Tuesday, September 14, 2010
In my view there isn't a better way to pass the holidays then the desert....
we made it a habit in the last couple of years to pack lightly and spend a couple of days in this incredible silence.
We like staying in farms, where you get max privacy, min noise and great comfort. This time we stayed in a place called Karmei Ovdat , a vineyard farm between Sde Boker and Mizped Boker.
We practically did nothing other then stare at the incredible views and dip in the special garden pools they built there.
It made me think it could be great going there for a couple of day just me and my wires....
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Happy new year everyone ! I'm going to the desert to relax for a couple of days and great the year to come... I promise to share some pictures when I'm back.
I'm not taking any wire nor hooks.... just my sketch book :)
SHANA TOVA ! שנה טובה ומבורכת
Posted by YooLa at 10:01 AM
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Do you know the feeling that suddenly the world is exploding of something that just got into your notion ? like when you are pregnant and suddenly you see so many pregnant woman that you wonder weather its the latest trend ...
This is how I feel about loops, hoops & bangles, up until I started exploring this shape I didn't give it much attention, I have a memory somewhere in the back of my mind that I had a pair of small silver hoops when I was a teen , but ever since then NADA/Niente/Rien ! did it just come back into fashion or was it always there and it was me that was away ..... ?
Anyway ever since it burst into my notion I became an addict, not only that I have now hoop earrings in 5 sizes giant, jumbo, large, medium and mini size. I also have bangles , in gold , in silver, in oxidized silver and in many bright colors such as red, orange, green and more.....
if you are crafty you are welcome to make it yourself , check my crocheted wire jewelry tutorials section on my etsy shop
Posted by YooLa at 3:13 PM
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The spiral shape has been accompanying me for many years now, it pops in and out of my designs, both on my industrial product designs and my jewelry.
As part of my constant search for new designs I developed a spiral that appears as the item itself rather then mere decoration.
I implicated it in 14k gold filled stud earrings that for unknown reason give me a vintage feeling and as a charm pendant on delicate chain.
Here are the images so you can get the impression yourself.
I examined this design also in color and its lovely, I made a pink - fuchsia pair for myself and will be defiantly make more.
I promise to share it with you once it is photographed.
Posted by YooLa at 3:40 PM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I know, I don't believe it myself.... from time to time i was getting inquiries about workshops, very polity (I hope...) I refused and offered to purchase my tutorials and enjoy my online help if it gets rough.
But lately after much consideration I decide Why not actually....
I decided to start with a short workshop of 3 meetings, starting right after the Jewish holidays when everybody can focus back on their life and start the new year with new interests.
Although I have been teaching in the past, this is going to be a whole new experience for me and I'm really excited about it, I know most of you live too far away to attend, but yet I felt like sharing this new idea going on.
לאור הביקוש (נשמע בנאלי אבל זו האמת....), אני פותחת קורס ראשון לסריגה בחוטי מתכת בו יילמדו יסודות השיטה ויתורגלו מספר דגמים שפיתחתי.
הסדנא תיערך בסטודיו שלי ביהוד באווירה נעימה ומוארת, עם ליווי אישי ותירגול.
הסדנא הראשונה בת 3 מפגשים תתקיים בתאריכים 8.10 15.10 ו 22.10, ימי שישי בבוקר 9:30 עד 12:00.
את פירוט תכנית המפגשים, המחיר ותנאי הרשמה ניתן לקבל באימייל.
למי שפחות מכיר אותי, כמה מילים על הרקע המקצועי,
שמי יעל פלק אני מעצבת תעשייתית עם 15 שנים של ניסיון , מרצה לשעבר במרכז לחינוך טכנולוגי בחולון ובעלת תעודת הוראה .
בשנים האחרונות במקביל לעבודתי כמעצבת מוצר התמחיתי בעיצוב תכשיטים ואובייקטים מחוטי מתכת, השתלמתי בתחום בשוויץ ופיתחתי שיטה ודגמים מקוריים .
התכשיטים שאני מעצבת נמכרים ברחבי העולם דרך האינטרנט ובמספר חנויות מוזיאון וגלריות בארץ ובחו"ל.
בחנות האינרטנט שלי ניתן לרכוש מלבד אובייקטים גם הוראות באנגלית ללימוד עצמי למספר דגמים.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
What would be a more perfect timing for writing about Brides and weddings then now, when we are in the middle of THE wedding season. I must admit that i myself got married in the winter but i totally understand people that want to celebrate in the summer, everything is bright and open and happy.
People have been telling me for a long time now that several of my jewelry are perfect for brides, and that i must find a way to offer my relevant designs for brides, either for themselves or for their bridesmaids.
So I decided that as a start i will make it easier for brides to be to find me, i started a section on my etsy shop dedicated to Bridal jewelry where i gathered all my items that i think match best this category.
If i try to describe what goes into this category, i picked the items that are especially glamorous and that give a sense of elegance and sophistication, pearls certainly go into this category as well as bright silver and gold.
I can already write some success under this category and cant wait to get photos from my brides and bridesmaids.
Posted by YooLa at 6:26 PM
Monday, July 5, 2010
July is here , with so many blue, red ant white events that I was inspired to explore this color combo.
First there is 4th of July, United states independence day, then we will be "celebrating" the tour De France together with the Bastille day, Le 14 Juillet on the 14th.
I started with my sunflower design trying to combine all three colors in different order to see how it works together. red, blue and silver or silver as a separator between the blue and red. I think the outcome is very festive, sort of medals.
These three "medals" intrigued me to explore some more and for the first time ever I combined more then one color into my pod shaped beads, this time I already knew I would like the silver to separate between the blue and the red. I made one and then another one.... and decided it would look just great on my pod hoops design.
The most interesting thing is that I will defiantly be checking some multicolor designs in the near future and hopefully come out with a whole new collection....
enjoy the celebrations !
Posted by YooLa at 9:20 AM