Tuesday 24 February 2015

Newly Listed: Leather Braided Bracelet

Leather Bracelet Braided Celtic Knot Genuine Leather Friendship bracelet by StarDelights
Barn Owl Photography dreamy fairy tale forest woodland photograph print by BokehEverAfter
Wall decor - Flower photography, Nature Photography, daisy photograph by gonulk
Nature Photography, Sparkling Fairy Lights Trees, Woodlands, Dreamy Decor Art by KathyFornal

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Newly Listed: Sterling Silver Seashell Necklace

Sterling Silver Seashell Necklace Art Nouveau Leaves of Nature by StaroftheEast
Colorful Urban Landscape Print by TaviaSanza
Ocean Print, Lake House Decor, Rain Photography, Dock Picture, Art by PureNaturePhotos
Married to the Sea . giclee art print by ClareElsaesser

Sunday 15 February 2015

Newly Listed: Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings

Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings Celtic Knot Hand knotted Kazaziye woven Oxidized by StaroftheEast
Still life photography - nature dark seed pods botanical fine art photography by LupenGrainne
Grey Feather on a wooden surface, splattered with blue paint Fine Art photo print by IzzyVerena
water drop photo, fine art photography, monochromatic, minimalist peaceful by geishaphotography

Thursday 12 February 2015

Newly Listed: Ombre Fringe Skirt

Ombre Fringe Skirt Tango Skirt Vintage Tassels Tango Dance by StarsWear
Drifting Sand, Point Reyes, California, Fine Photography by DFKPhotography
Sandpiper Bird Nature Print Beach Decor Natural History Sand by machelspencePHOTO
beach photography, fence, wood, neutral, new england, coast, fence, fine art photo by shannonpix

Sunday 8 February 2015

Newly Listed: Hand woven Bracelet

Hand woven Bracelet Bezel set Pearl Bangle Sterling Silver jewelry by StaroftheEast
Nature Photography, purple hummingbird with green leaves, wall art by LynnLangmade
Succulent Symmetry Plant Photo, Nature Photography, Fine Art Photograph by NotesFromtheField
Nature photography minimalist tree photo rustic home decor landscape by TravelingGalPhotos

Saturday 7 February 2015

Newly Listed: Crazy Cat Coat

Crazy Cat Coat Fairy tale hand Needle Punched Tapestry Fabric Plus Size Clothing by StarsWear
Mystic Moon, Dramatic nighttime photography cloud photo mysterious art by DuniStudioDesign
Fine art photography nature flower photograph wall art print, honeysuckle by SarahHollander
Print of Original Illustration, Whimsical Art, Fine Art Print by BarbaraSzepesiSzucs

Monday 2 February 2015

Goodbye Daisy

Today our sweet crazy Daisy passed away. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, at the same time as Lily who passed away a few months ago. It is heart breaking that they have such a short life, luckily we have many doggies but the thought of loosing them is really hard for us.

Daisy was always a lonely wolf, not much contact with the other's and had a nick for finding strange places to nap, like closets, chair legs and corners, sometimes resulting for us to search her everywhere as she hid herself so well and did not come out when we called for her, she had a mind of her own but was very sweet and always smelt deliciously like vanilla.

The last picture was taken just two days ago, the last week she did not eat and slept most of the time her time had really come, Ideefix visited her on the couch for companionship and warmth.
Daisy, you will be missed...

Sunday 1 February 2015

Learning something New

As you might know by now we are attending a course here in our town all focused on techniques with silver wire, most are only done in one region in Turkey. One of the techniques is Kazaziye and the result is pretty amazing.

Kazaziye is a local art from the northern Turkish city Trabzon. "Kazaz wire" is used to form a traditional and unique type of Turkish jewelry, the so called "Kazaziye". 

A strand of 24 K gold or 999 K silver having only 0.008 micron thickness (as fine as one strand of human hair) is wrapped over a very thin silk thread with the help of a spinning wheel (no power tools are used). 

Finished Kazaz wire can be 3-5mm thick; it is flexible, yet very strong. The matte finish of the Kazaz wire gives Kazaziye's remarkable pieces a timeless, vintage look. Simply exquisite!

The masters of the art hand-sew Kazaz wire into intricate designs including knotted beads (Turk's Head Knot), herringbone chains, Shemse Motifs (Love Knot), tassels, necklaces, pendants, earrings and rings.The exact history of Kazaz is not well-known, however, it is said that this art was born in Mesopotamia area by Lydians in 2800BC and later spread north to Anatolia. During
the Ottoman Empire, this art was more common, but today it is almost only made in Trabzon.

It is so exciting to learn something new, and is great that we can use what we learned in to our own work. Usually Kazaziye beads are used in specific ways, but we like to use them in a not traditional way to make them our own :)

I've already listed a few of these in our shop, and more are coming, and can't wait to show you more results of our very fruitful course, not to mention that our group is super fun and we have lots of laughs so it is a really nice experience.