Sunday, December 18, 2011

My first exhibition!

Finally, I have matured for an exhibition. Since I am a complete noob in this branch, a friend of the family, calligraphy artist Marie Györi has kindly offered her helping hand. We made a common collection "Letters and Pearls" and exhibited it in the Gallery T in the Old City of Stockholm.
Gallery T has just one room: 32 square meters, three windows, white-washed walls and a wooden floor made of wood that used to be in the deck of an old sailing boat. It is situated in the Dragon House on Österlånggatan 3, just 100 meters from the Royal Castle. It is a very warm, peaceful and harmonic place.

The theme of our exhibition was love and nature. Marie used texts of ancient poets, Holy Bible, Shakespeare, modern authors and song writers in English, Swedish and Hungarian (as the latter is her mothertongue). And I made jewelry that was expired by the text of colors that she was using. Or vice versa, Marie chose the text and colors based on a piece that I made. We had a year to prepare the exposition.

This is one of examples, Divine Love.

I used white agate cab, polymer clay, seeds and Swarovski.

Here is a bit more:

The exhibition was a success! I sold three pieces, Marie - two. Both of us got many new contacts, commissions, etc.

And I would like to thank all my beady friends and blog readers for all the support you gave me during the past three years.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Chocolate passion

Today's piece of useless knowledge: did you know that the taste of chocolate partly depends on what sort of microbes were fermenting the beans before roasting? ;)

Anyhow, everybody knows that chocolate is the best remedy for depression. I looooove chocolate in all its expressions and forms. And with a cup of good, strong coffee.
Here is a Chocolate Passion - the necklace that came to life one beautiful sunny afternoon when I just had to make something chocolaty.

It's leaterwork with bead embroidery. Leather of four colors of chocolate + bronze seed beads and some picture jasper cabs and rounds. I backed with soft leather of reindeer.

It's made to fit a lady with a long neck and a perfect posture.

I sold it on the Bead fair in Hamburg in August, to a lovely girl from Sweden :) She looked totally fabulous in it and I am sure my necklace has found a loving home.

Chocolate, anyone? ;)

Thursday, December 1, 2011



See, so far - so good, I am almost at the old speed of one post a week ;)
Wanted to show you some pics of the brooches I've made this summer for my beading class.

I get quite frequently asked if I make any brooches. And the honest answer is "yes, if you ask me to". I just almost never use them myself. But yes, I do make brooches and enjoy making them as well.

I thought I'd make a mini-collection, with one brooch for each Zodiak sign. Here are the first three, the rest is still on the paper :)

Black Lotus - Scorpio:
Martian - Aries:

Dreamy Cluster - Pisces:

Tutorials for Aries and Scorpio are available in Swedish (so far) via The English versions will appear in my Etsy store after the Christmas.

So long!