Κυριακή, 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Παρασκευή, 5 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Where was "xroma" this summer?

Where was xroma during this summer?

... at a summer concert in the Concert Hall Garden
... in blue Ionian sea

... on a wall in Zakynthos

... under the moonlight in Skyros

... at calm beaches in Aegean sea

... and at night drank a few mojitos....


Πέμπτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014

Light Blue statement ring

Big, statement ring, in a new summer shade of blue:



Summer...

In summer xroma rests and gathers sun and inspiration!



I will be in a Greek island, away from my workshop.
I won't make any new creations, but I will gather inspiration, images, materials, ideas and colors: the blue of the Ioanian sea, the purple of a flower that grows in a village of the Aegean sea, the white from a smooth, round pebble, a pattern from a traditional embroidery, a seashell, an urchin shelll...


Necklace with a vintage sea shell engraving (2)

Pendant necklace with a vintage sea shell engraving from a 1800s textbook,
paired up with a French 20th century manuscript. 


Personalized heart pendants

Personalized purple & pink heart pendants, with handwritten names on them, covered with resin (liquid glass)



Necklace with a vintage blue butterfly engraving

Pendant necklace with a vintage blue butterfly engraving from a 1800s textbook,
paired up with an old French postcard.


Vintage greek spelling book (2)

Nostalgic ring with Anna & Mimis, from the old greek spelling book, drawn by Grammatopoulos:


Etsy Craft Party 2014 - Bring new meaning to old photographs

Every year, in June, Etsy celebrates it's birthday with themed craft parties, which are hosted by etsy teams, all over the world.
This year, craft party's suggested theme was "Recapture: Bring New Meaning to Old Photographs".
So, on the 1st of June we got together at six d.o.g.s., armed with old photographs, threads, needles, scissors etc, and like old village gossipers we embroidered while talking about everything, we laughed and we got to know each other better.
The craft party was organized by Nafsika, Antigoni and Aleka & Georgia, the Etsy Greek Team leaders, valuable advisors and partners, as always.

Necklace with a vintage yellow butterfly engraving

Pendant necklace with a vintage yellow butterfly engraving from a 1800s textbook,

Necklace with a vintage sea shell engraving

Pendant necklace with a vintage sea shell engraving from a 1800s textbook,
paired up with a French 20th century postcard.



Vintage Greek spelling book

For those who were students at greek Elementary School during the period from '55 to '78,
for those who love Retro & Vintage, for teachers, for students,
a pendant with the cover of the old spelling book, drawn by Grammatopoulos




Red necklace with an electric quitar

Small, unisex pendant with an electric guitar, on a red background, 

Infinity Knot mint green ring

Infinity Knot mint green ring: show your endless, infinite love...

 

Etsy Craft Party 2014

Every year, in June, Etsy celebrates it's birthday with themed craft parties, which are hosted by etsy teams, all over the world.
This year, craft party's suggested theme is "Recapture: Bring New Meaning to Old Photographs".
With this great step-by-step guide, I decided to embroidery one of my favorite photos:


In this photo, my daughter Myrsini (4 years old), is photographed in January 2011, by my husband Stamatis, in Nafplio, one of the most beautiful cities of Greece.
So, I thought I could "illustrate" her thoughts, with needle & thread:

Step 1: sketch


Step 2: needle & color threads


Step 3: poke holes with the needle


Step 4: Embroidering!



White starfish ring

White ring with a silver starfish, covered with resin (liquid glass).
Greek Summer style!