Monday, December 12, 2011

Miniature glass figurines - 6

Two more glass figurines in my collection. They came from Ukraine. 

New Year Gift from my sister - Knitted Dragon

Chinese New Year 2012  is the Year of the Water Dragon. There are still about two weeks before New Year but I already got my first gift. This knitted dragon was made for me by my sister. Unfortunately I will not see her till the  next spring or even summer so she gave me this cutie earlier. 
This baby-dragon supposed to bring happiness and good luck in my life all next year and years after. 
 I really like it. Thanks, sister!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Travel book - Ukraine

Here are new pages for my travel book. This time they are related to my trip to Ukraine. I didn't bring too many tickets, brochures, etс this time so it's only five pages.
First page contains list of clothing I planned to take. I had very small suitcase filled up with gifts so need to be minimalist.
 Next two pages are about my #1 city in Ukraine - L'viv. This city is fantastic!

 Last two pages contain memories about road trip to Uzhgorod, Chernivtsi and road-trip:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grapes. Wine. Glass

I have finished painting glass #2 from the new set. Here is the first one, if you missed it. I decided that this set will have name "Harvest time" and  I'll paint leaves, grapes, pumpkins and something else:) Probably apples but I am still thinking about it.
What is more natural than having wine glass painted with grapes? :-)
This glass is a kind of experimental. I have tried different brushes, new paintings, new outliner. Some of these experiments were not 100% successful. So there are small defects. Probably if you don't know where they are you wont't even notice them. But I know. I see them and it makes me a little bit upset.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Last leaf....

We had snow this weekend. In October!!! In New Jersey!!! A lot of trees still have green leaves. It was really mind-blowing: green, gold, yellow, red leaves covered with white snow. Winter is coming and it's impossible to stop it. Really soon all gorgeous leaves and wonderful colors will be gone except one last leaf. Live Journal user macka_gothika found a way to save a warm piece of fall. These lovely leaves are brooches. Amazing, isn't it?

All these leaves are for sale. You can buy them here also you can visit online store to see or/and buy other creative art works made by macka-gothika.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween is coming

This year I am kind of busy for handmade hallowing ideas hunting but some hallowing stuff is impossible to miss. These pumpkin-shaped earnings are so cute and so "for the season".

The author of these little pumpkins is felliniya. There are a way more nice handmade girlish things in her blog
And finally - yes, these earring are for sale:) You can contact felliniya using this e-mail

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Peak of Colors - Hand Painted Glass

I have finished painting of one more wine glass - Peak of Colors. This is first glass for new hand painted set. I still have not decided how the next glass in this set will look. I have two options: make all set using Autumn theme or make set using seasons of year theme. Anyway here it is. Glass inspired by a colorful death of summer...

Next picture is the look from inside. This glass is for white wine and I suppose that pale color of wine will accent colors of glass.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Orange Box

I found master class on how to make this box long time ago while surfing the internet. I don't know who was the first invented how to make small boxes from oranges. This is useless but totally organic (except acrylic paints). So if you have time, wish to paint something and have an orange you can do such box:
First of all you need an orange. Cut it and eat it. Then put halves of orange skin in boiled water and add two table spoons of baking soda. Left it for 12 hours
Now your orange skin is really soft so you can put it over glass and fix using rubbers and let it dry a week or two. After two weeks you'll get two halves of your future box

Now it's painting time. I chose India patterns because I want to practice to paint them for a long time.
When you are done with painting cover your box with couple nice layers of finish. I added zip lock to my box but it was also just an experiment and practice.

Friday, September 9, 2011

My travel book experiment

I love to travel as much as I love handmade. It's been a while since I got back from wonderful European vacations. I would like to save my memories and all these nice small things I usually bring from gateways - tickets, maps, postcards... So I've put them together and made some kind of a travel book. "Some kind" because it's my first experiment with travel book. I've seen a lot of them way better then mine.
Page about the city I liked the most - Český Krumlov

Kraków pages. We started our trip in this city:

 Next destination - Bratislava:
The following page is my favorite one. I tried to show Bratislava atmosphere without putting any words or Bratislava's landmarks... 

Next one - Vienna, city of luxury and coffee: 

 And last one - Prague...

There are other pages in the book, but they don't deserve  to be put