Jewellery Art by John Paul Miller

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Moth Pendant Brooch, 1994. John Paul Miller ( Cleveland Museum of Art)

Custom Carved Gourds by Marilyn Sunderland

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

One of many gorgeous samples of carved pumkins

British Museum - pendant

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY - decorated bottle and treasure chest by Irina Novikova

I have come across Irina Novikova's blog where she was publishing lots of her crafts. She is a quite skilled and extremely creative artist from Kazakhstan! I was instantly impressed by what she was making. Look at this project, for example! There is a decorated bottle here and a chest of treasures. 

1) 4 views of the bottle:

2) Here Irina uses her treasury chest to show how she makes her decoration. She says, that she uses glue to attach anything that could work! The seahorse is made of salt dough:

The lizard and the turtle is made of toilet paper!

Then everything gets painted with a black paint. Then she uses a sponge to add color to all the decorations.

Here is fabulous result!

I have a fancy bottle I have not even started thinking of what to do with it yet. Now I know! Thank you, Irina! Thank you for the idea and for your permission to save it in my blog!

Monday Inspirational Quote

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cosmic rings; necklace; silver, copper, brass

Sunday Home Decoration Guide

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Today's collection of home decoration ideas by Anna gives me a feeling of a cold autumn morning that is promising a good day with no rain. I hope my morning is going to be like this too... We'll see...

This is a growing collection of ideas. Visit the interactive page for this catalog and see more ideas there.

Friday Gift Guide

Friday, October 24, 2014

Delightful Gift Guide by Irina has arrived! Irina creates a large collection at a time (you can see this one here), so we think that we can publish her Gift Guides every other week from now on.

Dragon brooch with an opal

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Opal brooch by Cartier

Giveaway. Aquamarine pendant

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pink Flamingo brooch

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Flamingo brooch by Van Cleef & Arpels

Bronze sculptures by Kirk McGuire

Another piece of furniture for my virtual collection. There are more pieces to admire! Discover what else the artist has in his online shop here.

Bronze Octopus coffee table

Monday Inspirational Quote

Monday, October 20, 2014

Organic pendant, silver, copper and gem stones

Interior Design Guide

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New wonderful ideas for home by Anna today. To see the featured sellers and even more ideas, visit the page of this Home Decoration Guide 

Bead Day. Alexander Kramarenko's roses

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The artist makes only roses constantly perfecting his technique. His latest creation is 1,3 kg. Very naturalistic looking flower!

Rose by Alexander Kramarenko

Jewellery Masterpieces. Faberge

Friday, October 17, 2014

Today I am starting new virtual collection of jewellery masterpieces. I will be adding two posts a week. Just sit back and enjoy!

Giant Magnolia Ring

Wood work by Blase Mathern

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Here is something new for my Virtual Wish List! Well, there is a reason why I call it virtual, lol. Cannot see myself being able to afford it in my near future. I still enjoy the item and admire the work. Superb!

Circular Cabinet Crafted out of African Satinwood, solid Walnut and Walnut Burl veneer

Spring will be back

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Do you know that Winter has come to some places already? It is time to remind that it is not for a long time. Spring will be back, sooner, than you think.

The animal chairs by Maximo Reira

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Inspiration for jewelery can come from unexpected sources... like furniture! Why not? I have to save the work by Maximo Reira in my blog, so I cannot lose his web-site. I am sure I will be back as this kind of work cannot be easily forgotten. I invite you to enjoy it with me!

Monday Inspirational Quote

Monday, October 13, 2014

Peacock feather necklace with pink tourmaline

Sunday Home Decoration Guide. Halloween decorations for table

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Today I've realized that I was too late to come up with the home decoration ideas for Thanksgiving. Maybe because the baby is still too young to care. Next year I will think of it a lot earlier! However, there is still enough time to find cool Halloween decorations. This is what this collection is about. I love all my finds! 

See the featured stores at the Guide's interactive page here.

Bead Day. Beadwork by Mickey Parker

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Today is my Eye Candy Day and I've found a piece of beadwork to admire! I am inviting you to join me!

Canis Major (beaded art sculpture)

Friday Gift Guide. Cappuccino collection.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Here is a wonderful Gift Guide by Irina. She calls it "Cappuccino". What a fabulous idea for a gift collection! I am totally in love with it. And suddenly I feel like a cup of coffee, I do not know why... Do you? :)

There are more ideas in the original interactive Gift Guide. You can discover them here.

RAW:natural born artists

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Today I would like to tell you about one fabulous organization for the artists. They invited me to participate in the Vancouver Showcase and that was how I found out about them. Unfortunately I had to let that opportunity go.  Though I would like spread the word about them. 

RAW:natural born artists
RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists operating in 60+ cities around the globe. They focus on spotlighting indie underground talent to the public.

Every other month they hand-select and showcase 40 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, accessories, performing art, hair & makeup as well as Djs etc. 

RAW's mission is to provide artists with tools and resources. They want artists to fight the good fight and promote themselves independently. They do this online and offline by bringing in a film crew and photographer to every event. The artists get a full media kit to promote their creations further and independently. 

This sounds like a great opportunity for the artists!

They have a collaborative showcase approaching on January 8th, 2015 @ FiveSixty in Vancouver. They will be hosting two fashion shows, a visual artist gallery (20 artists), 3 live bands, a film screening and few featured hair stylists & makeup artists, as well as accessories designers. If you are interested in a show like this, you should go and have fun!

Visit their web-site too for more information and even see how you can apply!

Giveaway of sterling silver earrings

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sneak peek. New items in "Just Jewellery"

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Just sharing a few pieces that I've sent to the "Just Jewellery" gallery recently. Note that the items I post at my online shop and those that I send to the gallery are all different. If you like anything you see here you should go and visit them! :)

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