Friday, May 9, 2008

Etsy's The Storque on Hungary

The very talented photo journalist/sociologist/glass artist Wild Judit - vadjutka - wrote a wonderful article about traditional and contemporary crafts in Hungary.

You can read it on The Storque, it's worth it! Just click on the photo below.

Oh, and this reminds me on a bracelet what I made some time ago:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I am featured on Cuteable

I am very happy, because the lovely Lynsey from Swirlyarts featured my marine ring on her wonderful and popular blog, Cuteable :)

You can find it here:

My ring on cuteable

Thank you, Lynsey!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

The PCAGOE of Etsy May Challenge - Winners

... and the winner is: ZudaGay and her amazing Cherry Blossom Spring ACEO. Congratulations!!

You can read about it more on the website of PCAGOE.

Today's Etsy finds - Green Felt

Green pops bobby pin by juliepersons

Moss pincushion by Ottoman

Funky felted grassgreen necklace by ArtMind

Jane's obsession by Balsam

Felted scarf by Karlita

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy May Challenge

The Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy May Challenge is up, and there are two cool prizes to be won.

This time the theme was FLOWERS!

Check it out and vote at

Thank you!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Today's Etsy finds - European Street Team

Spring Bracelet by byMarianneS

The Seedeaters Gift Cards by annarubyking

Pink Clovery by glasfaden

Mia Neck/Necklace by emmapardos

Your Multitask Bag by iragrant

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Today's Etsy finds - Polymer Clay

Spiced Cider by humblebeads

Antique Barn Buttons by saltandpaper

Winters Sleep Post Earrings by blockpartypress

Stacker Necklace by ovenfriedbeads

Butterfly Princess by dcdesigns

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today's Etsy finds - Ceramics and Pottery

Simple Tree by lgbrinkley

Vegan green dinnerware set by VeganDish

Ivory Spiral Porcelain Pendant by seaurchin

4 Spring Green Bowls by JDWolfePottery

4 Hot Cocoa Pots by khphillips

Friday, April 18, 2008

Today's Etsy finds - Metal

My Privat Map by lunaticart

Multi Metal ring by blindspotjewellery

Disc Rivet ring by ericburris1215

Waterlily Ring by amieplante

Front page day

Today was a great day, my treasury was on the front page of Etsy and later on the list by Pamela Angus made it to the front, with one of my rings. Thanks, Pam!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New line with mica effect

I created a new line of rings, using the "mica effect". It's very complicated to explain for me :), what it is exactly, so I borrowed a good explanation from the best collection of clay techniques, the Glass Attic:
"The metallic clays contain small flat flakes of mica, which after manipulation allow them to appear as either of two tones of the basic color used. If the particles in the clay have been "aligned" (with all their wide sides flat and facing the same direction), light is reflected from the clay in that area and it will appear to be very bright, shiny and pearlescent. If, however, the mica particles are randomly distributed thoughout the clay, or if the aligned clay is placed on its side so that what's seen is the edges of all the flakes, very little reflection will occur and that area will appear darker, dull and not pearlescent."

My favorite artist in this field is Grant Diffendaffer, you can check out his amazing work in his portfolio, especially his mica effect beads, or how he call them, the ghost image beads.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Long time no see

Well, I think it's time for a new start, time to work on my blog. I have to make myself a promise, that I write at least once a week :)

Today my treasury made it to the front page of, and I am very happy about it!

This is the one:

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Ok, I admit, she is my friend... But don't hold it against me, we all have the odd crazy one amongst ours! Read about her in her own words:

"I'm Kristina of Kankalinhats a Brighton based milliner/hat designer, I design and make mostly hairpieces and small hats (some people like to call them fascinators, but I think that word is just vulgar and sounds like an adult-toy, speaking of which one of these days I shall design a FASCINATOR fashioned of such a toy, now that sure will be FASCINATING ;-)) So after much deliberation the lovely Etsy UK street team came up with the idea to call my creations HATLINGS! So hatling it is, and I will not rest till the word will be included in the Oxford English Dictionary! Help me, and use this word (frankly, isn't it just so much CUTER than fascinator???) I think people don't wear enough hats! They are fantastic, make you walk tall, and make you and others smile, they look good on young and old, tall and short, skinny and voluptous classic and quirky! I especially feel that there is not enough stuff out there for the young audience, so I had them in mind when designing my current collection."

So there it is, what do you think? Will she succed? Will there be a head-wear revival? I do think that her "hatlings" apart from being beautiful also represent a much needed lightness and an element of FUN in our approach to everyday fashion. Fun??? Fashion??? YES I believe it's possible!!

You can find her work here:




Sunday, January 20, 2008

My earrings on the front page of

Yesterday the treasury what included my "teal flowers with a golden tint" earrings made it to the front page of Etsy. And they sold!

Thank you, Hhopper!

And, because of the front page feature, I also got my 300th heart and the Chrysanthemum necklace sold too!

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Yesterday I joined - finally! - the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy (PCAGOE). This is a great team, the members are all polymer clay artists who are selling their artwork on Etsy, joining them gives me the feeling a little of arriving at home :)

The next weeks I will show my favorite piece of art from each PCAGOE member's shop.

This lovely little turtle was created by Art by Lilin, you can find more cute little creatures in her shop.

In the shop of Anne White Designs you can find lovely jewelry what she makes with her beautiful polymer clay beads.

Amy and Whalen offer you a variety of beautiful polymer jewelry, art, and other goodies.

I you are looking for magical whimsy and joyful creations, you should visit Artsy Clay's shop.

Beadworx makes amazing polymer clay jewelry. She has a very smooth and elegant style.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I am featured on

Yesterday I signed up on the TalentDatabase, made myself a cute little portfolio and today I got a mail from them, says "Congratulations. Your listing has just been featured on the main page of the Fashion Portal channel in the TalentDatabase."

Wow! Well I don't know how long this fame will take, 15 minutes or a day, so I took a screenshot, just in case somebody missed it :)

There I am, on the right, two times, once in the featured zone and once in the popular today zone (click on the picture to enlarge).

Oh, and I also got a brand new, shiny badge :)


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