Friday, 25 September 2015

New Life for the Pendant

One day my friend had contacted me with an request to help her fix one of her pendants. It was a Swarovski Crystalacite Pendant which was given to her by her partner and was cherished a lot. It happened to fall down on the floor and some parts of it got chipped off. She asked if I can wrap it up in any possible way to make it look whole again.
So here is how the crystal looked before. Not as green as this photo, but does change colour according to the light anyway.

My task wasn't easy as I needed to make sure I am not covering the whole thing. Crystal still has to be seen, but as it was shattered in many different places, there were only some parts I could leave open. Gladly it wasn't cracked all over, just some little and bigger pieces fell off. If it would be broken into halves for example, I wouldn't risk fixing it as crystals of such condition do not possess any powers anyway apart from memorabilia.
So this was the first option and my friend absolutely loved the shape and the whole idea apart from the brown colour as it's just not the colour she wears. She prefers silvers and blacks.

So without thinking too much, I decided to darken it and then to apply some silver effect on it. She was very pleased to see this transformation and not she can proudly wear her partner's present again.

Thank you so much for reading, 
Have a lovely day!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

End of Summer SALE!

I am having the "End of Summer Sale" and am offering a 25% discount until the 1st of September!

Monday, 17 August 2015

The Nectar Dragon Journal A5

Hello everyone!

For the last week I was working on this newest journal "The Nectar Dragon". This journal was a custom order for my client's daughter. She loves everything dragon related and UK related. So finding an artist in London to make a gift for her daughter was a real treat and very exciting for my client and I am sure will be greatly appreciated by her daughter. 

My client wanted to have a tree, a dragon and sunset on the journal cover, but she wanted the dragon to be quite detailed, so we came up with the idea of having tree branches instead of the full tree. The main object is obviously a baby dragon who is drinking the nectar from beautiful flowers. He doesn't have wings yet as he is still a baby. Those will grow later.

I wanted to create a sunset on the background, but I wasn't sure how to do it, and so I decided to give the background a subtle feel of purple-pink colour change, as if the sun is about to rise or about to set.  The small leaf theatres on the background are to imitate the idea of some foliage in the depth of this composition. 
I always struggle to create full on 3D pictures, but I think this time it doesn't look very flat. Sometimes it is more important to remain on the safe side when you can't allow yourself to make mistakes because of time  or material limitations. Otherwise you should go and practice, experiment and succeed or fail. All these things are parts of one big activity called "learning curve". 
And so here is the journal!

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Mandarin Duck Texture Stamps are out!

Hello everyone!
It's been quite a few busy and crazy weeks and a lot of things were going wrong, but finally we made it and the Mandarin Duck Texture Stamps are now finally released. They are already available for sale in my Etsy shop and some of you wonderful people have already purchased the whole sets. I am ever so grateful for this!
I updated my website with a Products section which has a full instructions on using the stamps. Just in case if you need to know.
Otherwise, here are the stamps, enjoy them, buy them, like or share. Do whatever you please as they were made for you! Also here is the Grand Reveal video if you haven't seen it yet :) Click on it! -->

And here are the stamps!

"GENTLE BLOSSOM" (Positive & Negative imprints)

Monday, 10 August 2015

Simply Dotting Tools

Hello my sweet honey bunnies!

Today I would like to announce some exciting news!
Whole summer I was working on few great projects and ideas apart from making journals and jewellery. It's been hectic and hard, but the result is just fascinating :)

Let me present you my newly designed, Mandarin Duck branded "SIMPLY DOTTING TOOLS".
That's all they really are, just some good old Dotting Tools / Ball tools, although I am very happy to have some tools of my own exclusive colour and even branded with MANDARIN DUCK name! 

Whoah! :)

So this is a little moment of glory for me.... And a lot of tension at the same time. I don't know if you will find them useful, if you will love the colour, if you will appreciate the fact that they are designed and marked with my name. But I will be very pleased if you will xxx.

Thank you so much for checking these out and please don't hesitate to write comments about what you think of these tools :) Critics and suggestions are welcome :) And purchases are welcome, too :)

Love xxx,