Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Bohemian Embroidered Blue Felt Jacket with Trims and Velvet size medium by StarsWear
Ferris Wheel at Twilight, Carnival State Fair, Dreamy Soft Home, Fine Art Photography by xenya
Flower Photography, wall art floral branches botanical print Photograph by CarolynCochrane
Weathered Red Door Fine Art Photography, India, Faded Blue Stucco, Home Decor by DigitalYak
Monday, 25 May 2015
The Time Traveler's Wife Necklace Statement Steampunk Necklace by StaroftheEast
Door photograph, rustic, wood, garden, color photography, brick, rustic decor by oohprettyshiny
Floral Photography, Wall Art, Home Decor , Landscape, Country Nature by TheTinOwl
Haughty woman portrait photography, a proud woman, sepia, goddess, original art by dorataya
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Asymmetrical Bird Earrings Vintage Tin Statement Earrings Birds and Berries by StaroftheEast
Nature Photography, Red Berries, Dreamy Minimalist Art, Canvas Art by LisaRussoFineArt
red, berries, nature, tree, winter, fine art photography by BeverlyLeFevre
Red Winged Blackbird bird photo printed on matt or glossy photo paper by AnInspiredLens
Friday, 22 May 2015
As I have mentioned several times before, this Winter we have attended a special silver course. These courses are arranged and paid for by a government under the name of Public Education. The courses are usually attended by women, rarely men, mostly as these courses are often attended by housewives, or retired people, anyway often people who do not have a regular job as the course are at day time. We do not fall in any of the categories, especially NOT the housewife lol :) But we had great fun and learned some special techniques which we will be able to use in our new jewelry pieces.
After 5 months, 3 days a week our course is coming to an end, next week will be our final week, this week however all the different courses had their exhibition to showcase what we all have made in the past months. There was our Silver jewelry pieces, oil paintings, marbled paper art, ceramics, hand painted wooden objects, beaded jewelry, wearable and home textile and embroidery.
Everyone was also welcome to sell their pieces for some extra income, most ladies were pleased with what they earned in the two days, the sale feel like a little reward after all the months of hard work :)
Some of our pieces are already in our shop in the Silver category and many more will be listed, we are planning to explore more of these techniques this Summer.
Monday, 18 May 2015
I just discovered that some of my driftwood pieces are featured in the Art278 magazine while surfing the web :) You can see it yourself in the online version or buy a copy :) You can find the driftwood pieces in our home decor shop, StarHomeStudio.
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Sterling Silver Mini Sputnik Ring One of a Kind Size 7 by StaroftheEast
Acrylic Painting Original Beach, Ocean, Seaside, Sand Dollar by PatMcWhorter
Sand Photography, beach wall art seashore coastal photograph by CarolynCochrane
beach photography - nature wall art - sand dunes beach art by eireanneilis
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Driftwood Cloud with Vintage Crystal Raindrops - Wall Hanging - Medium by StarHomeStudio
pink clouds photography, sky photography, nature photography, pink clouds decor by bialakura
Gray Blue Ocean Photography, beach house, birds, nature photography, Nautical Decor by Raceytay
Fine Art Nature Photography . Blue Gray Sky Black Twigs . Abstract Photograph by Laboratory52
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Sterling Silver Crown Ring Cubic zircon and Marquisite Royal Princess Ring by StaroftheEast
Fairytale fashion fantasy - karen cox. Paris by Emily Soto
Vintage Clip Art – Castle via thegraphicsfairy
The frog prince - Illustration print by majalin
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
We have been two busy bees lately without any breaks. On Sunday we had our exhibition but as I had (and still have) the flu we did not go as I would have only been making everyone else ill while sneezing the place down :)
So we decided to make a 'real' Sunday out of it and had a lovely brunch outdoors and after that explored yet another unknown road leading to an unknown shore. The roads were too rough for our car so the last 2 miles we went on foot. We were welcomed by these lovely donkey's first.
