суббота, 8 января 2011 г.

Wood Jewellery

Jewelry is something that we all take fancy for and are inspired to make it an essential component of the wardrobe. In other sense, jewelry constitutes an important role in making a fashion statement; after all, the glittery, vivid reflection appeals to every eye. Incidentally, one important type of jewelry is wood jewelry that is inspiring host of jewelry aficionados to get their hands on it. By long odds, wood jewelry has its own different appeal and value as a result of which it is coming to the front rapidly in the jewelry bazaar.

It would be a misapprehension if wood jewelry is considered to be a novelty, yet in fact the history highlights that the concept has been passed on by the ancient people that used to make it via the different materials like stones, shells, bones, woods etc. Now when the fashion of wood jewelry has revived in the market and attaining prominence, it gives the impression as if we are hooking up to our inherited jewelry culture.

Wood jewelry, as the name itself suggests, is made of wood and basically come in certain patterns including pinks, hair accessories, necklaces, anklets, earrings, bracelets, brooches etc. in dissimilar shapes including flowers, fruit and plants. At the same time, some handpicked wood jewelry are also in vogue and are basically made of vividly colored natural timber incorporating constituents of some metals and other specific materials in a little amount.

The available styles and designs in contemporary wood jewelry will inspire even the most judicious shoppers to consider for buying without fail. As tastes and preferences vary from person to person, the prevalence of traditional or vintage wood jewelry in the market makes sense especially for the respective types of customers. To add extra décor to the jewelry, the incorporation of small pieces of metal, precious gemstones and plastic beads has also become widespread.

Moreover, some specific type of people looking to get their hands on like-minded wood jewelry, they can ensure the availability of the personalized jewelry fitting best to their personal preferences and needs. Alternatively, you can look to create the wood jewelry on your end provided you possess basic creative skills. And by the way designing something on one’s own end has its own significance and pleasure. Well, it wholly depends on you as what materials you want to include in the creation of wood jewelry. To be precise, besides the basic materials, if you are looking to add extra attraction in the personalized wood jewelry then you can bring the respective accessories into the process. However when it comes to personalization, it seems to be an all-consuming process but in the long run of the process nothing appears more than happiness and satisfaction.
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Image - Brooch from mine "seasons"  collection 2008
Last my wooden jewellery collections can be found on levestam.com

вторник, 4 января 2011 г.


The Ash tree is one of the sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft revered by contemporaries and ancients alike. It is often referred to in verse by the phase “by oak, ash, and thorn,” which is used as a blessing during ritual or to affirm a charge of power in spellcraft. The Druids believed that oak possessed masculine energy and the thorn feminine energy, the polarities of which were balanced and focused by ash allowing the energies to be readily tapped and directed. In folklore it was believed that the fairies could be seen and conversed with by mortals wherever the three trees grew together. The ancient Irish called the ash tree “nin” and its name was given to the letter “N” in the ogham alphabet.
The ash tree is also associated with Divination, Prophecy and Inspiration. Odin is said to have hung from an ash tree in order to gain enlightenment before reading the runes. In Norse mythology and to the ancient Teutons the ash tree represented Yggdrasill, also known as the World Tree. This was their concept of the universe and revered as the tree of Time and of Life. In Scandinavian myth the first man was formed from the ash and the first woman from rowan.  (Full article>>)
I have found, that the combination light  ash and brown suede can be interesting :