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History of Jewelry: Seed Pearl
History of Jewelry: Seed Pearl
History of Jewelry: Seed Pearl
Staryj Belevoj Shkaf
Among many types of antique jewelry the amazingly beautiful things made of pearls, tiny as a poppy seed, known as seed pearls stand out. They impress with their complexity and some special tenderness! I am very interested in these fantastic creations of human hands! What is their story?
Heritage of England: Exquisite Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Heritage of England: Exquisite Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Heritage of England: Exquisite Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens
Shkola vyshivki Vysokoj mody E.VA
Helen M. Stevens was born in Belmont, Surrey, England. In 1981, she established her studio, True Embroideries, and since then her original embroidery became famous worldwide, presented at international exhibitions in Australia, USA, France, Italy,…
Embroidery Technique from Florene: The Forgotten Bargello and Its Limitless Possibilities
Embroidery Technique from Florene: The Forgotten Bargello and Its Limitless Possibilities
Embroidery Technique from Florene: The Forgotten Bargello and Its Limitless Possibilities
Valenta
I first saw this technique in one of encyclopedias about embroidery — a few scant words about its history, basic rules and features. There was nothing special about the technique in these words. Just one of the options of the counted-thread embroidery. But there were pictures beside.
The Splendor of Spanish Religious Embroidery
The Splendor of Spanish Religious Embroidery
The Splendor of Spanish Religious Embroidery
BIZhU (redkie tovary dlya rukodeliya)
One of the interesting facts about Catholic churches is that usually one doesn't see such a large number of icons like in Orthodox temples but they have really great statuary art.
Watercolor Fragrances by Jo Malone: Caught, Stoppered Summer
Watercolor Fragrances by Jo Malone: Caught, Stoppered Summer
Watercolor Fragrances by Jo Malone: Caught, Stoppered Summer
haloparfum
Usually I tell you about small craft perfume shops, today in the title of the article you may see quite famous perfume house. Why? It's simple. Yes, it will be about Jo Malone, but about the time when it was a real artisanal workshop, known only within the hometown.
Art Deco in Erte Jewellery by Roman Tyrtov
Art Deco in Erte Jewellery by Roman Tyrtov
Art Deco in Erte Jewellery by Roman Tyrtov
Lavka Soroki
This small selection is dedicated to the jewellery by Roman Tyrtov — a French artist of Russian origin, who is known as Erte. Roman Tyrtov chose this name not accidentally — so his initials were pronounced in the French manner.
Magic Patch
Magic Patch
Magic Patch
Lubodom
Many see patchwork as a lovely thing, but gaudy grandma's quilts and country rugs of wild colors. However, this technique has long outgrown the purely utilitarian stage of "use all unnecessary".
Walk along Indigo Path. Joseph and Miriam Ko's Workshop in Austria
Walk along Indigo Path. Joseph and Miriam Ko's Workshop in Austria
Walk along Indigo Path. Joseph and Miriam Ko's Workshop in Austria
katerina kondrateva (naboyka)
Being engaged in printing and dyeing fabric, we are always interested how Indigo craftsmen work in other countries.
Kalocsa: Floral Folk Embroidery, Painting in Hungary
Kalocsa: Floral Folk Embroidery, Painting in Hungary
Kalocsa: Floral Folk Embroidery, Painting in Hungary
Dmitrij (vintage-bavaria)
It seems to me that this is what spring mood looks like: bright colors of flowers intertwine in intricate patterns. Hungarian Kalocsa is atmospheric, intimate, soulful — seeing it once, having studied the weave patterns, you will always remember…
Lace Masterpieces from Victorian Era
Lace Masterpieces from Victorian Era
Lace Masterpieces from Victorian Era
Leto na dache (Olga)
At the end of the 19th century, collars "Bertha" became famous, which lay on shoulders and partly on lush sleeves (this style of sleeves is called "leg of mutton"). The main difference between these collars was their width, in size they are sometimes of size more like cape than a collar.
Victoria Museum in Kiev
Victoria Museum in Kiev
Victoria Museum in Kiev
Lavka Soroki
Last week we all went to the Victoria Museum. This is a private Kiev Museum dedicated to style and costume. The occasion was special - the presentation of Victorian brooches collection catalog. Victoria Lysenko, the head of the Museum, has a clear…
Lace Artists
Lace Artists
Lace Artists
LENA KOTOMINA Avtorskij dizajn
For many years I was fortunate to work on the "Snowflake" as a designer together with Galina Marowski and Angelina Rakcheyeva, talented lace artists. Now they are honored artists of Russia.
Style and Dynamics in the Photos by Norman Parkinson
Style and Dynamics in the Photos by Norman Parkinson
Style and Dynamics in the Photos by Norman Parkinson
masterlar
Accidentally I came across some photos, I really liked them, and decided to learn more about the photographer.
St. Valentine's day: How did the First Valentine Cards Look Like
St. Valentine's day: How did the First Valentine Cards Look Like
St. Valentine's day: How did the First Valentine Cards Look Like
Nitochka k businke
St. Valentine's day is coming. It's February already, the day became longer, and it smells like spring. The mood, of course, can not be romantic.
Russian Imperial Family Doing Crafts
Russian Imperial Family Doing Crafts
Russian Imperial Family Doing Crafts
Faina Filosofova Embroidery designe
The last empress, the Empress Alexandra Feodorovna, was a great artist. During her spare minutes she always embroidered, knitted, painted.
Art Nouveau Jewelry and Decor by Philippe Wolfers
Art Nouveau Jewelry and Decor by Philippe Wolfers
Art Nouveau Jewelry and Decor by Philippe Wolfers
Flower In Formalin
At the end of the 19th and in the beginning of the 20th century the Art Nouveau style gave the world many talented jewellers. For example, in France it was Rene Lalique and Georges Fouquet, in Spain — Luis Masriera, in Belgium — Philippe Wolfers.
