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A Christmas necklace

20 Dec

For this Christmas I have been asked, by my longtime friend and only recurring customer Simona, to make a necklace that she’ll give as a gift.

I searched the web for some inspiration and, in accordance with my friend, I came up with this one….

Brass and turquoise crystals are the raw material.

Not a choker, not a long necklace.

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24 teacups Christmas countdown

1 Dec

In the past few months I have been experimenting various things but basically they were all unfinished projects. But as Christmas is approaching now I am dedicating my time to make gifts for friends, so they won’t be published until after 25th. 

But at least there’s one project/gift that can already be shown: the 24 teacups advent calendar I made for a friend. 

I made all the paper envelopes and then printed and glued the numbers on each envelope. The most difficult problem  to solve was how to display it. I wanted it to be small and easy to hang to a single nail, so, in the end I made a loop/hanger with some wire and added a little snowflake as decoration….

Each envelope contains a different tea bag. One for each day. 🙂

Mother-daughters’ bracelets

21 Dec

Some time ago a friend of mine asked me to make some matching bracelets for her and her two young daughters, for Christmas. She wanted string-macramè bracelets with green beads for one daughter and blue beads for the other. The third bracelet, for herself, was to be a mix of the other two….

Anyway, apparently she wasn’t able to wait until Christmas to give the girls their bracelets, so I decided to post them now, since I won’t spoil anything…. 😉

Magic trio bracelets

Magic trio bracelets

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Christmas collection 3: the father’s gift

3 Jan

My friend Paola’s husband also had his share of my craftsmanship… I really couldn’t neglect him! 😉

So I made this Shamballa bracelet especially for him, with grey shimmering ceramic beads and black cotton waxed string. Each bead represents a member of his family. I think he appreciated it.

Anyway, it looks better on his wrist than in this photo…

Vince shamballa 1

Xmas collection: a shamballa for Vince

Christmas collection 2: mother and daughter

2 Jan

Here are some other Xmas gifts I made for my friend Paola and her 10 years old daughter Marta. The mother’s gift is a parure of bracelet and earings. The bracelet is made with the same technic as those in my previous post, with golden wire, half-crystals pale pink beads and an oval jade stone. The earings are made with green jade stone and pink beads too.

The daughter’s gift is also a parure of bracelet and earings, but in this one we have a combination of a black plastic rose with fuchsia pearls and pink glass beads on a elastic string and a little chain with charms. The earings are also made with the same materials.

Xmas Collection: the mother's gift

Xmas Collection: the mother’s gift

Xmas Collection: the daughter's gift

Xmas Collection: the daughter’s gift

Spending review Xmas gifts

4 Dec

As Christmas is approaching, in these hard times of economic crisis, you have to find alternative gifts. So here is my “spending review” first gift: a crocheted scarf for my daddy (who’s not going to see this blog ever so I can publish it light-heartedly!) Not too bad for a first serious attempt with the crochet, but I can certainly improve! 🙂

Crocheted scarf

Crocheted scarf

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