Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Worldwide Wednesday

My featured artists today are sellers from Artfire who live outside of the USA.
Netherlands

'Royal Blue' is a handbound blank book with 48 pages (96 sides) of heavy quality bright white and smooth watercolor paper (3oo gr, canson if I remember well). It measures 16×16 cm (apr. 6 x 6 inches). The paper is suitable for almost any dry or wet medium. The book is covered with Dainel original, a velvet-like material that looks and feels wonderful. The gold-coloured metal corners provide both decoration and protection. The coptic binding is done in black 4-ply Irish waxed linnen and allows the book to open flat at every page. All materials used are acid free and archival.


Canada
Here Is My Hearts- a soft necklace although it is made from rocks (gemstones).A pretty feminine set perfect or the Grad or Bride or to say 'I Love you' to any special gal including yourself.The necklace itself is rose quartz on 20lb. test nylon filament. The two smallest heart charms and the bottom ones on the earrings are rainbow fluorite, the next larger ones are an unconfirmed gemstone (peach aventurine,peach jadeor calcite) Then a golden heart and an enamel or epoxied one.The necklace is 22 inches long with a golden lobster claw clasp. The earring drops are 1 3/4 inch on golden shepherd hooks.Calcite Pink -It's a heart crystal, associated with angels. This is a soft stone of forgiveness that brings unconditional love, luck, money, problem resolution, gambling, healing, creativity, business success, attracting loveRose Quartz - known as the "Love Stone", the stone of unconditional love. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love, helping the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz encourages feelings of peace and calm. Has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth.


England

Lovely pair of earrings handmade with bubblegum pink pearl beads, corrugated silver beads and white porcelain beads with pink flower detail.Total length: Approx 4cmEar wires: Sterling Silver


Australia

Every woman should have at least 1! The perfect gift for every occasion.This stylish pocket mirror fits right into your purse or pocket. ♦ Handmade with stylish images on the front ♦ GLASS mirror backing♦ Measures 2.25" in diameter♦ Each item comes in a small gift bag


Israel

This needlefelted OOAK art work from 100% merino wool makes great a pin cushion or/and a unique gift for a bird and nature lover.This lovely birdie measures from base to top appr. 5' (12 cm)Due to the 2 seedbead eyes it is not recommended for small children under 5 years old.


Germany
Turk's Head Knot Cuff: braided from a single 3 metres long leather cord. When wearing the cuff you can't see no beginning and no end of the cord. Suitable for men and women. This design is one of my favorites: absolutely simple but stunning!This one measures 7,5"(19,5 cm) with an 2,5" (6 cm) diameter and is made from dark brown leather cord. But please send me an email with your wrist measurement and I'll make a suitable one especially for you! Leather colors are black, dark brown and natural-colored.


France

I've been inspired lately by some Swedish designs. These are my interpretation. These tags have been white-washed but you can still see the lovely grain of the wood through the paint. A lovely bright red cord ribbon has been added. They're plain on the back so that you can add your own personal message. You can do this in any felt tip pen.They measure approximately 6cms (2 1/2"). The ribbons may vary depending on stock but will be red or white to match the tags.

4 comments:

Maka Le Wakan said...

Oh wow! You featured my tags! What a lovely surprise. Thank you so much. It's lovely to see this great selection of items from around Europe.

Hartley said...

I am a birdaholic and just love these.

Liesan said...

Thank you for featuring my book ;)

And also thank you for featuring the wool felted birds from Israel, now I really need one!! :)

libertydoll said...

I love the wood tags. I think they are very beautiful.