Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Copy [Third Step]

To wear dreams on one's feet is to begin to give reality to one's dreams. Roger Vivier

Here's the first glimpse of my final object.
This preview image was one of the several resulting renders after building the object in Rhinoceros during Modeling and Prototyping classes oriented by Rafael Coelho.
I'm already starting the last task for The Copy project - making the real one in metal.
So, wish me luck!
Or even better... wish me perfection :)

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Ilusões II

- cut it all off.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Xmas!

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Portugal, Mon Amour

From now on, you can find a selection of my jewellery pieces available on this beautiful site > Portugal, Mon Amour by Vanda Noronha, along with other artists. They are all portuguese and foreign residents in Portugal.
Click on the image and take a closer look at the site. It's really worth it!

Monday, 21 December 2009

The Frontpage [Round Two]

This is unbelievable!
My shop is almost empty, still I made it to Etsy Frontpage once more :D
This time with my Lac Kitten Ring in a selection from Etsy Admin itself.
What can I say? They seem to like me :)
Thank you very very much!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Copy [Second Step]

How many is one? Deganit Stern Schocken

Form and stucture studies trying to achieve a new object that translates the symbolism attached to the first object, preserving it's main visual concept transformed by the process of copy.
A caged bird longs for the clouds Japanese Proverb

Friday, 18 December 2009

The Frontpage!

I couldn't believe it. I just got home from a class and found a message from a fellow etsian telling me that I made it to Etsy frontpage today! Thank you!
I'm a little sorry that I wasn't able to see my Bunny Ring there, but it's already sold.
You can still see the treasury that got it to that frontpage, it's the handmade for all.
It's amazing the amount of people that got to my shop, and I have a lot of new hearts :D
And my little Teddy Ring is in a gift guide.
That's it > Hooray!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Your Treasure, My Pleasure

I just love being featured in treasuries (I'm getting dangerously used to it ;)!
It's so interesting for me to see how other people insert my pieces in a whole unique context of their own. And today I found two rings from my I'm All Ears series in these thematic selections.
The first one, Eternal by 3SistersLove is featuring my Teddy Ring among beauty and poetry.
The second one, handmade for all by estasketch makes my Bunny Ring look like a tough guy.
And I think they look so perfect together, don't you?
Thank you both for including me in your excelent choices!
Click on the pictures to take a closer look :)

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was given this Beautiful Blogger Award last week (god, time flies) and here's my post about it as promised.
I was nominated by Magpienight, a crafty friend from Etsy, Twitter and Facebook (yes Maggie, now I'm also your fan on facebook ;)

The rules:
* Thank and link the person who nominated me for this award
* Copy the award & place it on my blog
* Nominate 7 blogs with links
* Tell you 7 interesting things about myself

And the nominations are (without any order of preference):
* A Handmade Revolution
* Nem Tudo O Que Luz É Ouro
* Nicola Reed
* Nauli
* Made By Fiera
* Vanilla Ink
* Sarah Finnigan Jewellery & Metalwork

And now for the random (I'm not quite sure about the interest of it) stuff about me:
* Cigarettes and chocolate milk are, in fact, a couple of my cravings as on that Rufus Wainwright song
* I always know where I'm going, but I'm constantly lost
* I'm a Gemini (both twins)
* I feed on chaos and beauty
* I've read The Satanic Verses twice
* Normal people scare me
* I want to believe

Well, that's it :D
Thank you Maggie!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

One, Two... Treasuries!

Yessss! The Golden Plague is featured in not one but two Etsy Treasuries :D
The first one with those warm shades, featuring my Long Stem Flower Brooch, is
Making a Splash! chosen by AREjewellery.
The second one 2010!, featuring my White Teddy Ring as the zero, is this creative assemblage by thepairabirds.
Thank you both for including my pieces in your lists!

Click on the images to get a closer look.

Friday, 11 December 2009

Hands Full

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. John Lennon

You must forgive me once more for not posting my Xmas Favourite Selection planned for Fridays on this blog, but this humble friend of yours is working harder than ever.
In between the classes I'm teaching and the ones I'm attending, I'm actually selling a lot more then I was prepared for :)
Happily exhausted, my hands are full of work. My head full of new ideas.
My heart is full of hope and expectations.

