Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas cactus flower or "Reina de Noche"

This is my mother's favorite flower, it was her joy and pride. She took the time last year to count the flowers and buttons of the plant: more than two hundred! In the big pot.
The colours are so amazing when you see them in person. The fuchsias and the red are so vibrant, no picture can capture them as we see them with the eye.

In honour of her legacy (not just the plant of course!), I will try to make them in silver, I need to learn casting and get the Rhinogold  software, and learn how to use the enamel.
I thought about making a set of earrings, pendant and ring, I have no idea where to start!

Here is a picture so you can have an idea of the flower.
Love to all.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Rhony Alhalel, grafito.
Love this dress!

More pictures, más fotos

Mi vestido favorito, my favorite dress

Some pictures of Flash Mode.

Turquoise and blue dress with golden applications by Marino Mixán, Mme.Cécile Pozzo Di Borgo

Quelques flashes de Flash Mode à l'Alliance Française, kind of peruvian fashion week

The theme was architecture reflected on clothing. There were many interesting proposals: Katia Nakamura with her silver jewelry and her interpretation of "rejas", old and new ones. Lovely jewelry I must say.
Carla Reaño and her futuristic urban collection.
Denisse Távara and her black collection, combining different black fabrics that showed us that black has many hues, playing with textures and yes, black is not just black!
Levi Exaltación, a guy who likes using different fabrics besides cotton, trying with fabrics we are not used to see in clothing. 
These are the few designers I could interview, discovering a new facet of myself: asking questions about their work, they were eager to tell me about them! 
Maybe I should become an interviewer, it's very interesting!

I forgot to mention the sculptures of Rhony Alhalel, the guest artist for this exposition. And Mme. l'ambassatrice Cécile Pozzo Di Borgo.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ma recipes: Aloo Palak ~ Potato Spinach Curry

Ma recipes: Aloo Palak ~ Potato Spinach Curry: "A big thanks to Manju @ Mirch Masala for introducing me to 'Full Circle Farm'. I'm glad that I found this service. A box of fresh Vegetabl..."

Monday, October 25, 2010

To all my jewelry, crafty, artists friends

Please feel free to add your links or comments, it doesn't have to be jewelry related, if you feel down or need inspiration or just moral support, drop me a line! I will listen to you.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bowl of fruits ring



My sister came up with that name...I liked it!
I have to tell the story behind this piece.
The ring itself was part of another ring that I didn't like at all: it was my first day at jewelry school and as always, I decided not to follow the design we had to make. So I made things more complicated, as usual...don't ask me why! I was not happy at all with the top of the ring, I was about to melt it and start from scratch, but I said to myself, "I have half a ring done, why not change the top?" And I did. Thanks to a tiny silver spoon (a souvenir from a wedding I think)and wire and oxidised silver, this is the result of recycled items. I was planning to keep it in my finger but after a couple of years, now it's on sale. I really like it and I hope you do too.

I forgot to mention that this is a OOAK ring, I do not like to repeat myself, unless is by request...

Have fun!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Men's Pendant, another kum boo piece


I made this pendant with 925 silver and 24kt gold. I added the gold in not parallel lines, I didn't want to make it so geometric...

The pendant is 3cm long and 2,1cm wide.

I hammered it to add texture and oxidised it for colour and contrast with the yellow gold.

It was fun making this piece! And a lot of patience.

I hope you like it!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mi nube, my cloud, mon nuage



Using the kum boo technique I elaborated this pendant. You have to laminate the gold and make it as thinner as you can; you can tell when you're in the right weight by the sound of the delicate sheet of 24kt gold.
I draw a cloud in paper then translate to the silver, saw it, filed it and it was ready to put the gold in the silver. You have to use a scalpel to cut the gold sheet. The silver is heated first and then the gold is added, in a very delicate and careful way. The gold is attached to the silver surface by heat. Of course, the silver has to be clean of fingerprints which leave oil in the surface of the metal.
If you did the procedure in the right way, the gold will stick to the silver and will not go out, not even if you try to scratch it with whatever you can.

In this pendant and another pendant I hammered and oxidised the silver and polish it with a jewelry cloth.

I brushed the back of the pendant and I realised I liked it as much as the front of it! So it's a double sided cloud...

