Sunday, November 22, 2015

TRENDS IN JEWELRY FOR 2017 - TRENDOVI U NAKITU ZA 2017. GODINU

>>> Even If you are not a jewelry designer, but maybe someone who appreciate arts and various cultural issues in general, you probably want to be informed about forthcoming trends and to discover in advance what's around the corner. According to TRENDVISION, Italian forecasting agency for trends in jewelry, watches and luxury goods, there are 4 main directions to consider when developing ideas for 2017 jewelry collections.
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<<< Čak i ako niste dizajner nakita, već naprosto ljubitelj umetnosti i različitih kulturnih zbivanja, verovatno želite da budete informisani  u vezi predstojećih trendova i da otkrijete unapred šta se krije iza ugla. Sudeći po TRENDVISION-u, italijanskoj agenciji za predviđanje trendova u nakitu, časovnicima i luksuznim proizvodima, postoje 4 glavna pravca koja treba razmotriti tokom osmišljavanja kolekcija nakita za 2017. godinu. 


Thursday, November 12, 2015

WIRE JEWELRY WORKSHOP - RADIONICE IZRADE NAKITA OD ŽICE

<<< Apart from Wire Crochet and Wire Twist jewelry workshop (for more information click on Wire Jewelry Classes page), individual classes on Wire Wrap jewelry are also available. Weather you are going to use one technique or another (or both), at some point you will certainly going to need to know how to make a steady (hammered) wire frame design, maybe as a central part of your future jewelry piece,  as well as some basic wire jewelry components. 
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<<< Pored izrade nakita u Wire Crochet i Wire Twist tehnikama (za detaljnije informacije kliknite na stranu Wire Jewelry Classes) u ponudi su i  individualni časovi izrade nakita u Wire Wrap tehnici. Bilo da se opredelite da se bavite izradom nakita u nekoj od ove dve tehnike (ili obe), kad tad će vam biti potrebno da izradite i neke od osnovnih elemenata od žice, bilo kao centralni ili sastavni deo dizajna komada nakita koji želite da napravite. 

Pogledajte album sa slikama sa časova

Sunday, September 27, 2015

FREE GIFT FOR BEADERS - POKLON: ŠABLON ZA PROJEKAT SA PERLICAMA

<<< This is a  free gift you can use as a pattern for your bead/embroidery projects, inspired by Serbian ethnic costume.
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>>> Ovo je poklon koji možete koristiti kao šablon za vaše projekte sa perlicama/vezom,inspirisane srpskom narodnom nošnjom;

ETNOGRAFSKI MUZEJ BEOGRAD - ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM BELGRADE

<<< Last time, I have promised photos from Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade. This is a permanent collection of Serbian ethnic costume, placed on the ground floor. Something worth to see, so if you ever come to Belgrade, give it a go and have a look:). For now, enjoy the pics :).
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>>> Prethodni put sam obećala da cu postaviti slike koje sam napravila u Etnografskom muzeju. Ovo je stalna postavka sa primercima srpske narodne nošnje. Vredi videti. Ako možete - posetite. Do tada, uživajte u slikama.  

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Serbian Belt With Carnelians - Srpski pojas sa karneolima

 As a great fan of ethnic and tribal jewelry and costume, recently, I have sent an enquiry to become a member of a  Facebook group "Ethnic Jewelry Research Syndicate"  devoted to it. After a warm welcome, I have been encouraged, by the founder of the group, as he figured out that I am from Serbia,  to do some research about the belt with red carnelians, and see if the sample of the belt could be found in some of the Serbian museums

Kako sam veliki ljubitelj etničko-plemenskog nakita i kostima, nedavno sam poslala zahtev za članstvo u FB grupi "Ethnic Jewelry Research Syndicate", posvećenoj upravo takvoj tematici. Nakon tople dobrodošlice, bila sam ohrabrena, od strane osnivača grupe (nakon što je shvatio da sam iz Srbije), da preduzmem istraživanje o pojasu koji je poznat kao Pojas sa crvenim karneolima, i da vidim da li se primerak pomenutog pojasa može pronaći u nekom od muzeja u Srbiji. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

JulieMcQueen: OUTFIT: "Forest Nymph"

JulieMcQueen: OUTFIT: "Forest Nymph"



Have a look at this wonderful post by Julie:)! I'm so happy that she featured Starseed bracelet, again, this time in her YouTube video. Thank you Julie :)! 