The History of Creation and Peculiarities of the Chinese Brush
The History of Creation and Peculiarities of the Chinese Brush
The History of Creation and Peculiarities of the Chinese Brush
chinese paintings
Chinese craftsmen believe that a brush connects heaven and people. In the moment of creating a painting or a calligraphy work it becomes a conductor…
Amazing Rozenburg Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Epoch
Amazing Rozenburg Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Epoch
Amazing Rozenburg Porcelain of the Art Nouveau Epoch
Domik Mumi Trollya (mumi-vintage)
Rozenburg Porcelain factory (Haagsche Plateelfabriek Rozenburg), the first in the Netherlands, adopted the features of the Art Nouveau stylistics at the beginning of the 20th century. Jurriaan Kok, the artistic director, together with chemist…
Temari: A Japanese Art of Embroidery on Balls. Ideas for Your Creativity
Temari: A Japanese Art of Embroidery on Balls. Ideas for Your Creativity
Temari: A Japanese Art of Embroidery on Balls. Ideas for Your Creativity
Magazin "Rukodelkino" Nina, Alla
Temari story covers several centuries. It first appeared in China, grandmothers made them for children from scraps of old kimonos. The balls were imported to Japan in the 8th century. Then they were made so tight that they hopped and bounced from…
How Queens' Garments Were Washed and Where Stored
How Queens' Garments Were Washed and Where Stored
How Queens' Garments Were Washed and Where Stored
"Magic glomerulus"
For example, the dresses of Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi). According to the rules of Spanish etiquette (which was taken in the 16th century and…
Victorian Earrings-Transformers
Victorian Earrings-Transformers
Victorian Earrings-Transformers
Lavka Soroki
Here you can find a selection of Victorian earrings-transformers! These unusual jewels were used in 2 ways.
Radiant Mosaics by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Radiant Mosaics by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Radiant Mosaics by Louis Comfort Tiffany
ArtMozaika (Mosaicglass)
Louis Comfort Tiffany became famous not only due to the invention of a new technique for making art stained glass, but also due to inventing new types of glass, which became the main, distinctive feature of his mosaics.
Unique Beaded Temple with a Difficult History
Unique Beaded Temple with a Difficult History
Unique Beaded Temple with a Difficult History
Olga Bubenschikova Kukly i igrushki
There is a unique cave monastery of Saint martyr Anastasia in Crimea. The skit is located in the middle of the mountain gorge Tash-Air, 8 km from Bakhchisarai. Approximate time of creation of this most interesting place is 7-8 centuries.
Napron History: Transformation into Fashion Accessory
Napron History: Transformation into Fashion Accessory
Napron History: Transformation into Fashion Accessory
katerina kondrateva (naboyka)
A napron for a real man. Guess who first started to wear naprons? The clue, that were men. Okay, we won't torture you with guessing. Officials in the service of the pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore naprons.
Through Time: Fine Art of Vikings
Through Time: Fine Art of Vikings
Through Time: Fine Art of Vikings
Marya
Soulless barbarians or subtly feeling creators? Today I plunged into the topic, what was the art at the Vikings` time. I decided to dig into the Internet, and here's what I have found. In the era of the kings of the sea there were six main art…
Amazing Paintings by Gerda Wegener
Amazing Paintings by Gerda Wegener
Amazing Paintings by Gerda Wegener
Rishana (Nadezhda)
The other day I watched a very interesting film "The Danish Girl". It's about the first transgender and his wife. I really liked this movie and I started to search the details. So, his wife was Gerda Wegener. She was an artist, a graphic artist.
Mexican Jewellery: Uniqueness and Tradition
Mexican Jewellery: Uniqueness and Tradition
Mexican Jewellery: Uniqueness and Tradition
Lavka Soroki
Taxco is a "silver capital" of Mexico. While Europe admired Lalique and Faberge, the life of a small town went on as usual. Such isolation helped to preserve and develop the identity of jewellery. What distinguishes Mexican jewellery?
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam
Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam
Lavka Soroki
Tatiana in touch with her story about the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam.I want to share my emotions about visiting the Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam!This is the largest collection of bags in the world.
Bean Dye Vs. Cabbage Dye
Bean Dye Vs. Cabbage Dye
Bean Dye Vs. Cabbage Dye
katerina kondrateva (naboyka)
Indigo is one of the oldest colors. Its age is completely indecent, scientists date the first mention of Indigo to 3 millennium BC.
Japanese Handicraft. Part 2
Japanese Handicraft. Part 2
Japanese Handicraft. Part 2
Atele Anny
Japan has produced many types of art (discussed in part one), I got interested by kinysayga technique. The imagination of Japanese craftspeople has no boundaries of one type of handicraft, so materials of one handicraft also become materials for another.
Balkhar Ceramics. Folk Crafts of Dagestan
Balkhar Ceramics. Folk Crafts of Dagestan
Balkhar Ceramics. Folk Crafts of Dagestan
Tri Businki - vse dlya ukrashenij
Laktsy - one of the peoples of Dagestan, living in Balkhar, in mountain part of Akyshinskiy District.
Japanese Handicraft
Japanese Handicraft
Japanese Handicraft
Atele Anny
Japan is an amazing country with its culture, customs and mentality. Japanese culture intertwines ancient traditions, new technologies, fashion trends from Europe.
7 Types of Hair Ornaments
7 Types of Hair Ornaments
7 Types of Hair Ornaments
Nataliya Dementeva (ND! Handmade)
Since antiquity, women (and some men) have decorated their heads and hats with jewelry. Types of precious jewelry for hair can range from simple hair clips to sparkling tiaras, but these terms are often confused.