Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Queen for a Day Corsage


Artist Statement: To all you princess and queens out there – this ones for you!

This fabulous corsage is comprised of the following vintage finds:

• pink lace,
• 2 layers of satin ribbon,
• the most beautiful brooch of Queen Elizabeth as a girl (a coronation memento perhaps?),
• a mother of pearl heart and pink brooch;
• lucite and rhinestone flower cluster (formerly a large earring);
• 2 millinery flowers,
• A rhinestone and thread spray in the shape of a crown (also once an earring); and
• A faux pearl chain with a large pink pearl tear drop.

The diameter of the corsage if large, measuring 17cm (7 inches). It is secured on the back with a brooch clip.

This is a stunning statement piece. Forget your necklace and earring for a change, this beautiful corsage will certainly get you noticed! Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Snail Shell Pendant


Artist Statement: A real snail shell, found vacant in my back yard, has been completely encased in a thick copper shell. All the detail of the original shell is visible. Given a patina to highlight all the details, and sealed to protect the finish.

The shell measures about 1 inch diameter at the widest point, and hangs from a doubled length of soft brown cotton cord measuring just under 18 inches in length. Closes with a sterling silver lobster clasp.

Each piece is one-of-a-kind, the original object remains inside the thick copper layer. Your shell will vary slightly from the one shown here. No snails were harmed making these pieces, any live snail is left undisturbed in the woods.

I used a process called electroforming to create this piece. (Think bronzed baby shoes) With this equipment, almost any object can be encased in copper using acid and an electric current. For more information, check out my electroforming tutorial by copying and pasting this URL into your browser:

http://etsymetal.blogspot.com/2008/01/electroforming-tutorial-iris-seed-pod.html

Monday, April 27, 2009

Deco Divine Betty


Artist Statement: Deco Glamour in all it’s glory

This is a beautiful set comprising of necklace with matching hair clip and earrings.

Includes

Hair clip that can be worn on the side or back of your hair.

-1pendent clip with mixed feather, Russian tulle, metal, crystal and pearl
-Color –crystal, antique silver and white
-size approx 2 inches x 5.5 inches in height including pearl drops (4.5cmx14cm)

Earrings that are modern, clean and look absolutely gorgeous, whilst adding a touch of vintage glamour.

Description – Single drop with pendent with mixed crystal, pearl and metal
Color – Crystal, antique silver and white
Dimensions – 6 cm drop

Description – Elaborate double lay pendent necklace with mixed crystal, pearl and metal
Color – Crystal, antique silver and white
Dimensions – Length of necklace 43cm
Pendent 13cm drop

Tribal Dot Earrings


Artist Statement: Charm them, harken back, give it snap. Your i's are dotted in this vintage brass and copper collection designed to let the talismans of the past speak for themselves. Sterling silver sets off a key, a fan, a coin to another country where the currency is LOVE – go anywhere you want in time on a Deco dream of Egypt.

These brass dotted earrings have a solid presence. They shield your beautiful lobes from the evils of ugliness.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Black Kitten Locket


Artist Statement: ~An adorable fairy kitten takes a catnap on a branch, enjoying a purrrrfect enchanted autumn~

If you know someone (including yourself!) who loves cats or the timeless elegance of lockets, this Purrfect Autumn kitten cameo locket may be the perfect gift! Each side of the locket's inside has a little edge, perfect for putting a picture in without it falling out! Maybe even a picture of their own or your own kitty :) It even comes in a gorgeous sheer organza bag at no extra cost.

I designed and handcrafted this lovely creation, using a 40x30mm cameo I made from one of my original paintings, a gorgeous gold locket, one of my elegant key charms, and of course an incomparibly sparklie Swarovski crystal. The locket measures approx. 2 inches from the top of the loop to the bottom of the locket.

The cameo itself has an archival reproduction of my painting, set beneath a sparkling clear acrylic dome. The chain comes with the cameo locket and measures 18". The locket, chain, and charm are all quality gold-plated.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Victoria Coat


Artist statement: Soo sophisticated!!! Extremely soft and warm...

In the picture:
Size: small
Material: %50 wool (%30 cashmere + %20 merino wool) %50 acrylic
Color: Dark grey


All “Design by Nihan” customers have an opportunity to choose the color and material, since all of the products are always knitted according to the customers' measurements. Each item is totally unique to its owner.Please don't hesitate to convo for your special color,material and size changes

Friday, April 24, 2009

Bamboo Rings


Artist Statement: "Bamboo Collection"

These organic rings reveal the same strength and beauty of this formidable grass.

