quartz crystal bead. Yes, it is drilled (I know it is important for some people).

Long silver earrings with green chalcedony. They are also available in my etsy shop.

I think, this piece was actually the very first one when I used this leaf design. It was a custom made pendant from awhile ago (as you can see the terrible picture from when I could not take a good photo to save my life :)

Eclectic Fashion Outfit featuring black Swarovski crystal earrings

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Morgan slimming tank
$32 -

Vanessa Bruno wool jacket
$735 -

Kilian Kerner Senses leather skirt
$315 -

Platform pumps

Rebecca Minkoff black purse

Hoop earrings

Nail polish

Interior Design Idea + Victoria Semykina's art

I've found this lovely Interior Design in Victoria's online shop and wanted to save it in my blog. I am in love with the arm-chair! Of course, Victoria's blue gramophone picture looks like an important element of the design too! It also awakes some well-hidden memories... something from what feels like a "previous life"... (that almost is, considering 30 years plus... since I was a child)... I do not really know how to awaken them... and maybe I should not... a fantasy might be better than the real memory was... not as magical :)

Twice on fp!

Monday, May 12, 2014

 Yes, I have been on the front page of Etsy twice as a curator in last 24 hours!
Thank you for the promotion, Etsy!

Monday Inspirational Quotes

Since it is Monday, the day for an inspirational quote, here it is! (Click on the picture to make it bigger)

(The author of the picture is Lyudmila San)
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