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.