Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I'm so delighted that Miss Monique a.k.a VoleurDeBijoux, a dearest friend of mine is willingly to host my first fabulous giveaway. To enter, just follow the easy instructions on her lovely blog here: Voleur De Bijoux ...Good luck!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
.The Infinity - Super Thick.
What a great collection, I likey... Be sure to have a visit and have a nice weekend everyone~! xoxo...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
I was speechless when I first saw these. I was unable to tell whether these are jewelries or sculptures. Either way... aren't they adorable!
About the surprises. In order to assemble something new some things have to be put away, removed; things get lost, disappear or become forgotten. Only broken surface can let us see the hidden price. How far can you go within the boundaries of trust, how close can you let yourself get to someone or let someone get close to you. I just tell what happened to characters. I just try to describe. During some tiny tiny moments which proved to be meaningful afterwards…” - Sari Liimatta
** View more of her collection here: Sari Liimatta
I'm still deciding whether to display her in my Etsy shop or as giveaway though...
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Created by Erik Halley, a creative accessories designer in Paris. He creates statement-making accessories for the best name in fashion such as Lagerfeld, Yohji, Givency and Mugler, to name a few.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Virginia Frances Sterrett was born in Chicago in 1900. During her teenage years, She encountered many hardship but at last, at the age of 19, she was commissioned by Penn Publishing Company to illustrate Old French Fairy Tales by Comtesse de Segur (children storybook). It was her opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream. Equipped with just pen and ink drawings and watercolors, she completed the pictures and received $500 for her work. After that she received a few more commissions from the same company, I guess they really love her!
But it was really her works of The Arabian Nights (1928 Publishing) that gave her recognition from discriminating art critics who praised her to had an imaginative conception, grace and delicacy of execution all its own. The collection consist of 16 illustrations in color, 20 in black and white, a colored picture for the front cover and a drawing for the inside cover.
Virginia died in 1931, at the age of 30, of tuberculosis. She left an incomplete set of illustration to Myths and Legends, her final commission from Penn Publishing Company.
Here are some of my favorites from her collection The Arabian Nights, for your viewing pleasure...
Morgiana Danced With Much Grace
They Danced Before Me With Great Skill
*To know more about this amazing artist, visit her biography here.
*To view more of the Arabian Nights collection, visit the link here.
The details that are showing from this lovely pair of earrings are to me beyond exquisite! Although the process of creating them were very time consuming with a few several modifications, I have to say that I absolutely love the outcome and its final look.
The lovely gemstones I used for this piece are:-
~ Amethyst & Citrine Rondelles
~ AAA Platinum Mystic Garnet Briolette
~ Amethyst Faceted Briolette
~ Purple Hydrothermal Quartz Briolette
It is now available here in my Etsy shop - Diamond Dolls Couture.