Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hindu Gods and Goddess

In the past month I was desperately looking for a new theme for my resin jewellery. I wanted something unique and something I'm really interested in and so I've deceided to make some pendants with images of Hindu gods and goddess.
I love Hindu iconography,I love India, so I made a research of traditional portraits of deities and elaborated them with Photoshop, to make the colors even more bright, vibrant, almost neon.
In the picture you can see some samples of pendants of different sizes. All of them are finished with a resin layer except of the first one, that has a huge magnifying cabochone on top, I made the shocking pink setting with resin coloured with pigments, the mould I used was made by me out of a setting I bought long ago and never used.
They will be turned soon in new necklaces and brooches, but before the settings need to be a bit customized with crystals, beads or flower beads...let's see :)

Sunday, 28 November 2010

New camera!!!

Last week my camera abandoned me. It was old, it wasn't even working properly, but it wasn't in my plans to change it.
My adorable boyfriend deceided to buy me a new camera as early Christmas' present, now I have a new Nikon Coolpix P100, that means I don't need to spend hours correcting my pictures with Photoshop!
In the picture you see a bronze color cage with a tiny porcelain bird inside and real vintage plastic flowers on top.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Resin Key necklace

Finally I'm quite satisfied with my resin pendants. This necklace is made with a key pendant I've made with epoxy resin and green a/b glitter. This is a sample, I still have to polish it. the funny thing is that the key I used to make the mould is a silver copy of the key of the front door of the Basilica Superiore di San Francesco in Assisi, click here to see a picture of the church.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


As I already wrote I love to decorate matchboxes and swap them via Swap-bot, but for some strage reasons, I always forget to take pictures of my matchboxes before to send them out. I found these pics on my flickr page, these were made last year.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween, Samhain blessing and geek wishes to all!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Rainbow bracelet

I could say that rainbow bracelets are a kind of trademark for me.
They're fun to make and so bold and colorful to catch everyone attention.
I like to wear one of those bracelets to brighten a plan outfit, both in the summer with a white t-shirt than in the winter with a black turtleneck sweater.
This is the latest Rainbow bracelet I made, it is full of various kind of beads and charms, some are handmade by me with polymer clay.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Mexican sugar skull jewels

After a break from blogging, today I'm posting a fotocollage of some skulls mounted as charms for necklaces and bracelets and a pair of clip on earrings. I'm quite happy with the result of this project and some pieces are already gone.
This picture is my first Picnik experiment. I've been faithful to Photoshop for years and I don't think I'm going to change, but Picnik is very fast and easy for collages and there are a lot of features very useful and so funny, like the frame I've added: I think that Transvaal Daisies matches with the skulls.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Anita adieu...

Anita left me on Sept. 30.
We were side by side until the end, I could even breath her last breath.
I miss her so much and I will never forget her, now she will slep forever in the garden, where she spent her best moments.
Anita I will always love you, you were the best dog in the world.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

More skulls!!

More skulls ready to go in the oven!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Sugar skull bracelet version 1

I'm really addicted to sugar skulls lately, I'm making a lot of them every day, but I'm also trying to find new solutions to put together jewellery pieces. I think that these sugar skulls need colorful assemblages. In the picutre you can see a bracelet I made with bronze chain and eyepins and glass and acrilyc beads of various colors, shapes and sizes.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


Today I'm posting a picture of Anita, my 9 years old English Bull Terrier.
Anita is very funny, sometimes a bit insubordinate, but the most loyal and sweet friend I have.
She loves conforts, cats, barking to the postman and begging food. she also loves to be scratched with the comb, but she absolutely hates when I try to cut or to file her nails. Her worst enemy is the hoover that is covered with scars of Anita's bites.
I'm totally in love with her!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Last Sunday of Summer

This is the last Sunday of Summer 2010. The sun is still warm and there's a beautiful light, in my garden the last flowers are enjoying this lovely day.

