Thursday, February 26, 2009

Personalised Carved Wedding Book


Artist Statement: I can make you a personalized guest book for your special day. It will have your names carved in a very antique wood .

At this moment I can only accept orders for guest books that can be completed not sooner than at the end of June.

The beautiful wood that I use is recuperated from old portuguese furniture and as such each piece is unique, different and also environmentally friendly.

You can send me the names to be carved and the date and they will be hand carved into wood with already very long memory.

The pages are coptic bound by natural cord. The coptic stitch allows the book to be flat open and is very resistant. I also add few tiny glass beads to the spine for this special occasion.

The dimension of the journal will be about 7 X 8" and contain about 70 sheets of heavy recycled paper.

It takes me about two weeks to have your book ready for shipping. To make sure your book gets to you in time it is good to contact me at least 1 month before THE date.

If you wish to have this guest book in different format, with other quality of paper or have any other issue to discuss please convo me and we can agree on custom made piece.


(The PHOTOGRAPHS of my previous custom work here posted are only illustrative).

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Joy


Artist Statement: 'Joy' measures 13mm x 7mm.

This bead contains goldstone/aventurine glass, which gives a glittery effect.

It is designed to fit a Pandora/Troll/other European-style bracelet and has a sterling silver core.

My beads are handmade in my studio in Adelaide, South Australia. They are made using Italian, German and American soft glass and all have been kiln-annealed for strength and durability.

I am a member of the Lampwork Etc Street Team (LEST) and the Down Under Street Team (DUST).

I am a Self-Representing Artist (http://www.self-representing-artist.com/) and my membership number is #C92.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bud Pendant


Artist Statement: I was inspired by the idea of a cameo pendant when making this piece. I like to think of it as a portrait of nature. The three central buds are framed by a lovely oval shape. The bronze is heated and then brushed to bring out a range of golden-brownish tones. The chain is 16" oxidized sterling silver and has a toggle clasp. Please feel free to contact me if you need a longer chain. The bronze is lightly coated with a clear lacquer to help preserve the finish.

Bronze Tundra Deer Pendant


Artist Statement: this a thinner, lighter weight version of my deer pendant!

i created this pendant from bronzclay. after it is fired in the kiln, for what is pretty much a whole day, it becomes a beautiful heavy solid piece of bronze.

i drew and carved the image for the bronze. the piece was tumbled for hours to a high golden shine. it is on an oxidized sterling silver rolo chain, with a lobster clasp.

American Express Recycled Earrings


Artist Statement: I have created this jewelry line for someone who dares to be different, contemporary, eco-friendly and funloving!

Limited Edition earrings with original Credit Card pieces.
I handcut them from my American Express Card.

Size approx. 1 3/4 inches long.

I welcome commissioned orders too, please send me a convo.

Carefully packed and shipped with Registered Priority Mail to Worldwide.

*All my items are giftwrapped in tissue paper with ribbon and Handmade heart tag.

Copyright Statement:
All my ideas, designs, descriptions are copyrighted.
As they are reflection of MY Feelings, MY Dreams and MY Art!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Camel Hair Trench


Artist Statement: Charcoal camel hair coach coat by De Novo, in-store price $572.

This is an amazing coat. People will definitely be watching you in this one. It is beautifully curvy with princess seams and slightly flared hemline. A very flattering feature of the coat is the adjustable waist. Closing with a 2 1/2" faux horn buckle, the wearer can choose how much to cinch in the waist. Other features include a shawl collar that can be flipped up and closed on those winter days, and satin-lined inseam pockets. Fully lined. This fabric is a deep charcoal, medium weight 100% camel hair herringbone (color most true in buckle close-up). I will be happy to send swatches.

This style was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle "Style" section in December 2007.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hustle and Bustle Dress


Artist Statement: Modern twist on the traditional bustle...I love wearing mine in summer and winter... just add layers!

The skirt is three full circles cut and layered and bunched into a bustle style at the back. Looks great with wide or obi style waist belt or layered under a corset. Also looks great with Lady Gwendolynne Jacket, also listed.

100% cotton voile attached to fully lined cotton elastomeric bodice for ease of fit and wear. Edges of skirt are finished with rolled hem. All other seams are fully enclosed or overlocked. There is a medium amount of stretch in the bodice so I have included measurements for the three sizes as an approximate guide. The size you pick will depend on how tight you want the bodice to fit. Please convo me if you have any questions at all about sizing.

