Sunday, May 31, 2009

Labradorite Lariat


Artist Statement: Amazing fire emit from these rough-cut (yet smooth to the touch) Labradorite slab stones! The colors are deep blue and yellow.

I've embellished the chain with Apatite stones in a similar blue as the fire in the Labradorite.

The chain is Sterling silver and you can use the hook in from to move the stones up or down as you prefer.

Daphne Earrings


Artist Statement: Softly sweeping fronds sport our signature hand worked verdigris. Brass. 2.75" [7cm] tall.

Diver's Helmet


Artist Statement: This necklace has been the envy of all my friends lately. They come over and stare at it, so I ended-up making one for almost all of them!
; )

...but THIS one is just for you!

This is a solid brass cast 3-dimensional vintage diving helmet replica attached with a jump ring to an antiqued brass chain with lobster clasp closure. It's just awesome! It's got a little bit of weight to it, so be prepared.

MEASUREMENTS:

Helmet alone - 1 1/2" tall x 3/4" across

Entire piece - 22" long (including pendant)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Upcycled Leg Warmers


Artist Statement: These are super cozy and soft 100% wool fair isle chunky knit leg warmers that I've made from a gorgeously colored recycled knit sweater. These legwarmers have a great combination of navy blue, purple, gray, cream and aqua yarn colors. I have lined the bottom with a soft gray jersey material. They look great with your winter boots or fancy high heels or barefeet! and are really cute with a pair of jeans or a dress!

Measurements unstretched laying flat:
19" long
bottom hem laying flay: 12"
top of leg warmers unstretched and laying flat: 4.5"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Clock Corset


Artist Statement: Be the center of attention at the next costume party you attend in this one of a kind ensemble created especially for the Norwescon 32 Fannish Fetish Fashion Show.

Inspired by Pretty Alice from Harlan Ellison's classic story "'Repent Harlequin!' said the Ticktockman", the corset is made of three layers of fabric: a cotton coutil inner-lining for stability, a layer of micro corduroy for texture, and two-tone rust colored taffeta that has been torn in many places to allow the natural beauty of the bleach-distressed micro corduroy peek through. It is fully boned with 5/16" white steel boning, and laces through beautiful antiqued brass grommets down center back with 2 90" black laces tipped with brass aglets.

The center of this corset is a sight to behold- A WORKING CLOCK adorns this piece surrounded by gears and elegant black pleated trim that also finishes the hem along with two small antiqued brass chain loops for decoration. The center front extends down to the knees, accentuated by a gigantic rusting tractor gear mounted on taffeta.

The pannier is composed of two layers of fabric: an under layer of rust-colored brocade and an outer layer of two-tone taffeta to match the corset. The distressed taffeta is torn to reveal inner clock gears attached to the ruddy brocade. The sides of the pannier arc gracefully up the hip, tie with a black satin bow, and are filled with pleated black tulle for a little mystery (and modesty). Antiqued brass chains hang from the hem, swaying gracefully as you walk. The pannier is boned with 1/2" steel boning, trimmed with black pleated trim to match the corset, and closes at center back with an antiqued brass snap. Arced side bones are removable for storage purposes.

This ensemble will fit any lovely lady with a 25-28" waist. Please specify waist measurement with your purchase for pannier snap placement.

Striped Leg Warmers


Artist Statement: Grey striped leg warmers with silver buttons.

Slouchy Beret


Artist Statement: Another fabulous slouchy beret! So chic, and perfect for a little added warmth on a blustery spring day.

The blue stripe in this is of the deepest most wonderful royal blue, the yarn here is also a super soft wool/silk blend.

The grey circle applique is accented by a silvery blue gray vintage button.

The crochet of the hat is of large stiches, to make it nice and airy for the warm weather to come!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Meduse



Artist Statement: Even if they are sometimes a bit scary, I find jellyfish really beautiful. I was inspired then to make a jellyfish necklace, using the shiny quality of metal to evoke the smooth, flowing shapes of these ocean creatures. The result is a striking but also quirky necklace.

Perfect for the gals with a taste for the whimsical and who don’t mind getting noticed, the meduse necklace is a bold, stunning piece. Wear it to add drama to a little black dress on a special night out.

The stylized jellyfish pendant is made in sterling silver, hand carved, cast and finished to a high shine. The tentacles are also hand formed and then cast, and they are attached to the body in a way that lets them move freely when it’s hanging from your neck.

