Sunday, August 30, 2009

Algena Jewellery Set with Bullion Stitch and Swarovski Pearls - Algena set sa Bullion bodom i Swarovski perlama

* Here are some new shapes which I got during playing with wire: a little bit of coiling, a little bit of boullion stitch which looks great in wire, some beautiful Swarovski pearls and the result is very romantic, lacy and feminine. To be worn with transparent layered and ruffled skirts and blouses with a lot of hand embroidery! Or with your favorite Tee and a par of jeans.

* Ovo su neki novi oblici koje sam dobila igrajuci se sa zicom: malo namotavanja, malo Bullion boda koji super izgleda u zici, malo Swarovski bisercica i rezulat je romantican, cipksat i zenstven. Nositi uz transparente, leprsave i slojevite suknjice i bluze sa puno rucnog veza! Ili  majicu i omiljenje farmerke.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

"Nashira" Bracelet - "Nashira" narukvica



* What is happening!?? I keep getting involunarily vintage pieces! This bracelet looks totaly.. not vintage, it looks ancient! When I look at it I think of Roman Empire and names like Livia, Agrippina, even further, Cleopatra! Nashira sounds orienatal, but it's a star name. Somehow, it looks better on hand than when layed at table. Still have to make matching earrings and will post it as soon as I make it.

* Sta se to desava!?? I dalje dobijam "starinske" komade nakita bez ucesca sopstvene volje. Ova narukvica izgleda totalno.. ne starinski, izgleda prastaro! Kad god je pogledam pomislim na Rimsko carstvo i imena kao sto su Livia, Agripina, cak i Kleopatra! Nashira zvuci orijentalno, ali je to ime zvezdane konstelacije! I nekako bolje izgleda na ruci nego kad se samo polozi na sto. Jos treba da napravim odgovarajuce mindjusice koje cu postovati cim budu gotove.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Beautiful Weekend - Prelep vikend




* In Saturday I have experienced that internet and blogging, in this particular case, can bring people together. That's how I met Dragana, another creative person that is, hopefully soon, going to share her creative work with us. With her own blog:). Since we live in a different parts of the city the day began with me being the "host" at one of the splavs ( a specialty of Belgrade ), a floating river club at Zemun Kej near Hotel Yugoslavia. The conversation went easy with the light breeze on a hot summer day. We both decided that the weather was beautiful and at noon, Dragana suggested to let her be the host. She told me that I am going to like the places she wants to show me and she took me to the hilly parts of Belgrade. Kosutnjak, to be the more precise, a park-forest and urban neighborhood of Belgrade. In a manner of an experienced historian Dragana told me a lot of interesting things of Kosutnjak and Rakovica county that ( I'm ashamed to say ) I didn't know before. And most of it is connected with Royal Families of Karadjordjevic and Obrenovic Dynasty. Even the name, Košutnjak, is derived from the medieval hunting forests of the Serbian nobility, meaning doe's breeder. (In Serbian, košuta means doe, hind) - see the Wikipedia article for more details.
Another surprise came along when she took me to the Aleksandar Klub Ski Staza , a fency restoran with a breathtaking panoramic view in the hart of Kosutnjak. Since it can be only reached with car and being a non-driver, somehow I never came across with this beautiful place before. Thank you Dragana once again for showing me all of that. I felt like a tourist in my own city:))
But, hey, that's not all! Before I knew I was on my way to Avala mountain ( that's Dragana too, a very initiative person, you are guaranteed never to be bored with her:)!! As happy as a child I was looking forward to visit this beautfull place after, how many...25 years maybe. And that's the shame too since it can be even reached by city buss ( No 541 ). The photos above has been taken there. I don't know which I enjoyed more, the huge colorfull butterflies that were everywhere or the marvellous view of beautiful landscapes stretching far, far away somewhere in Serbia, a beautiful land of mine. Thanks Dragana, really:))!

