Wednesday, 6 July 2011 by Irene Hoofs
EmeEme has been designing and making jewelry for the longest time and ever since she discovered etsy she thought it would be wise to open her shop and show her wonderful designs to the world... which has been a very smart idea. My favorite is and has always been the fabric flower brooch.
Maria is an architect by profession and works in her own office with two business partners. I love it how Maria has turned her hobby into a business ... you can find her necklaces, brooches and earrings right here...
Wednesday, 4 May 2011 by Irene Hoofs
Together with my dear friend Vivien I opened an online shop!
Read all about it right here...
Buy buy buy right here!
A BIG Thank You to my dear friend and amazing photographer An Van Daele who helped us with the photography. You can find her portfolio right here and her blog here.
Thursday, 17 March 2011 by Irene Hoofs
I am SO glad brass seems to be back on the menu for now. I love the industrial look of it and when it’s shaped delicately like these two necklaces above, it instantly turns into the perfect accessory to wear with jeans and a frilly shirt.
Left: Brass and vintage sequins necklace by DinosaurToes | Right: Triangular lace necklace by Spinthread
So, I hate to be the one to draw conclusions hastily, or make generalizations of any kind, but I think these sweet, girly geometric necklaces show girls can totally be good at math and still be cute. I am sure I could have been good at math. If I wanted to. (I think my old-school feminist mom might hang me for this remark, she studied math but was never able to teach me. She does like pretty necklaces, though).
That’s it! Have you come across any great geometrical necklaces lately, now that they seem to be in style?
Thank you Anna Denise from the Yellow Umbrella for writing this post for us.
Friday, 11 February 2011 by Irene Hoofs
Two artists, Katherine Wheeler and Abby Seymour are Goldenink and together they create pieces that are hand crafted, painted and fired in their very own kiln. No mass production, casting or transfers are used.
...And I love love love all the pieces, the ring and bracelet in the top is my absolute favorite because of the soft warm colors and the fragile illustration...wow these ladies have come up with a great and totally new to me looking collection of jewelry. The Blue from below is so fresh ...ready for summer and spring!... the shop is right here...
Saturday, 11 December 2010 by Irene Hoofs
Ann Louise is a new sponsor of Bloesem and although this label is mainly about handmade jewelry I couldn't resist showing you some other work from German artist Antje...namely her 'kesser kasten' not sure what the proper English translation is, but Antje makes super fun art pieces for your wall out of old drawers, but like I said in her etsy shop you will mainly find her jewelry made out of different buttons, beads and gems, fabrics and fibers, and other small treasures that she collected during her travels around the world.... visiting Antje's blog will tell you a bit more about her life...
Thursday, 9 December 2010 by Irene Hoofs
COATT is Rebecca Coagan Scharlatt and she came up with this brilliant idea to design necklaces based on the idea of the morse code! Using gold beads as dots and slashes, you can choose among a few pre-made sayings, such as love, mom, and SOS, or you can choose a personalized necklace with your choice of word or name or your own secret message around your neck...I really LOVE this idea!!
At the moment Rececca also offers this great giveaway at her shop...WIN a personalized Morse Coded Necklace ...one winner will be selected every week through the end of the year! For more details click here...