The pendant measures about 2” (5cm.) from the body to the longest tentacle. The body of the jellyfish is about 3/4" wide. It hangs from a sterling silver snake chain, which is available in 14” or 16” lengths, just specify your preference.

Plastic with a Twist Cuff


Artist Statement: This sophisticated bracelet is the signature item of my "plastic with a Twist" collection.

The items in this collection are made of Polycarbonate sheets. I heat the material and then sculpture and crinkle it to its final shape. I leave some of the pieces transparent, and paint others by acrylic color.

This bracelet is colored in elegant black and gold - wonderful for stunning evening look!

Each item is individually sculptured by hand, so there may be minor variations in shape or color.

When creating this collection, I was thinking of a woman which makes a presence, that likes things that are unique, that looks for pieces that stand out and make her noticeable, and that is completely sure of herself and of her choices. She's modern, chic, trendy and updated.

The width of the bracelet is between 5 to 7 cm (2 - 2.8 inch) - it varies since each piece is handamde. The material is slightly flexible and fits any hand size.

Tagua Nut Pendant


Artist Statement: this listing is for one necklace with one dark brown tagua nut and one coconut shell piece with banana leaf inlay.

pendant is approx. 2.5" x 2.5"

hangs from dark brown waxed cotton cord, finished with round wood bead closure.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Il Segno


Artist Statement: 18K yellow gold & platinum fabricated pin/pendant with 8 sets of 5 curved spires, each hand woven with 3 feet of 30 gauge round platinum (PT950) wire (24 feet total) surrounding a bezel set 10.72 ct. checker cut cabochon blue green tourmaline. Embellishing the ends of each set of 5 curved spires are round faceted gemstones between 3mm & 4mm graduating in color from light to dark. Gemstones (clockwise from the top) are ruby, lavender sapphire, amethyst, blue sapphire, aquamarine, blue green tourmaline, yellow sapphire and spessartite garnet.

2004 Jewelry Arts Awards Best of Competition.

In Italian, Il Segno (pronounced eel SEN-yo) means “the sign” or “the marker”

Rainbow Backpack


Artist Statement: This hand-knit backpack is made of rows of entrelac squares in eight colors of acrylic yarn. It has a drawstring closure, as well as a parachute buckle closure on the front to keep the flap down. The adjustable straps are made of nylon strapping which is machine-sewed. The backpack has a muslin fabric lining, double-folded for extra strength, which is machine sewed. The lining has a 6"x4" pocket. The backpack measurements are approximately 15" long and 9" wide. It is very sturdy and will hold books, cameras, phones, water bottles, wallets-- anything you can fit in it, you can carry.

This backpack is completely unique and one-of-a-kind, you will never see anything else like this. The design is completely original by me. Any irregularities are due to its hand-made nature. Get ready for lots of compliments and interest, because this beautiful backpack is thoroughly unordinary!

Sunrise Dress


Artist Statement: This lovely dress is handmade by me in a mix of new and recycled knits. I made this with the stitching on the outside so each section is outlined carefully in thick black stitches. The dress is so soft and comfortable, you will want to sleep in it! It is extremely stretchy and will fit a wide variety of figures, depending on the fit you prefer.

I didn't take a picture of the back, but it is plain black ribbed knit with incredible softness.

Summer is almost here in North America-- I am happy to shorten or remove the sleeves for no additional charge if you prefer, just let me know with your payment.

Don't worry if you are larger than my beautiful model-- the dress is clipped back to fit her-- it will fit a size large with a slightly loose fit, a body-conscious fit on size XL and snug on a size 1X-2X.

Want to see a similar dress on a plus size figure? There's a wonderful review up on Fatshionista that includes a photo. http://www.fatshionista.com/cms/index.php?option=com_mojo&Itemid=69&p=180

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Horse Brooch


Artist Statement: This Horse brooch is hand sawn and carved out of Florida Cherry Wood and finished with a light layer of varnish.

We wanted to combine in a single piece the beauty of the Cherry wood and the elegant lines of a Horse.

Cherry is a premium American hardwood prized for its natural luster and attractive grain.

Measures: 1 3/4"x 2 ¼” x 1/4"

No bird soars too high


Artist Statement: Vessels are handmade from kiln fired clay and are hollow on the back. Encased in glass are relics, charms, glass spheres and other secret treasures that relate to the special quote also inside. All pieces are soldered with lead free solder and are further embellished with unusual beads, charms and found objects. This wearable collage comes with a 20" chain including a lobster claw clasp. Shipped in a decorative gift box.