* U Subotu sam osetila na svojoj kozi da nije bas da internet uvek doprinosi otudjenju, ako se pravilno koristi bas moze da pomogne da se sretnu interesantni ljudi. Tako sam ja srela Draganu, takodje kreativnu osobu, za koju se nadam da ce uskoro podeliti sa nama svoje kreativne radove. Na svom sopstvenom blogu:). Posto zivimo u razlicitim delovima grada dan je poceo tako sto sam ja bila "domacica" na splavu kod Hotela Jugoslavija na Zemunskom keju. Uz prijatan povetarac i prelep pogled na reku u Dragani sam pronasla odlicnog sagovornika. Negde posle podneva posto je bilo predivno vreme Dragana je predlozila da zamenimo uloge i da ona sada bude "domacica". Kako zabu nije tesko naterati u vodu nije morala dugo da me ubedjuje da ce mi se dopasti ono sto zeli da mi pokaze i tako smo iz ravnice odjezdile ka brdovitim delovima grada, preciznije ka Kosutnjaku. U maniru iskusnog istoricara Dragana mi je ispricala puno interesantnih stvari o Kosutnjaku i Rakovici, za koje ( stid me je da priznam, ali tako je ) nisam znala ranije. Vecina se odnosi na cinjenice koje su povezane sa kraljevskim familijama Obrenovic i Karadjordjevic. Cak i sama rec Kosutnjak dolazi od srednjovekovnih lovista koja su pripadala srpskom plemstvu, a znaci mesto ne kome se gaje kosute - za vise detalja procitajte Wikipedia clanak.
Sledece iznednadjenje je doslo u vidu Aleksadar Klub Ski Staze, fensi restorana u srcu Kostunjaka sa pogledom na Beograd od koga vam zastaje dah. Kako se do njega, uglavnom, moze doci kolima koja ja jos uvek ne vozim, nekako mi je ovo prelepo mesto izmaklo do sada. Tako da, hvala ti Dragana sto si mi sve to pokazala! Osecala sam se kao turista u vlastitom gradu:)).
Ali, hej, to nije sve! Pre nego sto sam bila svesna vec smo bile na putu ka Avali ( i to je takodje Dragana, osoba od inicijative sa kojom vam je zagarantovan dobar provod )! Obradovala sam se kao dete sto cu posle, koliko...otprilike 25 godina ponovo posetiti ovo prelepo mesto. Do Avale se moze doci i autobusom 541 iz Kumodraza, pa je steta sto zbog lenjosti nisam iskoristila priliku da tamo idem cesce. Fotografije odozgo sam slikala na Avali. Ne znam sta mi je bilo lepse, da li ogromni, raznobojni leptiri ili predivan pogled koji se pruza i gubi u nekoj dalekoj, dalekoj tacki u Srbiji, koja nam je stvarno prelepa. Hvala Dragana jos jednom, zaista:))!

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Bellatrix" - Vintage Jewelry Set *** "Bellatrix" - Starinski komplet nakita




* I'm almost all ready for my autumnal jewelry procjects. This time I'm starting with the copper wire. The truth is that I wanted to make someting modern, but the copper has it's own way and this particular copper wire shaped itself into something that appeared to be vintage, romantic, almost Victorian. If I had another choice of beads maybe wire would listen and be modern, but this time I had to obey to wire. And this one was so soft. And wouldn't listen. How much philosophy in a tiny peace of metal: silver is stiff but would cooperate, copper is soft but it wouldn't. Like some redhairs I know:)!

* Skoro da sam se u potpunosti snabdela materijalom za jesenje projekte. Ovaj put pocinjem sa bakarnom zicom. Istina je da sam zelela da napravim nesto moderno, ali bakar je izgleda svojeglav i sam sebe oblikuje.Konkretno ova bakarna zica se nekako sama oblikovala u nesto sto je ispalo vise starinsko, romanticno, skoro viktorijansko. Da sam imala drugi izbor perlica mozda bi bakarna zica bila poslusnija pa bih ja i uspela da napravim ono sto sam htela. Medjutim, potpuno me je nadvladala i ja sam morala da joj se pokorim. Iako je ovo najmeksa zica sa kojom sam radila do sada. Kakav paradoks, sa mnogo tvrdjim zicama sam imala mnogo bolju saradnju, ali ne i sa bakarnom. Bas je tvrdoglava i svojeglava, kao neki crvenokosi koje znam:)!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

"Zosma" Jewelry Set in Rusty Colors - "Zosma" set u bojama rdje



* Ok, here we go with "Zosma" jewelry set, finally naming styles seems to be a little bit easier. Made of Rusty color craft wire, this set consists of a mini bracelet with matching color glass beads and earrings that came out very interesting, to me. They are made of crocheted wire beads, it's a technique I'm not sure how to explain. I'll have to make some more and learn how to perfect it to be able to pass it over. That much from me. Have a nice week!

