Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Some more Jewelry (Rhapsody in Blue)

Miralia in Egypt Necklace

Sweet Ivana Earrings

Anais in Paris Bracelet

7 Medallitas Short Necklace

7 Medallitas Short Necklace (detail)

I've made very interesting experiments with "wrinkled" pearls. They're recycled paper beads with a texture so interesting that allows for wonderful acrylic paint on them.
I'll show them soon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dolls are back!

A new little someone is knocking my door...

I'm so glad that the dolls want to come back again as in the old times
This one will be prettier soon!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Paper Clay and Letterpress Plates

This is the process for making the medallions:

From paper clay...

via letterpress plates...

to a fresh medallion...

ready to dry.

sanding awaits in the near future :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Recycled Paper Jewelry

And a few more pics of the jewelry! Can you believe they're made of recycled paper?

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Etsy Shop

I've finally set up my Etsy Shop.

It took me a long time to photograph and edit my pictures. I can say that my photography capabilities matured along the process and although there's an enormous room for improvement I'm considerably satisfied with the outcome.

I think it'll take some practice to be able to really show my pieces in the little thumbnail square of the listings.

I'm sharing some photos here.

Thanks a lot for stopping by...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Before and after varnish

I want to share a few more photos of the medallions before the varnish.

And then, when they're drying in my styrofoam block.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Eye Candy

The pieces are already painted and waiting to be varnished...Don't they look like candy?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Portable Studio

On the very exceptional Sunday when Dad has taken both kiddies to Science World, it's rainy outside, and I have an afternoon for myself this is my idea of portable studio heaven: painting on the living room floor.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The state of the pieces.

My recycled paper jewelry pieces are dry and sanded...next step will be paint.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A tiny bit of history...

I've spent almost half of my life working and experimenting with handmade paper.

I've learnt this ancient technique in my twenties and it was like finding my true call. Immediately I knew that I wanted to build my professional life around it.

And I did. And I'm so happy and grateful for that.

In the last year, more exactly since I've weaned my second boy Micael, an extraordinary creative force "descended" on me again, as several other times in my life, and it had its own driving force.

A powerful experience that I've learnt to observe and humbly follow.

After some play and experimentation, I've found myself passionately creating something new to me. It's also made with recycled paper but in a completely different fashion.


That's what Palomaria is about.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Getting ready

I'm getting ready. I'm about to mix my colors to start