To push myself into making more designs I wanted to set a date for an Etsy shop update. I wanted to upload 10 new items at once. It pushed me to create more items, which felt very good. The more I make, the better I become. And the more I make, the more there is to choose from. It was fun to set a date and to work towards that date to lance a new collection of unique items. Maybe I will redo this concept in the future to make sure I make new designs for sale :).Lees verder/continue reading
The Rowan tree is a real witches tree. The Rowan tree has long been known for being a magickal tree. It’s has an important role in many mythology and folklore stories.
The Rowan tree is a great protector, it protects against bad luck & evil. It has been used for many years to make walking sticks and magician's staves, as well as Druid staffs and wands. Even today is is still one of the most sought after woods for wands and amulets. It is believed to help psychic abilities and connections. If you look at the berries when you remove them from the stick you will notice the pentacle symbol where they were attached.
Technically we don’t have a Rowan tree in our garden, but our neighbours do. It’s in their front yard and most branches overlap to our side. I don’t mind at all, I think it’s a wonderful tree. It’s not a very big one, but it is absolutely a pretty one. It’s also very handy because I have Rowan berries and leaves within reach.
A few weeks ago we went to Deutschland. We were in the Eiffel, what a beautiful place! Dense forests and untouched nature, absolutely stunning! I already suspected the place to be beautiful, so I took some jewelry designs and my camera with me.
I thought it would be fun to experiment a bit more with photographing my jewelry designs in natural surroundings. The forest was a perfect place for that experiment. I wanted to create a magical, mysterious atmosphere, with a slightly dark touch/lightning.
I am not a photographer, but I find photography and the creating of images and photo’s really interesting. Especially when I can manage to photograph in a style that identifies me and my company.Lees verder/continue reading
2017, what a year! It feels like it happened while I flashed with my eyes. From something that has been a hobby to something that starts to look like a company. I found solutions for existing problems and I found new
problems challenges to take care of. There were awesome moments and not so awesome moments. From happily working on orders to feeling frustrated about situations and problems that found me along the way. 2017 was a eventful year.
A beautiful night with a bright moon, who doesn’t think that’s magical? I always believed the moon is quite interesting. We learn more and more about the earth, the stars and the universe, but there are still many questions that hasn’t been answered yet. It has something mysterious. The moon has important roles in stories and folklore. The function can vary, but the moon and the moonlight are always magical. It has a strong energy that can’t be explained.
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.
I completely forgot to write an article about Elfia Haarzuilen 2017. Elfia is a Dutch fantasy event where all fantasy styles come together. It is a yearly event with fantasy styles like Steampunk, Gothic, Cosplay and Manga.Lees verder/continue reading
The first collaboration with Joy Vegaart has come to an end. She made some awesome lookbook photo’s. I can’t say otherwise than that she is an talented artist. This article shows all the photo’s from last collaboration and a link to my shop to the specific jewelry products.
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