Wednesday, July 13, 2011

a charm bracelet of love ♥

This is one of my fav. pieces...

A sterling silver customized/ personalized charm bracelet.. for you.. or someone close to your heart.

stones (set in sterling silver bezel settings) :
1 x 6mm amethyst,
1x 6mm white topaz
1 x 8mm turquoise

6 x sterling silver Tags, with your choice of names/ dates/ numbers/ places/ whatever holds a memory to you or the receiver.

1 x Heart charm ( if you'd like another charm instead of the heart, please contact me before purchasing so that I can confirm I can make the charm you are wanting. )

1 x solid sterling silver bracelet rolo chain, with a sturdy, solid sterling silver lobster clasp.
(I also attach extra links at the end of the chain to make it adjustable.)

This item will come beautifully,. and securely gift wrapped.

R800 + R32 Postage (Tracking included, takes 3-5 days.)

Monday, July 11, 2011

This was me.. working on 5 heart rings yesterday in my workshop.
Photos were taken by my brother, after I decided that I needed to make my tweetering more interesting.

I always curiously look at other people's uploaded pics from their blackberry's etc and think its pretty cool to see a little glimpse into someone else's life for a moment.

Anyway pics.. and rings turned out good,
besides the first couple pics taken which ended with my brother saying things like.. " ah, no not this one, you look retarded." or "oh no your nose looks enormous in this one."

and.. here they are !

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

handmade life

" The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.    " -

Nothing you can find in any hypermarket, or walmart, can compare to something that has been handmade.
There is an undeniable piece of the maker in every handmade item – a spirit that invisibly marks every piece in a special way that no mainstream, mass produced item can.

I found this while reading Meagan Vissers' blog ( and I think her words just sum up what I'm trying to say perfectly.

"When you buy something that is handmade by an individual, whether you realize it or not, you are showing your support for another human being. You are saying, I’d rather buy this original oil painting from you and wait for you to ship it to me than head down to Rooms to Go and pick up a piece today that is twice as large and half the cost.
Why? Because of the quality. Because of the time, thought, and effort that went into your original work of art. The blood, sweat, and tears (figuratively speaking) that you went through to ultimately call this work “finished”. And most importantly, because I would rather give the money to you and help support a small business like my own, than to a corporation with mass-produced products that will never even know my name."

Knit Chair By Emiliano Godoy

The Naked Squirrel on Etsy

Okapi on Etsy

Be Unique, Buy Handmade.