Also available in WHITE.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Augustus


Artist Statement: elegance is a must for Augustus! he never goes out without wearing his bow-tie and his blue velvet tight jacket...maybe that's how he managed to have a love affair with Annine Lindembaum...they both love blue and red...

he measures 19" (48cm) from antlers to toe and has movable arms attached with red/white polkadot fabric buttons!

Victoria, Red


Artist Statement: Exquisite color enhanced Brass Floral drops. The flowers are a rich Red color and were created with several Different bead caps then complimented by Topaz Crystals. Coloring and resin completely applied by my hands. Earring length measures approx 1 3/4 inches with the brass leverbacks. The stamen will give you a little bit longer look. They are even more gorgeous in person....Enjoy!

Bolero



Artist Statement: This silk taffeta bolero features cap sleeves and a dramatic ruffle collar that stands up along the neckline. Trimmed with a silk taffeta looped bow at the collar. The perfect adornment to dress up a simple wedding dress, or over a t-shirt and jeans. Fully lined. Color is a rich, warm ivory. Can be custom made in other colors--just ask! One size (fit is flexible).

Socks Slippers



Artist Statement: Soft, comfy, warming and recycled slippers.

They are made by old socks.
All of those lonely socks you have no idea where their partner is.
I collect them from family, friends, and laundries washing and boil them sewing and walla..

The socks are ironed with interlining which made them strong and durable, the insole that sewn inside made by flexible foam plastic.

I can make them in white or dark grey.
Add your size (Tell me your size at any system you are use to and I will make the conversion) and color preferring when you place the etsy order, at the buyer message.

If you will send me 12 single old socks I will sew them in your own combination, and you will receive 15% discount, convo me for this kind of order

The slippers would be done within one week. I will send photos to confirm before shipment.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Almond Drop Earrings


Artist Statement: These Almond Drop Earrings feature 26 purple, pink, and red gemstone beads, beautifully matched for size and color. The drops are hand woven using my original Almond Drop design for weaving beads. I painstakingly enlarged the hole in each gem with a tiny drill to make the holes large enough for multiple passes of the needle. The earrings look the same on the front and back.

The ear wires are hand forged from argentium sterling silver wire. The argentium alloy delays the tarnishing time of the sterling silver.

The drops are 23mm by 15mm.
Length of earrings from top of ear wire is 36mm.

All of my jewelry arrives in an origami gift box, hand folded by me out of beautiful printed card stock.

For more information about Almond Drop Earrings visit www.beadinfinitum.com

Dotty Bird


Artist Statement: Hand and machine stitched picture mounted on acid free card ready for you to frame.

This piece has been lovingly stitched with the background of sky and hill in machine straight stitch. The house, flowers and birdy have been padded and hand stitched (long and short stitch)

Birds have appeared in my work for a number of years I just can't resist them!

I am happy to ship this item anywhere in the world! so please contact me for costs.

embroidery size approx. 15cm wide by 32cm long

mounted size of card 32 x 48cm

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

45 Thread Scarf


Artist Statement: This fringe only, all fringe, all the time, fringe galore, handtied design is Crickets’ newest line of U Pick 'Em scarves!

You can either purchase the particular rainbow color combo pictured or please contact me before checkout to let me know which different colors I can put together just for you)!

I made this soft, secure, hand-tied scarf with over 45 rainbow shades & textures throughout (about 500 feet of joyful yarns--I have literally hundreds of yarns to choose from, so don't be shy...). It is so fun and lovely & versatile at almost 5 feet long. This scarf is gorgeous without being suffocating and is the perfect length to dangle down to the waist like a rock star or bundle around the neck to really set off facial features. I'm quite proud of how I secured the yarns (no bulky knots or heaviness)!

As with most of my scarves, please just let me know if you'd like yours a little different; custom orders & special requests are welcome and I generally can make a design more heavy/lightweight, wider/thinner, shorter/longer, use different colors, etc.

My designs are exceptional quality and a great value; this scarf is strong and durable for everyday wear, or can really carry an evening out.

Warmth


Artist Statement: Designed and Handmade by Bim

Size: 7.35” x 7.35” x 1.5” (included frame)

Trees, for me, are tempted have the human personality in them. Some trees are like persons standing or acting or express their feeling. They do that in this piece as well. One protects another, giving the sense of sensitivity, guardian and shelter.

It is appliqué, embroidered, glue and stitches with cotton yarns on the beige hand woven cotton fabric. I use warm color palettes to represent the warmth of the mother and child. It is framed in the 13/18” wide wooden frame. Also, it is 1.5” in dept. You can either hang it on the wall or put it on the table. It can be stand on its own.

You also can buy it without frame. You only need contact us.
Please click on the photos and zoom for a more detailed look.