Saturday, May 2, 2015

Intermezzo - doodles:) / U međuvremenu - malo žvrljkanja:)

 Like I once said, I rarely make sketches or drawings prior to jewelry making, since, at the moment (at least) I find it hard to stick to something that is too much determined, maybe because I'm at the phase where I prefer to experiment with free forms (where I can change my mind just anytime, especially if I decide that something would look better if I do it differently than I initially intended).  Also, I perceive jewelry making as act of playing at the first place. But I do like to draw, make sketches or just doodles. And some day I will go for planned designs, just not now:). 
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 Kao što jednom pomenuh, kad krenem sa pravljenjem nakita tome retko kad prethode nekakve skice ili crteži, pošto (trenutno bar) mi je malo teže da se pridržavam nečega što je previše determinisano unapred. Možda zbog toga što sam trenutno u fazi kada mi više leži da eksperimentišem slobodnim formama (i kada mogu da se predomislim bilo kada, posebno kada mi se učini da bi nešto bolje izgledalo ako uradim drugačije od onoga kako sam prvobitno nameravala). Takođe, pravljenje nakita doživljavam prvenstveno kao čin igre. Ali svakako da volim da crtam, pravim skice ili samo nešto nažvrljam. I jednog dana ću se upustiti i u pridržavanje unapred utvrđenih pravila, joj...

Monday, April 20, 2015

New Bridal Side Headband - Novi ukras za kosu za venčanje/rajf sa ukrasom sa strane

 This is a new head ornament from Bridal Collection that was inspired with spiral fossil forms. It is entirely made from copper wire of various gauges and richly decorated with all kind of beads, in clear, white, off white, white with opal tones and other similar tones and colors. The whole piece has been treated with copper patina and than firmly brushed and polished, to a achieve a vintage look. For photo shooting I laid it on a piece of linen fabric with lace to emphasize how romantic it is. And it really is:).
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 Ovo je novi ukras za kosu iz Kolekcije za venčanja, inspirisan spiralnim, fosilnim formama. U potpunosti je napravljen od bakarne žice, različitih debljina i bogato dekorisan perlicama svih vrsta, od providnih, preko belih, beličastih, belih sa opalnim tonovima i tako dalje u sličnim bojama i tonovima. Ceo komad je patiniran, dobro iščetkan i poliran, kako bi se postigao vintage look. Za slikanje sam ga položila na lanenu tkaninu sa čipkom, kako bih podvukla koliko je ovaj ukras za kosu romantičan. I zaista jeste:).

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anthropologie Today, my imaginary shopping:) - Anthropologie danas, moja imaginarna kupovina:)

 I have to admit that, inspite of my great admiration to Anthropologie's concept from a decade ago, I gradually stopped checking, on a regular basis,  what are their new arrivals, since I've noticed a change in it, at least when it comes to Clothing. Visually, the collection today looks much more casual and plain. Just here and there, a reminiscence of what was "old", "retro style" glory...However, today I tried to focus on what's in there that I like, and would like to wear myself.
 
 Moram da priznam da, uprkos mom ogromnom divljenju prema čitavom "Athropologie" konceptu, kakav je bio pre 10-tak godina, postepeno sam prestala da, na redovnoj bazi, proveravam šta je novo na njihovom sajtu, pošto sam primetila promene. Novije kolekcije su, za moj ukus, previše kežual i obične. Tek tu i tamo, kao neka uspomena, može se videti po nešto što podseća na nekadašnji sjaj i retro stil, po kome su bili karakteristični...Kako bilo, danas sam pokušala da se fokusiram na ono što mi se dopada i što bih i sama nosila.

Anthropologie Today

Friday, April 10, 2015

Old works, inspired by "Anthropologie" catalogues- Stari radovi, inspirisani "Anthroplogie" katalozima

 I won't be writing much today. It's just that my previous post and the one I wrote about use of fiber art in jewelry making, as a guest blogger, reminded me of my old works, that led me to jewelry making. For years I was inspired with what I saw in Anthropologie stores, and here I have a photo mix of my Anthropologie catalogues and old works inspired by them. 
NOTE: Few items, like yellow and aqua color tank tops were handcrafted by a skilfull woman who followed my designs and instructions. The same goes for the black tank top (embroidery is mine) and cut & sew mobile cases and headbands with  colorful floral embroidery. Butterfly and flower applications are mine, while the woven caro bases (scarfs) are not. The rest is handmade by myself.
 
