Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lovely tune

Thankyou Mella for sharing.


New listings on Etsy

In the shop now.

How's this weather? It's utterly miserable here. Although perfect for the Star Wars trilogy me thinks (the original and the best).

Alisa x

Friday, September 16, 2011

Looks I'm-a-diggin...

I've been having a lot of fun dolly-ing up of late. Here's my inspiration for Spring....

1. Steven Tyler....I  love this man.

2. Molly Ringwald. Particularly in "Pretty in Pink"

3. Katherine Hepburn

4. Kate Bush

5. Cyndi Lauper

6. Stevie Nicks

Who are your fashion icons at the mo? I'd love to find out!

Alisa x

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Commissioned Vintage Doily Necklace

This is one serious necklace folks.  A special commission for one of my vintage doily necklaces in black and gold. It looks amazing on and although it appears heavy, it's very light to wear.

Now that the weather is warming up I'm working on a few more of my larger necklaces. They're the perfect accessory for Spring as they can dress up the simplest garment. I'm thinking a yellow one is next on the list.

Alisa x

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spring inspired jewels

The weather here has been so beautiful of late. Spring has brought new inspiration for a few new pieces. I'm loving wooden beads mixed with gem beads, ceramic beads and vintage lace. Some of these beads I've had for yonks, given to me by friends or sourced at various garage sales. However some are brand spanking new, like the beautiful round patterned wooden beads in both necklaces. I'm a sucker for love hearts!

I've been waiting to use this carved jade piece for a few months now. It's quite large with a diameter of 5cm but I think it works well within the necklace.  The diamonte circle was a buckle, sourced from a garage sale, along with a broken necklace of hexagon shaped cinnabar beads. I've featured a couple of them in these earrings..... 

I'm on a bit of a roll and  whilst I love this renewed energy, my house is suffering terribly for it! I need to work on my time management so that other things get know, things like grocery shopping, washing clothes AND hanging them out, doing dishes, changing sheets, vacuuming.....all that jazz :)

I'll get there one day.

I hope you all have a lovely afternoon. I'll be spending mine gobbling on fresh mangos...Yummo bummo!

Alisa x

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pretty sky

I just wanted to share with you the pretty sky in Rylstone. There's a storm brewing but thankfully it has missed us, and my washing.

The girls are out back squealing with delight as dadda takes them for a ride on his latest project... a very old (and rather noisy) ride-on mower.

Me? I'm in the kitchen enjoying a glass of red with Geppetto on my shoulder.....his butt in my face (noice), listening to The Shangri-Las whilst dinner is bubbling away.

The first day of Spring is finally here. Thank goodness for that!

Alisa x