Thursday 3 December 2009

My Creative Space

My creative space this week is mainly about getting things ready for a forthcoming Christmas fair this weekend. It takes place at an old castle not far away from where I live and I´m really curious how it´s going to be as it is the first time I participate.

One of the big challenges when you go to those fairs I think is how to present your work in the best possible way. I´m really struggling to find a good way to display my rings and finally came up with this solution:

I have used a vintage gold frame bought at a local car boot sale, lined it with pale pink silk and voilà - a new display for my button rings. What do you think?

As I told you a while ago I got this big bag full of the most beautiful mother of pearl buttons from a craft friend in Germany, the soft and subtle colours and different textures are simply amazing:

I thought I create some more rings for the craft fair, as the ones I have already made are mostly vintage bakelite buttons, and here is one example:

The pattern and colours of the mother of pearl are so intriguing, and I´m sorry that the picture doesn´t do them justice, but after two beautiful days with frost and sun it is raining again today and simply impossible to get good pictures! So typical!

I even re-vamped some giftboxes to make them look christmassy with a hint of nostalgia, I had bought these oldfashioned labels a while ago (I´m not sure if you would call them labels in English but can´t find a better word) and now glued them on my boxes and sprayed the boxes with goldglimmer.

Now my wares can be giftwrapped in the right Christmas style and make their way under some nicely decorated hristmas trees I hope!

I´ll better go now - I still have to finish off some brooches, clean the shelves and tables which I´m going to use to display my stuff and start packing everything! To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces visit Kootoyos blog .

And, please, don´t forget this weeks

Blog Give - Away:

Another beautiful ring, three vintage mother of pearl buttons embellished with seedbeads and adhered to an adjustable silver-plated ring base.

To play along and have a chance to win you have to do the following:

1) If you aren´t a follower of my blog yet, join the follower list

2) Write about/mention my blog give-away, link to my blog and leave a comment here to let me know you have done so

3) Make sure I can contact you in case you´re the lucky winner - if you´re not commenting as a blogger leave your e-mail address

You can comment until next sunday evening. The winner of the second give-away is announced on monday, December 7, and the next give-away starts the same day. Good Luck!

And one last thing - pop around my new blog Extravaganzza Vintage Treasures dedicated to my love and interest for all things vintage, in particular fashion, jewellery and accessories. You will find beautiful pictures of vintage treasures as well as features about vintage related shops or topics and the newest items from my Extravaganzza etsy shop for vintage clothing and jewellery.


  1. lovely boxes and I love your give away

  2. I did it.... !!! ..... I wrote about your give away on my blog
    Hope you get some new visitors !

    Oh and your display for the show looks wonderful . It is a good idea and it shows off your rings very well ..... pretty !

  3. Beautiful button rings, what a clever idea.

  4. Nice display tray for your rings. The pink silk is a lovely background!
    Your work is beautiful!! Following you now :-)
    Have a nice day!!

  5. Oh I love it all! The frame for your rings is super cute & you've done a great job with your boxes, your customers will be super happy with those!

    Good luck for the xmas fair, although I don't think you need it. :)

  6. Hey Boheme, I like your button style with every color. Nice to see and have very good designs here...

    dsi r4

  7. Jeg er så meget med på din Give Away! Min søde tante var til julemarkedet og sendte mig en mail om, hvor begejstret hun var for din bod og dine sager! Hun sendte et link til din inspirerende blog.
    Jeg følger fast med, så jeg ikke går glip af noget og desuden linker jeg til sin fine Give Away.
    VH Trine

  8. the display looks fabulous and those rings are so pretty!!