Thursday, June 24, 2010

NEW GIVEAWAY - Rhodium Filigree Pendant...


...I am giving away this lovely Rhodium Filigree Pendant to one of my Blogger/FaceBook buddies - just leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner in the next few days :D

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Pendants




...well, I am hooked on this design of pendant now - the other pair in the previous post were very lightweight and have been turned into earrings :D - these two new pieces will be pendants on very delicate silver plated cable chains...

Cheers everyone!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Yup...me again...


This was supposed to be a new pair of earrings - I say supposed to because, once I put on the resin, they were lovely and 'domed' with crystal clear finish, but I have a sneaking suspicion that they may be too heavy to be earrings - so now I have to wait until they are dry so I can test their weight - in case they are too heave, I will have made two identical pendants which is still OK :D



Three more newbies drying...I have gone a bit 'cosmic' with my backgrounds, but they are pretty hip I think :D

Thank you to all the lovelies that leave comments on my posts, I love reading them and try to answer all of them :D Keep well and chat soon, Val xox HUGS

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

One lazy dog and a few new pendants....


I have made 4 more pendants today - these have just come out of the oven and later tonight I will layer resin over them which will bring out the colors even more - these pendants are getting more and more intricate and detailed and I feel like I am painting them instead of making a collage :D




Check him out will you LOL! This is the way Luther sits in a typical Mastiff pose, every morning, the moment the sun peaks over out house :D - he is just too adorable :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010



...next 5 sales ( until sale no. 160) in my Etsy shop will receive a free MINI pendant with any purchase : O

I am feeling better today, the cold/flu I felt a few days ago thankfully only hung around for 48 hours and I am nearly back to normal. I am not surprised that all of us a coming down with some sort of a 'bug' as it has been bone chillingly cold in Melbourne these last two weeks.

School holidays start at the end of next week so I am looking forward to spending time with my kids - we plan to watch loads of movies at the cinemas and go shopping, rent videos and play the new Wii games they received for the B-days a few weeks ago :D

Hope you are all well and I will chat to you guys soon :D

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Silver Bezel Pendants...






...feeling really off at the moment...I think I must have the flu which the kids had last week...going to curl up and sleep I think...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cat Profiles - Pepper | WHISKAS.COM.AU

Hi Blogger friends - I have entered my cat Pepper into a Whiskas (cat-food) comp - if you have a moment to spare, please click on the link which will take you to the voting page and a pic of Pepper curled up in her basket - thank you so much :D

Cat Profiles - Pepper | WHISKAS.COM.AU


Friday, June 11, 2010

Goddess Pendants...






...I have been wanting to make some Goddess jewellery for a very long time and lately I have been spending a lot of time on the internet reading up on this deity...

The Goddess has many names and many meanings some of which are Mother Goddess/The Great Mother/Gaia/Fertility Goddess - she is the being which gave birth to all other beings. She represents femininity, power and nurturing. Goddesses are mothers and creators, they ensure the fertility of land and people alike.

The spirals on her belly depict fertility and the vital magic of life. The Goddess raises her arms, invoking that spiral-power/energy within Her.

Here are 3 pendants I have made with the Goddess charm as the main focal point resting against a bed of leaves...I think that is very appropriate...

LISTED ON ETSY.... new line





...I am like a kid in a candy store today, my supplies have all arrived and I am beside myself with excitement, just making new pendants and LOVIN IT!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New batch just baked :D



...these pendants have just come out of the oven and I have just glazed them with the first coat of resin...these have a lovely shimmering pearl color to them as I have added shimmer pigment to the resin and they have come up great!

Tree of Life pendants...





Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finished...a new line of pendants





Still making pendants...




...as my supplies arrive daily, I end up getting all these new pieces of jewellery which I just have to decorate straight away - that is why there are a few new pieces everyday now - these two are quite large (55mm) and are on hammered copper discs - they will be turned into pendants when they are cured!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Finished Pendants...





...these earrings and two pendants are made from Rhodium Filigree Discs which are so thin and delicate but with resin layers over the top, they have become very hardy - I am happy with the way these pieces have turned out :D

oh I am loving this one...

50mm Rhodium Plated Filigree Leaf

...second coat of resin just added to this pendant - I am loving the way this froggy is turning out, its looking a lot like what I imagined when I ordered the supplies :D


Monday, June 7, 2010

Our Luther warming himself :D


...Big Boy Luther enjoying an evening in - we always let our English Mastiff into the house in the evenings while hubby and I are relaxing - we are in the middle of winter here and it is so very very cold, the nights especially...so Luther looks forward to being pampered :D

A few more pendants...finally my little frog charms have arrived and I was able to make the frog on the lilly pad pendant that someone suggested I make :D




Kids B-Day Party was a BLAST!


...a roaring success, heaps of friends, amazingly great pressies, lots of good food and cakes :D - it was a lovely Sunday afternoon at my place - there were about 30 adults and kids just catching up :D - I should have taken a photo of the toy-room where an explosion of sorts happened - one of my daughters massive stuffed horses broke its seams and there was stuffing EVEYWHERE - clinging to the carpet, furniture, clothes etc - my daughter was a sweetie, she grabbed the vacuum cleaner straight away and cleaned the mess up :d (I taught her well).

I spent the day today cleaning, cleaning and doing a bit more of cleaning :D - the house is nearly back to normal.

I also received a few more packages and was able to make a pair of earrings and a very delicate necklace :D




...OK ladies, must run (again) my hubby and I are trying to put together an air-hockey table the kids received for their birthday - should be lots of fun!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

new GIVEAWAY on my FB Fan Page



...here is another pendant I am giving away -again! Just go to my FB fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Val-Zdero-Art-Jewellery/117884507572 and leave a comment - I will be drawing a winner tonight and will post the winner's name on the Giveaway post :D - good luck!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Busy week...well, as per usual...




...just a few pendants I was able to squeeze in today... I love the second one with the explosion of forest leaves, quite fitting for a tree of life pendant I think :-)

My little man, Master 11 (he turned 11 today) has been so sick with a throat infection and then croup to top it off, he is on antibiotics for 5 days and is slowly getting better.

I am having a combined b-day party for my son and daughter on Sunday (as they were born 3 years apart, nearly to the day) and am expecting abut 14 adults and as many children to descend on my home on Sunday afternoon - PARTY!

I will let you know how I survive the party (and my poor house too LOL) - OK, getting late her, will be back shortly with few b-day pics I think - enjoy your weekend everyone - hugz!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bird Necklaces...simple yet so sweet...




...a few new pieces which I made last night as some of my supplies arrived yesterday - there are still a few more packages to arrive, but whats here is still great :D

I have also opened up a new section in my Etsy shop titled "Under $20.00 Sale Items" - these pieces are reduced by 50% so if you have had your eye on something, please check here and it may be reduced to clear.

Hope everyone is having a great week :D

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

new GIVEAWAY on my FB Fan Page




...this is my fourth giveaway this week...I know, I am slightly deranged this week LOL...nah, just feeling really generous - so skip on over to my fan page and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win this locket http://www.facebook.com/pages/Val-Zdero-Art-Jewellery/117884507572 - I will be drawing a winner tomorrow (Random.org) GOOD LUCK EVERYONE :0