Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Featuring Renate at Put a Little Magic in Your Life

Renate is my internet friend from Germany. I recently sent her a pair of connectors in an oval leaf pattern. I am always thrilled to see how people use my little pieces in their own work. I never in my wildest imagination saw the vision that Renate had. I am in love with the delicacy of this necklace.

Renate describes herself as “a collector – of many things (my mom used to call it junk). Pebbles, pieces of driftwood, bone, glass, seashells; the list could go on and on. It is just my nature. If I only could, I would collect colours – of the foliage in autumn, the subtle nuances within a blooming rose, the light of the sky.”

You can find her work on
Dawanda and on Etsy. It is worth a look. Her eclectic use of materials is so innovative. In fact she does not limit herself to jewelry. She also makes journals, paintings, and mixed media art. I’d love to see even more of her artwork. You can also follow her on her blog, Put a Little Magic in Your Life…. and magic you will get.

My favourite part of this necklace is the hand forged sterling silver heart shaped piece that the connector drops from. Renate does a lot of this in her work and it is always so beautiful. And then there are the buttons and the pearls and the glass. The rhythm in this piece is just wonderful.

Renate, thanks so much for creating this piece. I am always so grateful to see a simple little piece of mine brought to life in an extraordinary way!


2ifbysea said...
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2ifbysea said...

Ooops! Too many typo's in the last comment, lol. Anyway, this piece is beautiful! She did a great job with your components. I hope to do the same with mine.


SummersStudio said...

You will Cristi! Your work is just beautiful. I'll be putting your necklace and bracelet up later this week.