I had this amazing idea that I would…

physis earrings
Black Onyx Earrings

I had this amazing idea that I would regularly create a blog post about so many great topics. Jewelry of course, but also snapshots of everyday life, maybe some information about gemstone I use. I wanted to create captivating reviews or maybe just share an opinion about books I’ve read. Maybe books I want to read. All those great ideas met reality. When I write something here once per month, it’s a good score. 

But there are dreams and there is reality. I guess everyday tasks, day job, and creating jewelry in the meantime don’t leave much time for other things. And I need time to read books too! I still struggle with time management but I guess who doesn’t.  So this amazing idea turned out to be quite difficult to realize. Well, maybe one day I will write post about how manage time effectivly!

So while I’m here I decided to show you two pair of earrings. During the last few months, I’ve made more earrings than usual and it was fun. I even tried to make some which I guess I could call a mini-series. There is this idea (again!) to create pieces inspired by particular themes or topics, but for now, I just need to make place for such idea! So while running a clearance sale on etsy I put here these two pairs. The “theme” was rather simple. I was looking for an unusual shape for earrings. And something like that showed up under my fingers. I hope you like it!  And of course, you can find them here, in my shop. The black pair is also listed on Etsy!

I want to remember this little daisy and the beauty…

little daisy

 

 

 

I want to remember this little daisy and the beauty of all those flowers I met. But I can’t. Memory is sometimes so weak and unreliable.  And the beauty is fragile too. It passes so quickly. So I couldn’t resist memorising this little daisy which I got yesterday from my love. He made me smile. This little daisy made me smile too.  And I hope it will make you do the same 🙂

It’s good to stop

 

It is good to stop. To not only look around but to look up (or down;). Spring is here and I can smell this scent of fresh life in the air. I love this time of the year because it is so  ephemeral. I can never get used to it, because it passes so quickly. White trees and colorful flowers, this juicy fresh green, and deep blue cloudless sky… I guess only sky is there for ever. 

First time in my life I have a small garden of my own. It’s not truly mine, it belongs to appartament which I rent, but still! It’s a strange feeling, because suddenly I don’ know what to do with it except of photographing it.  There are so many flowers and plants and bunch of other stuff. I have no idea how  they are called and how to take care of them. And which are good and which are not. It’s bit overwhelming. And it is beautiful too 🙂 ! I know now how much I don’t know. So i stop. I breath. I take photos.  I look around and I go on. 

 
 

about One Hundred Years of Solitude

about One Hundred Years of Solitude

I have to admit that writing about One Hundred Years of Solitude was difficult. For the first time I read it years ago, in polish. And when I think about it now, all I can remember is the feeling of richness of the writing. Thickness of descriptions. There is a reminiscence of beauty too. But the story itself was lost completely.

Some time ago I got it as a birthday gift, so the right time came for the second reading. More careful and attentive one, that was my plan. I’m not sure if I managed to do that, but I definitely tried.
 
While reading, all the thoughts and ideas that were there with me the first time came back. There was also a new thing. A feeling of timelessness. All the sons in the Buendía family were named the same. There were additional surnames, nicknames and so on, but oh my! I was lost many times wondering about who exactly I’m reading about. It was as the loneliness of each of the generation, each of Aureliano and José Arcadio was merged in one. In one endless solitary existence.

This time I also decided to read something about author and about the book itself. And I was surprised to hear that it is a story of the country. This made me realize that there is a lot I’m not noticing. Nuances and details of the history itself. And If I’m missing that, the question is what else?

The answer to this question seems pretty simple. I have the impression that in the year or so only the small reminiscence will stay with me. Details, emotions. Nothing more. And maybe in few years, the story will return to its beginnings and I will start to read the book again, trying to remember and rediscover why I felt this utter solitude breaking out from the book…

February and March

February and March were for me flower months. Nature months. Mostly because I bought a lot of flowers. A lot I got as a gift. When the outside was still chilly and unwelcoming, inside I created a little garden. Observed the leaves and flowers growing and dying too (I’m not that good at taking care of plants). I guess it’s natural cycle. So this is what I want to remember from this two months. The nature which I invited inside, and the beauty that I still gives me.

There were much more plants than those photographed. I just didn’t have the possibility to memorise them all here (and that’s a pity!). I also planted some lavender seeds , I wander what will become of it.  But, there is no other way that to wait and see.

something by Virginia Woolf

somethig by Virginia Woolf

I wanted to read something by Virginia Woolf for a long time but till recently I haven’t had such chance. I tried once to read Mrs. Dalloway in English (and not  in Polish) but I failed tremendously. This gave me a  valuable lesson.  So I guessl learned from my own mistakes.  I bought myself a polish copy of “A Room of One’s Own” which was next on my list.