We have more photos of Warmth, please check 'em out at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabbiz/sets/72157603866751005/

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Green Poppy Linen Bag


Artist Statement: Large white linen handbag with rope handles and big green poppy applique.Bead embroidery in the middle of the flower.

Bag is 38x28x14cm (15"x11"x5"), two rope handles 57cm(23") long.
Bag closes with zipper, inside has 3 different pockets.

Beaded Cupcake Pen



Artist Statement: If you love the cupcake motif as much as I do, you need this pen for your collection! This beaded mini pen features a red velvet cupcake with pink frosting, and is topped with a cherry. Pen writes in maroon ink.

FEATURES
>heirloom quality craftsmanship
>fun & eyecatching original designs
>utilitarian chic (practical AND beautiful)
>refillable/reusable
>the perfect unique gift because everyone uses pens
>Ironclad Guarantee (see policies for details)*

About the Beadwork:
The beaded covers are engineered for a lifetime of beauty and service. I use precision Japanese Delica beads to breathe life into each original design. I use a needle, super strong Nymo thread, and a technique called peyote stitch to weave each bead in place, one at a time. This process takes 2-6 hours depending on the size of the pen, and the complexity of design. The result is a strong yet flexible tube of beads that will slide easily so it can be placed on a new one!

About the Pens:My type of quality craftsmanship deserves to be matched with the best gel pen in the world: the G2 Pilot Pen. The gel ink is smooth, water resistant, and acid free (archival safe). It's retractable, so there is no cap to lose. They also come in fun colors with a comfortable, contoured rubber grip. Use the regular size for journaling, jotting notes, writing letters, scrapbooking! The compact design of the mini is perfect for purses, datebooks, briefcases, and pockets!

Kitty Pom Pom Cushion



Artist Statement: size: 16 x 16 incheshand silk screened with an actual pink pom pom ball Material: 100% cotton canvasremovabe cover with zipper closure pillow insert included poly fill Great when placed as a pair. Price per pillow.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Biomechanic Ring


Artist Statement: All my models are hand crafted and each of them is unique.

Sizes 6.5 - 8.5 available. Since this model is crafted by hand i'll need time for individual adjustments so feel free to state your exact size.

All pieces are made to order so please allow 5 - 7 days for me to cast and finish your piece before shipping. Also note if you wish a specific finish (oxidized,unoxidized etc.) you would like for your ring!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Twitterati Necklace


Artist Statement: Twitterati – the upper echelons of the social twitter class.

It’s all about the ratio – if you’re rocking 1:1 or follow more than you’re followed by, then your time is up!

If however you’re operating Leah Culver style – congrats – you’re in.

The real Twitterati don’t try.

The necklace is made of black 3mm acrylic and has been laser cut - no rough edges in this town!

It's 7cm in width and 1.6cm (at it's tallest point) in height.

It comes on a real silver chain.

Convo us if you'd like a different chain or none at all.

follow us on twitter - @couchobjects
we heart custom orders - we can't wait to hear what crazy geek shit you want - email us at hello [!at] couchobjects.com

Green Shawl


Artist Statement: My project!! For now...THIS IS ONE COPY!!!!!

Hand made shawl with buttons. Buttons made from mother of pearls.
Hand knitted with absolutelly georgeous yarn and very soft.

Lime color is absolutely fantastic, juicy and fresh.
Plain, no fluffy yarn.
I love this yarn. This is my favourite yarn.
Most of my project is made from this yarn.
You will not be disappointed.

Machine washable!!!
From smoke-free and pet-free home.
Size: ONE SIZE, very stretchy!!!!
Colour: exotic light green.


My gallery:
http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/crocheteria

If you would like this shawl in different colours please, send me a message.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Doctor's Companion


Artist Statement: So you're traveling with the Doctor as one of his Companions. Who knows where you'll wind up? What happens if you get separated or lost?? Hey, even if you're unconscious or mutated, if you have this tag someone can get ahold of His Fabulousness, right? Well, if they have an Earth style cellphone, anyway...

And if you're asking "Doctor? Doctor Who?" Well...yes. Inside joke, of a fannish sort!

Aluminum disk is stamped by hand: "IF FOUND PLEASE CALL
0700900461". That is of course the number that all of the Children of Time were calling in the 10th Doctor episode "The Stolen Earth". He must have a heck of a network! Oxidized for ease of reading.

Disk is approximately 1.5" (3.2cm) across. Comes with the cable choker shown (approximately 16"/41cm).

