Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 12th-SALE item of the day-Drop of ocean-color splash enamel pendant

Today’s item is personal favorite of mine the drop of the ocean pendant! This little thing has gradation of colors, golden/yellow to dark teal green. Just like you’ll find in the real ocean! And you can shift pendant with light to enjoy texture on copper through the enamel. $20 plus free shipping at my Etsy store today!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tokyo Spring - Etsy Glass Challenge Entry

Etsy Glass Artists team members decided to creatively challenge one another to come up with their interpretation of Spring and or Easter. Between now and Easter we will share some of these creations with you here on our blog. Let us know how you feel about our art by leaving a comment. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a random drawing to win some handmade glass goodness from several of our shops. We will have several winners too! (one entry per person per post. In other words you can enter once every time we post a new product!!!) Be sure to check back on the blog on April 10th as we will announce the winner that day. Entries will be accepted until midnight April 9th.

As I grew up in Japan, I cannot think about spring time without blooming cherry blossom. Every year, when spring comes, the town in Japan is dyed to one cherry blossoms color. We have picnic and party under the cherry blossom tree! How cherry blossoms are blooming is on every news!! And this year, some reason I’m just drawn to yellow. So I picked yellow as base color. Then I stamped cherry blossom branch image and shift glass enamel & fired it. And I paint (in enamel term called “wet pack”) some white and pink for flower. Then I suspend it from fine silver circle. As spring will come every year. I embellished with single “sakura poppy” disk. Finally, this necklace has matching earrings that available in my Etsy shop!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Find it in the Etsy Finds

I had exciting news today! My “Aqua feather earrings” were featured in Etsy Finds”!! Wow, how honor to be featured! That brought me few sales, many nice convo and lots & lots of hearts!! Then, I was thinking, if I had more of the earrings ready perhaps I would sold few more. But its really a lot goes into those pieces. Each piece is hands cut from copper sheet, then textured and go into tumbler for few hours. And enamel at least three firing. I hand make ear wires too. So, that said, I’m working on them right now! I would re-list in my Etsy shop in couple of days!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

SALE item of the day-Enamel-SeaHorse-Pendant

This weekend, my sale item of the day is adorable seahorse! I have two colors for you to pick from. One is deep rich teal green that reminds me of Deep Ocean. And the other one is blush orange/pink that reminds me of coral reef. No matter witch ones you pick, I’m sure they will quickly become your favorite pendant! This weekend only, they are $30 plus free shipping in my Etsy shop!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SALE item of the day -Cute little heart color splash earrings -spring yellow

Spring is right around a corner from us! Even though, it’s still little cold out (at lest here it is…) let’s wear sunny yellow to cerebrate upcoming spring! These earrings are so bright, cheery and stylish!! And for today (March 5th) only, it’s $5 off plus free shipping!! Check out my listing in my Etsy shop!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Patina Fun!

Oh my! What a fun this was!! I’ve always admire beautiful heat patina colors on copper. I’ve tried time to time, never get result that I wanted. BUT! I finally did it!! It was kind of accident and I still have to practice to get better control. But I don’t mind. Because I’m totally hooked!! How the colors turning is fascinating to watch. And colors I can make with using only torch is amazing! On the poppy stud earrings, it is intense blue with little pink & green. On tanzaku earrings I made color more pastel. It’s so light reflective too! I’m so excited about my success in these earrings, I already have so many designs I can make! And I’ll report my progress on here so stay tuned!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Organic Sunday

I love organic look in jewelry. I think that’s something you can only get it with handmade. Each piece might not look “perfect” but there is lots of character and warmth of “hand”.
Lately, these poppies are my choice of jewelry to wear. These organic poppies are so easy to coordinate with everything! No matter what you wearing, these would add just a right touch of modern style. To make these poppies, I begin from hammering a copper disk. Then solder handmade fine silver balls for stamens. And I’d finished in earrings or necklace, sometimes ring. After I finished into jewelry piece, they are going into my nosy tumbler for polishing. Then, depend on the piece, I’d oxidized. This is my latest piece listed in my Etsy shop. “organic poppy solitaire ring” and you can coordinate with any of my “organic poppy” collection but they are perfect with “organic poppy-on-the-circle necklace” and “organic poppies-on-the-circle earrings”!

SALE item of the day-OCEAN color splash tanzaku earrings

Tanzaku is small piece of paper you write wishes on and hanging them on bamboo for Tanabata festival. And this is my wish, “ocean”. Where I live right now is so far away from ocean & I miss them so much! Here is little more about romantic Tanabata festival...It celebrates the meeting of Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). The Milky Way, a river made from stars that crosses the sky, separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. Since the stars come out at night, the celebration is held at night.These earrings are available at my Etsy shop!