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Giveaway: 2 necklaces from the Bloesem Wears collection

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{Giveaway will run until October 3}

What can 2 of you win this week :: a handmade necklace, Liv in silver, braided with 9.25 sterling sliver beads and closing. 

What you have to do :: Pin the image above to your pinterest board, and then leave a comment below with the url to your pin and/or Tweet this giveaway and copy your tweet in the comment section below... 2 options to win! 

About Bloesem Wears :: This new jewelry collection combines my passion for crafts, embroidery and braiding. All jewelry comes with a beautiful gift box. 

..Bloesem Wears shop

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GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED :: Congrats to Veronique and Sam.
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Jointed Jewels byAmt

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One of the nice things about my visit to the NYIGF was meeting dutch designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew in real for the first time ... she and I have been emailing very often during the last couple of years, but meeting her in person adds so much to my love for all her designs. 

At the gift fair Alissia showed her latest jewelry collection: Jointed Jewel 'Amalia' Collection 

When I saw Alissia wearing one of her very new necklaces I almost ripped it of her shirt :)) .. I think she got the message and was super kind to give it to me as a present at the end of the show ... and I must say whenever I am wearing it I am getting so many compliments ... it is pretty big and so a real eye-catcher you can say and so completely different from all other jewelry! I believe the particular necklace I have is not available for sale yet ... it is the Quilt Maple Pendant and will soon be available through her website. But at Jointed Jewels you can buy any of her other amazing jewelry pieces.  

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Image above are from the Jointed Jewels 2009 ... it represents a union of new and old, organic and industrial, functional and decorative. At the heart of the collection was  the intention to transform complex and separate elements into a new kind of whole. It started as an exploration of ball joints, commonly found in cars and hip replacements. Alissia had the idea of creating a ball joint -normally assembled with sepa- rate parts- as one single piece. Through the use of selective laser sintering (SLA) she was able to literally make a ball inside a ball.

... yes you read it correct the jewels are 3d printed and you can buy them online here

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And yes these images are from products Alissia has designed too ... you see how diverse and talented she is! I love the Strap Collection and the Peasant Collection very much. Although the bench is not in production yet, the smaller milk stools are manufactured and distributed by Y'A Pas Le Feu Au Lac from France. 

Alissia is founder and creative director of byAMT Inc, which she in her own words says is a New World-Old World mash-up. The daughter of a French mother and American father, she was born and raised in The Netherlands and for the past 10 years living in NY.

ps. If you are interested in producing any of the product please contact ALissia [email protected]

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Monday's Quick start: a BIG thank you

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Not sure whether you noticed but I was away for a summer vacation with my family in Spain and oh boy did we have a wonderful time there. Just before I left I launched a new jewelry collection called bloesem wears. With the help of a good friend in Kuala Lumpur I was able to ship out many orders throughout the world .... but I am absolutely sure that these fantastic bloggers made all the difference in getting attention for my shop and I am very grateful for that. 

Jan from Poppytalk, Fenny from F for Fabulous, Christina from Down And Out Chic and Emma Lamb all wrote some really nice compliments about my handmade collection

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Seeing my necklaces over at Oh Joy felt perhaps most special because Joy is so known for her impeccable style for fashion and accessoiries. So getting her approval made me feel I am in the right direction and her words encourages me to explore this new hobby of mine a bit more. If you would like to see a bit more of her great sense of style then just take a look at one of these more personal posts of her: 'hello my name is Joy'...

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And if that is not all this lady also wrote a new book: Blog, Inc. - a book about how to have a successful blog to be released by Chronicle Books in Fall 2012 and available for pre-order here.

ps. If you have written about my new bloesem wears collection and I didn't notice yet, please let me know ~ so I can thank you properly too :) ~irene

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Bloesem Wears shop

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As some of you may know, when I am not online I am usually busy making things and since a year or so I have had this passion for making jewelry (remember BKids Wear Neon)… experimenting with all sorts of designs I finally made a necklace for myself which received many lovely responses from friends and, most importantly perhaps, from my husband (who, actually, is supposed to buy me jewelry rather than letting me make my own)… so I thought why not make an entire collection for moms, daughters, tweens and their friends and present them to you… not that I had a lot of spare time to do this but I managed to squeeze in a couple of extra hours every day to craft what I think and hope you agree is a lovely collection of easy-to-wear affordable funky jewelry..

so Bloesem Brings Beads and Braids this summer…

All pieces come in very limited editions, carefully placed in beautiful gift boxes and are handmade by me, using materials that I love such as pearls, real silver, gold filled beads and some of my favorite gem stones…and last but certainly not least…genuine Italian cotton ribbons from Angela Liquori and… of course lots of thread!

Making jewelry is like yoga, at least to me, and I highly recommend you try it yourself…nothing is more rewarding than making something with your own hands, wear it and have people notice it as an unique piece… why don’t you give it a try and order the DIY kit that I prepared and includes all materials you need, except the tools. 

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 Now let me tell you about pearls… my own research (including again my husband…) tells me that  most men have this secret love affair with pearls and find women that wear them…, well, simply irresistible…. which sounds like a good thing to me… but personally I have never been a big fan of traditional pearl necklaces… giving our men the benefit of the doubt, I have tried to come up with a more contemporary and nonchalant version of the classic pearl necklace… I love how the pearls go together with the beautiful Italian loose weave ribbons from studio carta inc.

Do you ever Wear Pearls? Love to hear your thoughts!                                    ...... MORE


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All images are made by me, Irene Hoofs. 

..Bloesem Wears online shop

..Kids collection

..Ladies collection

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Sponsor Spotlight: Maldonado

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{1. Green Discs 2. Personalized Initial Ring 3. Small Seeds Bracelet 4. White Circle Cufflinks 5. Small Cylinder Earrings 6. Triangles Pendant}

Maldonado is a handmade jewelry shop, where contemporary meets geometric, and fun designs. Each piece is handcrafted using silver, and from what I can tell none are exactly the same. Maldonado has a large variety of pieces to choose from, such as earrings, rings, cufflinks to bookmarks, or brooches

Omar Maldonado is the craftsman behind Maldonado jewelry, and he is located in Argentina. He started out using metals and wood, but decided to try his hand at silver, and today it is his medium of choice. You can learn more about him, and see pictures of his studio here. - Sponsor Spotlight

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Sponsor Spotlight: Rand Papele Jewelry

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{1. Vintage Travel Pennant 2. Points Bracelet 3. Initial Ribbon Necklace 4. Guide Necklace 5. Mushroom Necklace 6. Chevron Earrings}

Just had a lovely time visiting Rand Papele, each of their pieces of jewelry have such a delicate shape about them, though often their edges are sharp. Their Spring and Summer 2012 collection is what I have mainly featured above and it is called, "The Archer" which is a perfect name, because not only are many of the shapes arrow like, but it feels medieval, and romantic.

Rand Papele was created by Eben Papele and Judith Rand who make all their lovely pieces in a peaceful town north of New York City. You can see which retailers are stocking their products here, and glimpses of their studio, and how they create their jewelry here. - Sponsor Spotlight

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