 Danas neću puno pisati. Radi se samo o tome da su me prethodna dva posta podsetila na moje stare radove, koji su bili uvod u ovo što danas radim. Godinama sam bila inspirisana onim što sam videla u "Anthropologie" radnjama, pa sam ovde napravila miks fotografija sa tim mojim starim radovima i "Antroplogie" katalozima, koje često prelistavam. 
NAPOMENA: Žuti i svetlo plavi topić je izradila, prema mojim crtežima i uputstvima, žena sa veoma veštim rukama. Isto se odnosi i na crni top (vez sam uradila ja) i krojene trake za kosu i futrolice za mobilni sa izvezenim floralnim  motivima. Aplikacije sa leptirom i floralnim motivom su moje, dok tkana karirana osnova (šal) nije.  Sve ostalo sam izradila ja.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Guest Blogging for the first time :) - Ja kao gostujući bloger, po prvi put :)

 I was featured today as a guest blogger on Teena's blog http://www.serendipitini.com/ - Teena invited me to share my story about how did I start making jewelry and about applying  fiber art during the process. It was fun to make a retrospective review, to go back in time and to realize  that it was, actually, the  "Anthropologie"  store in NYC and NYC Metro Subway knitters, that made me decide to leave, gradually, a mass fashion industry and go for unique, handmade pieces and later  - jewelry. You can find out more about it on Teena's blog. 
 
 Danas sam predstavljena kao gostujući bloger na Tininom blogu http://www.serendipitini.com/ - Tina me je pozvala da podelim svoju priču o tome kako sam počela da pravim nakit i kako tokom procesa izrade primenjujem tzv. fiber art. Bilo mi je zabavno da se vratim unazad, napravim malu retrospektivu i shvatim da su  "Anthropologie"   radnja u Njujorku, kao i devojke koje su štrikanjem prekraćivale vreme u prevozu podzemnom železnicom, glavni razlozi za moju odluku da postepeno napustim serijsku proizvodnju u modnoj industriji i posvetim se više ručnoj izradi unikata, kasnije i nakita. Više o tome možete saznati na Tininom blogu.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wish List: OOAKjewelz jewelry - Lista želja: Nakit OOAKjewelz

 Tribal, ethnic, bohemian, eclectic, native - there are so many attributes to describe something that is an inexhaustible source of research and inspiration for me. I spend many hours surfing the internet and other sources, in pursuit of everything that I can find regarding this theme. And it is not very easy to find authentic pieces that I'm looking for: genuine, antique, handmade beads, jewelry, adornments, different accessories, etc. Most of the time I find contemporary jewelry that were inspired with all previously mentioned. That is also great because, sometimes, I bump into something  so amazing, that I forget what I was looking for, at the first place. That's how I first found and then fell in love with "OOAKjewelz" and I'll explain why:).
 
⋘ Plemenski, etnički, boemski, eklektični, autohtoni - ima toliko mnogo atributa koji opisuju nešto što je za mene nepresušan izvor inspiracije i istraživanja. Provodim dosta vremena pretražujući internet i druge izvore, u potrazi za svim onim što se može naći, a što se tiče ove teme. I nije uvek lako naleteti na originalne, starinske, ručno rađene perle, nakit, ukrase, različite aksesoare, itd. Uglavnom nailazim na moderan nakit koji je inspirisan svim ovim prethodno pomenutim. I to je takođe sjajno, zato što ponekad naletim na nešto što je toliko zadivljujuće da i zaboravim šta sam šta sam uopšte bila tražila. Tako sam naletela i na nakit "OOAKjewelz" i zaljubila se u njega, objasniću i zašto:)




Saturday, April 4, 2015

JulieMcQueen: EVENING Outfit & Makeup tutorial - Julie Mc Queen: Večernja toaleta i make-up tutorijal


 I got to share this wonderful post by Julia.

Don't miss to watch her video with great tutorial on make-up, by Alexandra Shabalina. 

There's also a tutorial on how to make this romantic braided hairstyle that runs around Julia's head - it actually starts from one side and ends on the other one, very interesting:).

And of course, I'm very proud that Julia completed her styling with Starseed Bracelet. Thank you Julia!  спасибо Юлия! 