The Copy [First Step]

This is the first post about my journey in the Jewellery Design Post Graduation.
I'll be sharing part of my process, doubts and inspirations along the way.
So, under the "Post Graduation Notes" label, here's the beginning.

"One thing grows from another, towards a new creation" Deganit Stern Schocken

Inspired by this concept, the first task for the Jewellery Design Laboratory class oriented by Leonor Hipólito, is choosing an object and copying it.
This was my choice.
In the front is the copy I made of the original shoe on the background.
Let's see where these paper and fimo heels will take me.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Creative Spreader!

She wanted a Long Stem Flower. She also wanted a ring.
No rings in this Series yet - I said to her.
Ok - she said.
She picked a Long Flower Stem pin and turned it into an adjustable little ring.
Thumbs up for creative spreaders!

If you own a piece of The Golden Plague, you can send me a photo of yourself wearing it and join The Golden Plague Spreaders. I will appreciate it :)

Friday, 4 December 2009

The Lac Teddy Ring > WIN IT!

It's true! You can actually win my Lac Teddy Ring Number 1.
Rush to Design for Mankind and all you have to do is leave a comment on the post there.
Maybe luck is just waiting to smile at you :)

For more info and photos of this unique piece click here.
Straight to the contest click here.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Galeria de Paris, dia 5 de Dezembro

The Urban Craft Show at Galeria de Paris street where I'll be the 5th December from 7pm to 12pm.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Golden Teddy Strikes Again!

The first feature of The Golden Plague in a Gift Guide on Etsy!
And, in the Jewelry Category, the first square goes to... The Golden Teddy Ring :D
Oh joy! Thank you!

Free Shipping [Etsy&DaWanda] until 08-12

Every week until Christmas, you will have free shipping in a selection of products in my Etsy and DaWanda shops. This week until the 8th December, it's all Flowers on Etsy and the Silver Short Stories Series in DaWanda.
Click in the images above to go straight to each shop.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Golden Cherry Blossom

The Golden Cherry Blossom is a sterling silver ring with a pearl detail inspired by oriental flower drawings. I constructed it as if contours invaded the tridimensional space.
It's gold platted and then sanded in the edges to give it a vintage look.
The pendant flower in this ring makes it dinamic and playful.
It includes a special package.
If you'd like to see more photos and info just click on the picture.

Follow thy followers!

Last Friday I failed on my mission to post the Xmas Favourites Selection. So, this week, as an apology to those who follow this blog, my selection is made out of them.
I strongly advise you to pay attention to that window of followers in the right upper corner.
You will be amazed with the talented people in there. From Jewelry students, to artists and crafters, you will find a lot of interesting blogs and shops.
This selection is of some of those that have products available for sale online.
And they are:
After the Xmas Selections are over, I'll be posting my followers selected work from time to time (with the proper authorization from the authors).
Would you like to see your work featured?
Well, just have to follow me ;)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Timothy Adam's Etsy Top 10 [Thanksgiving Edition]

Every week, the metal artist Timothy Adam gives Etsy sellers the opportunity to enter his Etsy Top 10.
He's been doing it for 59 weeks, with 590 shops featured, 180,500+ views, and over 57 direct confirmed sales!
Besides being a successful Etsy seller himself, he's also the man behing some very interesting projects to help other artists finding the best ways to achieve success selling online.
Take a look: Handmadeology, Handmade Compete, Handmadeology University.
This week my White Bunny Ring was featured in his Etsy Top 10 - Thanksgiving Edition!
Thanks a lot Tim! It's a real honor :)

Monday, 23 November 2009

November Flowers

Thursday, 19 November 2009

She's a Spreader!

This beauty is a GoldenPlagueSpreader and she's wearing a specimen from the MicroPlanets' Bloom Earring Series.
Thanks for the photo, it looks perfect on you!

If you own a piece from The Golden Plague, you can send me a photo of you wearing it and join The Spreaders!
I'll appreciate it :)

Making a Wish!

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. Soren Kierkegaard

This Etsy Treasury by Nadene is a collection of wishful new and emerging Etsy sellers.
You can show us (my Golden Teddy Ring included) your support by just clicking in the image that leads you to the treasury page and leaving a comment there.
Of course, once you're there, you can also heart the products you like ;)
Thank you!

