Sunday, 1 June 2014

Wait for me by the Lighthouse ( end of the story)

Some of you may remember that I had a pair of journals made with a female and male bunny about a year ago. Here is the picture to refresh your memory :) 
The main story of these journals was that both male and female were separated when they were very young lovers and they only managed to find each in another 10 years. So my journals are showing that particular moment of their date by the lighthouse. They both became much older, but they still recognise each other and she is holding a bag in her hand that looks like a lock, the lock from her heart. And he still has a key to this heart lock, meaning that he still loves him. And of course she does as well, especially because for 10 years she had someone that would everyday remind her about him while they were apart... their child. READ FULL STORY.

So the idea of this pair of journals was that they would be sold together and I proposed this idea in my Etsy shop. But one day the female journal was purchased by a guy from England and he refused to buy the second one. This made my heart hurt, but of course from the business side of view I made a sale and I was happy. And so the year passed and the journal wouldn't sell. I brought it with me to
Malta Synergy conference and many of you had seen it in person and who ever had a chance to speak to me heart the story of this and the second journal. In the end of conference I gave away all of my journals and only left one of them with me, the other bunny journal. 
Yesterday I sold a journal with a beetle and this made me very happy, but something felt weird. I recognised the name of my customer and it had a little green star next to it meaning that this is a return customer. I checked and it was the same guy who purchased my female bunny journal. 

You can imagine how happy I was that he came back! The fact that he came back meant two things for me. First, his wife had finished the first journal and second, she needs another one. And why would she want to have a beetle journal if there is a second part of the bunny story for her. So I wrote a message to the guy and offered him bunny journal half price just so that his wife can have them both and keep them together. Also, because he came back for another journal, I knew they don't waste them, they fill them in and then keep them. Otherwise why would he come back to me? Not for the paper quality, right? :)
And so to make the story short, he decided to buy the beetle journal and the bunny journal together and he was very happy to have a discount. He is not a very talkative man and after a massive story I wrote to him he only replied in one line. But this one like made me completely happy and now I am feeling content and I know that the wondering of two loving souls is now officially over. The bunny family is safe and sound. 
As you can see polymer clay means much more than just sculpting to me. I am a story teller and I am very very grateful to God that this unfinished story is now found it's happy ending. I can now silently say:

"All so all three of them lived happily ever after...here in England, Gloucestershire!"


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Skinner Blend Leaves

Recently I was making couple of journals and I had a lot of skinner blend left over. I decided to play with it and came up with some nice elements which I really liked and I decided to work on them on a more professional level and made a tutorial and some brooches and also a beautiful necklace.
I hope you like these! I will let you guys know when the tutorial is out so you can see how I make them.



































And here is the necklace. It is not yet assembled, just put together! I am waiting for super glue to arrive lol :) I like how organic it looks like and it will perfectly fit my evening dress which is also indigo blue.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Seduction Journal

This journal is a custom order for my return customer. The main idea was to create a bible ( holly book) like journal that would represent the spirituality of it's owner and also be a constant reminder that good and bad always mixes together and in this life we can't only choose the good path without stepping up sometimes and making mistakes as the dark side always seduces us. This can also remind of Yin Yang symbol where good and bad, dark and bright, darkness and light lives in constant harmony. The actual journal was already full of stories, records and memories and it was my first time when I had to work with the journal that belongs to someone. I was trusted to read some of the stories ( or even the whole book if I like), and the owner just wanted me to feel better who he really is. As I can't really tell you what was in there, I will just talk about the journal cover and colour scheme.
The journal itself has a brown leather spine and two sides of it are made from red wood. The pages  are painted gold. This is why we decided to do the journal in reds, golds and whites and as we were working on two dragons and Ying Yang kind of theme I suggested to create an effect of cinnabar.
All together it ended up looking like this and I would really like to hear what you think of it.
Visit my Flickr page to see all 9 photos I have of this journal. 



Thanks a lot for reading, 
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