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.

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/

The pretty -handmade- things, in red

The pretty -handmade- things, in red

It’s autumn and the weather can get quite nasty around here. Today was a cold and windy and grey day, which probably influenced my picks, in hot vibrant red. You will find the links to these gorgeous handcrafted accessories right here:

1. Rockabilly headband by Maple and Oak Designs in Calgary. Find it here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/168846334/dolly-bow-rockabilly-headband-red-white?ref=pr_shop
2. Polka dot 14 mm studs by me -Les Creations d’Ana-! Right here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160136130/red-polka-dot-earrings-pin-up-jewelry?ref=shop_home_feat
3. Felted leaf pin brooch by Patricija’s Garden in Lithuania. Here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/108126564/felted-leaf-pin-brooch-red-drop-made-to?ref=shop_home_active
4. Hand knit cowl scarf by All So Cute from Turkey. Here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllSoCute?section_id=12573067

Ain’t No Cure For Love

Do you like / love / worship Leonard Cohen’s poetry/music ? Well, you might like this “Ain’t No Cure For Love” cover from Ane Brun. I heard it for the first time last night and it’s been playing here in the studio -in loop, or almost- since then.

I had been wondering for weeks now “How, -how- the hell does one start a blog? What does a first blog entry looks like?” Blogs are so personal. But still, the first entry is intimidating. Well, it is! There ain’t no “right” recipe for a first blog entry I don’t think. So this is as spontaneous as spontaneous can be. So, hope you enjoy it. Or maybe not. It is so personal.