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


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 and her etsy page:

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