The egg motif speaks of new beginnings and possibilities. The quote in this egg reads "No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings" by William Blake. Inside the egg floats a white dove among the tiny clear and gold glass spheres. The metal and chain has a gun metal finish.
Size of the egg is 1 1/8" X 1 3/4" Approx. 3/4" deep.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Tymoschenko beanie


Artist Statement: This beanie is available in colours: grey, ginger, plum, cool red, vanilla and black. Please choose colour in note to seller.

'Tymoshenko' is one of Celapiu's hairdo-inspired beanies. The inspiration for this collection was the idea, that with putting on a beanie, you can also 'put on' a hairdo.

Tymoshenko is a beanie inspired by Ukraine's prime minister's hairdo, with a trademark braid going across it. Position of the braid is adjustable, making the hat even more flattering.

You can order gloves-cum-mittens to go with the beanie (they are $25).

Stars in the Sky


Artist Statement: So very feminine, this luciously adorned cuff bracelet, truly one of a kind. The vintage brass cuff is etched with flowers and hand aged by me. Adorned with dozens of little crystals and rhinestones in different sizes, a large facet cut crystal prong set in the center, two different small antiqued brass chains to finish it off and make it extra special.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tragic Beauty Hoodie


Artist Statement: "Like Tragic Beauty she writes poetry with every step"

This Chocolate brown hoodie is embroidered all over with gorgeous brown stitching along the hood, deep V neckline and arms. Features a cozy kangaroo pocket and oversized hood.

I decorated the hood with imported Indian silk trim. Beautiful maroons and golds make the color of this hoodie pop, and surly match alot of your wardrobe.

Size XL/2XL

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Succulent Pillow


Artist Statement: a lovely succulent plant for your home! one you can actually lay your head on too! this green leafy two toned pillow measures approx 14" in diameter and is 2" thick. it is made from soft cotton and appliqued with soft green fleece, and stuffed with polyfil. some of the leaves are not sewn down to give this pillow a dimensional, authentic look.

i had fun designing this one. if you'd like two, just let me know and i'll make one to match. i can envision them on each end of a couch.....so sweet. please allow 4-7 days for shipping as this is a made to order pillow.
anyway, thanks for taking a look at pillowhappy today!

This is a pillowhappy unique design. You may not copy or reproduce it in any way. © pillowhappy 2008-2009 Thanks!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Brocade Puff Skirt


Artist Statement: An art piece! Gorgeous embroidered silk Brocade, triditional Asian frog button closures, large bubble hem, the perfect collide of fashion and tradition.

Add shine to your spring repertoire with this tribal deluxe brocade skirt.Tuck in a simple blouse to show off the waist detail for a luxe look with day-to-night potential.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Intensity of Interaction


Artist Statement: I am estatic! to bring you this statement necklace made of vintage zippers and vintage jewelry. Like edys in a river or wild forest flowers. The smell of dirt and the sparkle of sunshine on the forest floor. Dark primal beauty. Swirl silver necklace also vintage. Fantastic.

(Some pics shown with short silver/crystal vintage necklace, and long daisy chain vintage silver necklace, sold seperately by request, convo me)

Be sure to check out my other statement pieces, and if you like something but want a different color or vibe, let me know. It would be my pleasure to make one special for you!

One of a Kind Choker


Artist Statement: My name is Lily; I live in Israel, most of my life. I am a jewelry designer, I love to work with all kind of materials, anything that will get me to the doorway of fantasy, since for me jewelry is all about fantasy, and some kind of magic, and passion, and traveling with imagination, and dreaming away, and love, and meditation.

I love fantasy and dreaming away, just let me..:) I love all kind of style and I am inspired by different times and fashion. I love the romantic, and the primitive, the rich, the modern. Infect- I love all jewelry that have that spark of magic within them, that spark that get my imagination going, that spark that within seconds sends me miles away.. I love those jewelry that merge few dimension together just by been worn.

I think I'm busy with jewelry for about 18-20 years now; it's been always there for me, sometimes in the background to keep me sane, and most of the times as a way of making a living and one way of communicating with the world.

In addition to that I'm busy with other forms of art: painting and photography.