They are handmade in sterling silver and have been oxidized to accentuate details.

Timeless and elegant, they look best when stacked.

These rings are size 7 1/2, please specify size when placing your order.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tranquility Capelet


Artist Statement: This gorgeous capelet is handknit in soft, snuggly acrylic mix yarn in a stunning shade of charcoal. I have accented the capelet with a pretty burgundy-deep mauve colored removable blossom. (~~~If you prefer the white blossom pin that is also available- please specify "white" in note to seller~~~)The blossom measures 4x5 inches.

The capelet is 10 inches in width from bottom to neckline, the diameter around the neckline is 31 inches and the diameter at the bottom is 37.5 inches. One size will fit most (exception~xs and xl--available by special order).

This capelet will look great over jeans and a pretty top or dressed up for that night out on the town. It will even look perfect post yoga class as a cover up :) A super fashionable way to stay warm. Handknit in a smokefree home, never worn. Handwash cold, lay flat to dry. This item will arrived wrapped beautifully.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Art Deco Collar


Artist Statement: This is my entry into the Etsy Beadweaver's August Challenge "Art Deco" (you can see all of the entries by searching for "EBWC" at the top of your ETSY screen). My inspiration for this Art Deco collar is the mixture of simple geometric design and the intracacy of detail found in Art Deco art and architecture. My necklace is a bold, beadwoven collar in hues of red, bronze, gold and black. The finished effect lends itself to a somewhat Egyptian flair.

This is my first piece where I pre-strung beads on the warp threads of my loom before I began weaving.

Not for the faint of heart, this is a substantial piece. It is made from 10mm Druk glass beads from the Czech Republic. For symmetry, 14mm black Swarovski glass pearls are draped on graduated strands of antiqued brass steel chain. Woven within the mesh are gold-plated diamond-cut bicone metal beads.

The piece is finished off with a antiqued sunburst toggle clasp.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tropical Treasures


Artist Statement: Ocean, waves, shells on the beach... Yes, the necklace will remind you your Tropical Paradise! The center piece of the necklace is beaded deep blue glass cabochon with a diver! Was it you searching for the lost treasures on the ocean bottom? Curious tropical fish, open shell with real pearls, seaweed, anemones, beadwoven starfish and even beadwoven jellyfish ( no worry, just glass beads!)Jellyfish fringe-like tentacles are hiding two small teal and blue glass fish.

Winner of the Etsy BeadWeavers (EBW) Team Challenge 'Tropical Holiday'.

Monday, April 20, 2009

King Owl Locket


Artist Statement: A beautiful, highly detailed owl's face is set onto a gorgeous engraved antiqued silver locket. Locket opens to hold 2 photos or keepsake.

Locket measures approximately 1.25 inches and necklace measures approximately 18 inches.

Knotty Hair Bands


Artist Statement: THIS IS A LISTING FOR 5 DIFFERENT COLOR COMBINATIONS OF KNOTTY HAIR BANDS IN SETS OF 3

These head bands are constructed using a unique technique that gives you alot of versatility.

Use them as a head band, hair band or choker. Use them individually, all three even braided. Some customers also use them as necklaces...

The head band stays just right on you head and adds a lot to your hear style. No more bad hair days. Could be used on short and long hair. Adds casual charm to any outfit.

Yarn used is 70 %, Peruvian Wool, 30 % Fine Alpaca, Hand wash, flat dry

Size: approximately 32 in long

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tobyn


Artist Statement: TOBYN is made of layers upon layers of hand cut black goose, ostrich, and rooster feathers, as well as iridescent rooster feathers, stripped coque feathers, and vibrant peacock neck feathers. The flower is centered with a rhinestone earring from the 1950's and a few pieces of rare black Frenc7 veiling for added texture. This design is delicate, detailed, and beautiful!

This piece measures about 7 inches and is attached easily and securely to the hair with a silver alligator clip.

I also love custom work, so if you are interested in something similar to this piece or another design in my shop, feel free to convo me. I also make designs to outfit the entire wedding party. We can work together to create beautiful and personalized pieces for your bridesmaids or flower girls, and they can even wear them again! Perfect thoughtful and unique gifts! Let's talk!