 Starseed Bracelet

Monday, March 30, 2015

Free Pattern For Your Bead Loom/Bead Stitch Jewelry Project - Besplatna šema za vaš projekat sa perlicama - minđuše

 It seems that indigenous people bead patterns are hot this season. But I think that, literally, every nation has its' own tradition in pattern design of this kind. You can study patterns from your own tradition, or any other, because I think they are all beautiful. This one I made quickly, in computer generated program. You can choose any kind of seed beads. Size should be small to medium, not very large, really. I prefer, lately, irregularly shaped beads.. You can make these earrings with bead loom or by needle and thread, or by combining both, whatever is more convenient for you. Once you have them done, dress in hippie style and be a real Boho girl:).
 
 Izgleda da su motivi sa šarama "urođeničkih" naroda veoma popularni ove sezone. Obično se misli na motive Američkih Indijanaca, ali ja mislim da svaki narod ima svoje sopstvene i vi možete proučavati one iz vaše vlastite ili bilo koje druge tradicije, pošto su oni (za mene) svi prelepi. Ovaj šablon sam napravila na brzinu, uz pomoć kompjuterskog programa, pa se nadam da je slika dovoljno jasna. Možete izabrati bilo koju vrstu seed perlica, a što se tiče veličine, najbolje da to budu perlice sasvim male do srednje veličine, a velike - pa ne baš! Meni lično se u poslednje vreme jako dopadaju perlice neregularnog oblika..Ove minđuše možete napraviti uz pomoč razboja za tkanje perlicama, ili uz pomoć igle i konca. Ili da kobinujete i jedno i drugo, šta god vam je zgodnije. Jednom kada ih napravite, obucite se u hipi stilu i budite prava Boho devojka:).



Sunday, March 29, 2015

Trends In Jewelry, Earrings - Trendovi u nakitu, minđuše

 According to new arrivals, this season is eclectic, with a lot of beads and charms made of natural materials: shells, clams, bones, ceramics, wood, corals and semi-precious stones; feathers, brightly colored cotton threads, golden plated brass wire. Most of them are very long, but lightweight. No more chunky and bold chains, just very, very fine ones.
  
 Sudeći po tek pristiglim komadima, ova sezona je eklektična, sa puno perlica i ukrasa napravljenih od materijala prirodnog porekla: skoljkice, perle od kosti i drveta, keramike, korala i poludragog kamenja; zatim, tu su i perje, pamučni konci živih boja i pozlaćena žica od mesinga. Minđuše su uglavnom prilično dugačke, ali ne i teške. Upotreba lančića se svodi na one jako tanke i fine, sve je manje lanaca od krupnih alki. 
 Rosantica's designs are inspired by Greek and Roman jewelry traditions. These gold-dipped brass 'Kenia' earrings are handmade using a unique wire wrapping technique, and embellished with hornvolcanic lava and agate.
 Dizajneri "Rozantike" su inspirisani Grčkim i Rimskim tradicionalnim nakitom. Ove "Kenija" minđuše su ručno izrađene u wire wrapping tehnici, od pozlaćene žice od mesinga, a  zatim ukrašene perlama od vulkanske lave, ahata i roga.
Kenia gold-dipped, agate, horn and lava earrings;
Minđuše "Kenija" od pozlaćene žice, ahata, lava perli i perli od roga;

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Wish List:African Boho Style Beads - Na listi želja: Afričke perle u Boho stilu

 One thing leads to another and another one leads to these beautiful beads, in my favorite, Boho style. That means, virtually (an in my mind) I am still  in Africa, where these beads come from. These are actually African Trade Beads and there is a great variety of them. I have found them on Africa Direct . Here I went for combination of Earth tones, ranging from Ecru, Beige, Amber Yellow, Terracotta and Brown, to Turquoise Blue and hints of Bright Red. Wonderful jewelry can be made out of them and I don't know what to write first about: the beauty of these beads or the jewelry I have recently found about and that I can't get enough of  - VANESSA MOONEY - I think I'm going to devote a separate post about it.
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 Jedna stvar vodi ka drugoj, a druga vodi ka ovim predivnim perlicama, u mom omiljenom, Boho stilu. To znači da sam virtuelno (i u svojim mislima) još uvek u Africi:), odakle su ove perle. To su zapravo tzv. Afričke perle za robnu razmenu. (Prim. prev. - Ime im nije baš slavno, jer su nekada služile i za trgovinu robovima, umesto novca. Iako trgovine robljem više nema, naziv je još uvek zadržan). Izbor je ogroman, a ovde sam se opredelila za kombinacije zemljanih tonova, od Ekru (boja neizbeljenog lana), Bež, Ćilibar Žute, Terakote i
Braon, do Tirkizno Plave i Jarko Crvene, tu i tamo. Od njih može da se napravi prelep nakit i ja, prosto, ne znam o čemu pre da pišem: o perlicama ili o nakitu  VANESSA MOONEY - kojim sam oduševljena i ne mogu da ga se nagledam. Međutim, mislim da ću njemu posvetiti poseban post. 
VANESSA MOONEY - "Resort" Collection;
VANESSA MOONEY - Kolekcija "Resort"


