Monday, March 15, 2010

Art Nouveau Floral Brooch

Artist Statement:  This is the first of a series of pieces I'm making using vintage pictures and art of women to create brooches and necklaces.

The picture is covered with a clear laminate then glued onto a piece of thin wood. That is glued down and then bead embroidered with the floral stitched on top of that. It is backed with a black leather and an edging is stitched to finish.

This piece measures 2 1/4" long and 2" at the widest.

The picture is from

Kitten Run In Through the Window

Artist Statement:  It is one of my first stitches ever!

I made it by hand and glued in a huge (2 inches diameter) wooden circle with little window.

Wear it on light/dark background, it looks fabulous both ways!!!!

Moonlight Mandala

Artist Statement:  Each of these brooches are made completely by hand and are incredibly unique.

Measure:5,8 centimeters(2.25 inches)

Thank you for visiting our shop!

Dandelion Wishes

Artist Statement:  A painting in wool, framed in birch, to pin on your lapel. This piece celebrates that flower that kids love and groundskeepers despise...the dandelion. It's a marriage of textural fiber and bark, and perfect for the nature-lover in you.

I've made felt by wet-felting wool roving in a gradient of colors; blue, green, and yellow, adorned it with a french knot dandelion gone to seed(notice the tiny puffs floating away?) and fitted it into a frame I made of birch bark. The sides have been left natural and the soft white of the bark is a nice compliment to the color it holds.

I've finished the back with a piece of black felt that I created from wool garments. A pinback has been sewn securely beneath the backing.

This piece is about 1.75" wide and is about .5" deep.

Made in my non-smoking home/studio

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Artist Statement:  One of a kind Bracelet of handmade millefiore polymer beads on elastic, each unique. The artist uses brightly-colored polymer in a traditional glass and clay technique. Colors will be as shown, individual bead patterns may vary. Signed on one bead.

Love Bird Rings

Artist Statement:  The Love Birds - An ancient symbol of love, fidelity, and freedom, these colourful rings are instantly recognizable as a special symbol, held aloft and proud for all to see.

The wearing of rings to signify commitment of various types dates back thousands of years; commitment to spouse, family, friend, country, religion or political organization. One does not need to wear a ring in order to remember or signify one's commitment; the ring exists as a celebratory reminder, not an obligatory device.

Each ring is handfabricated in Toronto at our shop TANK Jewelry & Beads. The glass and the silver work are done in house, and with great care and attention to detail.

You can ask about timing and colour prefereces when placing you're order, typically it will take minimum two weeks before we ship.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Queen of Wands

Artist Statement:  If you want these in silver instead..just say so in checkout..

Here is a pair of earrings symbolizing the smart, capable, organized, successful woman you are underneath the chai addicted, cartoon loving lazybones.

(oh wait...thats me..)


1.5 inches long. Fancy fancy crown charm and collaged image.

Sparkler Thread Earrings

Artist Statement:  This pair is sure to light up your lobes! A fun pair with a holo-weave that is sure to coordinate with any look and season. Spectacular sparkle!

Baby size

Sweet Summer Dreams

Artist Statement:  A truly unique, cheerful and chic bag for all your activities. Wear it with great pair of jeans or little dress - this bag fits with everything!

Wear it like pice of art because that's what it is!

This roomy leather handbag has made from soft light blue Italian leather. In front of the bag there are assortment of flower ornaments made of genuine leather and sewn to a bag, finally adorned with rivets.


Genuine Italian cowhide leather
Cotton lining
Antique gold hardware


10,2" high
15,2" wide
4,8" deep
14,4" rolled handles
a top-zipper closure 11,6"

Interior zip, wall and cell phone pockets

Clothing by liseth - thank you dear!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Square Hoops with Bright Red Crystal Earrings

Artist Statement:  These earrings are an amazing bright red. They feature square sterling silver hoops that have been hammered and have a brushed sterling silver texture that make them sparkle and shine in the light. They are adorned with three little cubic zirconia teardrops that dangle and dance with sass.

