Thursday, September 29, 2011


I've found this sweet, lovely wooden handpainted hanger from my childhood and I' going to use it to display my own handpainted wooden bead necklaces... A cherished childhood memory holding my adult dreams... :)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Some time ago I had made small pendants using shrink plastic. Now I turned a few into earrings!
They are very light-weight and... inspired by the ever amazing and stunning contrast of white and blue that IS Greece and the Aegean islands.

See more lovely creations of the week on Zsazsazsu's Saturday Shopping Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011


Just a week away... I'm so excited! I'm starting to organize my jewelry, checking price tags, making some small bags/envelopes for sold pieces, and I'm going to add a few new earrings.

Monday, September 19, 2011

CREATIVE CORNER: Wooden Jewelry Display Box

I had bought this beautiful wooden box some time ago, knowing it would make a perfect box for storing and/or displaying my jewelry.

I love making my own jewelry boxes and displays! I mostly make rings and I already have some nice selfmade ring boxes (which even followed me to Rhodes!), but with the Turin Handmade event getting closer, I thought about a solution for my earrings and some of my pendants. First of all I lined the inner base with foam.

Then I covered the foam with black fabric.

For the earrings I found a simple solution: I cut cardboard so as to fit the inside of the lid, making sure to leave some extra surface to bend so as to keep the earring holder lifted from the lid. This takes some "engineering" but it was not so hard, I just measured the inner dimensions of the box carefully.

I pierced the cardboard for the earrings...

And here is my completed jewelry display box! Since all the elements can be taken out, it's still possible to change the "inner life" of the box to fit different occasions!

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Saturday, September 17, 2011


********The great event is coming closer... and I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!********
TURIN HANDMADE will take place on the 30th of September from 4 until 9 p.m. at the atelier Ge.Lo, a beautiful dressmaker’s lab located in a 19th century courtyard in the heart of Turin (via Della Rocca, 39).
Organized by Etsy MadeinItaly Team, it is a showroom for arts & crafts made in Italy, featuring 13 Etsy sellers ‘live’ besides further 22 through a catalogue.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about Etsy through a pc station, and each visitor will get a little, handmade instant book containing a coupon code for a special offer on the first item purchased from any of the shops featured in the catalogue.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FAVORITE BOOKS: Doors, Cats and Windows

I love this tiny little photographic book! It was a present from my sweet cousin Sylvia. She told me she had found it in a lovely bookshop close to the ruins of ancient Olympia, in Greece... and that she had immediately thought about me and that it was made for me! It is truly "made for me"... this booklet shows dreamy images of - as the title says - Doors, Cats and Wondows. And not "just some" doors, cats and windows! All the photos were taken in Greece by photographer Pierre Putelat. It's amazing and incredible how these themes so dear to my heart are enclosed in just one small booklet! I love cats, I love the dreamy blue doors and windows of the Greek islands, and I love Greece!

It is a tiny, moving booklet full of poetry and magic, and it touches my heart every time I get lost in these blues, in these wonderful little corners that are so dear to my heart! Is it magic? Yes, it is. Sylvia can always do that.

Can you tell that it's a great source of inspiration for me??? Oh I can get into the images and just dream away... and be in that dreamy whitewashed alley, or look into that window with blue shutters, and open that blue door onto an enchanted garden, and pet that sweet kitty dozing in the shade...

Monday, September 12, 2011


On September 30, artists and artisans from Turin will show their work at TURIN HANDMADE!
I will be there too of course! :)
The event is organized by Made In Italy Team on Etsy

Friday, September 9, 2011


Do you remember the Barbapapa family... those colorful, lovely, funny creatures created by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor and who were a children's hit in the 70s?
Well, Zoe has her own Barbapapa soft toy...

She loves playing with it, she's just way too fast for me to take photos of her while she's throwing and catching it, and kicking and tossing... :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


September can be such a lovely month... Blue skies, clear views, a lovely warm sun, cool nights...

A sunny September day is true heaven in nature!
And I love my wonderful little paradise!!!

Lovely erika shrubs in bloom...