"I am the Ice Queen" ring



This is the first ring I made during my stay in Cajamarca, in the North East of Peru. The technique is reticulated silver. I love this ring, it reminds me of valleys and snowy mountains, that's where the name came from...although there is no snow in Cajamarca.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sharing.

Hi everybody! Hola a todos!
I would like to share this with you: she is a talented designer and is always creating new stuff, I recommend to visit her blog http://so-i-can-sew.blogspot.com/ and her etsy page: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Underneath

Soon I will post more pictures about my jewelry classes!
Pronto subiré más fotos de las piezas que hice en el CITE Koriwasi. Regresen!

Vivi.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mokume gane part II


After all the layers of silver and copper are soldered by heat, you have to file all the sides to make them even. It takes a lot of time but the result is very cool!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Argentina Méjico

Día de fútbol...no me interesa este mundial, no me interesa ver el partido (pero lo vi), no me interesa nada.
Estoy en una especie de limbo, no sé qué hacer, realmente y en todo sentido. No tengo ni ganas de ducharme, no me importa ya nada. Me siento atrapada en esta casa en este cuerpo en esta ciudad en este estado mental, en esta situación....
Compro piedras y accesorios de plata para trabajar y crear nuevas piezas pero no tengo ganas. Tengo las ideas pero no la motivación. Me levanto a las 11 de la mañana casi todos los días. No encuentro motivo para levantarme más temprano, ni siquiera para salir de la cama.
Siento que este es mi único medio de expresarme, la situación es tensa en la casa. A veces chatear con mis amigos virtuales me ayuda pero no es lo mismo. Siento que soy una carga que no sirvo para nada. Ya ni me importa el orden ni la limpieza de mi cuarto.
Quiero llorar pero a la vez no quiero. Sólo dejo unas cuantas lágrimas escapar.

Maldita la hora en que esto nos tuvo que pasar. Nos vies sont bouleversées. Nuestras vidas están patas arriba o abajo....Quiero que esto acabe ya! No aguanto más, lo peor es que no sé qué hacer. Siento que todo lo que hago es juzgado por ellos y todo lo que hago está mal para ellos. Entonces, qué hacer? Pues nada. No haré nada. Igual ellos juzgarán lo que haga y nunca estará bien. Gracias familia! Qué gran apoyo!

Y ya dejen de joderme! Es lo mismo levantarme a las 8 que a las 11 porque nada va a cambiar.
Ya déjenme en paz!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

En la clínica....

Las 20.30 apróximadamente.
En la clínica acompañando a mi mamá, está con una sonda en la nariz y recibiendo los nutrientes que necesita. Ahorita está dormida, pero a veces no se sabe porque se hace la dormida...bien viva ella, escuchando lo que hablamos creyendo que está durmiendo! M'enfin...

Se está reponiendo poco a poco, solo queda esperar y tener fe y paciencia.

Me comí (oh gran pecado!) medio club sandwich, es que la cafetería de acá es muy buena!

Terminé esta semana el encargo de una sortija y me quedó bien, no puedo negarlo. Me haría una para mí, pero no puedo con mi genio de repetir una pieza, y si lo hago va a salir diferente. Le añadiré algo, le pondré mas fuego...lo que sienta en el momento.

News! Se me rompió un diente el martes, que mostro! Felizmente que esa pieza ya tenía endodoncia así que solo se va aplicar un perno y una corona (preferiría una tiara), el lunes de vuelta al dentista para la aplicación del tornillo que me falta. Ojalá que no duela mucho.

Bai bai!

Friday, April 30, 2010

A veces...

A veces me pregunto qué hago acá en frente de la computadora, tipeando cualquier tontería, a veces escribo lo primero que se me ocurre....pero para qué, alguien lo va a leer acaso? Estaré perdiendo mi tiempo en vez de ocuparme de vender mes bijoux por internet, o esperando encontrar a alguien en línea con quién conversar, chatear, intercambiar ideas, preguntar qué tal te fue en el día qué sé yo...

Lo que sí estoy muy contenta con mi nuevo tatuaje, mi pez koi, o pez japonés, como los que tenía un tío en la entrada de su casa; me encantaba ver a los peces y seguirlos hasta verlos esconderse detrás de las rocas que formaban parte de la mini laguna.
Bueno, el tatuaje NO duele, ya está cicatrizando y dentro de unos diez días se llenará de color. Es más grande de lo que imaginé pero me gusta y me siento bien con él en mi espalda, me acompaña, me protege, me ayuda a nadar contra la corriente, como lo hacen ellos. Pero no creo que me convierta en dragón al llegar al final del río....

