Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Latest Additions

FABULA Christmas collection is almost ready. It was a crisp sunny day, so I decided to take a few photos out on the terrace. Gogol, my dog was impatiently waiting for his walk in the mountains.

All necklaces and earrings are made using semi-precious stones, recycled and new chains, vintage metal elements and found objects such as a link from an old chandelier.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Colour Inspiration

Autumn treasures that I bring from my walks in the mountains and local markets. I love this time of the year!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Ultimate Recycling

Forget about jewellery made from plastic bottles, bags from car tyres and purses from beer cans. Talk about the ultimate recycling: beautiful houses built with all the above trash!

I have just watched a fantastic documentary called 'Garbage Warrior' about Michael Reynolds, an eco-architect who can free people from landfills, utility bills and mortgage payment. Far from a hippy or utopist, Reynolds is a down-to-earth passionate hard-working man who provides a practical solution for easing the burden that we humans put on the environment. I am not into the idea of happy community living but I would certainly love to live in one of the houses built by Reynolds!

Watch the documentary here

Monday, October 17, 2011

Brazilian Jungle Tamed

Who said that Brazilian tree seeds are only for tribal looking jewellery? Look at my new creation: the seed is set on a vintage golden chain with rhinestones, a bow hat pin and a pea-shaped green turquoise bead finish it off and, voilĂ , the jungle is tamed!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Goodies

I have listed new designs in my shop. Vintage Murano glass beads, vintage chains, reclaimed metal and textiles all feature in the FABULA autumn collection. I am finally using the treasures that I have had for a while now: vintage beads that I bought on my flea market hunts, vintage Murano glass beads that were given to me a by a kind stranger who was retiring from his once thriving jewellery making business few years ago, old bangles that I rescued from a friend who was putting them in the bin.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

New Treasures

I went on a treasure hunt around old shops in the area a few days ago. And here is what I found: funky vintage belt buckles from the 70s and 80s and unwanted colourful bangles. They will be all turned into eco-fabulous jewellery in the next few weeks. Watch this space!

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Magic of Red Cabbage

More experiments with natural dying. Such prosaic vegetable as red cabbage can help to create amazing shades of blue on vintage lace and textile!