Saturday, 31 January 2015

Newly Listed: Druzy Quartz Necklace

Druzy Quartz Necklace Hand formed Sterling Silver Statement jewelry by StaroftheEast
Soft Focus Flower Photograph, White Floral Wall Decor, Abstract Nature Print by JudyStalus
Nature photography wild sea grasses coastal nature photography Wild Pampas by LupenGrainne
Nature Photography Dandelion Seeds Natural Color Home Decor Dandelion by LawsonImages

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Our Creative Space...

It has been ages since I showed some creative process and although I show some newly made stuff often, the process is often so intense that we forget to take pictures :)
Today I was busy with a sterling silver necklace with a rough quartz, as silver's process is a little slower I remembered to take pictures shortly after starting.

After drilling the silver plate I stuck these cute handmade ball pins in it and soldered them to the plate, I had the pins placed at specific places according to the shape of the stone so that it will stay nicely in to place.

After that I marked the shape of the stone with a sharpy and sawed it accordingly, accentuating the shape of the stone in the silver.

After being in the pickle, it was washed cleaned in the tumbler.

Tadaaaa, the stone fits perfectly, it was already evening by the time the pendant was ready but to give you an idea :)

It also has a soldered bail at the back and I need to make the chain for it, but I am happy with the result :)

Monday, 26 January 2015

Newly Listed: Colorful Bohemian Dress

Colorful Bohemian Dress Hand Crocheted Lace Dress Lilac and Green Stripes by StarsWear
flower photograph purple green fine art photo nature spring rich lavender lilac by GeishaPhotography
Flower Photography - English Lavender by JudithKimberPhoto
Fairy tale dreamy art photograph in shades of lilac, green and purple - Fairyland by InmostLight

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Newly Listed: Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings

Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings - Kazaziye Handwoven Infinity Jewelry by StaroftheEast
Goldfish, gold printed sheer black tights, S-M, L-XL, Flash Back collection by galstern
Brown and Gold Fine Art Photographic Natural History Print. Natural Home Decor by MilesofLight
Abstract Photography - sparkly lights wall art sparkle print Glimmer by CarolynCochrane

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Newly Listed: Driftwood Cloud with Vintage Crystal Raindrops

Driftwood Cloud with Vintage Crystal Raindrops - Extra Large Wall Hanging by StaroftheEast
Ocean Photography, nautical decor, birds in flight, beach photograph, coastal decor by Raceytay
Black and White Seashell Photography - beach sea shell wall art coastal by CarolynCochrane
White horse running through water, Nature photography, Wild at Heart by EyePoetryPhotography

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Newly Listed: Sterling Silver Citrine Necklace

Sterling Silver Citrine Necklace Yellow Sunshine Healing Stone necklace by StaroftheEast
nature photography, yellow fruit, botanical art, sunlight photograph by LupenGrainne
Animal Photography bird photo spring feathers art yellow green leaves pale art print by Lori411
Country photography flower nature wildflower wall art Fine Art Print by SeeWorldThruMyEyes

Monday, 12 January 2015

Etsy Wedding

We have been featured in the Etsy Wedding selection! Such a dreamy collection of beach themed wedding items, made me feel a little warmer on a cold January day.
Here is our ring with other beauties!

 Beach Wedding Jewelry Sterling Silver White Sea Urchin Ring by StaroftheEast

Destination Wedding Save the Date by hellotenfold

Lace Flower Girl Dress--Lined and Sewn Tulle Skirt--Detachable Bella Blossom Train--Weddings--Portraits by BellaBeanCouture

 Edible Sugar Fan Coral - 9 pieces - Beach Wedding Beach Event by andiespecialtysweets

SHIPWRECKED-Seashell crown with moss and starfish details by LoveSparklePretty

Seashell Ring Bearer Wedding Ring Holder Bowl Dish Pillow Alternative Beach Wedding Ivory Clam Shell Destination by unconventionalJ