In the picture, one of the bracelet of my winter collection, it's made of faux pearls, vintage flowers original from the '60s, a cute bunny in a frame charm and a satin bow that can be removed.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010


 Picture taken at the NADA Art Fair in Basel, probably 2007...

Friday, 10 September 2010

"Pix-cell Mario" artwork of Kohei Nawa

the picture I'm posting today is not of one of my works, this is a real piece of art of the Japanese artist Kohei Nawa.
I had the pleasure to work with him in occasion of his first solo show in Italy that was at the gallery where I work.
Kohei is a very nice guy and an extremely talented artist, he's one of my favorite ever. This is a small pice of a Mario Bros figure covered with glass beads, maybe this is not one of the more representative and important pieces, but of course is one of my fav.!
Few days ago was Kohei's birthday, so I deceided to dedicate this post to him and his art.

If you want to know more about Kohei Nawa, please visit his website here:

Friday, 3 September 2010

Paris je t'aime

his bracelet is one of the prizes of the Give Away running on my facebook fan page. It is made of a gold tone chain, bronze charms and locket, fimo macaron, beads and Swarovski crystals.
I love Paris and a lot of my creations are Paris themed.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Mexican skulls

"El dia de los muertos"is still quite far, but I'm making out of clay some sugar skulls to use as pendants.
The reason why I love making sugar skulls is the fatc that even if a lot of craftsters make them, it's almost impossibile to find same skulls (ok, excluding copies!), each author gives a personal touch and interpretation with colors, shapes and decorations.

I'd love to have a sugar skull tattoo...let's see, maybe in the winter...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Magic mushrooms

After making macarons I had some clay left in pastel colors. I didn't want to make new macarons because I didn't want to make new "cream" to fill them (how boring!) and I didn't want to put the clay left in a box: to my experience, these colors have the power to attract dust, dog hairs, crumbs and any kind of dirt, even if sealed in a box, so I made these magic mushroom :D

Friday, 27 August 2010

French macarons

Yesterday I made some polymer clay macarons for my Paris themed creations, it was my first attempt with clay macarons: I must fill them a lot more! By the way now I'd like to eat some delicius French sweets...

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Tiny things are cute

Tiny things are so cute! It's time for a coffee and I'd love to drink one in a dog shaped mug along with a tasty donut.
This necklace is made with a sterling silver chain, a miniature mug and a polymer clay donut.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Obsession Piranha Plant

Piranha Plant is my favorite video game charachter ever, to the extent that I have one of them tattoed on my right arm.  Yesterday I finally created a cross-stitch pattern of a small Piranha Plant that I would like to use for pendants or borches. In the picture you can see the first trial...I still have to deceide if is better to fill the blank spaces with white wire or not...for first I need to iron this piece that now looks crooked!
I like cross stiching a lot, but I can't stand all the boring designs available in books and magazines, so as I love everything as to do with pixels and I love sprites (of course), I use to cross stich subjects of the video games and computer world...I'm such a geek!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Mickey '50 Cafe

I don't collect dolls, they scare me a bit. When Barbie looks at me with her perfect smile and her anti-gravity boobs I feel unconfortable, I feel more safe keeping her in a box. But I have an insane passion for doll's miniatures. I buy a lot of miniatures sets to use in my creations, but also to play with!
In this picture you see two sets of the serie "Mickey Mouse '50 cafe", even if I'm a not a big fan of Mickey Mouse, these were irresistible!!!!Isn't the Mickey shaped burger too cute?

Monday, 23 August 2010

Cake matchbox

This is a matchbox I decorated for a swap on Swap-bot few months ago
I used a real matchbox that I covered with paper, then I've added a handmade fimo cake on top and a doll's miniature gold fork.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Strawberry Cake ring

This ring is made of a white enamel filigree base and a miniature slice of strawberry cake on a stawberry shaped cute!!! <3

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Rainbow necklace

Too much?maybe, but I can't resist colorful and kitch combinations of things that have nothing to share. When I'm feeling down, nothing works better than make a rainbow necklace or a rainbow bracelet!