Sunday, June 27, 2010

An Unexpected Break...

Just a quick post to say that I'm sorry that I haven't stuck to my usual blogging schedule this week--I came down with a flu, and now my computer seems to have gotten a flu, too! I'll be taking it to the computer doctor this week, and hope to have things resolved by Wednesday. I'll be offline until then, but hopefully I'll be back in time for my weekly Creative Space post :)

 Until then, I'll leave you with some photos from my recent trip to the Shelburne Museum. They had an exhibit of American crazy quilts from the 1800's on display, and I found the contrast of bold geometric shapes and delicate embroidery so interesting! Enjoy!
{click images to enlarge}


Monday, June 21, 2010

Bohemian Monday...{Parisienne}

Some flirty, light-hearted finds for this week's Bohemian Monday post...
I love the combination of pink, black and white--it's so feminine and très chic, aussi :)
And be sure to visit the Bohemian Embellishment Flickr Group for more inspiring photos!

Friday, June 18, 2010

P.S.--A Lovely Blog Feature!

Oh my gosh, I nearly forgot to mention! My sweet and very talented friend, Miss Emma Lamb, has written a lovely little post about my work on her blog! You can read it here--and I'm sure once you visit her blog, you'll be hooked, because she always finds the most inspiring images and does very lovely crochet work...
Here are some of her beautiful potholders--they're like little works of art ...
{I know, I have some hanging in my kitchen!}
And one of her beautiful granny pillows...
And her some of her signature forever flower garlands...
In addition to be a talented designer, Emma is one of the sweetest people I know :)
 You can visit her blog here, and find more of her vintage-inspired crochet creations on Etsy here.


Fairy Tale Friday...{Silvery}

I've been inspired lately by soft, silvery shades of grey and touches of crystal and off-white,
 so for this week's selections from the Fairy Tale Ornament Flickr Group
I chose photos that captured this whisper-soft color palette...
You can visit the group here to see more fairy tale-inspired photos, or to post your own!
And tying in with this color scheme is a new pair of earrings that I just finished 
{you could just see a glimpse of them in this week's Creative Space post...}
They're part of a wedding "parure" or matched set of jewelry--I'll be listing the bracelet and necklace in my Etsy shop very soon :)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My Creative Space...

Eye candy! 
I just love it when a package of new stones arrives in the mail...
These just came and I'm so happy with how vibrant the colors are. 
I'll gradually be working them into designs for my Fall/Holiday collection,
 as well as a custom order or two...
And here's another sneak peek into my studio today...
I just finished up these pieces of jewelry this afternoon,
 and they will be making their way into my Etsy shop shortly...
To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces this week, or to join in the fun, visit Kirsty of Kootoyoo's blog!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A New Look...

As some astute readers of my blog noticed, this little sketch that I showed last week...
was part of my complete blog design makeover!

I've been wanting to have a lighter, airier, more feminine feel to my blog, and after experimenting with different photographs as a background, I struck upon the idea of drawing what I was visualizing...
then scanning it into the computer and adding color to the background and lace motif...
and voila--
a brand new look!
 I'm still making refinements to it--an expanded "About" and "Press" section are coming soon--but I'd love to hear what you think :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

My Creative Space...

Today I've been putting the finishing touches on these two new designs...
They're part of my wedding collection, and I think they would look rather pretty worn together :) 
The earrings are really a departure for me, as they are very tiny and are attached to sterling silver post earrings. I am really excited about how they turned out--this technique opens up a whole world of design possibilities and are perfect for women who like smaller, daintier earrings. They'll be available in my Etsy Shop in the next day or so...
I've also been working on another project which I'll just give a sneak preview of today...
Expect to see the finished product in the next day or so
 {and no, it isn't jewelry!}
On Monday, my husband and I took a road trip to visit the Shelburne Museum, which has a wonderful collection of antique quilts and other folk and decorative arts--I took tons of photos and will post some of them soon...
To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces this week, check out Kirsty's blog {and if you're joining in this week, be sure to leave your link!}

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday...{Mermaid's Treasure}

For this week's Fairy Tale Friday I selected photos that look like they might have come from a mermaid's jewelry box--
all watery shades of blues and sea greens, with a hint of purple...
{click image to enlarge or visit the links below}
9. FLONFLON Earrings by ECLETTICA view 02

You can see more Fairy Tale inspired photos by visiting the Fairy Tale Ornament Flickr group...
Happy Friday--hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My Creative Space...

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!
Today I've been taking a break from custom orders and 
working on some new designs for my Etsy shop...
This is the beginnings of a necklace pendant--the white on white was a bit tricky to photograph, but it has a little bouquet of lace flowers, embellished with pearls and rainbow moonstones. I'm also working with some pretty faceted rock crystals for a bit of sparkle... I hope to have some other designs in the shop soon :)
And a few days ago I finished up these custom earrings which you might recognize from last week's Creative Space post...
To see what other bloggers are working on in their Creative Spaces, be sure to visit Kirsty's blog!