fredag den 23. december 2011

Holiday jewelry...

Sorry the blog's been so quiet.
I haven't been making that much jewelry lately, since I've been very busy with school.
However I did make a christmas present for my aunt, that I wanted to show you.

The shape it very different then what I usually do, but I really like it.
Hope she will to...

fredag den 28. oktober 2011

New blog in Danish!!

I've decided to start a new version of this blog in my native language: Danish!

I will still continue this blog, the new blog however wont only be about jewelry making but about crafts in general.

So if you are one of my Danish readers, go straight to the new blog and sign up

onsdag den 21. september 2011

Elf Fantasy Fair - more pictures...

I have now returned from the most wonderful weekend in the Netherlands.
I met so many like minded people and had so much fun, I am diffidently going again.

I saw so many things that one blog post wont do it, so I'm just going to show you some of the amazing costumes today, and I'll be writing a bit about the shopping at the fair another day.

Not everyone was in costume, so if you don't like to dress up, it's still really fun to go and look at everyone else. But I really felt like I fitted in better when I wore my costumes.
Here's some of my favourites this year.

Family of vampires. Everyone was very friendly and didn't mind having their photo taken. 

The fair wasn't just for girls who likes fairies. 
There was a lot of staged fights and in general I think there was a lot to look at for the boys as well.

It was fun to see how really scary costumes like these, where mixed up with pretty Barbie like fairies.

Unicorn princess.

The fair was very family orientated as well. 
There where lots of children and many activities for them as well.
It was no problem getting around with a pram, so many people even brought infants.
Lots of people also came in wheelchairs and had no problems getting around.

It was a 7hour drive here from Denmark, but I think it was worth the long drive. 
The fair is really big, and we where really glad, we went both days, because we wouldn't have seen everything otherwise.

There was also a lot for science fiction fans. Here my Mum is petting a predator.

Starwars girls...

Lots of people brought their dogs as well. 
You can't see the dog, but this fairy is actually holding her little dog.

 I took a lot more pictures, you can see more HERE!

I changed my costume Sunday. I went as a sorceress and wore my dragon tooth I made from polymerclay.

I really recommend everyone to go. I never had so much fun before!
I think I will have a booth at some point. Not sure if it will be next year or the year after though.
See HERE when the next fair is!

lørdag den 17. september 2011

Elf Fantasy Fair 2011

This weekend I'm attending the Elf Fantasy Fair in Arcen, Netherlands together with my Mum.
For those of you who doesn't know the fair; CLICK HERE! 
The fair is for fantasy enthusiast and features alot of great bands, fantasy booths, but best of all almost everyone attending is in costume. 
So today I have talked with fairies, vampires, trolls, beasts of all sorts, steampunkers, goths, queens, princess and many other characters.

Very cool vampire girl!

We arrived very late yesterday to a wonderful hotel.
This morning we had breakfast and spend a couple of hours on doing our make up and putting on our costumes.


Some of you might remeber that I did a swap with Lotus, for one of her dolls. 

CLICK HERE for the post about the dolls! 
The dolls where for our costumes. 
We put the dolls on our bags to make them look more fantasy styled.

Mum with Lotus' doll.

The hats I bought from this great store on etsy;  Miss Purdy's hats

Me in full figure...

Our dress' are bought HERE!


I've taken a ton of pictures and I'll share them with you later.
I think I'll do a post about costumes and one about what you could buy in the booths.
For now I'll go to bed so that I will be ready for yet another day in fantasy land tomorrow.

mandag den 12. september 2011

Poison Ivy - Batman Villain....

I've made a piece for a contest on our danish jewelry forum
The topic this month was superheroes / villains and I choose Poison Ivy from Batman.

She is obsessed with plants and all her crimes are related to the protection of such.
I think she's one of the coolest characters in batman.

So here's my Poison Ivy bracelet;

mandag den 5. september 2011

Re- use old pieces...

Sometimes a piece just wont get sold. It just sits in the shop, collecting more and more dust. 
 If this happens I like to take a look at the piece again.

Perhaps it's just the pictures that need fixing.
I had this problem with my forest bracelet;

 Although the picture is clear enough, the bacground doesn't match the forest look. 
So I re-shot it.
Now it looks like this;

Sometimes a new picture isn't enough. I had made this moon set a year ago, and it never got a lot of views or much interest. So I decided to re-do the pieces.


