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Charles C. Finn

Spring has come, at last! Sure, it's still a bit shy, but the trees did not hesitate: with the first sun rays, they started to stretch their branches and to dress them with beautiful small flowers. I love spring and I love trees in blossom! And I especially love the cherry trees.

To me, the delicate cherry flowers are the supreme symbol of purity and serenity, flowers capable, if we look at them attentively, of freeing us from the chaos of everyday life... look...

 

According to Chinese mythology, in the goddess Xi Wang Mu's magic garden grew immortality cherry trees and long-life cherries. Furthermore, in China the cherry tree wood is said to ward off evil spirits.

That is why, when I subscribed to the European Design Contest 2012 organised by Swarovski and I-Beads, I decided to make silver cherry flowers. The white and luminous silver is a purity symbol too and the petals' silver shine enhances the yellow pistils represented by 3 Flat Back Swarovski Topaze Strass 1,8 mm (3 strass x 4 flowers = 12 strass).

The first selection is based on the public's votes on the Internet. So, if you like this jewel, you can vote by clicking on the following link (and if you wish, you are also welcome to share it :-)

http://www.bloomingbeautifulcompetition.com/fr/design-gallerie/#146_1

This flower composition can be worn as a pendant, attached to a brown silk cord representing a branch, as a bracelet (you just need to wrap the "branch" around your wrist) or as a brooch.

I'll wait for your on the Blooming Beautiful's website : http://www.bloomingbeautifulcompetition.com/fr/design-gallerie/#146_1

Thank you and see you soon :-)

Si'


Special Valentine Present

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SiCreations

This is my special Valentine present to my partner this year. The original idea was simple: making a Silver Pebble with our indexprints on each side as if we were "finger-connecting".

So, each focal bead has my partner's indexprint on one side and mine on the other. I have made them in pure Silver, but they can be done using clay, polymer clay, paper clay and probably many other materials I did not think of... The most important is that you can somehow leave and fix your fingerprint on it.

Once the focal beads are ready, they can be simply mounted on a leather cord closed by a current clasp.

And here are our Valentine bracelets: they have a rough and primitive look, can be worn on a sporty, casual or elegant outfit, but above all they are absolutely unique :-)

For obvious reasons - I think you would not especially care to wear my partner's and my fingerprints around your wrist ;-)) - I cannot make this item for you (unless you are prepared to send me you fingerprints imprinted on an appropriate support).

But I thought this could inspire crafty people who work with other media too.

Happy Valentine Crafting!

Si


"Opposites attract" is the saying, but I had not really given it much thought before.

When I saw these beautiful potstone hearts, designed and handcarved by Jean Claude Frasca (Aosta, Italy - that's my dad :-), I really had to set them off. That is when for the first time I made the conscious decision to combine absolutely opposite colors and materials. Because that is the thing: opposites attract and enhance each others characteristics!

 

 

Potstone Hearts, handcarved by Jean Claude Frasca

 

 

Potstone hearts combined with their opposites: White Genuine Freshwater Pearls

Happy Valentine's Day to all the "Opposite" Lovers!!!


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