November 30, 2013

Yay, new items available!

As you may or may not have noticed, some of our new items are finally availabe in our shop! Together, these new bracelets are the Wish Collection. The collection is created by our idea that it is important to have something to wish for in your life, something to hold on to. We made a colourful collection, which is great to mix and match. You can make your combinations, and even the individual bracelets, very personal by choosing your own colours.
The collection entails 3 different bracelets:
     - "Wish Upon A Star": a delicate, beaded bracelet with a little star charm at the clasp. This
       bracelet is available in six different colours.
     - "If I Can Have One Wish": a lovely wax cord bracelet, with a little "wish" charm and a tassel
       at  the clasp. The wax cord is available in  six different colours, and the tassels in eight,
       which means there are 48 possible combinations!
     - "One Simple Wish": a simple wax cord bracelet (available in 7 colours) with a wishbone
       charm in the middle.

You can find all of these bracelets in our webshop!

What do you think of our Wish Collection? Which bracelet is your favourite?

Lisa and Ivanna


November 29, 2013


We are very attracted to the gypsy style. We love the cozyness, the colors, the idea of living in nature and the expression of freedom. When we were younger, we wanted to live in a gypsy trailer and travel the world with our best friends. Also, we figured it would be great to own a pet goat to travel with us. Unfortunately this did not happen, but lets say it's never too late..  

Ivanna & Lisa

November 27, 2013

Dr. Seuss

It may seem a bit childish, but Dr. Seuss's works are always a tremendous source of inspiration for us, mainly because of his funny and inspirational poems and oneliners. Dr. Seuss was an American writer of children’s books and he was also a famous poet and illustrator. You may know him from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Horton Hears a Who! , and The Lorax . This quote is from the book Oh, The Places You'll Go! , which is a story about the journey of life and its challenges. We found this quote inspiring, because it is a clear reminder to get off your butt and start living your life! (Who knows, tomorrow you might get hit by a bus, so carpe diem!) We linked this quote to our Dead or Alive Bracelets. We think these skulls (a symbol of the Mexican Day of the Dead) symbolise the exact same thing as this quote does.

xx Lisa & Ivanna

November 24, 2013

Weekly Inspiration Post

This week we're in the mood for a feminine, but sturdy combination. The stones that we used for these bracelets are all gemstones, which makes the jewelry look very natural. This set somehow reminds of Greece; the turquoise stones resemble the calm, clear sea and the irregular shaped tiger eye stones resemble the strong and defensible rocks. A perfect combination for a strong and elegant woman!
This set contains a brown version of Greek Goddess and a turquoise version of Delicate as Stone. The turquoise beaded bracelet is not yet for sale in our webshop, but will be soon!

Lisa and Ivanna

November 23, 2013

Lisa's Trip to London

As I mentioned in my "Monday's Musical Delight" post a couple of weeks ago, I went to London with my mother in law and my cousin in law (is that a thing?) last month. We only spent a couple of days there, but it's incredible how much you can see and do in such a short time! We arrived on Monday morning, and after we dropped our luggage at the hotel, and had lunch at Maroush Bakehouse, we decided to go for a spin in the London Eye. I am terrified of heights, so I spent most of the time trying not to pass out or cry, but even I have to admit that the view was amazing!

November 22, 2013

All That Glitter

You wouldn't say, with all of our "pure" and "natural" inspiration photos and jewelry, but we actually really love glitter! But then again, who doesn't, right? Everything looks better with glitter. So, to celebrate the fact that it is finally Friday - we sprinkle you with glitter. Yay!

Have a great weekend!

Lisa & Ivanna
face, blowing, feet, throwing

November 20, 2013

Be Yourself

Sometimes you can't help but comparing yourself to others. This can be a good thing, for example when you appreciate something in a person. In this way you can learn to develop yourself, by thinking: "That is a skill that I want to achieve as well!" But comparing yourself to others, unfortunately often has a negative aspect. When you feel insecure, you might get the idea that someone else is better than you. This may lead to jeaolous feelings and you may pretend that you are another person. But always remember, you are unique! It's nice to know that there is nobody else in this world who is exactly like you. And that's already a fact that will make you feel a little special! In a good way, of course.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken 
Oscar Wilde

xx Ivanna

PS. We used this quote as an inspiration for our True Colors anklets.

