November 29, 2010

Secret Santa has arrived early!

Yes, it's a mini handbound book necklace by Veterok! It is absolutely adorable, so well made and simply amazing! If you like books, all size, leather or paper covered, check out her wonderful shop here.

Bob Mega Kitten is a big reader...just don't tell him there's nothing written in there yet ^_^

November 22, 2010

Monday moodboard all about ears

Today is all about I have an ENT (ear doctor) appointment. I have an autoimmune ear problem and it can be quite an obsession at times...
Here are a few of my favorites from the European Team on Etsy.

1.Abanico for your ears - fan earrings made of lace in black by vadjutka
2.Pinecone Ivory Tweed Knit Earflap Hat by bysweetmom
3.Alice Wonderland Ears choker bracelet collaboration by KarolinFelix
4.Ear studs Treasures of the sea by LAcentnou

You can view more moodboards on FleurFatale's blog.

November 21, 2010

Photo editing

I get asked on regular basis if I edit my photos. The answer is YES, I edit my photos a lot. I am not good at photography and I have a very basic camera...fortunately I learned Photoshop at school ;)
Most of my photos start very dark and grey (I don't have any professional lights therefore I use only natural light). They lack depth and colors are always either too blue or too orangey...

I usually adjust the levels of black and white, the contrast, the colors. Then I make the difference between light and dark zones less striking, and play a bit with contrast and luminosity. Sometimes I also play with the color balance a little more.

Yes, it's time consuming but in the end it's not so much the product than the photo of the product you sell online.

I don't see it as cheating either, because what I see with my own eyes is a lot more similar to the second photo...

November 08, 2010

Monday moodboard

I think we all need some sunshine right now :) Some of my sunny favorites from the European Street Team on Etsy.
1. Martice
2. NancyvdBoom
3. Mentalembellisher
4. DeerLola
You can view more moodboards on FleurFatale's blog

November 06, 2010

Saturday shopping

This week I have been busy working on my moss range. Pleanty of garden gnomes and little animals and mushrooms on my work table...I am now fully stocked up for the holidays ;) You can check my moss jewelry here

You can view more shopping tips on Zsazsazsu's blog

October 20, 2010

Ancient Olive tree project - pure old school photography by frances melhop Exciting news from Frances J Melhop

Good news from Frances who has managed to raise enough funds to travel from New Zealand to Italy for her residency. Full steam ahead now to help enable her project. Click on the link below to help her:

October 19, 2010

200 SALES in my Etsy shop !

Yes, I am at 199 sales in my Etsy shop. To celebrate, buyer of the 200th item gets free earrings of her (his?) choice. That's right, buy anything and choose any earrings, even if they cost more than your purchased item! You can choose any earrings from my Etsy or Dawanda shop. Just let me know your choice in the "note to seller" and I'll include them in your package.

October 11, 2010

And the winner is...

It was a tough choice to make...but the winner is ....

...luciestales with the Acorn and berries brass earrings


October 05, 2010

EST challenge

YAY! I won the European Street Team challenge again! This time with my Marie-Antoinette rococo necklace.
So it's my turn to choose a theme again. I picked " pumpkin and other autum fruits". Challenge is opened till monday October 11, 9pm Brussels time.

September 20, 2010

Monday Moodboard- Help a Friend

Frances, aka Matchstickgirl and Enchantedpond on Etsy, a friend from the European Street Team, is having a HUGE BOGO sale in her shops to fund her artist residency in Italy.

Time is short...and it would be such a wasted opportunity if she couldn't go just for lack of money!!!
Go check her shops, I am sure you'll find something you like in her magical world... Go read the details of her dreams on her BLOG
You can view more moodboard on FleurFatale's blog

September 06, 2010

Monday moodboard Europe For Charity

All items this week were donated to the EuropeForCharity shop.
All the proceeds (i.e. item price - Etsy fees) will currently go to the flood victims in Pakistan.

1.Crocheted red bird - donated by sabahnur
2.The garnet felted scarf - donated by IngerMaaike
3.Red spheres - donated by Donauluft
4.Cats Love - print 14x18cm (5.5 x 7 inches) - donated by krize

You can view more moodboards on Fleurfatale's blog.

August 30, 2010

Monday moodboard

I have to start painting the kitchen (in lime) but the weather is dark grey...
1. Woolmint
2. Deerlola
3. Swiedebie
4. TwoTreesBelgium

You can view more moodboards on FleurFatale's blog.

August 16, 2010

Monday moodboard

A Blade Runner kind of morning... A few of my Etsy favorites from the European Street Team
1. Seagull2 by Enchantedpond
2. Nana by Brownbunnybyiris
3. Roundcomb pierced ring by Lindecise
4. Dark Angel earrings by Aranwen

You can view more EST moodboards on Fleurfatale's blog.

July 16, 2010

Christmas in July on ETSY

From today till July 25 I am taking part in the Christmas in July event on Etsy
Free worldwide shipping for all purchases of $40 and over + I have a special sale section.
Either request a revised invoice in meassage to seller or I'll refund the shipping via Paypal

July 05, 2010

Monday Moodboard

Feeling gloomy and anarchic today! Lost in legal maze :/
1. Single punk earring by Donauluft
2. Into the vortex - photo print by Lazyfish
3. Chains and Treasures - A Punk Bracelet by Staroftheeast
4. Antique Psalms of David music book by lapomme

You can view more moodboards by the Etsy European Street Team on Fleurfatale's blog.

June 21, 2010

And the winner is...

Congrats to Soledevita for winning this week challenge with her "Bad Punk" pinback buttons!

June 16, 2010

A swap :D

Look what I got in a swap with RenatheSchneider.
I had had my eyes on her shop for a while, and I was so thrilled when she asked me if I was interested in a swap :D
Go have a look at her shop if you haven't come across it yet, you won't be disappointed !

June 14, 2010

The PuNk EST challenge

YAY, I won Inger's challenge with my Juno Peacock necklace :) So I am the boss for one week and get to pick a theme.

The new theme is PUNK! Ever since my first trip to London, a loooong time ago, I have always been fascinated by their radical way of living and style. Fortunately for me I just stuck to the fashion and music and left out the rest.

So wether inspired by Sid Vicious (or Gary Oldman here), the Clash and the Plasmatics, or the fashion designers who made Punk "acceptable", let me see what you can come up with this week!

Black Square Necklace by DeerLola

Patchwork Punk, a cuff by LaTouchables

Single punk earring by Donauluft

STOCKHOLM NAVY and white Pleated French Messenger - With RED Adjustable strap by Ikabags

Chains and Treasures - A Punk Bracelet by Staroftheeast

Ceramic Mosaic Black Square Earring Studs by Martice

Punk Revival Necklace with German Dog Badge by Kraplap

Punk and Fluffy Black Bunny Choker by myself ;)

Funky Punk necklace by TwoTreesBelgium

Bad Punk, pinbacks buttons-original design by SoleDeVita

Punkysheep needlefelted brooch orange and pink by ColoursandTextures

Drunkie Punk BooBoo Bonx Monster Plush Brooch and Keychain Set by Swiedebie

Punk chainmail earrings by alatvian

iPad Sleeve - Punk Sleevy - bright contrasting colors by sleevy

Echino cotton hand fan with sleeve - Abanico by Olele

pink punk - VERY big handmade crochet ring with black lace by sexyhandmade

Cheviot superwash rainbow yarn by Ingermaaike