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    Aventurine,  Gemstones,  Handmade Jewelry,  Tree of Life

    Green Aventurine Tree of Life Pendant

    Aventurine is a translucent form of quartz that comes in various colors. Green Aventurine is known as a lucky stone and it is also called the β€œStone of Opportunity.” Green Aventurine has a positive energy, so it is a great boost of chances in any situation. People like to wear a specimen in their pocket for bringing luck and prosperity. Green Aventurine carries a strong connection to Mother Earth and increases the appreciation of nature. Green Aventurine brings out this hope, that is why I decided to make a Tree of Life with small natural chips. Initially, I was thinking to make just a small ornament, but I realized that…

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    Recycled/Upcycled Art – How to Make Magnets from Soda Cans

    I love to recycle/upcycle, as much as possible. In this article I will show you how I am using soda cans to create beautiful fridge magnets. Enjoy! Ok… this is the magnet I made recently. The final product looks like this: … a cute lizard… These are the parts that form my magnet: a frame, a magnet and the foil. The frame is one of those ‘wedding favor’ frames, you can buy them in bulk online. The magnet? You buy in self-adhesive sheets. Measure, cut and glue the magnet on the back of the frame. The aluminum foil is the center of attraction. This particular one came from a Sprite…

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    Wire Art

    Wire Art – Palm Tree Wall Decor

    Wall Decor, 18″ x 24″ x 2″. As per these dimensions, you can see that this is a not a flat piece, it raises about 2″ from the surface. It is very hard to take a good picture of it, I tried with two different backgrounds, still doesn’t make justice. πŸ™‚ Anyway… like any other artist out there, I am inspired by Mother Nature. Palm trees always fascinated me. Here is a beautiful photo of a majestic palm-tree I took in the Caribbean. … let’s go back to my wire art πŸ™‚ My wire palm tree is a very happy tree. This is the message I am sending through this…

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    Wire Art

    Wire Art – Rasta Woman Wall Decor

    When I lived in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, I was surrounded by beautiful people with long dreadlocks. Most of them were practicing Rastafarianism, which is a strong religion in the Caribbean. I made a lot of friends and of course I got inspired by them. This wall decor is my interpretation of Dorothy, a beautiful, witty and very courageous women, whom I had the pleasure to meet there. Dimensions 18″x22″. I used galvanized wire and a few wooden beads, to emphasize the Rastafarian liberation colors. I started with a frame, again free form, I never draw anything on the paper! I let the wire talk to me πŸ™‚ Then…

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    Wire Art

    Wire Art – Lionfish

    I’ve been asked recently about my Lionfish Mobile Ornament source of inspiration.   Here is the story: Lionfish is a destructive fish. It has poisonous fins, it hurts badly if it stings, it eats other fish and their eggs, especially lobster eggs, so it is a threat for the environment if spread out of control. I once saw one Lionfish caught in a fisherman’s net in St. Thomas, USVI. I did not have a camera handy to take pics. But my brain certainly photographed the creature. It was as big as my fist, with long, beautiful, colorful fins. It was moving like crazy. My feelings were so strong, I was…