Sunday, December 20, 2009

Storm 'n Wildberries

My newest necklace called "Storm 'n Wildberries". 
Now available at my shop LavenderField

Friday, December 11, 2009

My First Custom Order :)

Got my first ever custom order!!!  It was a really great experience working together with the buyer, listening to her thoughts and ideas and finally creating a necklace that she was pleased with.

Here's a picture of her sketch:

And here's a picture of the final product (with only one small variation, which was pre-aproved by the buyer):

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Treasure the Treasury

I got an email this morning that really made my day!  Etsy seller lunahoo included my "Statement Necklace" in her Treasury!!!  Here's a snapshot of the "So Nice" treasury she created (and where you can see my necklace).

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Stop and smell the Daffodils

Daffodils are in season now here in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. I got these wild ones growing in my garden.  Wish you could smell them! Their pungent perfume is so exciting and intoxicating at the same time.  I dare say I picked the bulbs from a field a few years ago, which in my opinion is a form of preserving this species, seeing that the whole island is being built up so much, soon we will have no wild life at all!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


If I could say just one thing about this necklace, that would be that it's unusual. 

Actually, I could say a lot more things about it! It's beautiful, for sure, it is statement-making (it shouts "I'm UNIQUE"), it took me altogether quite a few hours to make it, it's attractive, it's colorful, it's got a nice weight to it (not too heavy and not flimsy at all), and most of all I MADE IT! So I guess you could say that I'm very proud of my newest creation!  Enjoy!

Statement Necklace

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Champagne Necklace

Necklace to match the color of champagne.  Three handmade clay beads in golden champagne color threaded with a shimmery organza ribbon in gold.  Looks so chic and stylish with a black strapless top or dress.  So sexy!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rusty Nails in a Jar

Rusty nails anyone?  These are for sale.  I can't think of anything original to make with these, but apparently other people have come up with some pretty awesome, yet simple ideas:

Rusty White Masonry Buckle:

Rusty Relics Silver Pendant with Found Rusty Object:

         Rusty Nail 4x6:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Garnet Lace Earrings

These Garnet Lace earrings in burgundy are my newest addition to my Etsy shop LavenderField.  They are so elegant with a black outfit:

Monday, November 9, 2009


Anywhere I turn I see shapes that will inspire my next design..... It's crazy! (in a fun way)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Apron made with IKEA canvas

Such a stylish way to do your crafts in! This half apron made with wonderful IKEA colorful canvas is now available at my Etsy shop (with free shipping worldwide, as always)!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Out of all my Etsy favorites, archaicdesign is the one I keep going back to for inspiration and just whenever my eyes need a dose of candy rush.  All her designs are beautiful, but her "Sanguine Necklace" has got to be my most favorite of all my favorites :)

Beautiful rocks all clustered together and wire wrapped in sterling silver.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dulce de Membrillo (Quince Paste)

There were some irresitible looking quince at the supermarket the other day that were begging me to take them home.  So I did.....  and what did I do with them?  Well I found this easy, delicious-looking recipe for "dulce de membrillo" (quince paste) and decided to try it out.

Here's a picture of my results, and yes, it's as delicious as it looks on my picture:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Since cooking is also "handmade" I'm herewith incorporating a link to some of the recipes I've created, for whoever might be interested:

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Crochet Earrings

I'm experimenting with a new style of earrings, and I think I like the results!  My daughter also liked them and volunteered to model them for my pics.  These are now availble at my Etsy shop:  Burgundy and Mustard Earrings (with free shipping worldwide, of course!)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Pyramid Bag

These Pyramid Bags are the ideal Christmas gift for your co-workers or school mates.  I got an order in now for 14 of them so I've been busy (and loving it!) trying to meet my deadline.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crochet Jewelry

I've been going crazy lately making all these crochet rings in different colors and sizes.  I love creating jewelry out of these.  I lay them down on the working board and start putting them together.... just like a puzzle, until the right design pops up and then I get to work assembling my new necklace, earrings, cuff, etc... the ideas and combinations are endless!

combining colors for my newest necklace

.....and voila the finished product! My Festival Necklace