Friday, 21 February 2014

A Very Special Timepiece!

I'm leaving again, just a few days (third time in two months, starts becoming awkward, I know). While packing the bag, I can't help posting one of my latest creation, the heart-shaped watch necklace! 
Actually, I had already had a "watch necklace" in my shop - about two years ago. I sold it quickly, and I'd never thought about it again. Then on Christmas, that very necklace came back to me for a small repair. I looked at it, and decided it was not just a good model, but a gorgeous jewel.

...So I made it again!
This time, in order to gain more strength, the parts are connected using large silver crimp beads on stainless steel wire.




...Now I'm better get going, but please let me know what you think about it!

Have a nice week end,

Elettra

Friday, 14 February 2014

Color of the Year 2014, Radiant Orchid.

I suppose I'm a little late, but I need anyway to share with you my enthusiasm for the color of the year 2014. Its name is Radiant Orchid, and its id number 18-3224


When it was announced, many have protested for this particular nuance is to be handle with caution, but I personally love it! Surely it's less ordinary (...pardon!) than the latest color of the year 201320122011. 

Which are the criteria Pantone uses to pick a colour rather than another? A brief answer from the press release makes it almost clear:

"[...] The color of the year selection requires careful consideration and, to arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention."


It seems then Radiant Orchid "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health." I personally think it well combines with neutrals, from light grey to beige. It doesn't surprise me that on Etsy it's already a new trend!

Have a great Valentine's Day, and week end!

Elettra

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Spring/Summer Collection.

Well, well, well! Lately I've been working a lot behind the scenes, so that now my new collection of jewels is complete, and ready to be posted online!


There are many novelties of course, but also quite a few "variations on the theme" for my best-selling classics. I especially can't help with minimal design, I love how it lets the natural beauty of material come out!


Among the new pieces: ocean and freshwater pearl chokers, double strand "princess" necklaces, and amazing rope chains. As always, I'm going to list them one by one, and...yes, it will take a while.

...Let's see it like this: a endless stream of awesomeness is coming!!!

Stay tuned!

Elettra