Satin Tube Top



Artist Statement: Stacked by Amber Miller Collection
www.myspace.com/stackedbyambermiller

Keep it sexy AND classy in this black and cream strapless top with scalloped edging and embroidery detail… Made completely from recycled satin curtains! Dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans, or dress it up with black leggings! Wear it with a belt for a different look!

♥ Side zip entry.
♥ 48” bust, 43” rib, bottom hem measures 94”.
♥ 20" long from center front, with back falling approx 3 inches longer.
♥ 100% polyester.
♥ Dry clean only.
♥ Belt pictured not included.
♥ Made and stored in a completely smoke free home.

Contact me if you have any sizing concerns. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Moustache Key Hook


Artist Statement: NEVER lose your keys AGAIN! this fancy one of a kind mustache key hook is recycled wood stained dark brown, finished with clear shellac, and fitted with brass hooks. it is 18" x 4.5". it mounts flat on the wall.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Water Cast Rings


Artist Statement: One enameled fine silver disc and two tiny water castings atop simple round bands illustrate the color and motion of water. In water casting, molten silver is dropped into water, and the resulting forms are often shaped like a splash. The enameled disc is hammered with a texture like light and shadow moving beneath the still surface. All sterling and fine silver. Made to order in your size.

Packaging- brown paper boxes will be used unless gift packaging (green gift box with bow- no extra charge) is requested.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Lavendar Pincushion


Artist Statement: This pincushion is handstitched together out of a creamy off white cotton/linen blend fabric. Around the outside are all hand embroidered lavender flowers swaying gently in the sunshine. The top is decorated with dainty little french knots and a matching beige pom pom in the center.

Measurements are 3" wide x 1.5" high and it is generously stuffed with poly fil.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Crochet Pattern - Amiguri Turtle Girl


Artist Statement: Meet Lucy, named after my paternal grandma, and designed for my sister whose stuck in the hospital on bedrest cooking my niece- turtles are her favorite and have been since she was a little girl. A must have for all you turtle lovers :)

Lucy is approximately 6 inches tall, from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet. She's made using worsted weight yarn, so if you'd like a larger or smaller turtle girl adjust accordingly, in fact, I bet she'd be cute in thread, though it takes a brave crocheter to try that!

This pattern is geared more towards a beginner or advanced beginner, as I tend to be very detailed and have included a comfortable amount of images showing most of the parts. When I first started making amigurumi dolls from patterns I had a hard time understanding certain instructions, in creating this pattern I've tried to address the issues that I had difficulties with and make the easier to understand for newbies. If you have difficulties while crocheting this, please send me a note, either by convo here at etsy, or else by the email from where the pattern is sent and I'll try to get back to you asap!

The turtle girl's pattern is in .pdf format so you will need Adobe Reader to open the document and print it.

The pattern is 7 pages long with very detailed instructions and 26 images to help you out.

Retro Flower Necklace


Artist Statement: Gorgeous, large and funky 2.5" acrylic retro flower necklace strung on a thick black cording.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Flaming Thor Helmut


Artist Statement: The helmet is a beautiful dense plastic replica of a Thor Helmet. The copper flame tubes are raised above the helmet so that there is no heat transfer from the tubes to the helmet. There is a simple flow control valve so you can set it to a small wicking flame or crank it up to really get some attention (3ft+).

I have been wearing a similar "fire hat" at Burningman for several years now. Given the response, I have decided to make a few more. It is an amazing way to get noticed, light your surroundings and catch yourself of fire. I can not suggest you wear it, I recommend you never wear it, as its dangerous!

Gothic Pearls


Artist Statement: This is one of my favorite necklaces so far. I made this necklace using copper, fresh water pearls, black onyx faceted beads, and a black onyx faceted briolet on the pendant. The chain and hook clasp were also made by me using copper and it has 4 small dangles of fresh water pearls and a small copper bead. It measures approx: 18 1/2 inches in length. The pendant measures approx: 3 1/4 inches in length and 1 1/4 inches in width. It has been oxidized to show detail. If you would like this necklace made longer or shorter, please let me know when you order.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Bass Clef Pendant


Artist Statement: We carved the stamping die ourselves of the Bass Clef.It is also known as the F Clef.

We stamped it into the 3/4" (1.905 cm) diameter sterling silver 30 gauge disc with a hydraulic press and tumbled it up for a nice polish. This is a thin, light weight pendant. The handmade bail is sterling silver too.

The entire piece measures about 1 3/16th (3.1cm) from the top of the bail to the bottom of the pendant.

The pendant comes on a simple 32" black satin cord that can be tied to any length.