*** Bohemian Tread Beads Blue Interlocking Snake African;
Češke perle za trgovinu, "isprepletana zmija", plava, Afrička;


Friday, March 27, 2015

Dinka beaded corsets from Sudan - Dinka korseti od perlica, iz Sudana

⋘ One thing leads to another, that's how I first time heard about Dinka tribe beaded corsets. In one of my recent posts I was writing about work of Alexander Calder - during the research I have found that he might have been inspired  by them. I immediately Googled for "Dinka beaded Corsets" and almost fainted right away. I'm still drooling over the beauty of them, since to me they are true Haute Couture pieces. Calder wasn't the only designer who has found the inspiration in them. The story behind the corsets is very interesting.
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 Jedna stvar vodi ka drugoj,  eto tako sam ja po prvi put čula za Dinka pleme iz Sudana i njihove korsete od perlica. U jednom od svojih skoršnjih postova pisala sam o radu Aleksandra Kaldera - tokom istraživanja pronašla sam podatak da je moguće da je njima bio inspirisan. Odmah sam izguglala termin "Dinka korseti od perlica" i istog trenutka se skoro i onesvestila. Za mene su ovo primerci istinske visoke mode i sam njihov prizor za mene predstavlja pravu poslasticu. Kalder nije bio jedini dizajner koji je u njima pronašao inspiraciju za svoja dela. I priča koja stoji iza ovih korseta je veoma interesantna.
Dinka mens corset, front part, details; - Dinka korset, muški, prednji deo, detalji;

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Guest Blogger: Teena of Serendipitini shares creative reuse expertise on glass art and craft projects - Gost bloger: Teena iz Serendipitini-ja deli sa nama svoju ekspertizu na polju kreativne reciklaže stakla u izradi umetničkih predmeta

 I love to work with recycled items and over the past few years my passion for recycled glass has really taken hold. I have several handmade stores. Serendipitini focuses on gifts from recycled glass. I make suncatchers, window art, wine bottle candles, slumped bottle gifts, ornaments and more, but the thing I enjoy making the most are the large suncatcher window art pieces from recycled wrought iron and recycled glass.
 Volim da radim sa recikliranim komadima i tokom poslednjih nekoliko godina zaista me je obuzela strast prema recikliranom staklu. Imam nekoliko prodavnica sa rukotvorinama. Serendipitini se fokusira na poklone od recikliranog stakla. Pravim  tzv. "sankečere" (hvatače Sunčevih zraka), razne umetničke dekoracije za prozore, držače za sveće od vinskih boca, poklone i ornamente od stakla sa polomljenih flaša i još mnogo toga, ali ono u čemu najviše uživam je izrada velikih, dekorativnih ukrasa za prozore,  "sankečera", od recikliranog kovanog gvožđa i recikliranog stakla.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Amazing Works Of Alexander Calder - Zadivljujući radovi Aleksandra Kaldera


⋙ Alexander Calder is my favorite designer of all times. He was a true renaissance man, by all the means - multitalented and accomplished in so many fields: sculpture (he was inventor of a kinetic sculpture), painting, drawing/graphics, jewelry, installations, etc. In his amazing and very productive opus, jewelry occupies just a "small" fraction of it, although he made some 1800 pieces during his lifetime.
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⋙  Aleksandar Kalder je moj omiljeni dizajner svih vremena. On je, u svakom smislu, pravi renesansni čovek - multitalentovan i ostvaren  na mnogim poljima:
skulptura (izumetelj je tzv. "kinetičke skulpture"), slikarstvo, crteži/grafika, nakit, instalacije. U ovom njegovom zadivljujućem i vrlo produktivnom opusu, izada nakita zauzima tek jedan mali deo iako je, tokom, života napravio negde oko 1800 komada nakita. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Healing Rocks:) - Isceljujuće "kamenje":)