It's a shame to waste something you've spend a lot of time on. 
Plus it's a great exercise for a creativity boost.

onsdag den 31. august 2011

10% discount for my friends on supplies from JustWire

Yesterday I wrote about  JustWires one day discount. 

Today I'm aloud to give you a private discount from the same store!!

As many of you might know, I always do my wire wrapping in pre-oxidized copper wire. 
I do this, because it saves time, money and it's better for the environment.
This wire I always buy from JustWire on Etsy. 
Because I mentioned his sale yesterday here on the blog, JustWire has decided to extend the 10% discount for all of my friends until til end of September. YAY!

All you have to do is use the code; FRIENDSOFCAMILLA when you make your purchase.

If you haven't tried oxidized wire before I suggest buying one of the "oxidized copper sampler" as pictured above, to get a nice selection of the different wire gauges.

A big thank you goes out to  JustWire for the offer.

mandag den 29. august 2011

Ssshh... A little tip!!!

My favourite wire merchant Dave, is having a 10% off sale today and only today...

This is where I buy my pre-oxidized copper wire, and copper bezel wire. 

So go and check it out!!

lørdag den 20. august 2011

Marie Antoinette...

I love this movie!!
Not so much for the story, I'm not certain it's actually historically correct, but for the costumes and beautiful colours. 
I can watch it again and again and feel inspired.
I've long wanted to make a piece inspired by the movie, and this weekend I did.

Available in my Danish online store HERE

The jewelry in the movie is actually a bit boring, so I didn't copy those.
Instead I was inspired by the colours and abundance in the movie.

For those who haven't seen the movie, here's the trailer:

fredag den 19. august 2011

New FREE tutorial!!

I've been updating all of my old tutorials, adding a few new tips and pictures.
As I got through them all, I decided that my very first tutorial should be offered to you all for free from now on.

So here it is; my Rose Pendant Tutorial

I hope you'll enjoy it :-)

søndag den 14. august 2011

Proud of myself...

I'm actually pretty proud of my newest piece. I wanted to use a briolet turned upside down, and I wanted the back of the piece, to be just as interesting as the front. With those two criteria for the design in mind, I created my newest design: Stormy Weather. 

 It took a lot of time to finish and get it just right, but I think it was worth it...

I will try to pay more attention to the back in my next pieces as well. I think it adds a nice finish.

I may turn this one into a tutorial. I'm testing it on JL, so if you want me to do it, please go VOTE!
I also put it up for sale in my Danish webshop, I'm currently not selling finished jewelry on any international sites, but I am working on a new artfire shop...

onsdag den 10. august 2011

Jewelry making tip: Chains!

I'm a student, so I don't always have a lot of money to spend on jewelry supplies, so whenever I can find some way of spending a little less money on materials, I'm a happy girl (And so is my husband)
One thing I hate spending money on, is chain. It's a big part of the piece, but I don't get to have a lot of fun with it. It's mostly just practical. But I was out shopping the other day at my local flower shop, and saw they had a bunch of gorgeous ribbons, and some of it was pretty cheap. So I took home a small selection and started playing with it, and I have to tell you I'm in love!!

Not only is it less expensive than metal chain (especially silver) but it also adds colour and texture to your piece.

Here's the latest piece I did with ribbon instead of chain. I love this leaf ribbon - it's perfect for my fairy pieces. I use the same method for attaching the ribbon as I do for leather cord. You can find my tutorial here!

So next time your out shopping keep an eye out for ribbons. I've found them in flower shops, grocery stores, craft stores and at fabric shops. I also tend to look for them whenever I'm travelling, it's a great souvenir and it doesn't take up much space in the suitcase.

lørdag den 30. juli 2011

Dragon Tooth and Cyclops Eye

I've had my 10 year old cousin staying for a week. 
He's really into real life role-playing, so we have been making jewellery for his costumes.
I dug into my polymerclay, and we made dragon tooths and cyclops eyes. 

Here's what came out of it, they may look at bit scary and bloody, cause we had just slayed the beast' ;-)

And here's my little cousins set - I think he's got talent...

I think they turned out so well, that I will be putting them up for sale....