Sunday, 25 July 2010


Since I was a little girl, I have always loved jewelery. Colorful, traditional, weird, elaborate, simple, ethnic, silver or with stones...I love it all. And I have quite a collection to which I add, as often as possible, new pieces - handmade and not.
Today, I was going to show you a better picture of our wedding rings and when I was taking photos, it came to me that it might be a fun idea to share more of my collection with you.
Below are just a few sets that I have acquired recently and a few words about their history.

First of all, the wedding bands. Handmade to order by Titanium Knights from Etsy, they are made of jewelery quality titanium with thin, silver inlay line. The rings have sandblasted finish, which gives them porous texture. Read more about titanium rings and their qualities here.

Above are four sets/pieces of jewelery. All found their way to me very recently and all make me excited. The wide, wooden bangle and blue earrings are just pieces bought at whimsy because I like the color blue and have many outfits that they will fit nicely.
The amethyst and silver set has an interesting story. The ring was given to me by my mother-in-law on the day of my wedding. It's a family heirloom and I would really like to hear more about it, but so far there wasn't time. The bracelet, despite the fact that it looks as if it were a set with the ring, belonged to my godmother. She was wearing it at my wedding and when she saw the ring, she decided to give me the bracelet to make a match.
The last, "old gold" set I completed myself after browsing through the shops of Warsaw. I do not like real gold but at the same time, I am a big fan of "old looking" jewelery.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Mrs. P

From now on you can call me Mrs. P :D

Our wedding day was very special and almost everything went exactly how we wanted it. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the bells were ringing (or at least they did in my head). Our friends and family enjoyed the ceremony and the dinner afterwards. We opted for a rather simple and relaxed celebration but chose a few very special elements:

The car that drove us to the wedding place was 1937 Buick Special.

I am in love with my cobalt (or persian) blue wedding dress from Tadashi Shoji. The form of the dress makes me think of origami folding and so to keep with the slightly oriental style of the outfit I chose white orchids for flower arrangement. The bouquet is large (thanks to white long stem grass) but because it's so simple in form and color it does not steal focus and is a perfect accessory.

We had our wedding rings specially made to order. It was Titanium Knights from Etsy that made them for us and we are super happy with the service and the product. I can't prise them enough! The rings were made exactly to our specifications and they look stunning. They are of course titanium and have thin silver inlay. My ring is thinner and more feminine, whereas Mr. P wanted his to be manly and thick. I promise a better photo on one of the coming days.

And last but not least, the wedding dinner and the cake.

The wedding cake's photo speaks for itself. I absolutely love the blue roses decoration. Very artful, don't you think?

The dinner took place in Sadhu Cafe in Warsaw and if you are ever in the city, you have to check it out! The food was eclectic, coming from Polish, Indian and Italian traditions and everything was delicious. The restaurant prides itself on preparing tasty treats for vegetarians and meat eaters alike, and they surely live up to their standards.

Now it is time to edit photos, order wedding books, and slowly but surely come back to real life.

Saturday, 3 July 2010

A little treat for me!

, originally uploaded by Furya.

What do you think about my new blue earrings? I made them last month and from the moment I took them out of the oven, I knew they would be mine. I am in love with the hashed blue color and how it works with the white pattern.

I am still struggling with the whole cane business. In this piece I used kaleidoscopic/mosaic cane and it looks cool. However if you look closely you will see that the motives are not perfectly square and the pattern inside is also a bit twisted. Oh well, you can always say: I meant it that way!

And seriously: practice makes master so don't give up on your polymer clay.