30.12.11

it has been quite a year
.
a lot is going to be different in 2012
i hope it´s going to be a good one for everybody
.
thank you all for visiting
and an even bigger thank you
for making my dream come true
by all the support of my little jewellery career
you are the best
.
have a great new years eve!

23.12.11





20.12.11








thank you so much for your lovely comments and mails
they really ment a lot
.
we gathered all twigs and leaves dear to her from her garden
her beloved Virginia Creeper berries and her carefully treated olive and yew tree 
to be with her at her good bye
now i take care of her italian olive tree
and we put a picture of a wreath made of its leaves on her memorial card
.
a cookie recipe she made on her last day
and paper withes
i got the bulbs - along with a hundred of other kinds - when everything happend
they started to bloom on her stormy funeral
.
i still can hear the hunting horns bid their farewell
.
it´s starting to snow now






12.12.11



before everthing happend
i took christmassy pictures of some of my jewellery
.
and i decided to post then anyway
since i´d love to work on some last minute pieces for you
work certainly has healing powers
.
 

10.12.11


she has left us
on a very stormy Wednesday noon
.
we held her hand and said our goodbyes
she never was alone in this week of her farewell
E sang to her for hours and hours
.
we are so very sad to have lost her
.
but she spread her love for dance and music wide
.
and her way of following her heart affections and dreams
of pursuing the things she loved at any age and any circumstance
staying interested in so many things and people
and keeping an independed and strong mind
of living love in her own way
hopefully lives on in all of us
.
TANZE IN FRIEDEN
dance in peace





5.12.11







on Wednesday, very early in the morning
my grandmother had a massive stroke
she´s going to leave us in the next days
we´re hoping she can go easily and peaceful
and an everlasting barn dance in full swing is waiting for her
.
i lived in her house for the last 5 months
feeling like i´m the elderly lady and she´s 28 years old
this busy she has been
the plans for her Wednesday would have been
teaching dulcimer class, baking for St. Nikolaus 
and playing the hunting horn
at princess Gloria of Thurn und Taxis´Christmas market
followed by leading a dance class for elderly persons
and attending a folk music meeting
in the next couple of days





29.11.11





today i´m starting to show you some of the WSAKE jewellery
sort of a gift guide
.
so here we start of with a new version of the HAMMERED EMBOSSED PENDANT
there are two new options avaiable
iron and brass
embossed and hand carved
of course custom made if you wish
(see carving tools above)
.
if you´re interested in a pendant with more then 5 letters
we can probably work something out now





26.11.11



since i realized how much the light blue DOT CARD
looks like a snowy wintery sky
they´re now available HERE
.
the tiny sheep seem to like it too
(don´t look to close, K...)



25.11.11






my new - last minute - FLORAL CHRISTMAS CARDS are in the SHOP
.
did a lot of writing with all kinds of christmassy twigs and leaves
two kinds of holly, mistel toe and fir (again)
printed on a heavy matte 350g card board
.
have a nice weekend everybody





22.11.11






POLADARIUM arrived!
(as presented in the Süddeutsche Magazin gift guide )
i´m so lucky two of my polaroids are shown in this calender
!!!
you can get it HERE
.
currently i´m trying to turn a huge light bulb
- probably from the 50s - 
into a snow globe
.
and a tiny bit of gold
i like it most in it´s undone look






17.11.11






still trying to take pictures of the CHRISTMAS CARDS
in evening light
.
working on DARK MOON iron pendants
.
hosting quite some geraniums for the winter months in my apartment
some of them had to cut back a little to fit in
so every room is filled with delicate smelling arrangements
.
more floral christmas cards coming soon





15.11.11






it´s so complicated to take pictures of fancy glossy silver paper
so i will try some more
.
my CHRISTMAS CARDS are here!
find them in the SHOP
.
TREE OF LIGHT
WHITE CHRISTMAS
O TANNENBAUM
COOKIE CUTTERS





6.11.11








a few things i tried
but didn´t work out
pretty though





3.11.11








a custom made PEBBLE RING
(if your size isn´t available - we can make you a special one)
.
some remains in a cobweb - picture taken on halloween
.
a wooly delivery from my favorite STORE
.
a picture of me sitting cross legged on the floor and a bracelet made of too strong pills
as an homage to my pain killers and physiotherapy 
a year ago one of the many things i hadn´t done for a very long time
was sitting on something different then a big ball
so thank you both
(and please don´t turn against  me pills!)





