Made to order

25 Sep

This crafty passion of mine is becoming a bit lucrative too… 😁
As a matter of fact this necklace here was ordered by a friend as a birthday present.
Obviously I made a special price for my friend, but the most important thing for me is that my work has been appreciated enough to place  me an order! 😄
Anyway it is made with blue crystal, Korean Jasper, amethyst, red crystal, red/orange agate and labradorite.


Bracelets always come in threes

31 Aug

Here is the third bracelet of this new collection. Again it is made with macramè technique with black string, small gold coloured beads and coral larger beads.

Coral and gold

Coral and gold

string coral bead bracelet

Noisy bells bracelet

28 Aug

Again string, fuchsia glass and gold coloured beads, plus some little gold bells…. a bit noisy but cute.

black string gold pink beads bracelet 1

the noisy bells bracelet

black string gold pink beads bracelet

string, beads, bells…. and kanji.

Just another summer bracelet

18 Aug

I have been very lazy this Summer but at least I sometimes found the inspiration – and the strenght –  to make something. This is how I came up with this bracelet.

It is made with gold painted beads and light blue glass beads and black cotton string. It was quite easy and I wish I had more beads with larger holes to make other bracelets… or a thinner string….


The blue of the sea and the gold of the sun/sand… another Summer bracelet….


…that has yet to see a holiday at the seaside…

Marta’s starred bag

17 Aug

I didn’t produce much in this past few weeks but at least I made this tote-bag for my friend Paola‘s daughter Marta. Last week it was Marta’s 13th birthday and her mother told me that she needed a large bag so…. the obvious present. Since she is a Star, I decided to use a star printed fabric. This canvas is also waterproof, which is handy because, despite the light coulour, it is easy to clean.

As I had some fabric left I also made her a little matching pouch for her lipstick or make-up. ;-)

A star bag for a Star Girl

A star bag for a Star Girl

The tutorial is from the lovely THE PURL BEE website and you can find it here.

“Under the sea” white version

24 Jul

Here is a white version of the “Under the sea bracelet”….

White string version

White string version

Wedding purse

23 Jul

I have been invited to a wedding at the end of July (apparently people do still get married!!) so since I’ll be wearing a pair of sandals with a bit of gold in them I decided to make myself a matching purse with some Japanese “kimono” fabric I purchased recently at a stall in a Japanese “matsuri” held here in Milan last month….

It is small but capacious enough, and it is also reversible!

Reversible kimono fabric purse

Reversible kimono fabric purse


this is how it looks...

this is how it is shaped…


the reverse...

the reverse…


and this is how it looks….

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