Saturday, May 21, 2011
Its Friday afternoon (well it was when i started writing this post )when a wonderful silence goes down on the world, at least on my "time zone"...
I'm not religious but I can feel the specialty of the hour introducing itself. I've had a hectic week as always and a wonderful workshop this morning with the most calm, peaceful and talented girls. It was our first meeting of a beginners group and I enjoyed every minute, it is so enjoyable when my students realize how simple crocheting with angels is and how achievable. until that moment they are usually skeptic if they will achieve the same level of work that they see on my designs, and Yes they can :)
But this is not what I wanted to write about today, I wanted to introduce you with a new love of mine, Rose Gold. A couple of weeks ago I purchased a small spool of rose gold filled wire, some in 0.3mm or 28 gauge (my default favorite wire gauge) and some thicker wire, so I can start exploring its behavior and potential and see if we have a click. I only just started and i can tell - YES YES YES, a summer romance has started blooming. One thing that does worry me is the availability, its not as common as yellow gold filled and many of the clasps and findings i love using are not available in rose gold, well, im not going to give up, i"ll have to tackle it creatively.
The first 2 designs I made are my crocheted pods on a hoop and my jumbo hoops , the pinkish rosiness of the rose gold looks especially wonderful with the grayness of the oxidized silver wire. I would love to hear which other designs you would like to see in rose gold....
enjoy your weekend !
Monday, July 6, 2009
It all started with a very dear client of mine that leaves in Texas, she was the first to challenge me with these scales of hoops, not sure I would have gone there if not for her...
When she first ordered the jumbo hoops as a special order I thought this was definitely the biggest I can go, I of course loved it and made a pair for me as well....
Then a couple of weeks later a biggest challenge came in the form of even bigger hoops.
She told me she would wear the jumbo (silver and gold) during week days and the giant on weekends.
The jumbo are 2.4" (6cm) and the Giant are 3.1" (8cm), and I have to admit it is "bigger then life"... but SO chic/unique, impossible to ignore.
If I could through a dime and make a wish I would love to see Penélope Cruz
wearing my giant hoops, who knows it might happened , maybe if i wish hard enough :)