November 18, 2013

Monday's Musical Delight - Playlist #15 Alt-J

Today's playlist is not actually a playlist, but an incredible concert of one of my favourite bands at the moment: Alt-J! I was going to make you guys a real playlist as usual, I really was! The thing is that, as I was putting one together today, I had the greatest difficulty turning off the concert I was listening to (for the seventh time this week). For a moment I tried to convince myself that I really had to turn it off and get to work, but then I figured: why not share this amazing piece of music with our followers? So, there. Just give it a try, and I promise you it will be amazing!

xxx Lisa

PS: What do you think?

November 17, 2013

Weekly Inspiration Post

This week we want to show you a set of bracelets that contains many colors suiting the fall. We really love the gemstone beads in these bracelets. They appear pure and natural and the stones are very comfortable to wear. The charms are very symbolic, which we love! It makes the items extra special and personal. Of course you can be creative and combine different symbols - that's the fun of composing your own sets: it's all up to you! 
This set contains one of our favourite bracelets The Real Peace, a red jasper version of Royal Princess, a white howlite version of Delicate as Stone, a white howlite version of Dead or Alive (silver-plated chain) and a brown version of A Little Peace.

Do you like wearing symbols in your jewelry and clothes? Let us know, we are open to new ideas!


Lisa and Ivanna

November 15, 2013

Soft & Smooth

It's funny how moods can change; at some moments you're really in the mood for some action, you want to party, wear noticable clothing. You have a lot of energy, and because of this, your style changes. And at other moments, you just want to withdraw - take some rest, clear your mind, and relax a little with some soft and soothing music. Since I've had a very busy week, I'm really in the mood for pictures that will bring some relaxation. How about you?

xx Ivanna

November 13, 2013

Head full of songbirds

Lately, our heads have been spinning with ideas, and we are so excited that we finally found the time to make them happen! To us, our minds are a colourful mess, swarming with creative thoughts, and these thoughts are like birds that are trapped inside your head. Birds that are eager to get out and get into the world. Hence, this wonderful quote by E.E. Cummings.
Your head is a living forest full of songbirds
E.E. Cummings

Would you describe your thoughts the same way?

xx Lisa and Ivanna

November 12, 2013

New Materials

Lisa promised you all some pictures of our new materials, so here you go! The first picture is an overview of everything we've gathered. It may seem a bit incoherent, but since we already have most of our basic materials, these are merely additions. We have already worked out some of our ideas and not to toot our own horn, but they turned out great. Seriously, we can't wait to show everything to you! But first things first. Our new materials:

November 11, 2013

Monday's Musical Delight - Playlist #14: Invigorating Blues Rock

Today I spent most of the day taking pictures of all the new items we've made this weekend.* It was quite a job, since the light was pretty awful due to the bad weather, and I'm not much of a photographer to begin with.. But, everything turned out just fine, and I actually had loads of fun! I love being productive like this, and I love it even more when I have some catchy tunes playing in the background. For some reason, when I'm working with my hands, I always prefer bluesrock related music, so that's what you'll be getting today. Hope you like it! :)

xx Lisa 
*I can't show you any of these yet, but I promise everything will be available in our shop soon, and I also promise we'll post some pictures of the supplies tomorrow! That counts for something, right?

November 10, 2013

Weekly Inspiration Post

Following our post from last Wednesday, we made this lovely combination, centered around one of our favourites: I Heart You. We combined bracelets with sweet and soft tones with heart charms and added a simple and delicate heart necklace. Aside, from I Heart You, this combination also holds a Royal Princess with lilac tourmaline, a white Sunny Beaches, and a vivid version of Ménage À Trois with a small, silver heart charm.  The gold necklace with the heart shaped charm made of sea shell is not yet available in our shop, but will be soon!

