Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!

video

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lucky artist: winner of the november giveaway

:O))))) It's a pleasure, It's a special day, I won the giveaway!

'The jacket pictured here is yours http://europeanst.blogspot.com/2009/11/monthly-giveaway-new-series.html

Our first giveaway comes from the always cheerful Inger from Ingermaaike who lives up there, in the chilly Norway. Let's see what she has to offer!

Pastel Autumn Jacket
A supersoft jacket felted from my usual 16 micron merino wool, I dyed it in pastel autumn colors. It closes by means of a ceramic red heart which was made by my good friend Marian Florcita.'

It's a super day! wowowoowo
From Norway to Italy..a special Christmas, thank you Inger!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

III Step:'Chained' Wedding

In Selargius (near the city where I live, Cagliari), there is 'the selarginus wedding': bride and bridegroom are chained with a chain during the Ceremony...well, my project is a ring for the bride and a bracelet for the bridegroom...but if you are a single, your wedding is with yourself!:O)

ring and bracelet can be divided




Saturday, October 24, 2009

II Step:Wedding bracelet...or ring? or chain?

Sardinia has great traditions about Wedding Jewels...I'm working on a special jewel for a unique and creative wedding

a ring with a bracelet:
you can wear only the ring or only the bracelet..

I reinvented the concept of Wedding ring: a chain that binds a bracelet with the ring, like the Selargius's Wedding where bride and bridegroom are chained with a chain.

This jewelry is made in honor of female vanity and grace.

stay tuned....

Friday, October 23, 2009

work in progress...I'm wrapping


What is this? a cup of coffee for you if you guess right...for the moment..I'm working...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wire Wrapping:Sardinian Waves

...like Sardinian waves in Autumn...copper wire,amethyst, peridot..a simple bracelet...



This OOAK bracelet is on my Etsy page.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jewelry on Flickr


If you are a Flickr member, you can see my jewels here.
Fly to have a look!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My Africa ring

I found this wood ring at a strange shop.
It is african wood, only one piece handmade sculpted...It is perfumed...wondeful...

I think this ring is full of energy and so I used ruin marble stone and tiger's eye beads with copper wire..what do you think? I'm experimenting...





Thursday, October 01, 2009

Jewelry:Artist of the month

I am the Artist of the month on Eni Oken website!

Thank you Eni and Thank you community!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pirates' mood

skull, roses, silver wire,black agate, It's so funny!

you can see my earrings here.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Graduation Jewels and Autumn

Hot hot hot, humidity, tourists..Italy is a crazy Country in August and so Sardinia, where I live...but 2 days ago...wonderful dark clouds were on my house and after the rain (sun and rain rain and sun, like Spring!), This spectacular light yellow mushroom


Erika (...a young cousin, 22 years old), graduated last July 16 in Foreign Languages and so I'm working on Jewels for her, a pair of earrings and a bracelet

I worked with coral and Sterling silver wire..coral protects her and I thought a very light shape for a young woman...and another gift for her Mum

...because without her Mum...no graduation for Erika!
I used coral and black Swaroski pearls (and sterling silver wire)...

Well, Next week I will be online with my iPhone, for the moment...ciao and..Happy Autumn! ciao ciao, Stef from Italy

Sunday, September 06, 2009

The dark side-Coral, Onyx and Sterling Silver Ring

The dark side...coral that protects you (coral from Alghero, Sardinia, Italy), onyx beads are your shadow...your night...your other side...



skull isn't death but it is your rebirth!


write me for every information!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

stillness of the night earrings

I love strange beads...and silver wire...and wire work...and essential shapes...I bought 2/3 months ago a pair of Raku Buddha heads (beads) and in my mind was an idea...a pair of earring like symbol of stillness..what do you think?



I want to wear them! and you?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Part II: Mold by hand unique pieces

This is Part II of "Mold by hand unique pieces, shade, gloss,embellish" (Part I).

In This lesson you will learn how to decorate your synthetic paste creations, using your fantasy and enriching your modelled shapes with wire work and all the beads and charms you desire: release your inner artist!
Go to see Part II...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Buttons necklace


I love buttons, I am a collector...I love different shapes and copper...and so..I created this necklace!

What do you think? It's so funny...my keyword today is release your inner artist!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Vacation!

I am going on vacation this Friday to North Italy...it's time to say STOP... but I'm working on new tutorials...stay tuned!

Bye Bye, I will read your comments and emails during my vacation...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sardinian brooch tutorial by Gufobardo

Have you seen Stefania's (Gufobardo) latest tutorial? Wow, what a beauty. Or maybe I'm just partial to REALLY intricate work... Eni Oken
Thank you Eni!
You can buy english version here , I'm writing the italian version, stay tuned

Sunday, June 14, 2009

S'Ispilla tutorial

On Jewelrylessons.com You will see my new tutorial, english and italian version...

stay tuned...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

1...2...3...I feel relaxed...and INSPIRATION!



sooo inspirational!

Bubbling ideas are in my head
wonderful piece of art
great animation
terrific!
WoW

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Products on Zazzle!

