Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sea Anemone Stacking Rings

Artist Statement: Lovely collection of 3 Sea Anemone Rings.

Each Anemone is hand cut from sterling silver and each one is unique. Organically shaped and grouped together for a clean modern look. They've been given a light patina and polished to highlight the design details.

Each Anemone is approximately 3/8" in diameter. Handmade of sterling silver.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Human Trophy

Artist Statement: I was inspired to create this necklace by Victorian Gothic images and stories like "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

This handsome Sterling Silver boy will always maintain his beauty but still, he ended up as a hunting trophy. One could read all kinds of things into that...

This pendant was cast in sterling silver after I created a wax model of the head and trophy board. The Sterling Silver Belcher chain has two "Albert clasps", like on antique watch chains, which attach to the pendant. The chain can be taken off and clipped onto other pieces or worn by itself.

This piece is hollow but still has a good weight to it. The pendant and necklace have been oxidised and polished to give them an antique look.

This is one of my favourite pieces. It is a real statement and can be worn by men and women.

Pendant: 1 5/8" x 1 2/8" (4.2 x 3.2 cm),
Thickness: 5/8" (1.5 cm)

Chain: 16" (41cm)

Like all my pieces, it comes fully hallmarked with my personal maker's mark and all the relevant stamps from the London Assay Office (please see pictures) and in a gift box.

The Keeper

Artist statement: From my "Nocturnal" Collection. I Designed the "Keeper Gargoyle" for any Goth, Rebel or Rock Star with that Darker Mystical Style.

MY INFLUENCE... THE GARGOYLE! In the Middle ages, Evil represented the worst enemy of the Christian religion. Therefore, it was imperative to repel "Evil" from its Holy churches. Enter the GARGOYLE... whose duty was to repel all evil spirits and demonic beings, causing them to flee. They were known as the the "Keepers of Good"! Their horrific expressions were visible to remind heretics, non Christians, and God’s enemies that divine protection was enforced on the Holy structures that they were attempting to approach. It was believed that a gargoyle would holler when evil wizards, magicians or demons approached, whether they were visible or invisible. In my opinion, I consider the Gargoyle synonymous to a Spiritual watch dog... and here he is!

Fully articulated! The pendant alone is made from 5 separate parts.

* 18" Box Chain
* Heavy Chain Links 1/4" x 1/8"
* Pendant Hangs 3 1/4" L x 1 3/4" W
* .925 Sterling Silver
* Custom 3 Rexes Hook & Clasp
* Insurance & Domestic Priority(2-3 days) included
* International Priority included(Insurance is extra)
* Gift pouch included!

Floral Scarflette

Artist Statement: This lovely scarflette is stylish, yet practical piece. A unique and feminine accessory that can be worn casually or for the special evening.
The textural fringe, leaves and beads gives dimension and simple elegance. The flower is crocheted from soft acrylic mix yarn with hand sewed faceted light pink glass beads and has a bar pin back which can be easily removed and used on other items.

The fringe has hand crocheted and knitted leaves in varying sizes, styles & lengths, several different fibers and ribbon with matching green glass beads. One end of the scarf has a three mother of pear buttons the other loops.

It was made in a smoke-free environment.
Handmade with great care and love.
Never been worn.

Care Instructions:
Hand wash with mild detergent.
Dry flat.

Material: scarflette yarn: 100% acrylic
flower pin: 100% acrylic, glass beads
fringe: polyamide, nylon, acrylic, cotton
Colors: flower: lavender( dusty violet ); scarflette: pea green
Size: 18” length (when closed) 2,5” width (there is some stretch to this piece)
fringe: 5- 6”
Flower measurements: 5” diameter

Please note: each scarflette is carefully handmade but fibers placement and embellishments may very slightly from photo.
Thank you for visiting my Etsy.

Olive Green Pumpkin Purse

Artist Statement: A very lovely small purse,much larger container than it looks. Look like a green pumpkin or a green persimmon. Lovely gift for ladies or the littles. It looks really nice on your hand or maybe you can use it as a small candy bag,gift bag or kitchen organise bag. Also idea for cosmetics, stationaries, crafts, money organiser, shopping or fast food...

Measures 18*20cm(including the purfle)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Tiny Toadstool Beret

Tiny Toadstool Beret by Dadaya

Hand dyed and embroidered wool beret.

Satchel Bag

Artist Statement: Made from a lightweight industrial black canvas. This fabric has been specifically chosen for it's strength and durability and is most commonly used for outdoor applications so it is made to withstand harsh conditions. Handles are made from seat belt webbing, which is extremely strong but still soft and comfortable on your shoulder. All bags are original designs and are hand screen printed here in the Glorydaze studio.

