viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017

Where to start?...

Every year one of my new resolutions is always to keep up with my blog, but alas, that is one of the many things that I do not accomplish.

It is not that I don´t have anything to tell, because I do.
I have tons of new projects I am working on, or fairs that I have gone to, or that special item that I just bought in a special place for my work.
But even more important than what I have to share is that I do miss my blogland friends.

Let me show you just a little bit of what I have been up to these days.

These pieces, plus earrings in many different colours have been my best selling pieces in fairs and events, and because they can be made to order I have been making them a lot, and I am still not tired of them at all. They look stunning when on. The are simple and still so eye catching! The red, black and blue have been the most popular.


(Sterling silver ring with enamelled triangle)

(Sterling silver and enamel necklace)

(Sterling silver and enamel stud earrings)

I also have been to few craft fairs and events. Out of all of them, I think the Christmas vintage ones have been my favourite. 

(The Salamarket team)

I have been enamelling a lot of stud earrings. So many, that I even thought of writing a tutorial on how to make them strong and tiny and cute. Let me know if you are interested. 

(Spring is coming...Enamel and sterling silver stud earrings)

There was an event that I really, really enjoyed and wanted to write about, and that was a just one day metal clay course I took with Joy Funnell in Hastings (England). It was an anniversary present from my husband. We were in the UK for few weeks and I had the fortune of attending one of her classes. If by any chance you are near Hastings and you can afford it, I highly recommend it. It is not just that she is very talented, she is sweet and nice to be around. 

I will leave you with just few more pictures of some of my experiments.

(Enamel with fragmented millefiore glass)

(Overlaying opaque enamels)

(Mixing opaque and transparent enamels in different firings)

Did I mention that I also had another baby girl? That makes three girls, although I won´t be posting any picture of them.
So juggling everything has not been easy, and I had to choose on how to use my time, so media wasn't a priority.
There you go.  A quick sneak pick on what I have been up to.

See you around!


jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2015

Hi there....

Goodness me! It has been way too long since my last blog post.

But anyway, I am back!

I have been wanting to get back to my blogging but things have been crazy around here. Not that they are much quieter now, but I am determined to get back on track.

In fact things are finally working out as for my jewellery making.

I have finally managed to set a semi studio or craft room.
Got my kiln and few enamels plus a couple of tools. so, yeah, things are looking good.

Right now i am kind of experimenting with enamels and copper, and tools. A real mess!! But oh boy, am I having fun!
I just wish i had more time in my hands to work more.

As I am making progress I will be showing you how things are going.

For now, I will just leave you with some of the things that I have been working on during these past few months.








sábado, 10 de mayo de 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party 2014

I know I have been out of the web for a while, but things have been quite busy in the last year or so.
For instance, I just had another baby. Yes, that makes three girls all together, being the oldest just six years old. And I am still trying to figure things out. And the little free time that I get I just go to sleep. Oh sleep. How I have missed you.

But even though everything is a bit chaotic right now I didn't want to miss this wonderful event that Lori from Pretty Things hosts every year.

On this occasion I have been paired with Ana Krepel from Slovenia. Go over her blog to check what I sent her and what she has done with it.

This is what she sent me. A lovely rainbow of colours.


And this is what I made with it. 

On the first piece I have use the lovely ceramic focal bead, the chain and the clasp that I got from Ana plus some pink mother of pearl beads that I had in my stash, pink wire and pink cord. 
I am loving how this piece has turned out. 
I love the colour and the textures, although I might have to re do it as I am not happy with the wirework quality and finish. 
It is the first time I have used this wire ant it is so soft that I have left marks on almost every single loop, but overall I believe that this is a nice piece to wear now that Summer is coming. 
Just imagine wearing skinny jeans, a plain white t-shirt, pinkish flip flops and this necklace. Lovely!



