Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Touch of Africa

The last few days were dark! A lot of rain and no much light!
But this morning I woke up because of some rays of sun peeping through the curtains, Yay! Really makes my mood a lot better!

Kids have holiday now and the eldest is experimenting with cooking. Well it results in a very messed up kitchen, but it's worth it! Yesterday she made oven potatoes, not only looks yummie, also tastes delicious!

I managed to take some pics today of unfinished necklaces,
African Inspired (what else, my thoughts are with hubby and Meron in Ethiopea:-))
These necklaces are so very me: a mix of materials,
- some of African origin (Ethiopean silver and resin)
- a natural touch (handmade merino felted wool pebbles)
- Fair trade Vietnamese silk
- a repurposed (vintage) touch: vintage buttons and African Trade beads.
I already took some pics of the necklaces but I have to finish them now with a nice vintage button to make a closure.

hm, I am sure African women would wear them in a bunch around there neck;-)
But I am convinced, with wearing only one you can make a real statement too :-)


Tea said...

These necklaces are marvellous!
I think that you have a real "gift" in creating jewels mixing colors and materials!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

These new necklaces are gorgeous! Love the all the colors together. The buttons are fantastic as well. And the photo of the potatoes makes me hungry. :)

vadjutka said...

they look gorgeous together - I would wer them together for sure! :-)

Monica said...

Those potatoes look delicious and your necklaces are so full of beauty and brightness!

alteaperle said...

All together your necklaces are stunning, but also just one of those can make one's day!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Those are beautiful--I have a particular fondness for Africa, and those really look African!

kraplap said...

beautiful necklaces Greet ! and those buttons are so yummy ! Did you hear from hubby already ?

fleurfatale said...

Thanks girls!!!
Petronella, I don't hear much , but I know that the communication from Jima is difficult!

BlueTerracotta said...

What amazing necklaces! I love the the colors and textures :)

Kuutydruk said...

Wow, these are truly amazing necklaces!

Babongo Handmade said...

It looks awesome, I'd love to wear them all together :)
Love the colours too, Greet. Well done!

Anniki :) said...

The necklace is so beautiful!

Maria "Two's Ruse" said...

wow,that's quite a fusion of textures!
Did you make all bead by yourself (felt and other fabric beads)?