Merry Christmas!

Friday, 23 December 2011

Wishing you lots of joy, love and happiness! Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus!


Friday, 16 December 2011

Just finished these Flora earrings with enamel in the lovely pink shade of petals. Lately I'm drawn to light and springly colours. Maybe because the days are so gloomy and grey. It's the darkest time of the year.

They are a little bigger than other Flora earrings, but still quite small and not heavy. I pay much attention to the weight of earrings since I prefer lighter ones myself. Frosted glass bell flowers have a touch of aurora borealis coating on one side which adds a little luminosity. Shiny sterling silver findings. The overall impression is very feminine and romantic.

Wishing you a cozy and peaceful weekend!

Monday moodboard - lovely

Monday, 12 December 2011

Hello Monday!

Cool bear with cool hat by SilkHome
Red heart by ZenzPhotography
Ceramic white Christmas tree and star decorations by EsmeDodsworthDesign
Black asymmetric beaded necklace by zdrop

Monday moodboard is a collection of beauties made by European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to Star of the East.

Wishing you a lovely week!

Turquoise heart

Friday, 9 December 2011

Before I sign off for the weekend let me show you my newest creation. Small pierced dots that have lined up in the shape of a heart. Domed 1 inch (2.5cm) copper disc and layers of opaque and transparent enamels that have fused to a smooth warm turquoise glass coating.

Delicate antiqued copper chain. Simple and romantic. I can imagine this layered with other necklaces or chains.

Listing in a short while.

Happy weekend!

The first snow

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Unusually late this year.

Monday moodboard - December

Monday, 5 December 2011

Hello new week!

Earrings by KalliasWonderland
Snowflake ornaments by LaNiqueHOME
Winter photo by EvgeniyaMaslakova
White linen felt bracelet by soroka

Monday moodboard is a collection of beauties made by European Street Team members. To see more moodboards and to play along hop over to Star of the East.

Have a great week!

Musings on my third etsyversary

Thursday, 1 December 2011

I've decided to make it a tradition and look back at the year that has passed. Just like I did on my second etsyversary. Time flies, doesn't it?

This has been the first year I've focused only on enameled jewelry. Like for many people who have been involved in arts and crafts for the most of their lives it was a little difficult for me at first to find that one particular area to put my creative energies into. Now I've found my creative outlet and it has become more and more rewarding in many ways.

Having an Etsy shop has never been just about selling. I love the creative journey and stories to be told and heard. Like The Pink Cloud Necklace which was inspired by one rainy summer morning in the old town of Rīga. The finished piece turned out almost too lovely for my taste, but it has become my best selling item. It has been featured in numerous treasuries and has received more than 1000 hearts on Etsy. The number is pretty exciting, isn't it? And I love the stories my customers have shared with me about the meaning of clouds or one particular cloud in their lives. This has also made me think a lot about the boundaries. It does make sense to be too lovely sometimes. Or too cute. Or too crazy. Or too... (insert any word here).

As for the plans I mentioned last year:
  • focus on marketing (yeap, done that; some things worked better, some not),
  • write in Latvian (yeap, but I'm having a huge writers block at the moment),
  • try to make my enamel look more Latvian (working on that, it's a long term goal actually),
  • and create, create, create (it's an evergoing process, isn't it?)

What's up next?

My plans involve trying out new techniques. Etching is the first on the list. I've invested quite a lot in new tools and studio equipment lately, so the playground is set up and most likely will lead to new designs. I intend to enjoy crafting. A lot. And that means both - a lot of fun and a lot of crafting.

Thank you for being arround and spending time with me! I'm honoured to be in your company on this journey!