This second piece is by far my favourite.
It´s got a romantic fleur that I love. 
The enamel beads Ana sent me are so airy and delicate, and as soon as I saw them I knew what I wanted to do.
At first I wanted to use copper as the colour really suited the beads and the Moonstone Apricote, but as I have never set anything in copper before I decided to go with what I knew, sterling silver. 
I know that silver makes this piece more expensive, but I just went with it. 
For the chain I got the idea from a Spanish artist called Jana Stribel. You could find her in Facebook as I believe she doesn´t have a blog. She is really good working with wire. 


Please let me know what you think as it is always helpful to know what other people think. Thanks for visiting!! And see you soon!! 

By the way, if you want to look at a the work of all the participants follow this link to get the list of blogs.

sábado, 27 de abril de 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party Reveal Day

Yay! I almost didn't make it!
I planned to do a couple of posts before the RD but my computer is not working again and so isn´t my camera.

I was really sorry to hear how Lori is struggling with her health and I wish her to recover soon and strong, specially having a young boy at home. But I must say that to postponed the BSBP worked for me just fine.

Anyhow, here it is.

My wonderful partner this year has been Kristina from Sweden. You should check her blog. Specially if you like cats!

This the soup I sent her. And I can't wait to see what she makes with that. (By the way I had to borrow these pictures from Kristina as I didn´t take pictures before the making!!)



And this is what she sent me. (Again her pictures!!) And by the way I loved everything she sent! And there is a lovely pin that I have not used yet but I will and once is done I will post pictures of it.



I had the hardest time working with her gorgeous focal and clasp and at the end I had to surrender, so I just used the beautiful cords she sent with it. I am in love with it and as it happens it matches with the first ring I ever made, so this is a keeper for me.




Then I started fiddling with a see glass and wrapped around it some silver and seadbeads. Then I got really stuck so that's how it is right now. Just a lovely pendant.



I was getting a bit frustrated because I realised that these pieces, even though beautiful, they didn't really had much to it. So I decided to do something else with some of the beads she sent.

And I came up with this pretty brass bracelet.



I hope you have enjoyed my creations. And I would love to hear your thoughts.
Have a lovely day!!



jueves, 25 de abril de 2013

Bead Soup Blog Party

It has been too long after my last post, but bussiness has been resumed.

The first step I am taking is to be part of the Bead Soup Blog Party hosted by Lori Anderson.

The reveal date is next Saturday. So, see you then!





martes, 11 de septiembre de 2012

More Lark books giveaways!!

Lori Anderson from Pretty Things is still giving away books! And not just any book but really interesting books.

If you would like a chance of winning any of them (I do) visit her Blog right now as these are quick giveaways.

There are two different ones.
To go to the second one click here
And for the last one click here.


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Lori Anderson de Pretty Things está sorteando ¡más libros!y no cualquier libro, sino libros más que interesantes.

Si te gustaría una oportunidad de ganar uno de ellos ( y yo quiero) visita su Blog ahora mismo, ya estos son unos sorteos bastante rápidos.

Hay dos sorteos diferentes.
Para ir al primero pincha aquí.
Y para el último pincha aquí.

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2012

Lark books giveaway by Lori

A new season starts and a lot of things start to happen in Blogland.

Lori Anderson is having a fabulous giveaway that you don't really want to miss.
She is giving away three fantastic books and you could be the lucky winner of one of them.

I wish, I wish the one written by Gordon K Uyehara who is a wonderful artist from Hawaii. He works with Metal Clay and his pieces are just astonishing.

But there are other books too that look interesting and worth having.
Don't miss out as Tuesday is the last day.


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Comienza un nuevo curso y un montón de cosas están ocurriendo ya en Blogolandia.

Lori Anderson está organizando un sorteo que no te quieres perder.
Está regalando tres libros fabulosos y tú podrías ser el ganador de uno de ellos.

Yo me pido, me pido el de Gordon K Uyehara que es un artista increíble Hawaiano. Él trabaja con Metal Clay y sus piezas son fabulosas.

Pero hay otros dos libros que parecen interesantes y valdría la pena tener.
No os lo perdais ya que el Martes es el último día.




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