-cubic zirconia
-sterling silver wire

These earrings are 3.4cm long

They will come packages in a jewellery box that is ready for gift giving if you wish.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bronze and Gray Rings

Artist Statement:  A surprise inside!

I designed the inside of these rings to look as beautiful as the outside, and the contrast of the polished inside against the matte outside gives these rings a one-of-a-kind look. The subtle details are what make this wedding band set truly special.

Inside color: polished anodized bronze color
Outside color: matte gray

Titanium is naturally hypo-allergenic, light, and very comfortable to wear. To further increase comfort, I use a grinding method on the inside edges of the ring, which creates a bevel that is round not angular.

The rings pictured are 6 mm wide; however, they can be made wider, up to 10 mm, or narrower down to 3 mm, if desired.

I make these rings one at a time, by hand. Please see shop announcements for current wait time.

Also please specify your sizing when purchasing. I can make any size up to 15. Please note that titanium can not be re-sized, so take care when measuring and providing your sizing information.

Every ring will be delivered to you in a tasteful, gift-ready, and reusable tin.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cyclope Lapin

Artist Statement:  is an archival quality print of one of my paintings on wood. I found this beautiful, vintage, gold metal frame (with glass) and thought they were a perfect match (I actually almost kept this frame. It's one of the loveliest I've ever found). The print is mounted on an off-white board so it "floats" within the frame. I've signed, titled and dated it just under the print.

This piece is ready to be displayed as it has a fold out foot on the back (which is covered in dark burgundy velvet) so it can stand on its own.

Frame size; 5" x 7"
Image size: 3.5" x 5.75"

A Mysterious Hand

Artist Statement:  This listing is for 2 candle holders cut from reclaimed olde growth pine. The wood was once a floor joist from a 19th century Philadelphia house and bares marks betraying its past life. The pieces have been sanded and finished with 100 percent pure tung oil. They have been decoupaged with handpicked images from a Victorian Animal Bible from the 1800s. These images have been glued onto the wood with PH neutral adhesive and sealed with an acrylic sealer. Peg and Awl has been stamped into the bottom of each candle holder.

The 2 candles are 8in x 2in x 2in.

Each block includes 1 hand poured pure beeswax tea light candle.

If you would like more of the beeswax candles, please check out

Molecular Bond Pendant

Artist Statement:  A delicate glimmer of blue light hanging on a sterling silver chain.

First I felt the wool using hot water and soap. After leaving it to dry overnight, I embroider it with silver and contrasting cerulean thread, then attach it to sterling silver components, including a clasp I have hand forged and hammered.

The bead is attached to the chain itself, so the clasp will not slide around on your neck. It is also embroidered on both sides in case it flips over.

The bead measures approximately 3/4" (18mm) in diameter, and the chain is 22" (175mm) around.

Chocolate Delight

Chocolate Delight Scarf by Vital Temptation

Artist Statement:  This beautiful scarf was made with the traditional wet Nuno felting technique .

I used the combination of three shades of 100% Merino soft wool (Bitter Chocolate , Cinnamon Red and Ecru / Off White ) and Sari Silk to create the dramatic effect . A silk chiffon I used as a base.

The scarf looks great from both sides.It has elegance and comfort, easy to match and the perfect accent piece to go with your favorite winter or spring coat.

Wrap yourself in luxurious Merino natural fiber! It has soft texture and will be your favorite accessory to wear all season long. The scarf is very warm . It is a great accessory for the cold season.

Please Note:
The colors on the pictures can be a little bit brighter then they actually are.

Material- 100% Merino soft wool, Sari Silk
Color- Bitter Chocolate , Cinnamon Red and Ecru / Off White
Length- 38 Inches ( 97 cm)
Width -7.5 Inches ( 19 cm )
Base - silk chiffon
Added on Feb 27, 2010