Friday, 9 January 2015

Newly Listed: Sterling Silver Seashell Brooch

Sterling Silver Seashell Brooch Pearl and Limpet Shell by StaroftheEast
Ferns, foliage photograph, nature, botanical, Appalachia, rustic modern by dorataya
Nautical Photograph, Ocean Sea Shell Print, beach decor, shabby chic art by Raceytay
Bronze Abstract, Nails, circle, line, urban, photograph, fine art by shyphotog

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Newly Listed: Moss Agate Ring

Moss Agate Ring Copper Brass Bezel Ring Stone jewelry by StarDelights
Large Wall Art Mountain Photography, Landscape Print, Scotland Art, Homelands by AgaFarrell
Barn Owl print, Acrylic Painting, Bird Art, large art print illustration by inameliart
Fine Art Print-Allegory of the Ice Forest by elisemahanfineart

Friday, 2 January 2015

Newly Listed: Clear Quartz Necklace

Clear Quartz Necklace Healing Stone jewelry by StaroftheEast
Black and White Photography - bubbles print, wall photo modern abstract by CarolynCochrane
Ocean photography, Coastal seascape, fine art photograph, sunbeams clouds Italy by LupenGrainne
Oregon Coast Ocean Photography Rock Storm Landscape Photography by WildWildernessPhotos

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

We have been a little quiet lately, actually extremely and unusually quiet! Time flew by so fast these past 2 weeks and here we are in 2015 already!
We have been very busy with coming up with new unique pieces which will slowly appear in the shops, even today the first day of the New Year new pieces are flying out of our hands, I guess we are in a good creative vibe, we just didn't get around to show it to you, which we will :)

Here by we are wishing all our readers a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year, may some of your dreams come true, but not all, as you have to keep some for the years to come :)

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish everyone who celebrates it, a very Merry Christmas, with lots of presents but most importantly in good health with friends and family!

Love this picture shared by petitplat on instagram, the package on the left has a necklace of us in it. The cake looks delicious, and petitplats work looks even more delicious, check out her site for miniature art which will make you hungry :)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Our Creative Space; Wire Weaving Tutorial

We want to share with you what we learn on our lessons. The Trabzon work is really hard and it will take a while till we have something to show here. But we are learning other cool techniques too.

This is one of the many types of braiding, done with the help of a small vice.

You put any even number of wires in the vice, depending on how wide you want your braid to be. In this case I used 10 wires. Divide the wires alternating up and down, here you see 5 wires bent up and 5 wires bent down.

Take the wire that is most  left and under, bring it across all the way to the right pulling with all your might and fasten it at the right side in the vice.

Then take the first wire from the upper left side with your left hand and the first wire of the down side with your right hand, and cross them, inverting their positions.

Like this.

Do the same thing with the second, third and forth pair of wires.

Remove the wire that you had fixed previously in the vice and cross it with the last remaining wire.

One goes up and one goes down.

Now all ten wires have changed position.

Pull outwards as hard as you can to smooth the wires

Open the vice slightly, push with your thumb till the wires are again flush with the jaws of the vice, and tighten again.
You have to do this after every row, but don't remove the braid off the vice till you are done.
This loosening and tightening again of the vice is tedious and time consuming, but you need to do it, in order to get a flat and even braid.

And than you start the following row by putting the utmost left-down wire across and fixing it in the vice.

This is the result. There is lot of room for improvement, my braid is by far not tight enough. It is really hard on the fingers!

Despite all the imperfections, Estella succeeded in making really cool stuff with my little braid!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Newly Listed: Embroidered Black Blazer

Embroidered Black Blazer Revamped Vintage Jacket Embellished with Embroidery by StarsWear
Four Red Lilies by hbphotographs
Color photograph of a flower Printed canvas with handmade wood frame by HIrelandPhotography
Monarch Butterfly on Verbena, decor nature artwork, butterfly photograph by NewLeafPics

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Newly Listed: Organic Sea Urchin Necklace

Organic Sea Urchin Necklace Pink seashells and sea urchin by StaroftheEast
Old Door, Europe, stone wall, antique, home decor, wood by EdgingtonFineArt
Pink flower photograph, cosmos, naturephotography, garden photo by SusannahTucker
Photo of Berries with Echos of Berries - Fine Art Photo Dream's Echo by CarlaDyck