Sunday, October 28, 2012

A creative weekend:-)

I woke up yesterday morning feeling very creative. I was almost wishing I was a painter so that I could dwelve into the world of art! I decided that rather than painting really poor paintings, I would channel my creativity into making jewelry. So, both yesterday and today I have spent quite some time making necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Here are some photos to document this weekend's creativity.

Hope is pink
Black crystal earrings with hearts

Necklace made with brown beads, as I often have missed having something in brown:-)

Red love

A symphony of green harmony

Different shades of grey

Colors of fall

Locked in hapiness

Joy of orange

Butterflies and cream

Crystal clear butterflies

Happy butterflies

Little black angles

Little silver angels, earrings

Little crystal clear AB angels, earrings

Wings of purple

Memory wire bracelet made with sodalitt beads in different sizes

Memory wire bracelet made with purple and white beads

Memory wire bracelet made with cream, gold and green beads

Memory wire bracelet made with broen and pink beads

Memory wire bracelet made with pink and burgundy beads

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

It is October and fall has set in here in Norway, for sure! To me, october brings back fond memories of going "trick or treating" with the kids I looked after when I lived in the States as a nanny years ago. We have since then adapted our own twisted version of the tradition here in Norway as well. However, based on movies from Hollywood with all their uncosy aspects of what you are supposed to do if you don't get any candy, it has for many turned into an egg buying day. Unlucky are you who happen not to be home if an "egger" shows up at your door and decides to punish you for your absence!!
The nice memories I have of walking the kids around the beautifully decorated neighborhoods, kicking the fallen leaves around, ringing doorbells and hearing them say "trick or treat" are luckily still with me, and no one can take them away from me!
To me October, and with it Halloween, is mainly about two colors; black and orange. I have let myself become inspired by these two colors and I have made several pieces of Halloween jewelry. I thought I would show them here on my blog:-)

SET 1: Leather necklace (44cm) with manmade carved pumpkin face and black 6mm bicone crystals. Bracelet (16-17cm) with manmade carved pumpkin face, black and orange 6mm bicone crystals, 7mm black twisted crystals and 2mm silver-plated nickelfree spacer beads. Earrings on silverhooks with black and orange 6mm bicone crystals and 2mm silver-plated nickelfree spacer beads. (The complete set: 200,- or as separate pieces: necklace 75,- bracelet 100,- and earrings 75,-)

Close-up of the bracelet in SET 1.

Close-up of the earrings and the necklace in SET 1.

Bracelet, SET 1

Another view of SET 1.

Bracelet, SET 1

Earrings, SET 1

SET 2: Necklace (42cm) made with black 6mm bicone crystals, orange 4x6mm rondelle crystals and clear embroidery beads on  black tiger-tail wire - the pendant measures 7cm and is made with the same type of beads and a manmade carved pumpkin face on silver wire. The bracelet (18,5cm) is made with the same "braided" technique as the necklace, as are the earings that I have given a round finish and put on silver hooks. (The whole set costs 400,- pieces sold separately: necklace 200,- bracelet 150,- and earrings 125,-)
Necklace, SET 2

Necklace, SET 2

Close-up of the technique used on SET 2

Bracelet, SET 2

Bracelet, SET 2

Bracelet and earrings, SET 2

I have also made a third pair of earrings that can be used with either set or on their own. Thei are on silver wire and silver hooks and are made with the same type of beads as in SET 2. (100,-)

In this third bracelet (18,5cm) I have used a braiding technique that I like very much. It is made with black AB 4mm bicone crystals, orange 4x6mm rondelle crystals and clear embroidery beads on braided black tiger-tail wire. And it too has the manmade carved pumpkin face (33mm). (150,-)

Bracelet 3.

I made this 4th bracelet (20,5cm) a while back and it was not originally inteded for Halloween:-)It is made on silver colored tiger-tail wire with 4mm orange ABbicone crystals, 4mm clear AB rondelle crystals and black embroidery beads. (100,-)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Long time no see!!

I am almost ashamed of how long it has been  since I last blogged!! It is not as I haven't made any jewelry, cause I have, - I just haven't felt like writing about it:-)
A lot has happened since I last posted in April, but I am not going to mention everything. I will just say that I have had a nice 3-week vacation in the States this summer and that my husband and I took part in a local community day here where we live, called Herredagen. He showed his local art there, while I showed some of my jewelry. I will include a few photos taken there. I will also post some photoes of some of my newer jewelry pieces. Notice the "fancy" names I have given them :-)

Me at our stand at Herredagen
Roman with some of his paintings at Herredagen

Roman and Herre motives

Both Norwegian and American motives

Our set-up!

Floral Happiness of Blue (Necklace and Earrings)NOK 200,-
Pink Wisdom and Hearts (Necklace and Earrings)NOK 200,-

Joy of Grey and White Dragonflies (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-

The Key to Peace (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-

Burgundy and White love (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-

Love of Black and White Floral Harmony (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-

Wisdom of Purple and White Hearts (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-

Forever Green and White Just For You (Necklace and Earrings) NOK 200,-