* E sad je mnogo lakse sa davanjem imena, na redu je "Zosma" set napravljen od hobi zice u boji rdje sa staklenim perlicama u pratecem tonu. Sastoji se od narukvice i mindjusica koje su ispale interesantno. To su zapravo perle od kukicane zice i manjih staklenih perlica koje sam urolala u lopticu, ali morala bih da ih napravim malo vise i da poboljsam samu tehniku pre nego sto opisem kako sam tacno napravila. Toliko od mene. Zelim vam uspesnu radnu nedelju ( tj. prijatan odmor, ako idete na njega )!

"Etamin" Jewelry Set - "Etamin" Set



* It seems that naming jewlery styles is just as time consuming as making the very same style. I came to the conclusion that I can't name my styles " Black & White Bracelet, Neckless or whatever " each time I make something Black&White. So, I had to turn my brain on and start thinking hard of how to name my styles. First time I've heard of word "Starseed" I liked it immediately, whithout knowing much about its' meaning. It reminded me of very beginning, of growth, of eternity. In every possible way I am fascinated with stars. I can stare for hours in a starry night ...so I decided to name my styles after stellar names. There are plenty, and when I hopefuly reach the last name one day I can always invent the new one:) So, the new star is born : Etamin jewelry Set. My Star Soup receipt:
- Black craft wire
- Black seed beads
- Silver lined transparent seed beads
- Transparent seed beads

* Izgleda da je smisljanje imena za nove modele podjednako zahtevno kao i pravljenje tih istih modela. Upravo sam dosla do zakljucka da ne mogu svaku crnu-belu narukvicu koju napravim nazvati "Crno-Bela narukvica". Mogu jednom. Tako da sam ukljucila mozak i dala se na razmisljanje o davanju imena modelima. Rec "Starseed" po kojoj sam nazvala svoju kolekciju nakita mi se dopala automatski nakon sto sam je cula, a da nisam bas znala sta zaista znaci. Meni se dopao bukvalni prevod, Zvezdano Seme. To me potseca na prapocetak, na rast, na beskonacnost. I inace sam fascinirana zvezdama i u stanju sam da posmatram zvezdano nebo satima... zato sam resila da njihova imena budu inspiracija za nazive mojih proizvoda. Na srecu ima ih mnogo, i zvezda i zvezdanih konstelacija. Kada jednoga dana, nadam se, dodjem do poslednjeg, uvek mogu da izmislim novo ime:) Tako da, nova zvezda je rodjena: "Etamin" dvodelni set koji se sastoji od narukvice sa priveskom i mindjusa sfernog oblika. Recept za moju Zvezdanu Supu je:

- Crna hobi zica
- Crne mat perlice
- Providne perlice sa srebrnom linijom iznutra
- Skroz providne perlice

Monday, August 3, 2009

Playing around with wire and beads - Igranje sa perlicama i zicom





* With these styles I am , actually, going out of my summer jewelry supply. What I plan to do is to involve more semi-precious stones and crystals in combination with bronze wire and glass beads. I have found a supplier with wonderful crystal chips, and since I love their irregular shapes I can't wait to start working with it. I find my "relationship" with wire very interesting. It was not the love at first sight. I was first struggling and fighting with it. But the more I work with it and get used to know it, the more I love it.

* Ovi setovi su medju poslednjim letnjim modelima i uskoro krecem sa izradom jesenje kolekcije za koju planiram da vise upotrebljavam lomljene kristale u kombinaciji sa bronzanom zicom ( uglavnom )i neizbeznim staklenim perlicama. Poslednjih dana bila sam u potrazi za odgovarajucim snabdevacom kristalcicima, i na moje iznenadjenje, pronasla sam jednog koji ima odlican izbor. A sto se tice zice, moj odnos sa njom se razvija na neobican nacin. U staklene perlice i kristalice sam odavno zaljubljena, ali sa zicom to nije bio slucaj. U pocetku sam imala muke da se izborim sa njom. Medjutim, kako vreme prolazi i kako je bolje upoznajem tako mi se sve vise svidja zica kao materijal za izradu nakita.