It’s been a while since I wrote anything here, and as usual much has been happening.
I moved to Tel Aviv (http://www.visit-tel-aviv.com/ ) 2 years ago, and it was one of the best decisions that I ever made! I love living here. I find the atmosphere, architecture, people, fashion and social life so inspiring.
I live in a beautiful Bauhaus building ( http://www.bauhaus-center.com/) with high ceilings, a long narrow balcony, and a big bay window, with views to the sea, on a quiet one-way street, next to the famous, fashionable Sheinkin Street,
and the architecturally beautiful Rothschild Boulevard.
I have a room in my apartment which I have made into a dedicated studio where I can create my jewelry.
I have to’fess up. My studio looks so organized due to the help of the wonderful Melissa. She will come to your home ( if you live in the Sharon area of Israel) and help you organize whatever needs doing. She was amazing and helped me create a system whereby now I know where every little piece ( and I have a lot of little pieces !) is. Everything was sorted into uniform boxes and labelled. So now, not only can I find everything really easily, I know to where it should be returned. She also organized the rest of my apartment. Her business page is http://www.orderinthehouse.co.il/
Today my daughter was kind enough (finally!) to allow me to take photographs of her modelling my hair barrettes. She has beautiful, silky auburn hair with blonde highlights , so it was fun for me to get to play with it 🙂
I love making hair barrettes. They are my mini works of art, and are a great way for me to experiment with different techniques. Currently the finished barrettes that I have for sale are made using millefiori,
etching and highlighting with paint or embossing powder, mokume gane and clay extrusion techniques.
The effects are endless, and wherever possible I like to add a little glitter. Also, since most of the barrettes are smooth, I can sand them and buff them for a shiny,smooth finish .
They are perfect for clipping your hair back in the Summer, and are all available in my Etsy shop.
For a 10% DISCOUNT on orders over $35, use the coupon code BLOG10 at checkout.
Here are a couple of barrettes that I admire created by other polymer clay artists. This one is a lovely example of the mokume gane technique by Polganistudio.https://www.etsy.com/listing/245477502/extra-large-french-barrette-handmade?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=polymer%20clay%20barrette&ref=sr_gallery_13
and a textural example by one of my favorite artists, Chifonie
I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Have a great week.