Y ayer jueves porfin conocí a Alida, Karina y sus creaciones. Me gustó la Navy y la morada con verde, tambien la de jean! Qué difícil decidir! Pero estoy contenta con mi elección, es grande como a mí me gustan y tiene bolsillos grandes! Hoy pasó la prueba de fuego: lap top, botella de agua, estuche de lentes, mini botiquín, libretas, lapiceros, llaves, jabón en gel antibacterial, medias, el cordón de la compu para enchufarla en la clínica y no sé qué más....no tuve ninguna dificultad en llevarla al hombro a pesar del peso de la pesada vieja lap top (no me gustan la notebooks, pantalla muy chica), prefiero cargar con esta compu.

Tuve que cancelar una venta en etsy ya que la persona "interesada" hasta hace unas horas no había pagado. Y le había mandado un mensaje sin obtener respuesta alguna. Bueno, quizá me espere una venta mejor!

Ya quiero que el tatuaje esté terminado! Nada, a esperar y no rascar (me pica la espalda).

Eso es to eso es to eso es todo amigos...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Nuevo, New, Nouveau


Aqui les muestro algo de lo ultimo que he estado haciendo. Es un collar de citrino en hilo goldfilled con citrnos tallados a los costados y al medio uno en bruto. Los colores van del marrón al blanco y miel.
La cadena es de plata sterling.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cooling earrings


I like this pair of earrings, they are cool: specially made to bring some freshness with this heat (at least in this side of the planet). Just looking at them reminds me of the snow and dryness of the snowy mountains. I'm working on the matching pendant or necklace for these earrings; my muse left me to take a swim on the cold water of the OP...
I used some swaroski crystals, kind of teal colour, bali silver beads, and faceted round moonstones. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Feeling hot hot hot


I wish it was only the song! We are melting here! I would love some A/C or a new fan with remote control and "sleep" function. Not even a breeze of air comes to my room with open windows, if I take a shower I sweat, ugh. It's so icky feeling sticky!

I'm adding a sneak preview of the items I will post on etsy. I still have to take moooooore pictures (that's a never ending story), then edit, upload and praying for the internet connection doesn't die on me whilst uploading the pics....that's another never ending story. Kaja Goo Goo, I miss you guys! The LP must be somewhere in the house...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39968165

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ventas Lima

Si a algun@ de ustedes les interesa algo de etsy, me pueden escribir a mi correo de yahoo y acordar los detalles.

Vivi.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Some of my work available at etsy.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

She is sleeping....


Wednesday, early in the morning, granny left us. She fell asleep and didn't wake up. She looked at peace, like just sleeping...
She was tired, who wouldn't be after 99 years ?
We prefer to remember her as the strong woman she was, and the stories she used to tell us about her childhood, a century ago almost...and her famous "pastel de choclo" mmmmmm....yummy!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Playing with Fire small trapezoidal earrings


Description

I had fun making this pair! They are simple but the reticulated silver adds a "je ne sais quoi"! You can wear them with anything and even play with them.

It's all handmade by me in sterling silver.

The front is shiny and the back a bit matte. Every pair is handmade, they will look similar but never the same.
The lenght is 3,3cm aprox.
Widest part: 1,1cm.
Have fun!

PRICE: 37.50 USD

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hoops and Leaves 20 percent DISCOUNT


Description

Silver large hoops with smoke quartz beads, orange agathes, tiny silver beads, green swarovski crystals and brown and green glass leaves with golden tones.

***20% DISCOUNT ON THESE HOOPS: from 45.00 to 36.00***
discount is already marked on the price to make it easier for you...
Total large: 8cm
Hoops diameter: 4cm

Friday, January 1, 2010

Chainmaille ring with stones


Description

I like this ring! I love how the stones move and the combination of colours.

Just be careful! Don't shake your hand too much, it's a delicate jewel, the chain has been secured but it's better to take care of your jewels, try to keep them in plastic boxes or the bags they came from.

I hope you like it!

It is 2cm diameter. If you have any question, please feel free to ask!