Vintage Garden with Ladybugs

Ruby red, black, antique gold, some shades of forest green and milky white... This combination is stunning for me! It's like to be in an old, old garden in a deep evening when everything is calm and quiet... profound silence, just some whispers are flying around...
I've used vintage style beautiful floral charms made from antique brass, glass and Lucite flowers; glass hearts; Swarovski crystals; wrapped glass pearl charms; some white mountain jade beads. Three cute handmade lampwork ladybugs give a life to this wonderful piece, isn't it? All the charms have been hand-wrapped onto a two strand antique brass chain, and I've finished it with a handmade solid brass S-clasp.


Linked to:
Made it Mondays at The Persimmon Perch
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Made by You Mondays at Skip to My Lou
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family


New Look and Lilies in the Snow

Spring is time to make some changes, isn't it?
People wake up (like bears after long winter sleep), start to look around and think: what's wrong, what do I have to change to feel better? And then we start... MAKEOVER!!!
So, beside my home and garden makeover (still in process) I've made a new look for my blog:) Miss some trifle, but the principal stuff are on there place. Uffff... that's done! But that isn't all, I've one more thing to share...

Lucite tanzanite color beautiful Lilies and white Gilia flowers with big white glass rounds like snow balls, glass crystal oversized rounds, Swarovski crystal tanzanite bicones and clear roundlles, lots of white freshwater pearls, shiny silver tone smooth hearts - all the charms have been wire-wrapped onto a double link silver plated copper chain, and I've finished the piece with a nice Tibet silver toggle clasp.
The official start of Spring is March 20 (except Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Brazil), but I believe there are many parts of the World covered by snow. The Lilies are my gift to them:)

with love,


Spring Centerpiece. Modeling Clay Floral Arrangement

This floral arrangement I made from soft, spongy and lightweight air dry clay. It's a pleasure to work with!!! Crayola modeling clay is non sticking, for that reason I can more easily shape all details than with Fimo clay. Pity that's not so durable to use in jewelry creations!
At this time I do not have enough time for it, but I promise to draw up and share some DIY tutorials How To Make Life Like Clay Flowers. 


 Have Sunny and Blessed Monday!

Linked to:
Made it Mondays at The Persimmon Perch
Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts
Making the World Cuter Mondays at Making the World Cuter
Spring Has Sprung at Fun to Craft
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
Made by You Mondays at Skip to My Lou
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House
It's So Very Creative Mondays at It's So Very Cheri
Weekend Wrap party at Tatertots and Jello
Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs


Four things happened in this Wonderful Weekend

This weekend I feel like a bird on the sky!!! At first, finally Mr. Spring arrived to Portugal. Weather is so sunny and warm, flowers are blooming around and I feel my heart is beating faster:)

Second, I did have enough energy, time and wish to start a kitchen chairs makeover this weekend. I'm so proud! Two of them are sanded and... do you know what did I discover??? It's not necessary to make faux finish on them!!! After sanding they look gorgeous. I will skip priming, painting and staining! That's wonderful, what do you think?!

Third, my Spring flowers centerpiece is almost ready. I've work with air drying polymer clay to make the flowers and I swear... as soon as possible I'll put the picture here:)

And fourth wonder... I've got my First Blog Award!!! Such a happiness!!! Amazing talented artist, very nice and friendly girl Violetta from the VM Creation Studio - Atelier honored me... Thank you so very much, my sweet friend!

Have a delightful Sunday everyone!!!


Romantic Garden Collection. Mirabella

I love flowers sooooo much. Is here anybody who doesn't??? Do not believe....
As you can see almost of my designs contain flowers. They just show a part of my romantic nature:)
Today I'd like to introduce the first necklace of my my new Romantic Garden Collection. Her name is Mirabella.
Here I've used hand sculpted polymer clay flower beads, off white - pale green, covered with mica glaze, and snow jade, mountain jade and some peridot semiprecious stones. All metal parts are sterling silver and the necklace has beautiful  Vintage French  scrunched rayon ribbon. I was keeping the idea  to create a Romantic garden Collection from last year and finally it's coming up!

My inspiration... heavenly beautiful Ranunculus... Aren't these flowers fascinating??? 

Have a wonderful week full of Sun and Love!


Treasure Chest and Happy Women's Day Ladies!!!

Do you celebrate International Women's Day?

I do. Seriously... For me, that's no about women's rights etc., but about To Be Just Woman... Not a wife, mother, daughter, sister, baby sitter, employer, employee, housewife or... OMG how many roles are we playing during our life?! To Be Just Woman that's about soul, about dreams, fantasies, wishes, expectations... everything without duties and "must do"... Everything The Woman loves, likes and needs.

For this 8 of March I decided to make a wonderful gift for myself - a Treasure Chest.

  This lovely wooden box from local craft store is:
1. After sanding, painted with Magnolia tone acrylic paint;
2. Decoupaged by printed tissue paper (the pictures are from greatest free Vintage picture source The Graphics Fairy and Shabby Chic papirskatter);
3. Embellished with hand painted Shantung silk roses, dusty pink lace, Swarovski flatback rhinestones, key charms and a fun charm;
4. Lined with velvet fabric from 1950's and golden trim.
As closure I used gorgeous Vintage heart stamping and as legs - I've attached Faceted Pink Quartz over sized beads.

Happy Women's Day Ladies!

Making The Girl Creative Keeping It Simple



I'm so inspired of my dear blog friend Sue from Sue Jack Designs gorgeous art that I couldn't resist to create something GREEN. And... I feel the spring breath in the air.  Finally isn't raining!!! Some of mine crocuses are blooming, but anyway I miss GREEN. I can't say that in Portugal is no green around, but the spring green and the old winter green they are two different things... So I'm following Mr. Spring and helping him greening. 
Have a wonderful day!


Vintage Spring

The combination of age and spring. Old patina and brightness met them and melted to be The Necklace.

On the aged brass chain I've attached Tulips, Snowdrops, Crocus and Hydrangea hand sculpted Fimo beads. I wanted one Daffodil instead of the Hydrangea, but changed my mind. I think a Daffodil would be out of this design, that's because the white lustrous Hydrangea flower took her place here:)
The Tulips are made from Millefiori canes in three colors - pink, off white and soft green and topped with pink Swarovski bicones.

Another flowers are made from  antique brass tone filigree findings, also Fimo beads, Czech glass flowers, Lucite bells and my favorite Swarowskies.
I've attached gorgeous small Czech glass leaves (I just love them and use in many designs) and white freshwater pearls. These pearls doesn't much A grade, but I like natural touch of them here.
The center piece is handmade polymer clay cameo on aged brass cameo setting.

Have a Creative Week!!!