Monday, November 24, 2008
I'm so excited and happy to announce this event! We (as super talented artists of different mediums) are having a steamy hot holiday craft show this Saturday! Most of the info is on the invitation. If you are close by, just come in and see all the great lovingly handmade unique items from fellow Etsy sellers, and shop till you drop for the loved ones and most importantly for yourself!
There will be all kind of fun things happening there, hourly gift drawings, food, music etc.!
Here are the artists who will be there for you, if you like to peak at some of the items there will be at the show;
Posted by Derya at 7:58 PM
Thursday, November 20, 2008
I feel so honored to be featured at one of the fellow etsy artists' blog http://www.smashgirl.blogspot.com/ . She wrote about my blog and my jewelry designs under her "cool blogs from cool people' series, she had many wonderful things to say which made me very emotional to be recognized like that!
Also, she is from Orange County, CA too! Check out her etsy shop to see her beautiful mosaic decorative items! I'm especially loving this 'Welcome With a Cherry on Top Sign' she made, it looks very yummy!
Posted by Derya at 2:03 PM
Sunday, November 16, 2008
She is one gorgeous young lady who knows how to work her style and write about it in her blog http://frocksandfroufrou.blogspot.com/ . I was so happy and honored when I found out she had a review in her blog about my poppy earrings she has purchased from my Etsy shop short while ago! She is wearing them in the photo above, and looking all cute and sexy! ;)
I feel lucky to find out about her blog this way, because I always go back and enjoy reading about her shopping experiences and always wonder what kind of a new look she will create next!
You can read the whole post here in her blog!
Posted by Derya at 10:42 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
For the last project (after the brooch project I posted about earlier), we need to make a necklace with repetitive images. These are the pieces I'm working on..
This is my sanctuary ! My metalsmithing classroom, it is where I forget about everything and just focus on my metal. I'm so sad the class is ending soon, but no way I'm leaving my metals.. Do you see the roller on right bottom corner? I'm having an affair with that thing! ;)
My sweet friend Kathrine loves robots, so she made a cute little robot brooch in the class! (The lockers' color was matching perfectly with her work apron, that's why I wanted to put two photo together!)
This is a brooch made by one of my classmates a lovely lady, I had to take a photo of it, because I think she did an amazing job with the texture on the fishes and the colors with the heat treatment!
And the fires today.. I'm in Orange and that's how the sky looked when I came back from the class today. My heart goes to all those people who lost their homes to the crazy fires. Sad sad..
Posted by Derya at 11:49 PM
Friday, November 14, 2008
The last show I did was pretty great! I had so many great responses from people about my jewelry. Especially my wallpaper necklaces got the most attention, everyone wanted to touch them to see what they were made of, then when I popped the news 'I made them with wallpaper!', they seemed pretty amazed! :)
One of the ladies who purchased one those necklaces didn't let me package it because she wanted to wear it right away. She came back 20 minutes later and told me that she already got so many compliments and wanted to share that with me! I was proud of course!
So having said that, I was inspired to make another piece, so I'm working on it right now. You can see the pieces together above in the photos, I'm liking the combo very much! I'll post the finished photos here soon..
Posted by Derya at 12:51 AM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
As promised; my firs finished piece at the metalsmithing class! This is a brooch I made from copper. It is pretty detailed, which is not surprising coming from me if you are familiar with my designs! :) The image was inspired from a painting, I played with the lady figure a little bit and change it as I wanted, I LOVE it, I hope you do too! It is kinda naughty.. :P
Now, I'm working on my next project, which is gonna be a necklace with repetitive images. I'll post it too, when it is done!
Posted by Derya at 2:24 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
My bubble tree necklaces were off to shelves from my shop, so I decided to make 2 new versions of them. They are both amazingly beautiful, with their organic yet delicate appearances. One is in kelly green, with smooth bubble glass pendant, the other one is named 'ice tree' in light rose pink with faceted chandelier like glass pendant.. They are both one of a kind and freshly listed in my shop!
The best thing about these necklaces is that you can wear the pendants separately by simply sliding off the glass pendant from the chain. It is like buy one get one free, ;).. Click on the photos above to see more pictures and read about the details..
Posted by Derya at 3:40 PM
Monday, November 3, 2008
This is the one I was telling you about in my previous post. I'm very happy and excited about it, so natural and organic look, kyanite stones with blackened sterling silver.. My inspiration was the photo I took in Monterey, with the seaweeds floating on the surface of the water..
I just listed the necklace in my shop, so you can read more about the details here!
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Posted by Derya at 1:39 PM
I always have a hard time finding a good opening sentence when I'm writing a new post, struggling between if I should directly get into the subject or say hello first? Anyway, I think I just wrote that opening sentence, so I can get to the subject now.. Wheew!.. ;)
I had a fun and relaxing Sunday. I wasn't feeling like going out due to my aching back and upper arms because of the long metalsmithing class the day before, but I literally forced myself to have a shower and dress up, then let my honey take me out somewhere.. We didn't have much of a plan, but decided to just go to Newport Beach first and drive from there by the ocean towards south, and stop and walk if we see somewhere grabs our interest. Our first stop was a neighborhood by the water in Newport Beach . We sneaked into a gated community to be amazed by the beauty of the houses with fronts literally on the water, some had private beaches. It was so quite and there wasn't even one person on the street. We both felt like we were in a movie set. I wanted to take a few photos but then I imagined some rich person's bodyguard with black suit and sunglasses attacking me and breaking my camera like they do to some paparazzi, so I decided not to.. ;)
Then we headed towards Laguna Beach, but on our way we've seen an open house sign in another nice neighborhood so we headed there, we couldn't resist the opportunity.. ;) It was a huge house built in 50's, beautiful backyard, big windows allowing the light to fill the rooms, 4 bedroom and 4 bathroom, ah we loved it! The price was almost 3 million bucks, I still got the agent's card when we were leaving just in case I win the lottery soon. Wait, I don't play lottery! :P (This last part fit perfectly to the 'daily dream' part of my blog name)
We passed through Laguna Beach, one of my favorite places in the world, and decided to go to Dana Point which we've never been before. We ended up at the Dana Wharf , which was quite nice, did a little walking around (worked those legs up), checked a few menus from different restaurants, and my husband craved for Turkish food (of course!). So we decided to go back to Laguna Beach to eat at GG's! (great Turkish/Mediterranean food, highly recommended!).
The weather was beautiful the whole day, not too hot to walk, a little cooling wind, nice.. Although it got a little chilly when the sun was going down, we still sit outside to eat!
Here comes the new week.. I don't know how time flies so quickly! I have a big list of things to do in my head but sometimes it feels like there is not enough time to do them. Organizing my studio area and the rest of the apartment (to tell you the truth) is my priority this week! Everything is out of control again, and I started not finding things easily which drives me crazy..
Oki doki , I'm off now, leaving you with some photos from Dana Point. After I came home, I made a gorgeous necklace which I had the design in my head for a while, I'll post about it very soon!
Posted by Derya at 12:06 AM