Autumn Market Finds

Today we visited the Big Autumn Market that takes places every year in our local sport hall. Besides the regular tasty bread, candies and cheese, we also brought home some other treasures.

I found beautiful agate slabs and slices. I'm still wondering, how did I manage to limit myself to 5 pieces only. Usually I don't leave without at least half a kilo of stones. :) I'm planning to use them for rings and necklaces. The big black slice is almost 12 cm long. That's gonna be a challenge!

Then I also met very friendly and talkative elderly lady, who had a table full of felted gnomes. We chatted a bit and then I picked a gnome for myself. It's a very special Christmas gnome that will guard my cookie jar. It sits on a piece of wood and has the funniest white beard.

I also met my favorite vintage home decoration seller and couldn't resist buying this candy jar for the kitchen. While I was unpacking groceries, the jar got filled with candies and settled on the counter.

It was interesting and fun day. Buying handmade makes me happy every time, as besides the item itself you also get a lot of positive energy and happy thoughts!
Now it's tea time in our house. See you soon!
Hope that you also had a wonderful day!


Working on orders... one down, three to go.

I finished my work on the custom set with beaded beads. Here is the result.

I'm happy how it turned out to be. The only upsetting thing is that the light outside is not great. Looks like it's time to switch to winter photography mode and get the light box out of the closet. Do you use light box, when it's dark and gloomy outside?

But now it's time to get back to work - big blue bead embroidered ring is waiting to be finished.

See you later! ;)


My Creative Space

Today I'm working on a custom order for a very talented make-up artist, who is also my sister's close friend. It's gonna be a set of necklace and bracelet with white beaded beads and dark stone beads. Contrasting, simple and elegant.

Now I'm beading around beads, almost half is done. Hope that soon I can show you the result!
Stay tuned! ;)

To see other interesting creative spaces, visit Kirsty.

Wishing you a very creative Thursday!


Monday Moodboard

This week my Monday Moodboard is about first snow and Frances, who still needs more of our support to reach her goal and fulfill a dream! Only 9 days to go! If you would like to become a sponsor or help to spread the word about Ancient Olive Tree Project, please, take a look at this site! Every bit of help matters!

Thank you!

More MM here.

Have a wonderful week!


Flea Market Find of the Year

This week Sophie of Her Library Adventures asked all of us to show the best finds of this year. There is even a competition going, so you can vote for your favorite find. It's a tough choice, as all of them are really great!

I've found many nice things this year and it's really hard to pick just one, so here are my top three finds of the year.

Vintage mink stole. So soft and luxurious that when I wear it I just don't want to take it off. I think I could even sleep in it. :)
The mannequin that we call Margaret was also a great find of this year.

Second great find I picked up this week. It's wooden candle holder in beautiful red brown color. It's nice and tall and it cost me ridiculous 1.5 eur (~2 usd). Great deal, isn't it?

And the third thing that I love and treasure is this beautiful brown suitcase. I use it for carrying my jewelry, when I visit my wonderful customers.

To see other amazing finds and vote for your favorite, visit Sophie.

Wishing you a great week and successful flea market shopping! ;)


Freshly baked cookies

Christmas is coming and I decided to start getting ready early this year, so I "baked" sweet tiny gingerbread brooches for my Etsy store.

I named them "Sweet couple". :) They measure just a bit less than 4 x 3 cm and have very soft ultrasuede backing. I'm planning to pack them in small boxes ready for gift giving.

What do you think? Should I make more of them in different colors?


Monday Moodboard

I'm baking cookies.
Bought some new cookie cutters and decided to try them out before Christmas. :)

Cookie Magnet by glamasaurus
Cookies for Girls 1/12 miniature by PetitPlat
Cappie Sesame Cookie Plush Brooch by swiedebie
Cheerful oven mitt by domoshar

To see other fun Monday Moodboards and play along, visit fleurfatale.

Happy Monday!


My Creative Space

While I'm still waiting for some missing supplies to arrive to finish my winter collection, I got addicted to making these shiny hair pins. I think they will be great for New Year's celebration to add some sparkle in the hair.

What do you think about my new hair accessories?
You can see more pictures in my Etsy store.

To see other wonderful creative spaces, visit Kirsty.


Dancing Dragon

This is the new necklace that I made to lift my spirit after dealing with a shameless plagiarism case. I think that splashes of vibrant red color can fix any bad mood! ;)

The central stone is frog skin jasper. But it could be dragon skin as well, right? :)
I also added freshwater pearls, fossil stone beads, crystals and seed beads in six colors. In this necklace I used a bit of Czech Charlotte beads, size 13. I think I've found my favorite kind of seed beads! They are amazing!

You can wear the necklace short...

...or long. Depending on your outfit.

More details about the necklace in my Etsy store.

Have a nice day!


Monday Moodboard

Here is my late Monday Moodboard. Today it's all about seed beads and what you can do with them. In the afternoon I received a big box full of beautiful seed beads, now I just need to get my inspiration back and start working.

Meanwhile let's together admire beautiful seed bead creations by other artists - members of European Street Team.

Personalized crocheted cell phone pouch by lariata
Felted flower pin by MaijaFeja
Tapestry - seed bead bracelet by Balanced
Black diamond spiral rope seed bead bracelet by PrettyThingsFromWing

To see other beautiful moodboards, please, visit Fleurfatale.

Wishing you a wonderful and creative week!


My Creative Space

I am not gonna write long introductions here, just wanted to give you a small sneak peek at my new winter designs.

As you can see, they are warm and fluffy. I'm not gonna say anything else.

Stay tuned! ;)

To see other creative spaces, please, visit Kirsty.


Monday Moodboard

It's wonderful weather outside! So unusual for Finland in October. I'm so in the mood to wrap in my warm knitted shawl, go to our seaside cafe, have a cup of delicious cappuccino and watch the sun playing in the waves.

Capuccino Coffee Time Tray - 1/12 Miniature by PetitPlat
Natural Baltic Sea Stones by alatsupplies
Fine art photography print, nature photography, Surrounded by Sun by Filigreephotos
Pink Degrade Mohair Shawl Scarf Wrap - Shades of Pink by zuzusworld

What are you up to today?

For more Monday moodboards, visit fleurfatale.

Enjoy your day!


EST Weekly Challenge entry - Marie Antoinette

Today I would like to show you my entry for this week's European Street Team Challenge. This time the hostess is loddelina and she picked very interesting theme - Marie Antoinette.
It took me three days to create this piece. I thought I won't be able to manage in time, as I was missing some supplies to finish the piece, but then the miracle happened and at the last moment I got the package. Yay! :)

So, here is the necklace I created for the challenge.

My inspiration came from a painting of young Marie Antoinette, and I decided to make something romantic and delicate, instead of crazy and over the top.
This necklace feels very luxurious, because of detailed cameo, osmina shell cabochons, freshwater pearls, Japanese seed beads and great amount of glass pearls. And I don't want to take it off! :))
It can be worn as a choker or as tight necklace, depending on the mood and outfit. The necklace is now available in my Etsy store, you can also find more pictures there.

You can see all the entries here.

Enjoy your weekend!