I made some products at Zazzle and you can view them in my store. Let me know what you think!

make custom gifts at Zazzle

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Black is Black...

Yael Falk, an industrial designer with a passion for metal wire, made an interesting Treasury on Etsy pages...into This Treasury you can see my drawing Innamorati!


Thank you Yoola, you make me smile, wonderful afternoon!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tree of life pendant

A new pendant!

'A tree of life is variously,
a) a mystical concept alluding to the interconnectedness of all life on our planet,
b) a metaphor for common descent in the evolutionary sense, and
c) a motif in various world theologies, mythologies and philosophies.'(Wikipedia)

Black Obsidian is a gemstone of volcanic composition attributed with the mystical powers of prophecy and visions.
go to see Gufobardo Etsy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jodi Creager tagged me!


I've been tagged by Jodi Creager http://creagerstudios.blogspot.com/
She is a Niada member! She does great and wonderful dolls and sculptures in her studio.
These are the rules for the 'Tag'

1) Name and link back to the person who tagged you.

2)List six things 6 (un) important things that make you happy.

3)Tag 6 bloggers and let them know they're it by leaving them a comment on their blog.

So...

1) Good conversations with my nephew Matteo (4 years old)

2) My roses, my gardens, my plants (take my stress away)

3) Wayne Dyer's books

4) new projects, dolls or jewels or illustrations, new projects!

5) a cup of coffee, an idea in my mind

6) dream dream dream



Now 6 bloggers that I love

http://nancywileyart.blogspot.com/ (Hi Nancy, we can talk on facebook...)

http://gaillackey.blogspot.com/ (Hi Gail, see you on Facebook) http://forestrogers.typepad.com/forestbeings/ ( Hi Forest,on Facebook) http://www.artdolladventures.blogspot.com/ (Hi Li, on Facebook!) http://www.shadows.4oni.com/blog/ (Pat? on Facebook) http://www.tejaesart.blogspot.com/ (Tejae? on Facebook)

Thank you Jodi!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Moto,Vespa, scooters...bye bye Italy

If you are Etsy lovers, please click on my first treasury...you can travel with your fantasy!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=53416
It will expire Tuesday 3:09 pm May 12
thank you!

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Tinker Bell's earrings, a magic touch


metal charms, plastic flowers,swarovski beads, copper wire...Peter Pan is MY favorite fairytale and in this moment I need a touch of magic!
a simple pair of earring...like a simple tale!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Inspiration....

They are images taken by me...


...Little sand of inspiration are rising within me...


...I am in a strange process of transformation...


...I am so thrilling to watch transformations...


.....open doors...


...new houses, new colors...new skylines under my eyes


I want to see new things in panoramas that already know, a fresh look! Is this 'Inspiration'? tell me what do you think...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Matteo F. and my roots


Many events have borught me back to my roots these days.
A person, very dear to me, has flown to heaven and has brought me back on my feet on earth.
My life needs a safe landing, despite the desire to sail towards unknown, wonderful worlds.
My roots anchor me and make me love life much more.
I am this boat, and my sea is calm and crystal clear, despite my tears.
I smell the perfume of weeds and ask myself why I'm still here, breathing, while Matteo is no more among us. I don't know, I don't understand, but I live.
Farewell Matteo, I am sure that you too are sailing on an even more beautiful sea, with your new, wonderful boat, and your smile as a companion.

Tanti avvenimenti mi hanno riportato alle mie radici in questi giorni.
Una persona a me cara è volata in cielo e mi ha riportato con i piedi per terra.
La mia vita ha bisogno di un saldo approdo, pur desiderando navigare verso ignoti e meravigliosi mondi.
Le mie radici mi ancorano e mi fanno amare ancora più la vita.
io sono questa barca, e il mio mare è cristallino e tranquillo ora, nonostante le mie lacrime.
Sento il profumo delle alghe e mi chiedo perchè io sono ancora qui che respiro, mentre Matteo non c'è più tra noi. Non lo so,non lo capisco, però vivo.
Ciao Matteo, sono sicura che anche tu stai veleggiando in un mare ancora più bello, con la tua nuova magnifica barca e il tuo sorriso come compagnia

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bye Bye Matteo

Matteo F. 18 years old.
An angel is flown away, bye bye Matteo,


(grazie Giramundo90 per il tuo video!)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

L'Aquila, a jewel

Dedicated to the Beauty, Life and Art of my Country

Saturday, April 04, 2009

A week with jewelry

I'm not writing on my blog, I know, but I'm working on jewelry...
This is a pair of earrings made with a sardinia design, black porcelain, tiny bead and sterling silver wire
This is a pendant, made with an Andalusite (Chiastolite) stone, yellow Jasper, a silver star bead, and sterling silver wire
and This is a pair of earrings inspired by ancient Egypt (see Eni Oken's site): Lapis lazuli stones and beads,tiny beads (mother-of-pearl), copper wire and sterling silver wire
Do You want to know more? Write me!