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Sunday, October 17, 2010

coffee on the rocks

Early morning in the nova studio. Coffee shades and stone galore. I am ready to rock! ha ha
The shades? well it's not really sunny in my studio but I adore these shades. They're so much woman, pink and oversized.. what's NOT to love?

I've picked out some absolutely wonderful stones for my next shop update (which should be coming early november). I wanted to have a bunch of new designs for you so that's why I am giving myself a little more time. I know it's been a while since I updated nova of sweden so I want to make it worth your while.

I was drawn to the strong colors of these stones. The patterns and the movement of the lines will work perfect for the ideas I have in my head. Playing a lot with filigree right now. I don't have any traditional training in filigree so the sky is the limit. I just make whatever comes to mind. Shapes, swirls, vines, roses (of course) and wings. Yes I am making little filigree wings! They are really adorable.. Every lady needs a set of wings. I've always been fascinated with fairies, elves and magical creatures. I think every Halloween I have ever dressed up for, I made it an excuse just to wear wings. Ha now my coffee mug makes perfect sense with it's "fly". I think my metalwings are dry and ready to leave the nest! I hope you'll come with me for my adventure.

One thing I am doing different in this shop update is that I am moving away from premade embellishments. Not to say I will never use them again. There is a time and place for everything. But I want to push myself and see what my two own hands will make. So that means making everything 100% from scratch. It's amazing. Right now I am obsessing over my pod/seed little dome. This ring is about growth, about reaching beyond... Like those little plants you see pushing through the asphalt on the sidewalk. Growing and prospering where nobody thought it was possible. Pushing through, reaching beyond what you might think was possible. Showing that there is always growth, evolution and new found realization it what you make, in who you are and what you stand for. There has to be. Otherwise you would never go anywhere. You'd be left behind as the world keeps on moving. And where is the fun it that?

spreading my wings!
love ~tess


  1. Love the pod Tess! Looks intriguing cannot wait to see what it grows into.

  2. I too love the pod idea. Great job, can't wait to see these finished!

  3. Love the pod idea! Can't wait to see everything. :)

  4. The new things look great! Yummy stones..

  5. thank you so much lovely ladies!

    It seems like the pod is a big hit :o)


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