I invite you to visit me from time to time to see what's new, And you are welcome to visit my new blog: http://lilyja.blogspot.com/ Or follow me here- http://twitter.com/lilyja

In the Fields of Ukraine


Artist Statement: Original glass painting. Traditional Ukrainian style of painting on glass in revers. All paints are on the opposite side of the glass. Some yellows' are gold. 16"x20" thin plastic frame is included, ready to hang.
Waterproof. Ideal for any room. One of a kind.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Couture Owl Dress


Artist Statement: Limited Edition New York Couture BLACK Owl Jumper Dress

As seen on Page 6 of the New York Post when supermodel Agyness Deyn purchased her Owl Jumper.

Size S/M

Measurements:
29"-34" on the top (not including the black webbing straps). The length is 18".
Material is stretch cotton lycra.
Jumper has adjustable straps.

All denim feathers made from vintage jeans.

SUPER RARE

Summer Rain Felt Brooch


Artist Statement: SUMMER RAIN' FELT BROOCH

This is a felt brooch that I have individually designed and hand crafted - it measures 5cm in diameter.

I have made this brooch from several individual pieces of co-ordinating felt. Using silk cotton, I have hand embroidered this item using a freeform technique incorporating a variety of stitches. A silver bar brooch is attached to the reverse to enable you to pin it to a jacket, bag, hat, etc.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Neo Victorian Seahorse Pin


Artist Statement: This is a newly hand crafted vintage style pin / brooch made with antiqued brass oxidized plated brass findings.

It measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" and has a 1 1/8" vertical bar pin on the back.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Reflections in Water


Artist Statement: Time to DREAM about SPRING, egg hunts and garden parties, and how to keep the chill away in those lovely carefree dresses. Reflections in Water in blues, purples and teal Knit Bolero Jacket/Shrug is the perfect jacket with flair and style.

This is a light weight long sleeve jacket with an asymmetrical off center cross over collar. Reflection in Water's sleeves are finished with a lace crochet from the elbow to the wrist, and flowing slightly over. This Jacket is ready to take you out to a concert in the park or an evening out with friends and family. This Bolero/shrug would also make a beautiful jacket to wear at a wedding or any formal event. A great gift for that special person who likes an individual fashion statement.

Receive Free shipping with second item purchase.

Care: Hand wash is best, but front load machine wash on delicate, lay flat to dry is an alternate care choice.

Size: One-Size fits most - S/L (6 - 14ish US)sleeves are short, ending just at the elbow. The Bolero Jacket is shown on a size 6 maniquine and the edge of the back rests above the waist. Due to the nature of a Bolero Jacket, and each individual's unique body shape, the jacket back may end in a slightly different position.

Yarn content: 100% acrylic yarn

Pin is NOT included but can be found at http://www.Nicholasandfelice.etsy.com

Monday, May 4, 2009

Steampunk Hair Pin


Artist statement: Very cute hair accessory.

Steampunk fashion for your hair.

Mounted on study hair pins are very feminine settings with vintage watch movements added.

There are a few listed but be sure, the one pictured is the one you will receive.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sand and Sea Bowls


Artist Statement: Four tiny nesting bowls are the perfect size for spent teabags...or for resting a spoon, or to use as prep bowls for spices, or for giving a small portion of M&Ms® to the little ones. You'll find these much beloved little guys will become a fun and handy addition to your kitchen collection.

Each bowl measures approximately 2 ¾" in diameter x ¾" H.

Please convo me if you'd like to order more than four.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Aqua Chalcedony and Oxidized Silver Vintage Style Earrings


Aqua Chalcedony and Oxidized Silver Vintage Style Earrings


Artist Statement:

~Faceted aqua chalcedony in a beautiful ocean aqua color are adorned with highly-detailed lacy oxidized silver caps, and topped with matching Swarovski crystals. The aqua and oxidized silver make a stunning combination.

~1/2” wide, by ¾” long, not including the oxidized sterling silver ear wires.

~A percentage of my proceeds go to those in need.

Microscopic Brooch


Artist Statement: Inspired by a cell under a microscope.

The brooch is a medium size, measuring 4" long x 2" tall.
Done using machine stitching on linen using free motion. It is layered with a piece of felt in the middle which gives it stiffness.

The layers are heat bonded together and all the edges are sealed so the fabric will not fray. I have attached a pin back measuring 1.5" long.