Tuesday, January 31, 2012


May you all have a great day! :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sulpicia Lepidina

Ingredients : turquoise, Baltic amber raw and not raw, a vintage silver plated bead, wood beads, vintage African brass heishis and three Roman era discs ( one shell, two agate), sterling silver hook.
Total length: 4" or 10 cm

Sulpicia Lepidina was the wife of Flavius Cerialis, prefect of the ninth cohort of Batavians. They lived in Vindolanda (Hadrian's wall) around 100 AD.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

on my bench

no... I did not rob a ancient grave... ;)

little boxes

Made two weeks ago, fired this past week.. they were quite fun to make..

And yesterday my jewelry making mojo made a come back... 'bout time...
Made these and some other stuff...

And more music... Tymon Dogg...I knew that this guy was a talented musician, he played with Joe Strummer... but only got curious about him this week... not much on youtube... but he has a website... I ordered one of his albums... he's brilliant..

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

something old some things new

Made in the year 2000... I wore it a lot... need to re-string it... it's high fired ceramic...

And a couple of wooden amulets..

Nursing a cold... sneezing and all... hope you are all keeping warm and staying away from those sneaky germs... ;)

Sunday, January 08, 2012

looking back

I've always had a thing for jewelry and wearable ornaments... not the sparkly stuff though...
But I only started making my own some 13 years ago while I was still an art student... the coin only dropped in my third year of studying sculpture... I could make beads and with those beads I could make my own jewelry! Here are a necklace and a few bracelets I made then...

On my last year of studying sculpture, I was given the opportunity to take part in an exhibition about Charlemagne in the Karl Ludwig Museum in Aachen (Germany)... it was called "Charlemagne 2000".
This lost wax casting in pewter was made for that event... I made a few other things... some I gave away, some got lost... maybe I'll find them when I do the attic's spring cleaning... we'll see...

Have a great week! :)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

show time!

When I saw this necklace pouch on Alek's blog, I fell in love and reserved it before it got to her etsy shop... the photo does not do justice to it, it's awesome, light weight, and just plain gorgeous... I love it!

And it did not travel alone.. look what Alek sent along... isn't she crazy?
A bag made from an old traditional greek dress, pieces of wood she picked up for me, a very old knife she found in a field while cutting wood, an old piece of pottery, an ex-voto(?), shells, stones, a replica of a greek coin, a post card of one of her photos (she's not only a talented jewelry designer she's also an awesome photographer), some greek ceramic beads and a cool carved wooden block (will be useful when I get my clay out again in a few days)... Thank you so much Alek... mille millions de mercis! :)

And this awesome pin was made by Sherry... It did not make it in the photo I took the other day... Isn't it cute and fun? I love how Sherry upcycles things I would never think of using... Merci merci merci Sherry! :))

And the first post of the year would not be complete without an update of the monster.. yes some tiny changes have been made... can you spot them?

This one has been in the making for a couple of months (maybe more)... I don't think it's done yet... it's kind of a long process to make this kind of piece... I'm toying with the idea of putting it in my etsy shop... I don't know...

I hope you all have a great start of the year...:)