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Mystic Flowers jewelry set

An jewelry set idea I had in my mind for a while. Inspired by Spring I wanted to make something with flowers. I didn’t used the color purple for a while, so I tought it would be nice to use that color again. For this set I combined several materials I like working with. I searched for pretty silver plated leaf and flower charms and I started sketching ideas. I also wanted to use clay en handmade marble glass-stones.

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5 reasons to buy gifts on Etsy

There is a party or an event and people expect you to bring a gift. Can be a relative's birthday, a housewarming party at a friends, or a colleague who recently got a baby. Time to search for gifts! Of course you can go to a general big store, but why not Etsy?

This article gives 5 reasons why it's a goof idea to shop for gifts on Etsy. 

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‘Pumpkin Land’ pattern design

A personal interest of mine is designing patterns. It’s a nice way of expressing creativity and I find it important to extend my portfolio with some pattern designs. When I create patterns just for my portfolio, I can chose the subjects myself. I love Halloween, so I decided to design a pattern with a Halloween/Autumn genre.Lees verder/continue reading

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March Meet The Maker challenge

I saw more and more people use the #marchmeetthemaker hashtag on Instagram. I didn’t know what it was, so I googled it… March-Meet-The-Maker is a challenge for small business to show some ‘behind the scene’ pictures. Who are they, what do they make, why do they do it, etc. A nice opportunity to show a little bit more of yourself and your brand identity.

I was a little bit late when I discovered this challenge, but I just really wanted to join! This challenge is quite new, 2016 was the first year of this challenge. The founder of this challenge is Joanne Hawker (insta: @joannehawker).

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Happy Valentine’s Day

I wish everyone a happy Valentine’s Day!

Although I believe that love is important the entire year and not only today, I still like Valentine. it’s important to realize how lucky you are to have family and friends around you that love you unconditionally. Close friends and loving family are sometimes hard to find. Lees verder/continue reading

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The Enchanted Forest Designs and more…

New jewelry designs
I love it to work with my hands and to make new designs. With the start of a new year there are lots of developments. With jewelry components I made some more designs. For example this Triple Moon necklace and this Morigan’s Claws necklace. (The triple moon necklace is a necklace I designed last year, but I decided to release it now.)Lees verder/continue reading

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11 inspiring illustrators – illustration inspiration

I am always looking for inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere to be found; if you know where to look. You can find it in song lyrics, when you take a walk outside or in a recent happening in your own live. Inspiration is everywhere. Other illustrators can be a source of inspiration too. When you search on the Internet you can find talented artist in no time. This blog post will become to long when I write about every illustrator who’s work I like. But I would love to share some amazing illustrators with you.Lees verder/continue reading