I am a curious person, so when I stumbled on a list of things that american people thinks is true about what life in Sweden is like, I read it.
And no surprises really. Meatballs and Ikea. Abba. Cold. Got it.
And there are a few things that almost always are thought about Sweden. So what is actually true?
It’s Summer sale time!
This summer sale you get 15% off in any of my shops. In the tline etsy shop all items are already reduced. In the tline dawanda shop and here in the tline.se shop – use the code summer2017 to get the reduced price.
This past week I just got the feel to make some really long dangly statement earrings. After looking through my beads, these four designs are what emerged.
I hope to have them in my shop soon!
It is not exactly a fairy tale castle, the Royal palace in Stockholm. But the big squarish looking building in the photo above is actually the Stockholm Palace or The Royal Palace (in Swedish: Stockholms slott or Kungliga slottet).
And no, it is not actually the home of the royal family anymore. Continue reading
So, I finally finished that chain necklace with pearls. And while I was at it I made one with black beads too. I really like that it is different from “usual” necklaces I make, where I keep the beads in the middle. But here the pearls/beads spread out on the sides instead, and the middle is only the slim chain. It is a new style statement necklace.
I hope to have these in the shop soon! I might do more of these in the future. 🙂
So this is a progress report of that design I showed you on Monday. I started out making the necklace according to my sketch, and after that it was many trials and errors.
I know I really can’t draw, but maybe you can guess by my sketch where this new idea is going. It’s my work in progress right now.
Chains will replace the areas where there are only lines, and all pearls will be on one side. More and more for each strand. If the finished version will be like the sketch, I have no idea. Still early days in this design.
I hope to show it to you soon!
Sometimes when I need to cheer myself up, I go for the sparkly beads. So last week, when I was feeling very tired, I made new sparkly bracelets. 😉
Bracelets are blue, green, gray and purple – so tell me, which color do you like?
Did you know it is the Chocolate ball day today? (In Swedish chokladbollens dag.) No? You have missed it?
Well, to tell you the truth, I am not surprised. I did not know it either until it turned up in my twitter feed. But hey, a fika is never wrong. 🙂 Continue reading
I finally finished the gray statement necklace. It only took me a couple of weeks.
It is not that it actually takes that long to make it, I estimate that the beading took maybe four hours, but with a day job and other parts of the business needing its time too, then it can be a while before I find those left over hours. You could say that life got in the way.
Do I regret that I decided to make it? Of course not. In my head I am already planning a white one. 🙂