Raw Amethyst rings in a nutshell

Raw Amethyst Rings in a nutshell

I love these Raw Amethyst Rings mostly because of their natural witchy look.

It took me some time to discover that wire wrapping rings are not only about round beads.  I’ve always known that this technique has some limitations, therefor using round beads with holes was the easiest way. But when you work with wires long enough, you start searching for other ways, other materials. Using more rough gemstones was an obvious next step. I was searching for a more natural and wild outcome and this match of copper and raw beads was exactly what I wanted.

The only thing which would be a bit challenging when I use this type of stone is the hole which is usually smaller than I would wish and demands from me using a small gauge wire. I always try to attach the beads as firmly as possible and with thin wire, there is always a danger of breaking it if the stones move too much. Yet, with the right wrapping stone is set very steady.

Lately, I’m starting to combine the crystals to have more magic in them (you can see two stone ring here) and although wire wrapping has its limitations, and it’s not so direct as other types of art, it gives also a lot of possibilities which I still have to explore.

Moominpappa at Sea

„It’s strange,” Moominmamma thought. “Strange that people can be sad, and even angry because life is too easy. But that’s the way it is, I suppose. The only thing to do is to start life afresh.“ 

Tove Jansson,  Moominpappa at Sea

From a seed

I grow this beauty from a seed!

It’s maybe not a big thing since it’s just an ivy (which grows and blooms A LOT, even though the pot is small, and sometimes I forgot to water it) but still. I’m a bit proud of myself here. It starts slowly dying now because the weather gets quite cold in the night but when the time comes, I want to harvest the seeds from this crop and put them in the ground next spring. That’s what I call a good plan

Frydlant Castle

Frydland Castle
Frydland Castle

Visiting Frydlant castle was a quite charming experience. Beautifully situated, surrounded by high walls and old trees. Standing in a stunning rural surrounding.

Outside was as charming as the inside (but you can take photos only outside!) I think we didn’t visit even half of the castle, yet it was enough. Believe me, you can get really tired by walking slowly even through part of the rooms. I can imagine that those types of places are “usually” huge. Living in such castle had to be kind of difficult thing, even just taking the distances into consideration. On the other hand, I assume it was difficult mostly for the help, and not the privileged owners.

I have to admit, that I take a strange pleasure to look at those decorated old interiors. Filled with beautiful furniture (sometimes quite strange looking) and charming decorations. I always try to realize that there were real people living there in the past. That portraits which hang on the walls are not only pretty pictures but they presenting real people, long gone now. I was never interested in them, as they usually picture strange-looking old guys in out-of-date clothes. But just imagine, how fun would it be if they would be your family. Looking at the paintings and seeing uncle Fredrik here, auntie Katerina there… Visiting old castles is like going back to the past, just for an hour or two. 

Frydlant Castle is a beautiful place, a place with a rich history, so definitely a great place to visit if you have few hours to spend while driving nearby.

Frydland Castle

Lady of the forest lake collection

Lady of the Forest Lake Collection
Lady of the Forest Lake Collection

Lady of the Forest Lake collection is the first one I’ve made for a long time. I usually try to group my jewelry in more or less precise themes, but I don’t give it too much attention. I make what I feel and my feelings are chaotic. But I do like order sometimes and it seems something worth aspiring to. More precise ideas and messages which jewelry could transfer seem to me more direct and clear.

So I’ve made a collection where the main feature was mossy agate and dark green color. Lade of the Forest Lake Collection is all about dark shades of green. This hue which only forest lakes have. Deep, a little bit mysterious but not obvious. Color of the lakes which are Hidden from the eyes of those who do not dare to go deep enough into the woods.
I can imagine that Lady of the Forest Lake is strongly linked to nature and its secrets. She is curious, patient, and strong enough to overcome moments of fear and hesitations. Wise enough to know that those doubts come and go. 

I truly wonder if someone will see in these jewelry the same ideas and feelings or give them a different one. I guess both options would suit me just fine 🙂

You can find Lady of the Forest Lake collection  in my shop

Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease

Virginia Woolf Orlando

Change was incessant, and change perhaps would never cease. High battlements of thought, habits that had seemed as durable as stone, went down like shadows at the touch of another mind and left a naked sky and fresh stars twinkling in it.” 

Virginia Woolf Orlando

I’m not sure if I liked this book but it was definitely an intriguing, beautiful and challenging lecture. Enjoy my favourite quote from this book!