31.10.11






happy halloween everybody
.
forced W to go hunting with me
for lovely coloured twigs and berries in the park
so i could make a seasonal arrangement
actually i wanted to include some spooky bones
but the only ones i found in our garden
were tiny relicts from our bunnies
(now the hole thing has to stay outside
due to the ever so sticking goldenrod seeds)
.
also i added my creepy feet in traditional oberpfälzer stockings
and a new BOOK with bones on it
.
whoohoo





26.10.11





just a quick post before heading out in the rain
for a bit of acupuncture
.
as always i´m way too late in making christmas cards
this time i had about 10 different motives
and now i´m choosing 4 to actually be printed
on glossy silver card board
.
to add something bright to this grey day
i think i´ll turn those quinces into compote




21.10.11





not in the best mood today
has someting to do with work stuff, foggy suburbs and a bit of back pain
almost killed a plant by drying it out completly
and i thought i´m more the root rotting kind
.
but my basil cuttings thrive pretty and bloom
didn´t know that this was possible with perennial plants
until RENILDE told me
.
and to fight off the fog and cold
i´m wearing my MUKU (have a look at their adorable childrens clothes) scarf today
(hopefully W doesn´t try to steal i from me again)





18.10.11





THEY said those scarlet runner beans are so beautiful
i would have to take a picture
right after i opend the pod
so that is what i did
.
and then i got a nailpolish called peridot
which goes very well with EMBOSSED PENDANTS
and geranium leafs




12.10.11


really don´t like working on my computer right now
so much better to glue together cardboard, saw letters and paint them
.
or producing custom made PENDANTS
i thought embossing was hard so W was doing most of it
but it turns out i´m a natural
please order some more
it´s so much fun
and my physiotherapists say it´s better for me anyway
.
did you find the tiny spot of geranium in this post?





9.10.11



i´m salting
again
a few years ago i tried to recreate Benvenuto Cellinis Saliera
in salt and pepper
now i´m working on a more Christmassy project





4.10.11





one more day and autumn is supposed to arrive
after those unbelievable sunny days
almost got a sun stroke yesterday
.
make this TOMATO SOUP right away
but double the amount
since you´re going to love it that much
.
dozens and dozens of peonies produced one single seed
put it in soil right away
please do not tell me growing peonies doesn´t work that way
because i already see myself as a successful flower farmer here
it´s going to be that luscious pale pink kind...






29.9.11

a weird combination of vanilla sour milk to go with red berry compote
sparklers
.
don´t know how this happend
seems like i can´t separate the projects i´m working on right now any more
...





27.9.11





this was the last time i didn´t swap sunflower oil for melted butter
when baking a cake
i really don´t like the taste
.
but the cream cheese peanut butter frosting to go with it is AMAZING
.
some days start off foggy 
but all turn out to be unbelievable sunny
.
found those geranium twigs rippes off on the street
and of course had to save them.
.
a necklace made of tiny beads made of wood
found in a fair trade store


19.9.11


i got W to work on some fake brass crystals
he doesn´t like it since it´s fiddly work
but he seems to enjoy to get out his electronic Black & Decker file once in a while
.
when my absolute flower hero over at SAIPUA
i fell in love with those plants
now my appartment starts looking like a green house
but i´m not going to stop
wanna swap some leaves?
.
LITTLE FRAME NECKLACE now available in brass
on a string of vintage twine





18.9.11




.
i´m clearly no early adopter...
when even W asked me if i "have a facebook"
sounding like it´s actually a book
i thought it´s time to "get a facebook"
:
so HERE you can find WSAKE
and ME, too




14.9.11





the BLACK PENDANT NECKLACES are now listed in the SHOP
.
did you ever cook pasta in vegetable juice?
quite easy
you just have to add a bit of cheese and some toasted nuts
.
to get lots of free fruit
drive around the suburbs
in front of every garden you can find baskets with apples, pears, ...
i got those - needed a change after so many apples from my grandmother






9.9.11




another round of grey pictures
of the broches and necklaces.
.
actually there is quite some colour in my everyday life
but when it comes to work
i´m totally drawn to greys and neutrals
.
on the other hand 
i just got crazy sparkling christmas lights on the flea market




8.9.11



retracing inspiration
.
where do things come from?
.
obviously triangles are all over the place
and i had to put this ancient triangular punch to use
.
but there are also those black brooches W made decades ago
and S used to wear so often
maybe that is why i made W forge iron
and heat it black