Sunday, October 25, 2009

From an Ash into the Fire


Artist Statement: From an Ash into the Fire

This gorgeous, couture shawl / wrap is made with the traditional wet felting technique by combining five shades ( Ecru, Gray, Cranberry, Bitter Chocolate and Red ) of 100 % Merino soft wool. A Chiffon fabric I used as a base for this creation.

With a sense of feminine style, it has both the elegance and comfort without compromising the warmth you need.

You will love the lightness and coziness of this piece.

Dimensions:
Approximately 64" (162 cm) long; 13" (33 cm) wide.

Material- 100% Merino soft wool
Color - Ecru, Gray, Cranberry, Bitter Chocolate, Red

White Lily Pad Brooch


Artist Statement: This Lily Pad is made of a vintage mother of pearl button, beads and sequins (in white, clear, iridescent and pale tones) embroidered on a beautiful icy blue fabric which patterns remind me of the ice that used to form on our window last winter in Vermont! I made it thinking of winter's first snow and that peaceful silence that comes with it...

It is about 8.5cm (3.5") by 7cm (2"3/4, at its widest point). There is a 4cm (1"1/2) metal pin sewn at the back so there's plenty of room to attach it to a scarf, sweater, coat, hat, etc...

This pin is a one of a kind piece but I could make something similar upon request.

Made in a smoke-free, pet-free environment.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Buttons with Leaves


Artist Statement: I cut and stamped these bits of copper to simulate leaves. Then I attached them to pearly gray-black buttons just for fun. I used sterling silver wire to hook them to ear wires, which are handmade by me from sterling silver. Total length is 3 inches.

Oceanus Flower Earrings


Artist Statement: I made this earrings to celebrate the love of the blue flowers that my sister still have.... made of kyanite petite briolettes and peridot stones...metal is sterling silver...Oceanus garden earrings

Kyanite and Silver Necklace


Artist Statement: Kyanite is an unusual stone - semi-translucent, blue-green in color with gray and black streaks. Depending on the lighting, you can see it glow with silvery highlights.

I've combined these kyanite "spears" with sterling silver beads, and have attached it to a sterling silver chain. This necklace hangs 18.5 inches, and is fastened with a sterling safety clasp.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Glamorous Gray Dress or Skirt


Artist Statement: Pretty & Glamorous black halter dress..

The dress can also be worn as a skirt (front strap or side strap hanging down)
Has graphic design strap with adjustable coconut shell buckle
You can wear it with or without the buckle..

the one that you can wear in any occasions
Made from 100% Cotton ..So Soft & Comfortable!!
Easy to match with simple top and your favorite flat or high heels

How to wear: tighten or loosen the strap by pulling both straps for best fit

Free-size (please check the measurement)

Measurement: (item laying flat)
---Wear as a dress--
Chest Max: 38 inches
Hip: free

---Wear as skirt---
Waist Max : 38 inches
Hip max : 51 inches
Length : 30 inches

Satellite Tee



Artist Statement: This unique graphic tee has a way cool space satellite on the front screenprinted by hand on a super comfortable American Apparel Tee from Critterjitters. Space shirts are waaay out there!

This visually stimulating graphic tee features a space satellite of unknown origin printed with black & white ink on an incredibly soft Raspberry American Apparel Womens 2102 Shirt. It was designed by the space cadet designers here at CritterJitters.

Bring a bit of age old space race culture into your day with this totally original, cool graphic tee design from critterjitters!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dick and Jane Necklace


Artist Statement: These covered buttons were made from pages of 'Dick and Jane'- The whimsical buttons are linked together with sterling silver rings and finished off with sterling silver chain and clasps.

The buttons vary in size from 1" to 1.5" and are all pressed by us- making custom orders for button necklaces a natural match!

The lightweight nature of the buttons makes for a comfortable necklace that is big enough to make a statement.

Each necklace is one of a kind.

Conceived of and executed in Brooklyn, NY.

Approximate measurements
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taken from the inside circumference from clasp to ring

Length: 17"

The distinctions in color on the sterling silver are created by oxidizing to various degrees.

Upcycled Negative Earrings


Artist Statement: These earrings are a show stopper!

They feature recycled vintage 8mm film negative strips, on hypoallergenic hooks, and vintage silver plated chain.

Light, they dangle down a fabulous 12 inches (30 cm) long.

The necklace is NOT included, but it is available! Please check out the shop!

