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!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

The Micro Planets are Blooming!

I called these two pendants "Micro Planet's Bloom".
Handcrafted in sterling silver and pierced to make them visually lighter creating an interaction with the background colour. The thread is leather and you can adjust it as you wish.
Both of them are already available and you can see more photos and info at TheGoldenPlague, my DaWanda shop. Click HERE for the White one and HERE for the Black.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

In the end there can be only one

And the winner is...

-----------------> Kathleen Dalseno <------------------

Congratulations Kathleen! I'll contact you for the shipping details.
As for the rest of you, a big big thank you for participating.
I left a final message for you all in the comments box.
And by the way, check my interview in Jewels by Jules blog :)
Take care!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Win the Ring to fit your state of mind - Contest

"Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind. "
Mary Ellen Chase

Well, as Xmas is slowly comming our way, I've decided to anticipate it and give you a little scent of the season spirit.
So I'm giving you the chance to win one of these two handmade silver rings.
The first one is the "Ruins" Ring and you can see more info and photos HERE.
The second one is the "White Cherry Blossom" Ring and for more info and photos click HERE.
All you have to do is follow a few simple steps: first add yourself to my followers list on this blog, then follow my new fan page on facebook, follow me on twitter ( you can find the buttons in the right column of this page) and retweet this post as many time as you like. You can also share it with your friends on facebook or any other way, it's up to you :)
Last step: come back here and leave a comment telling me which ring would you choose for yourself and why.

And that's it. You can enter anytime until next wednesday and I will let you know the winner's name next thursday October 22.
The winner is picked from the comments, I'll verify if it's all ok and if I get more than one choice I'll choose the one with more rettwits.

Good Luck to all of you and thank you for participating!
Comments in english or portuguese, please.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Short story of the "Silver Short Stories" series

Once upon a time, when I started working as an illustrator, I explored the silhouette plasticity of positive and negative space. I could spend the whole day creating these little linked worlds.
Then one day, when I finished the couple inside the heart (in the image above) I thought it would look great as a pendant. This was the first moment jewellery got inside my mind.
I started looking for jewellery technical education to be able to make it myself.
In the learning process I was so excited about the possibilities of the metal working that I had new ideas to work on and put this initial idea into a drawer.
Now I feel it's time to take them out and see where they will lead me this time :)
You can find the beginning of the "Silver Short Stories" series in my DaWanda shop.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Silence is Golden

In this new edition of my "I'm All Ears" series I've golden plated all three sterling silver SecretKeepersPetRings. Then I opened the surface just enough to get some subtle silver rays to show up through their golden texture.
They are all ears for you as usual. Trust your deepest secret to one of them. They will carry it to the grave.
[The Golden Bunny] is already available in my DaWanda shop.

"Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity."
Thomas Carlyle

Monday, 5 October 2009

Halloween meets Valentine's Day [special edition]

Peças únicas - Pregadeiras Voodoo.
Antes de mais há que decidir o alvo.
Ele ou ela? Amor ou ódio?
Cada pregadeira traz três agulhas para utilizar (ou não) conforme as intenções.
Em prata 925, com pormenores rebitados em cobre, disponível na versão masculina "Voodoo Him!" ou feminina "Voodoo Her!".
Unique pieces - The Voodoo Brooches
First things first.

You need to decide who is your aim.
Do you love/hate him? Do you love/hate her?
Let the needles show how you feel.
Entirely handmade, sterling silver body and copper riveted details, the Voodoo brooches are available in the "Voodo Him!" or "Voodoo Her!" version.
You can wear them with or without the needles to match your disposition.