Tag Archives: Summer

Under the Sea bracelet

9 Jul

Here is another bracelet I made recently. It is made with green hemp strings, ceramic beads of various colours, and a silver fish shaped finding for a “Summer” accent.

beads

beads

 

Seaside bracelet

22 Jun

I made this bracelet for a fair my friend Paola partecipated in. Apparently it didn’t have much success… just like all my other bracelets…. but I don’t care much: I like it, and that’s all. The colours of the glassbeads and the golden findings make me think of some nice place at the seaside….

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Glass beads and gold: it makes me think of summer at the seaside.

Summer Bracelet

Summer Bracelet

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cotton strings, glass beads and some golden findings.

Summer Travelbag

23 Jul

This past week-end I’ve been working a lot on a project that I longed to for a few years! Yes… years!

Some years ago I bought at my local market this light blue cotton fabric with circles pattern that really intrigued me. This is actually the very first piece of fabric of my collection, and I’ve always thought to make a bag out of it, but I didn’t know how to. So it was left waiting along with my other fabrics until the day would come….. And at last, the day has come!

Few years later, as the fabric lightly faded, I was finally able to make my travelbag! I again followed the template that I found on the Sue Kim‘s “Bags the modern classicbook , and made some changes – it is larger than the one on the book –  and here is the result. The book gives it a 3 stars of difficulty (3 is the maximum), and I would add an extra half star because I changed the misures too. Not bad for a newbie. 😀

It took me 3 afternoons to stitch it and it is far from being “perfect“… moreover it isn’t exactly as I imaginated it back then, but it is quite handy, both as a gym bag or as a travel bag, and I like it! 😎

Travel and/or Sport bag

Travelbag

…but definitely a Summer bag!

For patience and protection

6 May

Last Saturday, Paola and I went to our local gemstones shop because they were presenting their “Summer Gem Collection”… and obviously we have been able to spend some money….

The Summer Gem Collection was amazing but far too pricey so I ended up with buying some agate and howlite with which I made a Summer necklace…. well, we still have to see some Summer here, actually! It has been raining since last March and we don’t see the end of it!

Anyway, here is my Summer necklace… I’m afraid the picture doesn’t make it justice. It is much nicer in real.

On another note, I read somewhere on the web that Howlite is a super-calming stone and many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds and teaches patience, moreover if you place a howlite stone in your pocket it will absorb your own anger… While Agate attracts strength and is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains… these extra features make it an ideal necklace for me! 😉

Agate and Howlite necklace

Agate and Howlite necklace

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