⋙ I've been collecting for a while raw crystals and semi precious stones and wasn't sure what to do with them - should they be some sort of static, decorative objects, just the way they are, or should I give them some higher purpose, make them into pendants/talismans/amulets or anything else?
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⋙ Već neko vreme sakupljam neobrađene kristale i poludrago kamenje, a da nisam bila sasvim sigurna šta sa njima da radim - da li da budu nekakvi statični, dekorativni predmeti, takvi kakvi su, ili da im dam neku višu svrhu i pretvorim ih u priveske/talismane/amulete ili nešto drugo? 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Miyuki Beads - Miyuki perlice

⋙ Because they make difference:)! They are hard, if not impossible, to buy in Serbia, but we can order it online. Which I did a few years ago. Once the parcel arrived, for a few days I was charging myself with positive energy by just looking at them. I was curious about if there is something new with  Miyuki company and I was just in time:) - these are New Arrivals!
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⋙ Zato što sa njima sve što radite izgleda drugačije. Kod nas ih je teško, ako ne i nemoguće, pronaći, ali se mogu poručiti preko neta. Što sam ja i uradila pre nekoliko godina. Kad je paket stigao satima sam se dopingovala pozitivnom energijom, samo ih posmatrajući. Zanimalo me je šta ima novo u Miyuki kompaniji i izgleda da sam stigla baš na vreme:) - upravo su izbacili novitete!

Monday, March 16, 2015

DIY Beauty: Luxurious Homemade All Natural Face Cream Recipe - by Robins Key // Uradi sama: Recept za luksuznu, domaću i potpuno prirodnu kremu za lice - od Robins Key

⋙ If it wasn't art & craft, I would probably be a herbalist or cosmetologist:). I am a great fan of natural cosmetics (and of a natural lifestyle, in general) and for a long time I am searching for the best recipe for a natural face cream. I have had a vague vision of which main ingredients should the perfect cream consist of, like shea butter, cacao butter and selection of essential oils.
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⋙ Da izbor nije pao na umetnost, verovatno bih bila herbalista ili kozmetolog/kozmetičar:). Veliki sam ljubitelj prirodne kozmetike i već duže vreme tragam za najboljim receptom za spravljanje kreme za lice od potpuno prirodnih sastojaka. Imala sam nekakvu maglovitu predstavu o tome koje bi to sastojke idealna krema trebala da sadrži, kao npr. ši buter, kakao buter i esencijalna ulja po izboru.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Silver And Topaz Tiara, 1895 - 1905 // Srebrna dijadema sa topazom

 This "Silver & Topaz Tiara" from 1895-1905, is the first object from the 'Jewelry & Accessories Through History" category that I want to write about. It is little to say that the first sight of it has almost left me breathless. A perfect example of European Art Nouveau, it features Australian eucalyptus gum leaves. It was made in France in about 1890 by Charles Lefebure, of Lefebure & Sons, Paris, France.
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 Ova srebrna dijadema sa topazom koja datira iz perioda između 1895. i 1905. godine, je prvi predmet iz kategorije "Nakit i aksesoari kroz istoriju" o kome želim da pišem. Malo je reći da me je prvi pogled na nju ostavio bez daha. Pred nama je savršen primerak evropskog Art Nuvoa koji prikazuje stilizovane listove australijskog eukaliptusa. Izrađena je u Francuskoj 90-tih godina XIX veka od strane Šarla Lefebura, jednog od unuka osnivača firme "Šarl i sinovi" iz Pariza

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Julie McQueen Rocks:)! - Julie McQueen razbija:)!