Lisa and Ivanna

November 8, 2013

Pop Of Colour

Recently, we received our new jewelry supplies (photos are coming soon!), and we can't wait to get started with these colourful, new materials! It is really interesting to see how our style and choice of materials have changed over the past two years. For instance, we noticed that we are slowly adding more colour to our jewelry. Most of the things that are on the drawing board now, are based on neutrals (brown, beige, ivory) or pale hues with a pop of colour. Just because we want to stay close to nature, doesn't mean the colours have to be dull, right? You can see the proof of that on the pictures below.

cherries, cat with flowers, green bird, blossom
Have a lovely weekend!
Lisa & Ivanna

November 7, 2013

Surviving The Rain

The fact that summer is over is very obvious at the moment, as rain has been pouring over the country for a few days now. Unfortunately this sad weather started exactly when my holiday started. But grief is not necessary, because I can actually really enjoy sitting indoors, crawling in a blanket and making myself comfortable..

November 6, 2013

Best Friend

Today we want to give all the Best Friends in the world some extra attention! We want to emphasize how important it is to have a good friend, with whom you can share all kinds of emotions, experiences and secrets in your life. 
A few months from now, we will celebrate our 10 year anniversary with our group of friends. This group consists of us two, and three other girls. We met in high school when we were twelve, but became close friends when we were fourteen years old, and are still a very tigh knit group today. We have shared a lot together, great times, as well as difficult times at some points. We all have changed and we took different paths, but when we are together, we are always the same crazy, chaotic group of strange people that we have been from the start. And this special friendship is something to cherish for the rest of our lives!

Man oh man you’re my best friend
I scream it to the nothingness
That we’ve got everything we need
Well, hot and heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothing please me more than you
-  Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

Do you have a special friendship? What do you like the most about her/him? Let us know!

xx Lisa and Ivanna

PS. We used this quote as an inspiration for our I Heart You bracelets.

November 4, 2013

Monday's Musical Delight - Playlist #13: Happy&Mellow

To everyone who had to go to work/college today: I am terribly sorry for rubbing it in, but I love having Mondays off. I do work on Saturdays, so my weekends are not necessarily longer; they are merely pushed forward one day. It is quite strange, really, because everyone else has to work, and most shops are closed on Monday mornings, so it actually feels like I have two Sundays. Which works great for me - I love Sundays! Anyways - to get to the point - today was lovely and quiet, as usual, and I had loads of time to work on the blog, make some listings for our Etsy shop, knit, and listen to music in my pillow fort (yes, I made a pillow fort as well :p). Overall, today was happy and mellow, and that's exactly what this playlist is like. Enjoy!


November 3, 2013

Weekly Inspiration Post

Two days ago we mentioned how much we adore the beauty of rainstorms and fog. However, we do love a pop of colour every now and then. So, to bring a little brightness to these grey, wet days, we mixed up a cheerful combination of vividly coloured bracelets. This set holds a white version of Greek Goddess, a white and blue Summer Lovin', and a Ménage À Trois with yellow, green, and transparent beads and a tiny heart charm. With colours like these around our arms, we couldn't care less about a few drops of rain!

Lisa & Ivanna

November 1, 2013

Beautiful Fog

Even though the weather has been pretty terrible the past week, we couldn't help but noticing how beautiful these absurd amounts of wind and water can be. Especially the heavy fog that covers the streets from time to time really looks quite spectacular to us! Fog almost has the same effect on the environment as snow: they both seem to wrap the world in a quiet, mysterious blanket. 

trees, cliff, boat, pink leaves
Lisa & Ivanna

PS: We have already been breaking our heads on possibilities to capure the beauty and magic of fog into some new jewelry. Fortunately, we already found the perfect glass beads for this - so keep your eyes open for our "new supplies" post!