And we came across dozens of turtles, I am not exaggerating! Every few meters their was another turtle, we were speculating that they maybe had a meeting on Monday as they all were going the same direction :)
In our area honey is a the income source for many, and we came across this funny rustic thing. I think there was a dead fish in it and a bunch of bees, but we have no idea what it was for.
And finally the shore! We did not see a single soul the entire day, what a luxury! At parts the shore was too narrow or non existing the walk but the weather was nice so we just walked bare-feet in the water. But the walk was worth it, we found beautiful driftwood and plenty of sea urchins and shells.
The way back was a bit tougher, with the weight of our treasures and walking uphills whith a terrible runny nose, but we made it and we had a great day :)
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
We have been very busy lately and thoroughly neglected our blog! In a month our course is ending and we'll be able to relax a bit and give all our online places some much needed attention. Until then I still won't be able to update the blog often but I will do my best :)
In the mean time I wanted to share two lovely Instagram shares with two of our creations :) The first here on the top was shared by Tenderblue who has a lovely Etsy shop with knitted baby clothing. The necklace has traveled from Turkey to Portugal and will now go for a visit to Ghana, Africa! Our jewelry travel more than we do :) Below you can see the necklace a little closer up.
The picture below was shared by TheBlueRabbitHouse accompanied with a illustration of a whale drawn by her. Her shop is full with beautiful embroidered accessories and illustration.
And below a close up from our shop :)
Thank you girls for sharing these pictures :)
It is so much fun to see our jewelry from a different perspective!
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Sea Urchin Jasper Necklace with Pearl and Gold Plated findings by StaroftheEast
Country Landscape Photograph birds on fence pasture, morning sunlight foggy by FirstLightPhoto
Nature Photograph, Autumn Fine Art Photography, Home Decor, Living Room Wall Art by Briole
Woods - Fairytale Photography - Forest Photos - Nature Photographs - Landscape by slightclutter
Sunday, 12 April 2015
With a two days delay, here is a re-cap of our final day in Istanbul. We left yesterday morning and arrived home in the early afternoon again too tired to blog.
Friday we went to the fabric bazaar I mentioned in the previous post. Our wish cam true as the weather was dry although cold and windy. We were in heaven and had a blast going through the piles of fabrics.
There were also buttons and sewing notions but we had our eyes on the fabrics. We got also a nice stash of leather which will be awesome for some special bags.
There were also a section as a flea market but we were tired and had no money :)
And vegetables, loved the look of these artichokes like bouquets of green flowers.
We left our bags in the hotel, caught our breath and headed back in to town for some last few errands, including buying a bigger suitcase as our luggage had expended tremendously :)
Early evening mum crashed at the hotel and I went to met an old friend, Serpil from SerpilGuneysu, who had kindly invited me in her home for a few days the last time I was in Istanbul.
We had some drinks below the Galata bridge right on top of the water.
And I took a snap for the occasion :)
After meeting Serpil mum and I had a big job of fitting all our stuff in our bags, miraculously we did not have to pay overweight :)
These little pots are something we wanted to show you, they looked so funny at the side of the roads. Mum kept comparing them to urns with ancestors :) They are actually used for a meat dish, apparently this way of preparing the meat gives a very special flavor, we did not try it but asked Serpil about these funny things.
Back home we are admiring our stash of supplies and sorting them in our atelier. We love what we got and our hands are itching to start making new things but we are still recouping of the 5 crazy days we had.
These are just a part of the jewelry supplies, we also have our bags of fabric and our trophy find is this vintage hotel cabinet below, we managed to get this in the plane without problems :)
We have listed it in our home decor shop, it is a rare find and we would keep it for ourselves but we just don't have the space for it.
Beside the tangible souvenirs we have collected some wonderful memories and had a great time, it was nice to get our of the daily routine, although it was not really a vacation we enjoyed it a lot, we hope you had fun with us here :)