Reading this essay was quite surprising experience. Mostely because of the way it was written. I was expecting anger and yet, it is in some moments almost serene. The injustuice is pointed out so is inequality. But yet again, everything is written without this expected anger… There is this, almost preverbial, message that money and peace is necessary for artist to make art. But for me, this essay was about something more. It almost worn us, that anger can lead to bitterness. That even women are injust to each other. And that living the world fully and truthfully is the most important thing for an artist. Because it is world around us , which teaches and shapes up. And pretending someone else is just not an option. For those who wants to have a good life. Who wants to create a good art.

My polish version had a wonderful addition. There are 5 short stories about well known women: artists, writers or reporters. I was a bit sceptic in the beginning. Mostly because half of them I haven’t known. Those who I know, I haven’t liked. Yet those short stories shown the path of these women to the place were they are right now. To the place where they are free, independent, and I think, happy. Those stories shown that some things have changed, some have not. But still, they give hope. Even if overcoming stereotypse is still dificult, there is hope for the better

                                                                                                                   **** Something by Virginia Woolf in polish:)****

Od dawna chciałam przeczytać coś Virgini Woolf. Na początku sięgnęłam po Panią Dalloway – niestety po angielsku i to był mój błąd. Poległam całkowicie! Ale dało mi to do myślenia, i następną pozycję, esej “Mój własny pokój” zakupiłam już po polsku.

Oczekiwałam złości , jednak styl Virginii jest prawie pogodny i słoneczny. Niesprawiedliwości, nierówności były wytknięte, jednak cały ton jest spokojny, stonowany, przenikliwy. Dla mnie najważniejszym przekazem eseju nie był jednak przysłowiowy pokój, i pieniądze na utrzymanie a to, że gniew może prowadzić do zgorzknienia. Że kobiety same dla siebie nie są często sprawiedliwe. A także to, że najważniejsze jest przeżyć jak najwięcej, doświadczyć świata, być uczciwym i szczerym w stosunku do siebie jak i innych. Myślę, że to rady dobre nie tylko dla artystek i feministek.

Polska edycja książki ma cudowny dodatek jakim są historię znanych i lubianych polek. Artystek, pisarek, podróżniczek… Przyznam, że na początku byłam sceptyczna. Połowę z nich nie lubiłam, a drugą połowę znałam jedynie ze słyszenia. Jednak te historie pokazały jak znane kobiety poradziły sobie z przeciwnościami i trudnościami. By dotrzeć tam gdzie są. Pokazały że pewne rzeczy się zmieniły, część kompletnie nie. Jednak wydaje mi się, że te historie pokazały, że jest nadzieja. Na lepsze. W całkiem niedalekiej przyszłości.

 
 

watching the sunset sky and admiring golden light

watching the sunset sky

January passed quickly on watching the sunset sky and admiring golden light of chilly evenings. It was a slow month. Good month I dare to say. And I’m happy that I managed to see so much even though I didn’t travel further than few miles from where I lived. I spent it in the country and now, back in the city I miss those open spaces. I guess my goal for this month should be to find some counterpart. Look for the sunset colors even though there is less sky. Or maybe I haven’t found yet the right spot to watch it…

 
PL Version *** Styczeń minął mi na obserwowaniu zachodów słońca i zmieniających się kolorów nieba. Nad podziwianiem tych ostatnich promieni słońca, które nadają światu ten złoty odcień. To był spokojny miesiąc. Wolny. Myślę, że dobry, chociaż spędzony bez wyjazdów i wielkich wycieczek. Spędziłam go na wsi, i będąc teraz znów w mieście czuję brak tych otwartych przestrzeni i bezkresu nieba. Wydaje się więc, że mój plan na luty to znalezienie jakiejś namiastki tego co było. Tych kolorów i nieba, nawet jeśli jest go w mieście mniej. A może po prostu nie znalazłam jeszcze dobrego miejsca do jego oglądania…
 
watching the sunset sky

Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial – create your own jewelry!

Spring Fairy Earrings

 

Learn how to create charming jewelry thanks to this                                Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial

 

I like to create simple tutorials as well as those more intricate. With this easy DIY project you will make your earrings in less than 20 minutes. All you need is some wire, pliers and cute beads. You can see in this tutorial that I’ve created two pairs with two different sets of beads, but the design is always the same. These earrings are romantic, a bit delicate and quite light in style.

I’m still not really sure how to post my free wire wrapping tutorials. For now, I’m considering blog posts and zero dollar listings in my shop. I wonder which one is better for you? Feel free to let me know in a comment section. I’m quite enjoying creating those freebie DIY patterns so prepare for some more in the near future!

Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial
Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial
Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this Spring Fairy Earrings Tutorial and that you had fun creating jewelry with it. If you have any questions or suggestions for this tutorial or generally about wire wrapping, feel free to contact me via contact form. If you are searching for ready-made earrings, there are plenty in my shop section. Thank you so much for stopping by on my page and creating with me!

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I am no bird and no net ensnares me…

I'm no bird and no net ensnares me

I am no bird and no net ensnares me…” – I’ve created this little Jane Eyre quote graphic for my Literary Box. So I guess I have to admit that I have vast plans for that particular listing but for now I’m focusing on making more “Bronte theme” related items.

I truly love this quote as it shows a real spirit of the heroine. I read this book few times but still couldn’t remember exact moment when Jane said these words. So it was lovely to place them after all as a response to Mr. Rochester while fighting just before his proposal:

“Jane, be still; don’t struggle so, like a wild frantic bird that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.”

“I am no bird and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.”

I wander if you have your own favorites quotes from this book?

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Ta niewielka grafika z cytatem Jane Eyre została stworzona do mojego Mystery Boxa o tematyce książkowej. Mam wiele planów I pomysłów, które jeszcze czekają na zreazlizowanie. Nowe cytaty i grafiki, może książki, ale nie będę wsztstiego zdradzała tak od razu…

Bardzo lubię ten cytat, ale przyznam że chociaż książkę przeczytałam parę razy, to trudno było mi go umiejscowić w powieści. Po krótkich poszukiwaniach okazało się, że Jane wypowiada te słowa podczas kłótni z panem Rochesterem, tuż przed jego oświadczynami. Ciekawa jestem czy macie swoje ulubione cytaty z Jane Eyre?

Is Sanditon by Jane Austen worth reading?

Sanditon by Jane Austen

Is Sanditon by Jane Austen worth reading? Answer is quite simple if you are a fan. Definitely Yes. But then, what if you are not a big admirer?

There are 3 pieces in my copy of the book so I guess the questions itself isn’t accurate. You can read Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon. First one, is a short epistpolary novel and my favorite by the way. There are also those two unfinished stories. I’m a big fun of Jane Austen so I read all her novels. It took me some time since by the time I was in my Jane Austen faze not all of them were popular or even available in polish. I never had a possibility to read “the rest”. But it happened lately that I finally laid my hands on the Sanditon

                                                                                                            So Is Sandtion by Jane Austen worth reading if you are not JA Fan?
 

I would say no. I’m and will be a great admirer of her works. But reading unfinished novels leaves you with a strange feeling on incompleteness. I though: the beginning is nice. Maybe not perfect, but still nice. It starts looking like Jane Austen story. Her style and atmosphere. Her type of heroines (maybe except from Lady Susan who is quite different) and her type of humor. And then it all stops before it can take a whole polished shape. If you are a fan, you will enjoy those little things in her writing. But however you would look at it, it still stays unfinished and you have only the beginning.

There is and will be the issue of publishing works of famous authors who weren’t meant to be. It’s a tricky case nevertheless I’m happy to have a bit more insight into the world of Jane Austen. I know also that I won’t go back to these pieces. But, I’m highly curious about the tv show based on Sanditon which was released lately. I wander what they made from the Jane Austen idea. 

Sanditon by Jane Austen

Czy warto jest sięgnąć po Sanditon napisane przez Jane Austen? Odpowiedź jest całkiem prosta. Tak, jeżeli jesteś jej fanem. Jest jednak jedno ale…

W mojej kopii książki mam tak naprawdę trzy prace. Lady Susan, mój faworyt przy okazji, Watsonowie i oczywiscie Sanditon. Pierwsza praca to powieść epistolarna z początków działaności autorki, nigdy nie opublikowana. Watsonowie i Sanditon to dwie nieukończone powieści. Jestem wielką fanką jane Austen, czego nie da się ukryć. Przeczytałam wszystkie jej powieści chociaż zajeło mi to trochę czasu. Jednak na Sanditon natrafiłam dopiero w wersji angielskiej i to całkiem nie dawno.

                    A więc, czy warto jest przeczytać te prace jeżeli nie jest się fanem pisarki?

Powiedziałabym, że niekoniecznie. Czytanie nieukończonych powieści zazwyczaj nie jest dobrym pomyslem. Uwielbiam prozę Jane Austen więc z ciekawością przeczytałam to co napisała. Żeby ponownie zanurzyć się w jej stylu, w atmosferze którą tworzy. Żeby spotakać ponownie jej humor i ten typowy austenowski typ bohaterki. Nie zmienia to jednak sytuacji. Sanditon i Watsonowie to tylko poczatki powieści. Zaczątki fabuły. Wręcz boleśnie brak jest dalszej części. Dlatego też jest to lektura obowiązkowa tylko i wyłącznie dla fanów Jane Austen.