Recycled jewelry? How eco-chic!

Prices in USA dollars (USD$).

Swirl Earrings


Artist Statement: October is right around the corner and I just love it's birthstone, Opal. Maybe it's because my birthday is in October, but this milky stone is one of my favorites. And these earrings are so amazingly unique and fun. They feature gold curled wire with beautiful opal Swarovski crystal attached to the center swirl. The ear wire is a gold hook with a rubber ear stopper. A very lightweight pair of earrings that is sure to get you noticed!

Also available in silver, just convo me!

Length is approx 2 3/8 inches from the top of the ear wire.

These earrings will come shipped in a cute gift box ready for gift giving along with ear nuts for security while wearing.

Please check out my shop policies or convo me with any questions. PayPal payment id due within 48 hours of purchase.

Champaign Rose Wing Earrings


Artist Statement: Gorgeous Iridized Chanpaign-Rose brass angel wings,Hand made Brass earwires.

Long and beautiful earrings.

Measure 2 3/4 inches long.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sacred Grove


Artist Statement: This charming lariat style necklace features large golden oak leaves with copper acorn charm embellishments. The darker patina of the acorns and chain provide a rustic contrast to the elegant antiqued gold leaves.

Measures 20" long, the leaves are an additional 1.5" each, total is 23".

See matching earrings in my shop!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Purpleberry lampwork bead earrings


Artist statement: The Purpleberry earrings feature beautiful borosilicate lampwork beads by glass artist Michael Robbins. They are in shades of purple with lots of opaly details.

I've accented the lampwork with sparkling Swarovski crystals in amethyst purple and used gleaming Bali sterling silver bead caps to further enhance the design.

These little beauties hang about 1 1/8 inch from the bottoms of the sterling earwires.

This is an artisan crafted piece designed and created by me in my home studio with the finest materials and attention to detail. Be sure to check out my other Pink Martini Boutique Originals by searching TPMB.

Woodlands Necklace


Artist Statement: Another piece from my woodland inspired series. The big pendant featuring an illustration from my own drawing of deer and squirrel, and cute animals that I love in a woodland. Made of brass and cut every details by hand. Dimensions of the pendant are approximately 8x5 cm. Hang on brass chain length 34 cm.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tensha and Vintage Brass Necklace


Artist Statement: I was so excited when I found these Japanese tensha beads. They're so different in shape, size & pattern than anything else I have ever seen. I used them together as the focal in this necklace with some wonderfil aged 'mother-son' chain. Finished off with a lobster clasp.

*♥* Materials *♥*
•brass filigree beadcaps
•egg shaped tensha beads with blue rose decal
•brass 'mother-son' chain
•brass lobster clasp

*♥* Measurements *♥*
16” (approx 40.6cm)

*♥* Terms *♥*
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Vintage 60s Wool Coat


Artist Statement: Vintage Purple Wool Dress with ruffles around collar and cuffs
circa 1960s
Made by Landmark
Measures 17.5 inches across shoulders
25 inches across bust
22 inches across waist
24 inches across hips
41 inch length
18 inch length sleeves
In ok vintage condition-- multiple small holes

Please feel free to send me a conversation with any questions you have or if you would like a domestic or international shipping quote based on your specific location.

Goldies


Artist Statement: This piece of art is Women's size 2XL. It is 65% Polyester and 32% Rayon and 3% Spandex so there is great fit to the fabric and it has a great form.

The painting on the T is one of kind you will never see someone else with this shirt nor will you find it again, which is the unique nature of it being hand painted. The Goldies are adorned glass rhinestone just to add a little glitz to this energy saving creature.

The ink used on this garment is permanent dye so there is no difference of feel where the painting is or isn't.

The dye and ink can be delicately washed (or hand washed) inside out and Hang dried. These inks are water resistant, heat set ( although it claimed this was not necessary I took the liberty), chlorine resistant (not recommended on this though). This is truly a one of a kind.

Well let me know if you have any questions, if you would like to see some more of my work please go to www.kurtisrykovich.com. If you would like a custom tee and you like my work send me a conversation and tell me a little bit about yourself ( I make these images custom to your personality and tastes) and your size and I will be able to answer any questions. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!