⋙ Although Facebook was launched in 2004, everything before the 2010 (when it reached 400 million users) I consider a Pre-Facebook era. So, I made my first blog post in 2009, in a Pre-Facebook era, the time when Serbian Blogger community ( at least when it comes to blogs hosted by artists and crafters ) was much more active. With Facebook, many of them transferred their attention and complete activity there.
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⋙ Iako je Fejsbuk lansiran 2004. godine, sve pre 2010-te ( kada je dosegao cifru od 400 miliona korisnika ) smatram "Pra-Fejsbuk erom" :). Svoj prvi post na Blogger-u sam napravila 2009-te, dakle u Pra-Fejsbuk eri, tj. u vremenu kada je zajednica srpskih blogera (bar kada su u pitanju oni koji se bave umetnošću i izradom različitih dekorativnih predmeta) bila mnogo aktivnija. Sa pojavom Fejsbuka, većina je usmerila svoju pažnju ili čak kompletnu aktivnost tamo.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wire Twist Workshop - Radionica izrade nakita u Wire Twist tehnici

Learn how to make beautiful hair accessories and jewelry pieces by using Wire Twist technique

⋙ Wire Twist is a very easy, yet very time consuming technique, that can be wonderfully utilised in modern jewelry design and, especially, in designing hair accessories  for various occasions.
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Naučite kako da napravite prelepe ukrase za kosu i nakit koristeći se Wire Twist tehnikom

⋙ Wire Twist je tehnika koja je prilično laka za učenje, mada vremenski veoma zahtevna. Odlično se može primeniti, kako u dizajnu modernih, tako i vintage komada nakita i aksesoara.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Wire Crochet Workshop - Radionica izrade nakita od kukičane žice

Naučite da kukičate žicom i iskoristite ovu tehniku za pravljanje predivnih komada nakita

⋙ Kukičanje, isto kao i pletenje, je drevna tehnika i forma tzv. fajber arta. Svaka od ovih tehnika se, prevashodno, koristi za izradu tekstilnih predmeta. Možda vi već i znate da kukičate i pletete, što je odlična polazna tačka koja će vam pomoći da primenite ove veštine za izradu predmeta od žice.
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Learn how to crochet with wire and use this technique to make beautiful jewelry pieces

⋙ Crochet, just like knitting is an ancient technique, a form of fiber art, we use to make textile pieces. Maybe you already know how to crochet/knit with a knitting yarn, which is a good base that will help you applying these skills when it comes to wire. 
Radionica nakita od kukičane žice - Wire Crochet Jewelry Classes

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Free Giveaway/No 1 - Nagradna igra/No1

 Would you like to get a free gift from me:)? Make sure to be a regular visitor and get updates from my blog, since I'm going to throw Free Contests & Giveaways, from time to time. I'm going to give you a little bit of trouble and convert you to real investigators:), but the goal is to make the whole thing FUN and to learn something along the way.
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⋙ Da li biste želeli da osvojite vredan poklon? Pratite redovno moj blog kako biste bili obavešteni o budućim nagradim igrama. Sada ću vas malo namučiti tako što ću vas pretvoriti u prave detektive:), ali cilj je da igra bude zabavna i da usput i naučite nešto novo. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Peafowl Feather Tribal Earrings - Minđuše u obliku paunovog pera

Ethnic/Tribal jewelry and adornments have always been one of the greatest sources of inspiration for me. I find great pleasure in studying it and would like to travel and live some time among those people - for various reasons, not just jewelry:)
Materials used: copper wire, brass wire, silver plated wire; tiny seed beads, jade beads and coral bead;
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⋙ Plemenski nakit i ukrasi su mi oduvek bili jedan od najvećih izvora inspiracije. Pronalazim veliko zadovoljstvo u njihovom izučavanju i želela bih da ozputujem i, čak, jedno vreme živim među takvim ljudima - ne samo zbog nakita, već i zbog mnogih drugih stvari:)
Korišćen materijal: bakarna žica, žica od mesinga, posrebrena žica, staklene seed perlice, bon-bon žad perle i perla od korala;

Tribal copper wire necklace in various techniques - Tribal ogrlica od bakarne žice, u različitim tehnikama

