20141215

Ho Ho Ho

Due to XMAS, New Years and vacation my Shop will be closed during this time:

December 17th - 22nd 2014
December 29th 2014 - January 3rd 2015
January 7th - January 24th 2015

Thank you all so much for your support through this wonderful year. I wish you and your family a great time and a Happy New Year.

Between the shop vacation I'm available for orders, shipping and emails as usual.

20141126

in the park


20141124

something small, something new

 If you have been looking for earrings in my shop so far, you've been out of luck. It took me a while, until I figured out, what kind of earrings I would like to offer.

I personally like to wear them small (not tiny tough), probably in combination with a chunky ring, a focal bead or several colorful bracelets. So no matter how colorful my outfit is, I prefer to keep the earrings a more quite area. Also, I like them to be comfortable light to wear. That's why I created these nice stud earring with handmade sterling silver findings (each stud is handmade especially for me by my gold smith who also does my silver bails for the round focal pendants).

Five pairs are new in my shop. If you like them, there'll be more on the way. And as christmas is right around the corner, I'm happy to offer you a 15% discount in my Etsy shop on every order (starting at 30,- US$ minimum purchase). The coupon code is HOHOHO2014

20141112

step by step

Today I would like to invite you to take a peek in my studio and work process. While you usually just get to see the finished piece of jewelry I want to show you a brief view "behind the scenes".


I have been talking about my colorful stretch bracelets a while ago to a friend of mine and told her, how much work it is to string one of them. She said "Really? I can't believe it, it looks like you just randomly put them together!" - Well, there is actually a lot of work behind making them look that way.

First of all, I have to make the beads, which I love! I just enjoy working tiny and I can even make more than one on one mandrel. I have the option to play with so many techniques, opaques, transparents, stripes, shapes, dots, drops, tiny flowers ... the possibilities are endless.


I don't make all the beads for one particular piece in a row. Instead I just make beads and collect them all in a box, until I am in the mood to create something out of them. Then, I take the stretch cord and start usually with the big hole end bead (where I hide the knot in) and then string bead after bead ... small glassy one next to a bigger decorated one, next to an etched spacer, then maybe a tiny sterling silver bead, just to have more space for the next drop shaped one ... I do this at least for an hour - for one bracelet! I knot and cut ... and string again ... until I feel the "rhythm" and size of the bracelet is perfect. Perfectly random ;)


The finished bracelet is fun and playful, and due to the size of the beads very light to wear (I use high quality jewelry elastic cord, so you don't have to worry about the stability).

20141106

last minute markt in bamberg

Liebe Blog-Leser aus meiner alten Heimat Bamberg (oder die, die darum herum wohnen)

ich nehme dieses Jahr an einem kleinen Weihnachtsmarkt teil. Er ist wirklich winzig, dafür aber umso hochwertiger. Veranstaltet wird er jedes Jahr von Christine Toewe in ihrem Bamberger Atelier und steht dieses Jahr sogar unter dem speziellen Motto GLAS. Und darum freue ich mich ganz besonders, das ich Teil dieses kleinen exquistiten Markt sein darf. Hier die Eckdaten:

Sa., 20.12.14
So., 21.12.14


jeweils 11:00 - 20:00 Uhr im Atelier von Christiane Toewe (Hainstr. 57, 96047 Bamberg). Ich würde mich sehr freuen alte Freunde, Bekannte und Glas-Liebhaber dort anzutreffen. Wenn Ihr selbst nicht kommen könnt, dürft Ihr den Termin auch gerne weitererzählen!