Drops of Time


Artist Statement: Time flows and time drops out of our hands. Sometimes it is like a bird in the sky - untouchable, almost invisible and clean like clear water we drink. There are no Time Machines that could bring us back to childhood. Just our memories and imagination..

This gorgeous, elegant and sophisticated necklace is made using mix of techniques and black and grey beads, Japanese Miyuki glass cubs, obsidian chips and even vintage button.

Length of necklace measures 50cm (approx. 20 inch), center of the pendant is 8 by 11 cm (3*4,5 inch).

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cherry Blossom Necklace



























Artist Statement: Beautiful, sterling silver and swarovski crystals, wire wrapped necklace shaped as blooming cherry branch....

This piece is custom made. Please allow 5 working days before shipping. Length of the necklace is as shown on model. Chain is sterling silver. Because piece is custom made, each will be unique and have slight differences in shape.

Necklace comes packed as gift. Piece will be send via registered post.

Matching earrings are shown on the picture no.5. Look for them in my shop!

Sea Daisies


Artist Statement: This is quite the stone and simultaneously needed an understated yet elegant setting to compliment its delicate motif. The fossil coral cabochon is covered with a delicate chrysanthemum pattern in warm browns ranging from rust to light fawn. It is gloriously one-of-a-kind, has been set in sterling and fine silver and hangs from an 18" sterling figaro chain with a handmade clasp. The pendant measures 41 by 30 by 6mm and has had a portion of the back removed to reveal the pattern on the back of the stone. The entire piece has been oxidized and selectively polished for an organic, antique feel.

The piece is made in entirely in recycled sterling and fine silver. It will be shipped out within 24 hours of purchase. Please see my profile for more information about recycled metals.

Picasso Necklace



Artist Statement: A vivid explosion of color, this necklace has been intricately hand sculpted out of paper and wire. Comprised of rich shades of teals, yellows, tangerines, plums, magentas, and pinks, this necklace is a beautiful addition to any outfit…whether that is your dressiest night out attire or your most casual, sitting in the coffee house outfit.

This necklace has been sealed with multiple sealants so that you can wear it in the rainiest, sweatiest, snowiest climates without fear. It wears like any piece of fine jewelry should and has been treated with a UV resistant treatment as well to ensure a lifetime of adoring! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this quirky and very unique medium!

Diameter (distance across the middle of the necklace): 5 ¼ inches
Length: approximately 16 ½ inches
Medium: paper/wire/sealants
Colors: teal, yellow, tangerine, pinks, blues

Friday, April 17, 2009

1940s Linen Hat


Artist Statement: Pure linen hat in a lovely denim blue. The rim has been finished with wire so it frames the head beautifully. It has been finished with a plastic vintage buckle.

This is extreemly light weight and folds flat so it makes a wonderfully stylish sun hat you can travel anywhere with.

Due to the nature of linen, it creases when packed but welcomes a hot steam iron to restore it to its former glory!

These hats are available in many colors and any size.

This one is a medium 21-22" head.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Fork Pendant






























Artist Statement: The ultimate in Eco-Chic, this delightful pendant is crafted from an old silver-plated fork.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sod Off


Artist Statement: This to-the-point eyeshade is hand-embroidered and made from 100% cotton materials - plus a comfy elastic strap! Lined in black to keep the light out. Hand washing recommended.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Song


Artist Statement: Pale greens, delicate blues...touches of lilac, flashes of rose, mango, peach and purple.

This beautiful scarf is 70" x 3 3/4" with 8" of gorgeous, hand knotted fringe. Elegant and silky soft for a garden party or the opera. A wonderful way to add color to your wardrobe!

This scarf is hand washable. Lay flat to dry and it is ready to wear again.

Treasure Bird Earrings


Artist Statement: These little birdie earrings are a real treasure! They are made of lightweight wood and feature two of my favorite colored pencil illustrations that I did this year. One birdie faces East and the other faces West. A lovely distressed finish completes the look. Approx. 1.5" high and extremely lightweight. Comes packaged in environmentally friendly recycled gift boxing with raffia bow.

Pomegranate House Slippers


Artist Statement: these are cute square toe indoor shoes in burgundy red linen with japanese box wood button strap.

they make you look cute and elegant even when you are in the room with your pajamas on.