Oh this also comes beautifully wrapped ( because I am good like that ..... haha). And will contain washing instructions. Shipping is very prompt

High Waisted Victorian Pleated Skirt


Artist Statement: Red Beige Brown Floral Cotton High Waist Victorian Long Pleated Full Skirt

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*The pictures are taken againist a white wall with white lights on. So the actual colour of the item might be a little darker.*

*We only stock a SMALL amount of fabric for each style, so hurry up or your loved style will be gone.*

Model: 5.38 feet, 33.5-24.8-33.9 inch; 1.64cm,85/63/86 cm

[Fabric] Fine floral thick cotton, fully lined with cotton.
Ruffle: red silk-like chiffon.

The skirt has 2 layers of cotton, and it has very large hem, so it is very warm to wear in Spring/Autumn/Winter.

*please noted that it will be a little difficult to zip up where the skirt part meets the waist band part because there is a big angle between the skirt and the waist. It is the nature of the design, not quality problem. The zipper we used is the top quality one.

[Size] Custom order to make. Please let me know our measurements on
1)height
2)upper waist (just 1 inch above your belly button)
3)waist (around your belly button)
4)lower waist (just 1 inch below your belly button)

*The waist band part length in the middle part: 12cm/4.7inch; in the side: 10cm/3.9inch.

The skirt is a high-waist calf length skirt. If you want the length to be knee high then please specify when check out. We can also make it full length to ankle, but it will cost 10% more for extra fabric, labor and shipping.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Flapping Grace Dress


Artist Statement: JIBRI classic cut fitted dress with detailed geometric flaps. Cap sleeves add the perfect touch of sophistication. Knee Length. Invisible Back Zipper. High quality Suiting. Perfect all seasons. Perfect work to play look. Effortlessly Stylish and flattering for most body types. Available in sizes (14-24).

Shown in Wine. Also available in Gray,Plum, Black, or Olive Suiting or Sateen.

Contact seller with size request and/or personal measurements with your order.

Aqua Octopus necklace


Artist Statement: Aquamarine Octopus with purple spots has 6 hinged tentacles with visible pink suckers. charm rests on 16" silver tone chain with a silver tone ring clasp at back. scanned from an original Gretchen Diehl drawing and coated in krylon crystal clear for maximum durability. multiples available upon request, message seller for details.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sweet Leaves


Artist Statement: I made this pair especially for the European Street Team Challenge hosted by Blueterracotta. The theme is 'enchanted forest'

Beautiful light green enameled leaves with a little lavender czech glass flower on top, the handmake hooks are sterling silver. The leaves measure about 1,2 cm / 0,47 inches

Limited edition

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fairytale Hair Jewels


Artist Statement: The first hair jewels I made I loved so much that I kept for myself! I showed the pictures for my portfopio and people have been asking for another and here it is!

The Mermaiden's Hair Jewels have been inspired by the merfolk, perhaps mermaiden princess.

Peacock fresh water pearls crown a slab of dyed mother of pearl which centers the piece. Rose quartz beads acompany the design along with a vintage topaz toned rhinestone at the very top.

An intricately hand carved organic design with pearls and tendrils in hand painted silvered plum and gold tones form this piece, with antiqueing washes for an ancient, found treasure look.

On each side, integrated eyelets with lavender czech glass beads and brass elements hold the piece fast to a barette of 5cm in width.

Underneath, a brass tone chain drapes and holds a lavender czech glass bead rondelle with brass elements, a champagne toned fresh water pearl, and a gold toned czech glass bead finding in the shape of a seashell.

These Fairytale hair jewels are a one of a kind creation by Lorianne Jäntti for Plumevine.

Approximate measurements:
total length (including chain and drop): 14cm
width: 8.5cm
width of hair barette: 5cm (medium size)

All Plumevine pieces come tastefully gift-wrapped.

For more unique Plumevine Fairytale jewelry, please visit my website at http://plumevine.com

Mucha Art Nouveau Headpiece


Artist Statement: This listing is for one Custom Art Nouveau Mucha Headdress that will be made with the colors you choose.

The five photos provided give you and idea of the range of colors that can be used.(These exact pieces are not available as they were custom made for Courtney Love, but they give you a good idea of how pretty these are!)

This listing includes:

Up to Two side filigrees

Up to three colors of vintage glass and crystals

Your choice of metal finish.

Either black/silver
OR
antiqued bronze/copper

All main componets are hard silver soldered to a hand-forged metal double band base and the filigrees are lined with matching leather, ultra suede, silk, velvet, etc...