⋙ This is a necklace that took me way too looong hours to make. The central piece of the necklace is a tubular bead weave, which I made for the first time. At first I thought I'll never make it since I find the beginning of the work extremely confusing, but once you get it, it goes smoothly. As for the pendant, I tried to weave a cotton thread around the copper wire frame - it was fun:)! And the two curly pieces on each side of the central decoration, I think the technique is wire coiling - I didn't follow any tutorial, I was guessing...but love the way they came out:). As for the materials I used glass seed beads, jade beads, tiny delica beads, oxidized copper wire and cotton threads.
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⋙ Ovo je ogrlica koju sam pravila i previše dugo. Njen centralni deo čini cevasti bod perlicama, koji sam ovde po prvi put pokušala da napravim. U početku sam mislila da mi to nikad neće poći za rukom, s obzirom da početak rada deluje prilično zbunjujuće. Ali jednom kada uđete u štos posle ide lako. Što se tiče priveska, tu sam pokušala da tkam pamučnim koncem na ramu od kovane žice, što je bilo prilično zabavno:)! Dva izuvijana ukrasa koji se nalaze sa svake strane centralnog dela sam napravila po slobodnom nahođenju ( jer me je mrzelo da ponovo gledam davno odgledane tutorijale, pa sam uradila po sećanju - s obzirom na to, i nisu tako loše ispali:). Od materijala su korišćene staklene seed perlice, patinirana bakarna žica, pamučni konci, itd.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tribal Fringe Necklace With Earrings - Ogrlica na rese sa minđušama

 Tribal fringe necklace with earrings - a set;
- Techniques: wire wrap, Macramé, embroidery w/sequins, weaving, knotting, braiding, etc.
- Materials used: oxidized copper wire, single jersey strips, cotton thread, sequins, beads;
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⋙ Ogrlica na rese sa minđušama - set;

- Tehnike: wire wrap, makrame, vez, tkanje, čvoričanje, itd.
- Materijali: patinirana bakarna žica; pamučni žersej (trake), pamučni konac, različite perle;

Copper wire earrings with a geometric ornament - Bakarne minđuse sa geometrijskom šarom

 Copper wire earrings with an ornament formed of seed beads; oxidized copper wire, glass beads, colored jade beads;
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⋙ Minđuše od bakarne žice sa ornamentom formiranim od seed perlica; Patinirana bakarna žica, seed perlice, bojeni zad;

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Silver Plated, Wire Weave Earrings - Minđuše od posrebrene žice u Wire Weave tehnici

 Round earrings; Wire wrap, Wire weave, Silver plated wire;
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 Okrugle mindjuse; Wire wrap; Wire weave; Posrebrena zica;

Chunky Hoop Earrings - Pomalo robusne minđuše - alke

 Earrings; Wire wrap; Copper wire, brass wire, silver plated wire; transparent blue jade bead; 
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⋙ Mindjuse; Wire wrap; Bakarna, mesingana i posrebrena zica;

Round earrings - Okrugle Mindjuse

*** Mindjuse,wire wrap, posrebrena bakarna zica i perla od bojenog zada; 

*** Earrings,wire wrap, silver plated wire, colored jade bead; 







Saturday, January 3, 2015

Copper wire earrings with colored jade bead - Bakarne mindjuse sa perlom od bojenog zada

*** A person I know that is pretty much into shamanism and I think is a sort of Shaman himself ( according to M. Eliade: " There are basically two ways of becoming a shaman: "hereditary transmission or spontaneous vocation" ) inspired me to make a little research on this theme https://www.csulb.edu/~csnider/dickinson.shamanism.html .
Actually, he lost his silver round earring and wanted me to replace it for him. I suggested either to visit a goldsmith or to let me make something else:). So here, I was trying to figure out which style he would like. I thought this is simple, but it appeared he wants something even more simple. Now I want to make a complete line of jewelry that is inspired by this theme.

***  Ponekad upoznas neke neobicne ljude koji te inspirisu za nesto novo - tako sam upoznala osobu koja je prilicno zasla u samanska ucenja, do te mere da je i sam postao neka vrsta samana. Mozda neo-saman:) - prema Mirci Eliajdeu, u osnovi postoje dva nacina na koja se postaje saman, naslednim prenosenjem ili po vokaciji, spontano. Jedan interesantan link sam pronasla ovde https://www.csulb.edu/~csnider/dickinson.shamanism.html
Desilo se, zapravo, da je ta osoba izgubila svoju omiljenu, srebrnu mindjusu, pa me je pitala da li mogu da napravim istu takvu. S obzirom da bi identicnu mogao da napravi samo zlatar, predlozila sam ili to kao resenje ili da ja napravim nesto drugo. Dole su mindjuse koje su moja predpostavka sta bi osoba zelela. Ja sam mislila da su jednostavne, ali se ispostavilo da on zeli nesto jos jednostavnije. Sto cu svakako pokusati, s tim sto sada zelim da napravim kompletnu kolekciju inspirisanu ovakvom tematikom.