+ outside - 100% burgundy linen
+ strap - 100% burgundy linen
+ inner lining - 100% heather ivory cotton
+ insole - 100% heather ivory cotton
+ outside sole - upcycled jean
+ anti-skid patch - upcycled leather

outer, inner lining, and sole are ironed with fusible fleece for a light cushion and to maintain the shape.
also i attached leather patches to the sole to prevent sliding on smooth surfaces.

each pair is made by request so please leave a note in the buyer message box or convo me with your shoe size when you make your purchase.

Lucite & Silver Stacking Rings


Artist Statement: Rings sets are made to order in your size. Lucite balls in 3 different sizes create this well balanced set of 5 individual fine silver rings. Silver has been patinated and tumbled to a high dark shine. Wear rings all together for maximum impact or on both hands. Lucite glows in the lowlight creating a spectral effect.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Introspective Ring



























Artist Statement: What is the meaning of wearing a piece of jewelry when glamour will be hidden as soon as you put the jewelry on? It is a ring that keeps its gemstones inside and provides extraordinary sensation and therapeutic energy for the wearer. Introspective ring challenges the way we view a piece of jewelry, but metaphorically it also questions how we present ourselves and perceive others.

Platinum Silver: A new silver alloy which provide platinum like color and shine, superior hardness and tarnish resistance.

Topaz: The stone of true love and success in all endeavors. Topaz promotes individuality and creativity, while providing self confidence in your own decisions.

The ring band is about 9 mm (0.35").
The exterior finishing can be mirror-polishing, sandblasting or satin.

Can be custom made for size 4 ~ 13

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Booties



























Artist Statement: A perfect present for a baby shower or just to give it to a special friend. The booties are knitted with a soft, washable and smooth yarn with a little bit of a shine to it. Fitting a newborn-3 months old baby girl or boy.

The buttons are vintage and make them extra special.

They were knitted and stored in a pet-free and non-smoking household.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Music Cuff























Artist Statement: Music is our soul and this is the first few notes in a classic piece of music...

Golliewogg's Cake Walk by Claude Debussy


Notes and musical symbols grace the black, felted wool. A newer button closes this cuff around your wrist. The inner lining is a very soft sued-like fabric in medium grey.

I design the patterns for these cuffs and then hand embroider them. No two are ever exactly the same, since I am doing this embroidery free hand from my drawn design. There will be slight variations as I recreate this cuff. The buttons and lining used my be different than pictured, but will always be complimentary.

By moving the button the cuff could be adjusted from 6 to 7.25 inches.

Swinging on a Swirl































Artist Statement: Hammered sterling silver swirly hoops with agate dangle are accented with matching teal seed beads. From top of ear wire to bottom of agate dangle, these earrings measure 2.75 inches long.

Come to Grips





















Artist Statement: This stunning piece looks like it just came off the camera lens. With its rubber grip intact, it's a marvel to touch, not just to behold. It also features green and white numbering and two ridges of smooth, clean aluminum.

Approximate measurements: 2-1/2" L x 2-1/8" H x 1-1/2" W with an interior circumference of 7-3/4" and a 1-1/4" wrist opening. This would fit an average to large man's wrist.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Parrotlet



























Artist Statement: The Rosette Fascinator is now a part of the Anthropologie catalog and was featured in the Philadelphia Edition of Daily Candy! They are perfect to keep you fancy all day long + into the night and are ideal for bridesmaids + birthday girls.

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The Parrotlet Rosette Fascinator was made from Mint, Lime, and Sea Wool Felt hand-cut petals that have been folded into tiny origami rosettes, then appliqued to stay in a neat little bunch. Six hand-cut Moss Wool Felt leaves complete the beauty of this exquisite adornment. The hairpiece stays in place with a hidden elastic band, encircling the head, which fits most. Please specify if you would like a black or brown band when ordering.

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This listing is for one Rosette Fascinator. They are custom made as per your request, so please allow 7 days for delivery.

Collective Names of Animals Tee



























Artist statement: Impress all your friends with this brainy, yet unique shirt. Is there really an "unkindness of ravens", a "smack of jellyfish", or a "business of ferrets"? You Betcha- and many more...

This is a list of over 100 animals & their collective names- some you've heard, but mostly the ones you haven't, & they are truly hard to believe!

