Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

New bracelet with multi-colored beads

This colorful handmade bracelet is made with beads in black, white, turquoise, blue, coral, red, pink, olive green, green, purple, red, ruby red and grey.So there is no need to think what color of oufit you should wear it with.It matches with all!Just have a look and tell me what you think...

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Diy decoupage plate with inspirational quotes

 To tell you the truth, I always wanted to find out for myself how easy (or not) the decoupage method was. I didn't have the chance to actually see anyone doing it in front of me, so I was pretty curious and anxious if I could  transform an object into something new only by watching some videos on You tube or Pinterest. Well, I have to admit they have been very helpful and I can say that my first decoupage method has been rather succesful.
This is also my first time that I am presenting to you a diy project and I think it may not be as detailed as it should be.(The thing is I was so absorbed with the whole decoupage process that I didn't take as many photos as I ought to take in order to give you a more accurate, step by step procedure).
Anyway, I think you wouldn't have any problem with the project if you have a prior experience in decoupage but if you don't, then this video will definitely help you as it did in my case.

First of all, you will need an object that you want to transform into something new. It may be old and used or not but I think the most important thing if it is your first time will be to choose an object with a flat surface.I, for example, used an old plate which I was about to throw away. The paint had come off  since I had this plate to put some candles on and whenever I tried to clean it from the candle remains more and more red paint would come off. Well, the picture says it all...

Then I had to find pieces of paper to put them on the plate.I didn't want to put napkins or photos, I thought of putting some interesting quotes that I find very inspiring and optimistic. Pinterest had been most helpful on this stage I must admit. I found many quotes ( I prefered the ones with a black backround because I thought it would much the (remaining) red color of the plate) there and  I had to find the perfect size for them so they could fit into the plate. So  I did a lot of  copying, pasting and resizing in my computer and that took me quite a long time.
 Ok now let's go back to the things and tools you 'll need ( apart from the object you want to transform ):
  • A pair of scissors
  • A decoupage medium (Mod Podge or any other glue that is suitable for decoupage)
  • Pieces of paper
  • A big flat paint brush
  • Glossy spray paint or liquid glass

Now, the decoupage method is pretty easy.You apply a thin coat of decoupage medium (Mod Podge etc) a) on the surface of the object, b) under the piece of paper and  c)  over the top of it.You have to wait for about half an hour in order to let it dry and that's it! If you would like to have  a glossy finish then you could use glossy spray paint or apply a coat of liquid glass.
Of course, I had to use an extra piece of paper in the center of the plate because I wanted to cover the part of the plate that the red paint had come off.  This gave a more vintage  look to the object and I think it kind of matched with the whole interesting quotes concept.
And ta da!!! All my favorite quotes in one place (Or should I say plate)!So inspirational for me...This plate will definitely make my day each time I have a look at it.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Live your myth in...Skiathos

Well, as I said in a previous post, I think it's about time I kept my promise and published the photos from my holidays in Skiathos.This place is absolutely amazing!Sandy beaches, pineforests that practically reach the seaside, a pretty wild night life, excellent food and really nice local people are some of the assets of this lovely island of Sporades.Moreover, it is one of the locations that the most beloved musical ''Mamma Mia'' was shot.So if you get lucky and the weather is fine you should not miss the boat trip around the island where you get to see the actual spots that memorable scenes  from the movie took place.

There is only bad thing about this island,though... You don't get enough of it and you look forward to returning back someday.So it is not an 'adieu' kind of attitude,it is more of an 'au revoir'...
Ok, enough with the rambling...Let the photos speak for themselves...

 ''Mamma mia'' location (''The winner takes it all''scene)
Lalaria beach
Skiathos port
Tsougrias island
Some artistic detail (should I say diy idea) from a fancy restaurant

Oh my...those cocktails!So impressive and huge..

There was a dilemma at some point eating the salad.We didn't want to spoil the decoration..Nah, just kidding...

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


My (thoughts and) sentiments exactly!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Have a great August everyone!

Well, I know I have not been very steady  these days as far as blogging activity is concerned.As I have said in a previous post, you can blame it all on the Greek summer.There has been an incredible heatwave practically all July long here in Greece and it seems that the temperature will be at its peek this first week of August as well. So I think it is pretty tough being focused on writing and finding themes for blogging when all you wanna do is lying on the beach and enjoying summer.
I will be spending these following days at the island of Skiathos which is one of the Sporades island and is situated in the northern of the Aegean island.I guess these short holidays is an extra excuse for not blogging.But  hopefully I will return with lots of photos (by the way this island is absolutely beautiful -a must go/see!) so I promise I will post lots of them and make up for all my absense these past days.
Wish you all the best.Have fun and make the most of this summer!!

P.S.Here's a preview of Skiathos (Some photos from the net). Hope my photos will be as good as these ones...Keep my fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Those romantic pastels (pink)

What can anyone say about this girly color? Maybe all of our childhood dreams had to do with this pastel shade.Fresh, cute and so glamorous!! All pictures from Pinterest

Source: bit.ly via Emelda on Pinterest

Friday, 20 July 2012

Summer glow

What a remarkable seaside photo this is...Absolutely adore it!!

Source: indulgy.com via Ana on Pinterest

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Red hot summer

My handmade pendant  made with hammered nickel silver, red hearts and stained glass has been featured on Etsy.Thank you  BIZARREjewelry for including me in such a sweet and lovely treasury list!

'Red hot summer...' by BIZARREjewelry

100% EGST

















Friday, 6 July 2012

New earrings in silver and black

Being busy with lots of other stuff this past month made me neglect my most beloved interest (yep you guessed it right folks!): jewelry making. Ok ,I admit it also had to do with the summer activities, it's not that easy being focused on anything this time of the year in Greece when the sea and the sun practically call you to be there... But there is a piece of jewelry that I made a month ago and it actually wasn't listed on my Etsy profile that I almost forgot to post it here.
It is a pair of earrings that is made of nickel silver (it's become one of my favorite materials to work with) that has been cut and hammered and small black beads put in five stainless steel wires.
So just tell me what you think about it.... 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Feels like summer

Just some pins from my own board on Pinterest.Enjoy!

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