My first EST Challenge entry

This week I finally got some courage and entered my first European Street Team Challenge. The theme was picked by wonderful Dutch artist Nancy, who won last week's challenge with her Tiny Sun Acrylic Oilpainting. You can check it here.
This week the theme was "Winding". I made this brooch-tie and called it Long Way Up.

Central black onyx cabochon surrounded with Japanese seed beads and backed with soft ultrasuede, plus, elegant lace element embellished with tiny size 15 seed beads in sparkling bronze colour.

You can check all the lovely challenge entries in Nancy's blog.
Wishing you all a very nice weekend!


Lady with Fan Necklace

One more piece featuring timeless art, this time it's "Lady with Fan" by Gustav Klimt (as you might guess, one of my favourite painters).
This time the necklace has more bright and fresh colours - obviously I'm ready for summer. :)
In this piece I used large glass cabochon, as well as three beautiful ocean jasper cabochons and some crystals to add extra sparkle.
In the chain part you can also see warm natural moonstone beads I just couldn't resist.
For more details click on the picture.

Picture is taken on my new mannequin I purchased from the UK couple of weeks ago. Still waiting for a wig to arrive, and then my girl will be fully equipped. :)


Raven Dance Necklace

This piece I made a while ago inspired by bare trees in early spring. But now the trees are slowly getting green and it's last chance to show off this necklace.
So, here is the piece I called Raven Dance.

It's made using irregular agate cabochon, hematite beads and Japanese seed beads. The necklace is for sale at my Etsy store. Just click on the picture to visit the shop.

And one more picture to show how it looks on a mannequin.


I was in the mood for something red...
So, here is my latest Etsy Treasury. Enjoy!

Workroom makeover

Here are couple of workroom pictures "before" and "after" my small painting job. The room is always quite crowded as I share it with my significant other, who happens to be a construction engineer, which means that there are tonnes of paper with drawings, plans and calculations lying

That's how it looked before. Not much colour.

And this is the "after" picture. I've already cluttered it a little, but it belongs to the creative spirit, right? =)
We had many different opinions from our friends and relatives about the colour choice. Of course, it would be safer to stick with some mild green of light blue, but that wouldn't be crazy enough. And we are at the point in life, when we really need something a bit crazy to keep things going. =)

Couple of details...

The far corner of my table with small storage drawers for beads and findings.

Seed bead drawer.

My computer corner, new pin-board and couple of bookshelves.

And this is my new lady-friend. We call her Margret. I got her from local mall, when they were having equipment sale from recently closed clothes shop. She's wearing one of my old pieces with beautiful amethyst cabochon.

And these are my spying mice - gift from a friend. They are lying on my treasure boxes and watching me working.

I hope you enjoyed quick tour in my workroom. Maybe later I could show you more of my storage solutions. Stay tuned! ;)

I can't believe that it is almost a month since my last post! I've been down with a terrible flu for almost two weeks after I did small renovation in my workroom. Now it has new fresh look. And, you're not gonna believe, it's TURQUOISE! =))) Need to take some decent pictures to share with you. ;)