Available in a wonderfully soft American Apparel Summer shirt. This shirt has a slightly larger neck, slimmer cut & longer length. It's a pleasure to wear, I swear!

Women's Summer Shirt in Black
Sizes: Small / Medium / Large / X-Large

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Poppy Purse


Artist Statement: Get ready for spring with this stunning pink and fushia poppy bloom clutch! The other side of the purse has two buds just about to bloom. On the inside, a beautiful dupioni silk in teal completes the sophisticated look.

This clutch purse was handmade with love by me and is ready to be shipped. It will be carefully packed with tissue paper, ribbon, and handmade tag.

Double Flower Cup Earrings


Artist Statement: Each "cup" is hand formed out of copper. Then numerous layers are of powdered glass are fired to form the color of the cup. Layers of enamel in white with traces of baby blue and chartreuse. Two cups are joined together with a fine silver stud. All hanging from a handcrafted silver hoop.

Cup width: 3/4"
inner cup: under 1/2"
Total Length: 1-3/4"

Enameling is fusing glass to metal, in this case copper. Each piece is fired multiple times including the back to 1500 degrees.

Black Mask Kitty Belt


Artist Statement: A hand tooled and hand painted leather belt, with a bright red background and a black and white cat.

The belt is 1 3/4" wide and 34" in length.

The buckle unsnaps, if you should want to substitute a different buckle or keeper.

The acrylic paint is durable and the belt should give you many years of wear.

This belt is available in other sizes as well, 28"-42"

Please specify your size.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Little Goddess Tiara


Artist Statement: Inspired by my weekend hiking trips and the Greek goddess.

This headband is cut with intricate details of a tree design then twisted all the leaves to create a three dimension look.

All the leaves are carefully sanded and polished with a semi shinny finish.

This headband is hand crafted using brass. Metal headband is a rare thing and it does weight a bit more then your fabric/plastic one.

The band is 34cm/ about 13 1/2 inches.

This item is made to order. The demo here shows on the left side of the head but this piece can be wear on both side.

If you like a different measurement for the band, please let me know. I form the band using standard one you buy in stores.

Because of the handmade nature, no piece will be exactly the same.

The complexity of this piece requires 1 week of production lead time, if you're in a hurry, mailing through FedEx can be quoted.

A 925 Silver version is available for special custom order, convo me for pricing and details.

Insured mail is available for this product.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Upcycled Sweater Coat


Artist Statement: Many colors of richly hued russet, claret, burgundy, purples and reds adorn this complex creation. What a great piece to wear when drinking red wine! A kaleidoscope of conversations....

The empire waist is brought together with a randome assortment of buttons - 7 in all - although only 4 function. Elegant bell sleeves tickle the wrist. Warm and fuzzy abounds!

This sweater is a size M/L. I'm finding my sizes are running generous - not junior sizing for sure - think missy.

Repurposed from a collection of 8 different sweaters.

Some actual measurements:
Length from base of neck: 33"
Sleeve length (underarm to wrist): 20"
Empire waist (12" from center of shoulder to just below bust):36"

Where the Wild Things Are


Artist Statement: These are just an example of a pair of "Where the wild things are" Vans shoes that I made. I can put anything you want on the shoes and make them in just about any US size (even baby sizes). I can also do custom artwork if you're not quite sure what you want. They take me one week to complete.

Important!  Please note:  if you want to order the shoes, go to the link under the picture of the shoes.  Oohsome highlights great finds on Etsy, and is not the creator of these items.

Heavens



Artist Statement: footwear originally designed by STYX workshop (woland and moon)

(The textiles is processed by the patented solution from hit of a moisture) Light weight and incredibly comfortable to wear.

Absolutely unique pair footwear. An amazing silk structure. Convenient, sexual and womanly design. It is decorated by real crystals Swarovski. Only for the present collectors and fans of footwear.

We can make footwear of any size. To make pair borrows two weeks. Be sure specifying the size.We do not accept back footwear if by your mistake the size has been specified not truly.

With Love.Woland and Moon.

We do footwear only after full payment of the order.

Baby Cap


Artist Statement: this is a BEAUTIFUL work of art

someone made this little treasure for a baby to wear

it has fabulous colors and is in perfect shape

it has the sweetest little red detail along the edge

so special and amazing