It’ s been a while, I know. Sorry for the long silence! But I have a good excuse. I’ve been on holiday for the last five weeks during which I seriously haven’t cared less about the internet. I haven’t been reading blogs or browsing websites and I’ve hardly even kept up with the news. I’ve just lazily checked my e-mail and Facebook every other day and I must say that this break was more than welcome.
I am well and truly relaxed. I actually feel a bit younger :)! I’ve been outdoors as much as possible, swimming, sunbathing, having saunas every evening, running, eating fresh food, watching late night movies, admiring the full moon… It’s been the perfect summer-mix! And I’ve slept so, so well! We got back to Helsinki last Thursday, spent the weekend partying at Flow09 and today is my last day off until I return to work. And as always, I couldn’t be happier and more relieved that it’s just a part-time thing!
Since most of our holiday was spent in my childhood home in North Carelia, it’s only fitting that this post should be called Edition Carelius, a title that I spotted in one of my latest vintage sheet music finds. I’ve been making quite a bit of jewellery during the last few weeks as the working conditions in my country hideaway were absolutely fantastic. I’m already missing the freedom so much! Being able to work until the small hours, listening to music as loud as I wanted while at it, with no neighbours hearing or getting disturbed… It was sooo great!
The next few posts will be about digging into what I’ve come up with jewellery-wise, plus bits and pieces of some favourite holiday memories. In jewellery I’ve been mixing colours quite shamelessly. These are just the type of combinations that will bring out that sunny glow on your skin a couple of months before we dwellers of the north become all white-washed ghosts again. I’m working on wearables for that season too, but for now we’ll continue to enjoy what’s left of summer…
The Bahia series consists of a bracelet, a pair of earrings and two different necklaces.
They can all be worn together for a truly maximum bohemian effect, or individually for more toned down elegance. 🙂
So, here’s a start and I promise to be back very soon!