Monday, July 25, 2011

Turquoise Blue I Love U

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It was a rainy, cold and grey Sunday yesterday. 
"Where's the Summer?", I thought as I watched 
the rain beating against the window. 
I needed to make this collage to remind me 
it is indeed Summer in the Netherlands. 
This colour always brightens the world in a nano-sec. 
PS.These are all SYLK©-made pieces.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Findings: earring backs

Hardly visible, but essential: earring backs.

I need plastic earring backs for the French hooks I use. When earrings are a bit heavier they tend to fall out. Some people are kneeling on the floor to find their contact lenses and others are looking for their earrings... ;-) 
I also need these for the 925 Silver earring studs I have, because the 'butterfly' backs don't function well.

I found 2 kinds of plastic backs I like:
- smaller ones (bullet, flower, squares) 
- and broader ones (clutches with silver or gold plated centers).

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My first Dawanda customer

Today a customer knocked on my Dawanda -shop door 
and purchased this Cobra/snake pendant. 
She is my very first Dawanda-customer, 
so I decided to celebrate this kick-off by making a piece for her.     
        Something summery, but also something that she would like. This was very challenging as I don’t know her at all IRL. 
But what I did know was that she likes black, leather & snake,  
 =casual/ fun/ no-nonsense.
And 925 Sterling Silver for style & durability. 
Her enthusiastic reply on my order-confirmation had a light & ‘sparkly’ tone, which would be ‘summery’ in my translation.
I love Turquoise for the summer, 
it has the colour of the infinite Sky & Ocean.
White Pearl for elegance & purity and Black Pearl adds mystery to it. 
A little green Turquoise chip to finish the charm.
All these free shaped semiprecious stones give the charm some attitude.
I hope she’ll like it.

Thanks M'inda and have a great summer!