Dear reader, please join me from now on at my new blog Finest Moments. Welcome along!
Well! One week of having my own little pop up shop behind me and two more to go! Thanks so much to everyone who has come over so far, it has truly been a most exquisite pleasure!!!
I’ve enjoyed spending time at the Korjaamo culture center immensely. The place has undergone a major renovation during the summer months and has really broken out of its shell now. I really hope more and more people will soon find all that it has to offer. In addition to having a new art gallery (currently three different exhibitions), our pop up shop and a really nice and very reasonably priced bookshop with an amazing selection of cool postcards, notebooks, calendars etc, Korjaamo bar&kitchen also serves a tasty lunch on weekdays and a totally Berlin style huge brunch on weekends. There’s also a nice cafe and bar, theater, concert hall and the adorable tram museum… All under one roof! Think about it, where else can you get a glass of wine from the bar and then go wandering about in a gallery, browse through great books and maybe do some shopping as well? The atmosphere is very relaxed and in that sense really rather un-Finnish and I mean that in a good way. This weekend they even served free bubbly and fresh doughnuts at brunch just for the sake of it! Gros bisous! So do come over, eat, drink, shop and be merry :)!
Well, it has been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks with absolutely everything but the conclusion is that I’m finally open for business also at Etsy. Welcome, welcome, welcome to my Etsy boutique here!
On top of everything, I found myself having the courage to do another thing I’ve been dreaming of. I
jumped off a cliff quit my job. Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice…
Vacation time! I’m super excited since I’ll be off to Berlin for the next few days.
I’ll leave you with a couple of Fine van Brooklin “classics” in the shape of Baroque Nouveau…
Baroque Nouveau necklace in black. Detail view here.
Wishing you all a Happy Easter! See you after the holidays!
Some time ago I made a True Romance bracelet in aqua/lilac with gold filled metal findings. Since I hade one more of those vintage brass flower ornaments, I’ve now created a sister for that bracelet, this time with smoky quartz gemstones and silver findings. I’ve also added a beautiful, faceted iolite teardrop for extra charm & dingaling flavour…
Well, it’s been one week since I published the Facebook page for Fine van Brooklin and today I got my 60th fan! A giant Thank You to everyone who has liked the page, you are making me super happy! See you soon!
Things are about to change for the better :). In order to proceed with what I want for the future, the time has come to make a small change in my name. Please note that this blog, my jewellery and everything associated with them will from now on be called Fine van Brooklin with an i instead of a y. A little twist, a tiny quirk. But it makes all the difference for me. This week Fine van Brooklin also goes to Facebook, so stay tuned for that. I’ll post the address where you can go and “like” my jewellery as soon as the page is out there. In the meantime, make sure you update your bookmarks for Fine van Brooklin with an i! See you soon and thank you for being there!
Asiat ovat muuttumassa tuota pikaa parempaan päin :). Samalla on minun tullut aika tehdä pieni muutos nimeeni. Jatkossa tämä blogi, koruni ja kaikki niihin liittyvä tunnistaa nimen Fine van Brooklin, i:llä eikä enää y:llä. Muutos on pieni, mutta erittäin tärkeä, sillä se tuo koruni tähän päivään. Tällä viikolla Fine van Brooklin menee myös Facebookiin, joten tervetuloa “likettämään”/peukuttamaan korujani lähitulevaisuudessa myös sinne. Julkaisen täällä asianmukaisen linkin heti, kun sivu on valmis. Päivitäthän sillä välin kirjanmerkkisi Fine van Brookliniksi i:llä! Nähdään pian ja kiitos kun olet!
Well. Once I started wrapping the wire, it seems that I just went on and on and on… And here we have the True Romance earrings. Light as a feather but 8cm long stunners, forgive me for saying it but I just love these. It’s good to love your work isn’t it?
And since there’s obviously no stopping me with the length of earrings, let me introduce Flapper. A very simple style with Chinese carved horn beads hanging from some interesting black & gold metal chain (vintage/second-hand). The full length of the earrings is a whopping 9cm but they are also comfortably lightweight. Artistic, I’d say. I love these.
I received a pile of amazing 1920s German fashion magazines called Elegante Welt, in mint condition, as a Christmas gift. The photos and illustrations in these magazines are absolutely fantastic. This is merely a small example, I’m really going to have to scan dozens of pages at some point…
Earrings here, bracelets on the way as soon as I get some clasps, a rather relevant detail there…
Eye of the Storm earrings. The dark indigo swarovski drops look almost black but they’re not. They’re amazing indigo blue and an absolute pain to photograph in this lack of light. It’s as if the clouds were hanging at street level!!