The big, the bold and the colorful.

The big, the bold and the colorful upcycled vinyl record earrings; my focus has been on the Funky! collection in the past weeks. My bet is that you’ve probably noticed from my IG feed. I find these just so fun to make as each pair is truly one of a kind. Here’s a glimpse of a few pairs that have recently been listed.

Large black and red geometric recycled vinyl record dangle earrings by DANA Jewellery
The iconic Polydor colors

They are big yet super light. “Woah but they are so light!” is a comment I get all the time. On top of that, the hooks are surgical steel, which is a nickel free and hypoallergenic material. No need to worry you with sensitive ears out there!

Let these quirky dangle earrings become your new power accessory. If you like dressing in a monochromatic fashion -I do-, a pair of these is sure to add that quirky touch of color to your outfit. Quirky and powerful, what else can you possibly want. Well, apart from peace in this wild world.

Look at that black and mint green combination. Mmmint green! It isn’t a very common color when it comes to vinyl record labels hence my slight over excitement. I have to admit that the “INTERSOUND” ones nearly didn’t make it online. Yup, was very tempted to keep ’em to myself. There, I said it.

Find more ooak statement earrings from the Funky! collection:
On my website www.danajewellery.com
On Etsy www.etsy.com/shop/lescreationsdana

How about a 10% off your entire order? Just send me a DM on Instagram @creationsdanajewellery and mention you’ve visited my blog for the secret coupon code.

Hey, thanks for stopping by.
Anne-Louise xo

It’s still #greenfriday here.

Yeah, I know; today is Saturday. Yesterday was¬†#greenfriday, which is all about supporting small Irish makers. In my case, it is also green because most of my jewellery¬† is handcrafted with love and care using recycled vinyl records. In order to celebrate the greenness (is that even a word) of it all, I offer free shipping with coupon code “YAYFREESHIP” or 15% off with code “GET15OFF” until monday Nov. 27th. What’s not to like hey.

If you like your jewellery colorful and preeeetty funky, well check out the Funky! collection. Most pieces from that collection are made using the vinyl record labels and are therefore ONE.OF.A.KIND. Yep! So unique, just like yourself (I know, I’m full of cheese) ūüėÄ

If you’re more on the minimal/contemporary side when it come to your adornments, you might want to check out the Metallic collection. These fantastic stylish -yet bold- pieces combine mint green, white and black vinyl record to metallic tones such as copper, rose gold, silver and gold. You will just love how the light plays on the metallic details, for that perfect touch of¬† *bling* -yes I said it- at your next party. I say “party” here but they are also absolutely fab everyday pieces too!

 

Hey, I’ve added a sale section

Hey, I’ve added a sale section to my shop. The quiet winter months are for designing and sketching away and looking at Pinterest and feeling overwhelmingly inspired and for sipping hot drinks and making prototypes aren’t they?

Hum, well, for small creative businesses, January and February are also often made for the not-so-fun work of doing inventories and organizing and reorganizing. And wondering if you’re doing all that stuff right.

So here! Feel free to browse my discounted designs which are handcrafted by yours truly mostly from recycled vinyl records. I’ve posted a few photos of what’s available at the moment of writing. These items are either from past collections or have some very minor defects … which, really, makes them even more special. Huh?

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Copper dipped chevron upcycled vinyl record necklace

Happy shopping!
Any questions? Just get in touch at info@danajewellery.com

I’m a sucker for copper

I’m definitely a sucker for copper. Don’t get me wrong; I do wear my gold and silver designs but I have to admit that copper is my favorite of the 3 metallic tones. I like making the copper designs, I like photographing them and I like wearing them. They are also easier to photograph than the silver and gold designs for some reason, thus almost bringing joy to the sometimes strenuous photo sessions.

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Copper dipped vinyl record statement ring

Could it be the warmth of copper that I find so comforting during the cold winter months? That coppery tone also works so well with the surrounding environment. The south west of Ireland can be pretty coppery -and wet of course- in the wintertime. I doubt it is a subconscious effort to match my environment. In the end it’s a personal preference innit?

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Black and copper minimalist vinyl record necklace

The fiery copper against the black of the vinyl record does come alive as soon as the light hits it, as it dangle on a long, or shorter chain. And did you know that the backs of the necklaces are left untouched so you can appreciate the vinyl record grooves?

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Make a statement with this yummy chunky copper dipped ring

More of my handcrafted vinyl record jewelry designs in black and copper, as well as silver and gold are available in my online shop. Because you’re worth it. I’ve heard them saying it in the ads.

I made upcycled vinyl record rings.

Ring ring ring! I’ve made one of a kind upcycled vinyl record rings. If you’re familiar with my work, you will recognize my signature style. A pretty groovy eco-friendly gift for her, or him. See more photos and get all the details here.

 

Upcycled yet stylish

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I like¬†contrasts; contrasting materials, colors, textures or natures. Things that, at first sight, don’t seem to belong together due to their very different natures. My vinyl record and foil collection is reminiscent of that attraction for contrasts¬†as there is a¬†sure¬†duality in the materials¬†I use for my designs. That interest for contrasts¬†really comes to life as¬†I combine the dark with the metallic, the discarded¬†with the noble, the sturdy with¬†the delicate, the sharp geometric with the uneven abstract.

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The noble, delicate and abstract gold, copper and silver foils.

You get the picture.

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The upcycled, dark and geometric vinyl record pieces. Soon to become unique minimalist long necklaces with a bold touch of metallic.

The creation process¬†is¬†often punctuated¬†by¬†that¬†hard-to-explain deep feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction¬†from¬†successfully combining different materials. By “successfully”, I mean “to my taste”. Oh, don’t get me wrong; I have aborted ideas many times. When I’m happy with the designs, I just share them to the world via my two Etsy shops. Hey World! Why not check them out right here: www.danajewellery.etsy.com and www.lescreationsdana.etsy.com

So I did it myself

So I did it myself

It’s just like the vinyl record studs I make. Except that this button serves a totally different purpose. I couldn’t find the perfect one so I did it myself. Well, to tell you the truth, I’d had this idea at the back of my mind for a while now so my search for the perfect button didn’t take very long. It’s simple and, oh, groovy, it matches my stud earrings. I’m actually considering making them available in my online shop now, in different sizes. To be continued.

The art of Erika Iris Simmons

The art of Erika Iris Simmons

I remember being very impressed the first time I was introduced to Erika Iris Simmons’ work because I had never seen art like this before. This portrait of Audrey Hepburn is made from an old movie reel. Erika, who is a self-taught artist, also works with cassette tapes as well as other materials- that are skillfully turned into beautiful portraits. Learn more about her work here: http://iri5.com/