We have a black satin cord with our sterling silver handmade clasp and a sterling silver chain with our handmade clasp available in the chains/cord with clasps section of our shop that both work well with this pendant.

The matching earrings for this design is available in the Stamped/Engraved Jewelry section of our shop.

Check out the stamped/engraved jewelry section of our shop to see our Treble and Alto Clef earrings.

Custom Recycled Tie Ballgown


Artist Statement: This listing is for a custom one of a kind ballgown from Glamarita. These dresses are made completely from recycled men's ties. An average of 36-42 ties go into the making of these fabulous super fitted gowns. It has a zipper down the back and is made specifically to your measurements to give you the perfect hourglass shape!!

The "tie me up, tie me down" dresses are perfect for evenings, dances, proms, art shows, cocktail parties and other formal events!! Don't get caught wearing the same dress as the woman next to you!

Please provide me with your bust, rib, waist and hip measurements and allow 7-10 business days for shipping.

Some of the color combos you might be interested in:
navy/burgundy,
teal/purple,
light blues/grey,
red/black,
natural earth tones,
chocolatey browns,
red/gold,
retro multi-color,
OR
anything else you can dream up!!

If you are interested in any of my tie designs (ballgowns, cocktail party dresses, skirts, halters, vests, underbusts or belts), but would prefer it in another color scheme or size, please feel free to convo me and I'll make one especially for you!! Always a one of a kind from Glamarita =)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous Freeform Scarf


Artist Statement: This gorgeous crocheted scarf is made of various yarns including wool, mohair blends, novelty yarns, also cotton blend and several over blends. Colours vary from pale blue to dark one and there are also different shades of greys.

It is one-of-the-kind item and will definetly draw a lot of attention!

Wrap it several times around your neck or wear it as a boa. Just like you feel :)

MEASUREMENTS:
ca 160 cm (63") in length and
ca 10cm -15cm (4" - 6") in width.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Floral Felt Necklace

Gingko Leaf Mask


Artist Statement: Here is a design inspired by a trip to Tokyo...a gingko leaf mask! This is a one-of-a-kind original piece of wearable art.

The mask is hand carved & shaped without a mold or form, & painted with a combination of Liquitex acrylics & acrylic antiquing stains in green and gold. Then, I seal it with a clear coat for durability. The mask will come with gold organza ribbons for wearing.

This is a signed, dated original.

Seven Butterflies Necklace


Artist Statement: seven beautiful butterflies flutter around your face suspended by two strands of montana blue aurora borealis beads from the 40s.the butterflies are set with vintage swarovski montana blue crystals inside vintage enamel tiny flowers.the necklace closes at the side which makes a twist to off center the butterflies a comfortable and striking option.there is 22 inches of necklace here,very whimsical,romantic,ethereal.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Girls Night Out Necklace


Artist Statement: This locket is a heart stopper. It is so pretty. It is a nice size, 1 inch in length, not so big and heavy as some I have seen. The pretty silver plated filigree design is the same front and back. I have filled the hinged locket with pale aqua sea glass. It's not difficult to take the locket off the chain to open it and fill with your own treasures. It comes with a lovely silver plated 18 inch chain. Enjoy!

This tear drop locket is also available with amber, white, emerald green, lime green or a combination of any of these colors of sea glass.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Third Eye Bindi


Artist Statement: Absolutely gorgeous, mystical, and surreal. These are a sure-fire attention grabber wherever you decide to wear it!

These bindis stick on with a little bit of false eyelash glue or spirit gum. They are reusable and can have a long life if cared for properly.
Be sure to wipe off the adhesive after wearing each time.

Adhesive not included.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Crocheted Necklace


Artist statement: This is my new design. It is inspired at Black and White movies.

This is an unusual and creative piece, made to take the difference, to wear beaty.
Elegant, refined, different.

This cute lace choker is crocheted with 100% black cotton, silk, satin, velvet, spangles and glass beads.
With:
25 Glass Beads and 2 coordinated embellishement glass buttons.
Neck - Length: 21 cm Width: 12 cm
Ribbons: 42 cm (each)

This necklace fit any sizes.

All my knitted products are made with the finest wool.
I hope you enjoyed this list of winter wonders. These accessories can take you just about anywhere you want to go during the coldest months of the year. They're fashionable, fantastic and practical pieces that will enhance your wardrobe while keeping you warm.

Never been worn.

Heartbeats


Artist Statement: A heartbeat to wear on your chest. This piece is made of dark galvanized wire in the form of a heartbeat that rests horizontally on the chest. It is suspended on your neck with transparent line.