Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Vacation Mode On!

With September approaching, my holidays look closer and closer....
I'll be in Italy next week, I can't wait!




Before leaving, I'd love to show you the latest gemstone chokers I made, 
now available in my shop!


Actually there are more, but I picked the fascinating colours of 
amethyst, lapis lazuli, and green turquoise. 


All those gemstones have a cold vibe able to enlighten your outfit with grace.
I hope you like them as much as I do!

Have a nice day

Elettra

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Obi mission 2014: a complete overview!

As diligent students, my handmade silk obi belts won't stop cheering me up!


Today I'm posting the pictures of the new colours. I immediately sold out the black one! I knew black would be appreciated, but that was kind of...swift.



It's a nice collection. Looking at it as a whole puts the effort of making each one by hand in the right perspective. It's not just satisfaction, it's a relief! 




It also offers some rest to the mumbling brain...questions like: Was it worthy?! Am I offering enough colours?! Would I buy more taffeta or go back to raw silk? will hopefully have clear answers in the next few months!


I must admit I'm a little upset about the patchwork padded obi, which instead didn't have any commercial success! It's a pity!

Well, I get it, a fine accessory attracted more buyers than those funny things!
...My poor misunderstood creatures, don't worry, mama loves you!

Looking at the bright side...If I don't sell something, sooner or later it will end up in my closet
...aand everyone wins!!!

Have a nice week end,

Elettra

Friday, 8 August 2014

When creativity calls.

The point is: when creativity calls, you don't say no! Then, suddenly, you realize two days have passed by.


The pictures of the new silk obi are there, abandoned, waiting for editing. The jewelry cry out for help from within a box. You're eating rice salad from wednesday - which is ok, it's kind of healthy, after all.


....But you really couldn't help it! You wanted so badly to finish your new bag! 

So here it is, new, shiny, black and red, made out of PVC, and faux silk. It is obviously intended for special nights out, but I'd wear it wherever whenever, and more importantly without restrain.


I think color and texture give it a strong personality. So, if you want to Do It Yourself, I suggest picking some stunning yardage (half yard of each fabric will do). A quick note: you can't sew directly on PVC, you'll need a special sewing machine foot, or...you can do as I did, sew it just inside out.

...I'll come back for sharing the new jewelry pieces as soon as possible!

Have a nice week end,

Elettra