środa, 24 października 2012

The river



One of my first childhood memories is connected to the river. I've been lying in bed, my eyes were slowly closing, my mind was somewhere between waking and sleep. The balcony doors were open and I've been looking towards the other side of river, because some magical and exciting things were happening there - scary, but intriguing creatures were dancing and having fun. I remember I was scared and in the same time so attracted to what I "saw", but finally fell asleep. Deeper... :)
  I've been living by the river for
all of mine life, so far. For 13 years I've been walking to school and back home watching the beauty of water. I saw her calm and lazy, I saw her dangerous and angry, devastating people's houses and gardens. She saw me happy and crying, angry and peaceful. She took so many prayers of mine in her depths.
I love to watch like she's changing her look from season to season.
Knowing that we'll move to a new place soon, I've been absorbing all the colors, views and smells of her even more for the last 2 years. I only regret that my camera isn't very good and can't take good pictures of all animals that live in the river, or by the river. And there are plenty of them! We have funny ducks, mews, nightingale, lots of jays and so many other birds I don't even know names of. Herons and storks are visiting from time to time. Funny and cute beavers, that are not afraid of people at all. Otters. Bats. If you get up early enough during the hot days of summer you can meet deers coming from hills to quench their thirst. I've never met m
any of other small timid creatures, but during the winter time, when the river is covered with thick layer of ice I like to watch all their traces and guess which creatures left them. 

Next year I will exchange walking by the river to the wandering in forest. I love my river a lot, but honestly I can't wait.

sobota, 20 października 2012

The power of large statement rings.


Don't you think that a large ring with nice gemstone is the thing that can so easily fix a bad mood? One look at such a ring and you feel you are strong enough. :)

I think I never showed you these "little babies". ;-) It's a good time to fix it. :)

Duży pierścionek z wyrazistym kamieniem potrafi szybko poprawić humor - sprawdziłam! :) Jedno spojrzenie na taki skarb i czuję, że jestem wystarczająco silna, żeby poradzić sobie ze światem. :)

Chyba nie pokazywałam Wam tych "maleństw". Najwyższy nadrobić zaległości. 

Perennial Story - a sterling silver and red garnet ring, filigree and granulation metalwork, lots of layers. :) 
Available here.

Srebrny pierścionek z fasetowanym granatem. Dużo filigranów, granulek i warstw. :)




Woodland Quenn - malachite and sterling silver filigree ring.

Srebrny pierścionek z malachitem w filigranowej oprawie.



Up from the Sky - slightly asymmetrical sterling silver filigree ring with gorgeous lapis lazuli cabochon.

Lekko asymetryczny srebrny pierścionek z przepięknym lapisem w filigranowej oprawie.






And the last, but not least :
Summer Bird - bold, statement silver ring with green malachite and blue agates. Oh yeah, this one has some powers. ;-)
 Available here.

I na koniec - robiący duże wrażenie tzw. "statement ring". Malachit w filigranowej oprawie, niebieskie agaty, motywy kwiatowej i granulki. Ten to dopiero ma moc. :)



środa, 10 października 2012

Feeling reborn

Oh yes, I took a long rest.
From designing, marketing, thinking 24 hours a day about my business.
 I let myself to be in mourning after my Grandpa.
I've been talking a lot to myself.
I've been digging out all small and big dreams I forgot about.
 I let myself to be slow and careful. I let myself to enjoy life, to take it as it is.
I re-found joy in every day that came to me. 


I asked myself who I wanted to be. 
The answers was so fascinating!

I was indulging my body and soul with nutritious, healthy and delicious food. 
I made many long walks, feeding my eyes and heart with the beauty of nature.


I laughed to tears with my friends.
:)

That's what I've been doing for the last months.

You ask me how I am?
I'm relaxed and happy. Not because the world is better place than before.
I'm happy, because I want to be like that.
I'm strong, because so I want to be.



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2 weeks ago I took the torch to my hands again. 
I felt joy like I was meeting an old friend, whom I missed a lot.
I'm back to creating beautiful precious pieces.
:)

See you soon!
Love,
Grace.