Removable/changeable front feature panel which is securely attached or removed with a velcro strip. Price includes 1 bag base + 1 changeable panel.


● 1 large zippered pocket on inside
● 2 pockets on front for phone or keys
● 2 additional pockets on inside
● fade and water resistant canvas used for the main part of the bag

● height 21cm (8.25")
● width 27cm (10.5")
● depth at base 8cm (3")
● adjustable handle max length approx 130cm (51")

A choose your own fabric option is also available here...

Perched Raven

Artist Statement: Stark and mysterious, a raven perches on a tree branch silhouetted in a beautiful baroque frame. Intricate laser cut stainless steel pendant in satin finish. Pendant measures 2.5" high and includes the following silver plated components: 18" chain, findings and lobster clasp.

*please note the included chain in the accompanying chain photo*


Artist Statement: This little cutie is a new take on an old favourite. This time the bird pendant is cast in sterling silver and has been hand finished with a matte, scratch brush texture.

The oversized bird charm hangs from a 55cm sterling silver belcher chain, and sits just above the boobs on most ladies. Looks great layered with a shorter piece.

So super sweet and precious!

The sterling silver bird measures approx 32mm x 32mm.

Each pendant comes packaged in matte black gift box on black tissue paper, with a silver foil logo stamped on the lid. They are also placed in a clear zip lock bag to prevent tarnishing. They are then posted in a padded post bag.

Vixen Earrings

Artist Statement: ‘Vixen’- Purple and Black Artisan Lampwork Lentil and Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings

By Rainbow Gem Designs …… Proud SRAJD member 1373
And now a proud member of Etsy DUST (Down Under Street Team)

From My Daydream Earring Series

The FABULOUS Purple & Black Artisan Lampwork Lentils used for these Stunning Earrings are by Talented Glass Bead Artist - Candy from beadgoodies here on Etsy.

With the ‘Vixen’ Purple & Black Lampwork Lentils I used Swarovski 6mm Purple Velvet Crystal Bicones & Swarovski 4mm Violet, Lt Tanzanite & Tanzanite Crystal Bicones to match the Purple in the lentils and add some extra Sparkle. I then added Bali Sterling Silver Ear Wires, Sterling Silver Chain, Beads and Findings.

The Earrings have approx 2½ inches or 6.4cm drop from the ear wires and are priced at $32.95 with Postage within Australia at $2.50 and for USA/Canada & $4.00 I will use bubble wrap to protect the Lampwork beads & Crystals on their journey to you before placing them in an Organza Bag and then a small slim box (CD size) this helps to limit movement on their journey to you & keep the postage costs down. I do combine postage for multiple items. For postage costs to other countries please contact me for a quote.

All pieces are Unique - I do not mass produce my items.

Tattered Wings

Artist Statement: My first Tattered Angel Wings sculpture sold within a day and a half of being listed ~ thank you!

This listing is MADE TO ORDER.
It will be ready to mail within 2 weeks of your purchase.
You may choose another word to replace Blessings.
You may choose a black crepe paper ruffle if you don't want cream.
It will be very similar to the one pictured, but keep in mind that my paper whimsies are handmade so slight differences may be seen.
The size will be approximate.
I can use pages from the same book used for the 1st set as pictured: Two Years Before the Mast (1920).
I also have a French-English dictionary that may be used instead.

These tattered edge, black and cream, paper wings are made from pages of vintage books, just like my wreaths!

Blessings is printed on the flyleaf page from one of the books. It is surrounded by a hand pleated ruffle made of vintage crepe paper.

The wings would look lovely hanging in a soft, romantic decor... maybe a cottage, shabby chic, vintage, or farmhouse style home?

The sculpture measures 24" wide by 16" high (21" high including the ribbon). You may snip off the ribbon and hang the wings from wire loops that are on the back if desired.

The back is finished neatly and has the title and date of the book, as well as my name and year created (Lana Manis 2009).

I don’t destroy perfectly good books as a rule, and use books that are falling apart, have pages missing, or are damaged in one way or another.

Katina Earrings

Artist Statement: Made with lots of love and an emphasis on detail is this pair of vintage unique 3D clear capri blue gemetric opening fan and black metal drop pair of earrings.

The total length of the earrings measuring from the earring hook down is approx. 8.7cm/3.42inch.

The best way to find out how the earrings will sit on you will be to use a measure tape measuring from your earlobe down or cut a piece of thread to the stated length and measure around from the earlobe down in front of the mirror.