I'm joining the 'house number project', initiated by Koen de Wilde. It's a great project! I also love the shape of a house, plain, simple... and have used it when studying at the Academy of Arts. I will try to find some pictures... I have received a little house from Koen. It is the perfect size and at the moment I'm finishing my contribution. The house will stay here, pictures will be added to Koen's website about this project. More info here!
13 maart 2013
I'm saving up... really want a piece of Penkridge ceramics. It is so beautifully made, incredible full of details. It must have taken ages to do all the fieldwork, shapes, colours, glazing, testing etc. I love the fact that so much time is spend at the process, about getting all those details right. A true hommage to nature!
7 februari 2013
My father was cleaning up the house and found a cardboard box filled with toys, crafts and other stuff. Most of it was stuff from my childhood. I sorted out some things Alex might like, or I wanted to keep, and then I found this... a treasure... my butter can filled with beads and jewelry I made when I was a child! Never expected that was still there.
When I was about ten years old, the early eighties, I liked making my own jewelry. Every year we went camping in summer in the Netherlands. My uncle drove us with his VW van and dropped us at the campground 200km further. It felt like a real worldtrip though ;) And one year I took with me all my jewelry supplies, beads, wire, tools etc. and a large piece of softboard with tidy rows of needles sticked into it. Outside the tent I was making jewelry. It was quite a hot summer. One day when we were away, always on bikes riding to a near market or something, the tent had changed into an oven when we came home! Some of my plastic boxes with beads had melted!
Later that week, when my stock was big enough, I took off with my softboard display, towards the pool's entrance. I put the display against the pinetree, set myself next to it and continued making jewelry while waiting for customers. And they came! I did custom orders right underneath the pinetree ;) At that time, such handmade jewelry with all those tiny leaves, birds and elephants, were quite popular. I didn't completely sell out, but I did sell a lot. I kept my money in the empty butter can, which had a lid, so it was safe :)
I don't know what to do with my childhood treasure yet. I'll keep them treasured in the butter can and maybe, when the time is right, I'll change some of them into a collection of new childhood pieces. But for now, I'm just happy they're here with me again :)
Last week I was in Rotterdam, visiting Lisa at the opening of her sweet shop 'ElleAime', which was so nice! And before that I finally visited Olga again. We had tea at her oh so beautiful shop 'Olga Korstanje'. Both shops are worth a visit and are at a short walking distance from eachother! At ElleAime, MissHoneybird found out Twinklebird's rings are in Rotterdam Noord's shopping guide, as part of Olga Korstanje's shop page, surprise :)
12 december 2012
30 oktober 2012
This is so great, a publication in happinez magazine! It's in the november issue (nr 7) They also edited the photo I'd send very well. It's always hard to photograph jewelry on a white, crisp background. If anyone have tips for that... ( And yes, I've tried (and allready sold) photographing with the use of a photocube etc., that didn't work...) I photograph with soft daylight and edit the pictures after that, making them more crisp and bright. But can't pull the editinghandles too hard, or details and soft shadows get lost...
21 oktober 2012
'Elisabeth's way' was travelling to Sweden that week and was so friendly to send me a copy! Thank you Elke!