Friday, 13 November 2009

DaWanda [Are You The One?]

No one can possibly know what is about to happen: it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time. James A. Baldwin

This Friday I selected a few perfect products from DaWanda shops waiting for that sale which is about to happen for the first time.
They are:
*Aramar > Vintage Look Headband
*Monochromatic > Below The Branches Photo
*Emerald Lily > Galaxy Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
*Azuleterra > Papoila Necklace
You can click on the shops' names to go to their own DaWanda shops where you can find more about each one of them. Or you can click on the images or titles to get straight to the item's page with detailed info and more photos.
And you can be the one. The First One :)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

The Golden Plague Spreaders

I just created an album in The Golden Plague facebook fan page where you can find some photos of those lovely creatures that wear the jewelry I make.
If you own a piece from The Golden Plague, you can send me some photos of you wearing it and I'll post it right there :)
This gorgeous creature is a friend of mine from another part of the world and she's the first model to spread this golden plague (This is not me, scouts honor).

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

DaWanda present: Me!

Yes, my friends, I made it to DaWanda front page :D
Only a few moments ago I was checking my DaWanda shop and when I open the front page... there I was presented in the Designers & Creatives!
Another new shop in the Designers & Creatives is NotAllThatGlitterIsGold, featured in the first of my Friday's selection of favourites. Congrats Susana!

A really warm welcome!

I just found my White Bunny Ring in this very welcoming Etsy Treasury!
It was chosen by billiebrand and it's called "Welcome to Etsy!!!"
Click on the picture to see it closer :)

Monday, 9 November 2009


Do you need a special gift for your sweetie?
My Ruins Ring was selected for the Sweetie section of DaWanda's Gift Finder - unique gifts for unique people! Take a look :)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Etsy [Love at First Sight]

When I first thought of having my own Etsy shop, I went to the site just to look around. To have a keen idea of the competition, you know... But a few moments later I realized I was already falling for some of the things in there. Yes, I'm a woman and I'm caught by beauty.
So this Friday, to celebrate my opening on Etsy, I made a selection of etsian artists and crafters that [hand]made some of my favourite products.
And they are:
*Starry Blue Sky > Put on your Dancing Shoes - Signed Fine Art Photograph
*A Hint of Vintage Romance - The art of Jen > The Picture Bride - Neo Victorian Photo Collage Print
*Bags and Buds > Sister - Scrap Brooch
*Canadian Rockies > Tatissa - Jasper and Silver Rustic Necklace
You can click on the shops' names to go to their own Etsy shops where you can find more about each one of them. Or you can click on the images or titles to get straight to the item's page with detailed info and more photos.
Take a closer look and you will also fall for them!

The Golden Plague on Etsy!

That's right, I'm on Etsy!
The very first item is The Golden Teddy Ring from the "I'm All Ears" Series.
He's a loner for now, but not for long :)
You are all invited to take that first look at TheGoldenPlague.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

What I'm up to > Lac!

Take just a glimpse. Those are almost finished :)

Monday, 2 November 2009

Galeria de Paris, dia 7 de Novembro

An Urban Crafts Show at Galeria de Paris street, near Clérigos tower, where I'll be participating the 7th November from 7pm to 12 pm.

Friday, 30 October 2009

DaWanda [HandMade in Portugal]

Every Friday, from now until Christmas Eve, I'll be posting a selection of my favourite online handmade products.
Since I'm a portuguese in DaWanda, the first selection is dedicated to portuguese artists and foreign artists living in Portugal.
As I'm one of them, my ring is happily surrounded by these talented colleagues.
They are:
* MaryJohnofKings > Rhino brooch
* JessicaSimanowski > A Courageous Fish original painting
* eleanorot > Winter 09/10// red woolen dress
* NotAllThatGlitterIsGold > Floral bracelet
* An.A Design > Mini Felt Bag brooch
* TheGoldenPlague (it's me ;) > I'm All Ears [The Black Kitten] ring
You can click on the images or titles to get straight to the item's page with detailed info and more photos. Or you can click on the shops' names to go to their own spaces in Dawanda where you can find more about each one of them.
I hope you enjoy it!