Got a Thing for You

“I guess you wonder where I’ve been
I searched to find a love within
I came back to let you know
Got a thing for you and I can’t let go…”

Bobby Caldwell-What You Won’t do for Love

Got a Thing for You bracelet
Got a Thing for You bracelet

Got a Thing for You earrings
Got a Thing for You earrings

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True Romance part II

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…

True Romance bracelet in smoke/silver
True Romance in smoke/silver

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!

Musings

I made a Muse pendant. I stared at it for days. And I came to the conclusion that I just didn’t want to add anything else but this soft silk ribbon. Sometimes even I prefer simplicity.

Muse pendant
Muse pendant

The same thing happened with these faceted quartz chrystals. Just a dash of gold vermeil and silver did the trick this time.

Christaline earrings
Christaline earrings

All for the beauty of freedom

The Freedom necklace has yet another appearance. This time the silver bird and jet black czech glass beads are in the company of some amazing white pearls that have a beautiful luster. In fact they are so lustrous that they can’t help but get over-exposed in my photographic endevours!

Freedom pearl necklace
Freedom pearl necklace

Freedom pearl necklace
Freedom pearl necklace

Thank You to everyone who has liked my page on Facebook and has found their way to my “new old blog”! Every thumb and visit cheers me up enormously! Please feel free to share these pages to your friends as well.  I must admit that I’m a little shattered by the fact that when I changed the name of my blog address, I accidentally really deleted the old address so that it doesn’t exist anymore. I kind of feel like I’m blogging from the shadows at the moment. 🙂

I’ll leave you today with a link that almost brought tears in my eyes the other day. It’s an absolutely fantastic website created to promote a Monet exhibition in the Grand Palais in Paris last year. Take a moment to sit and relax, and hop on The Journey.

Fine van Brooklin!

Dear reader!
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!

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Giverny in Spring

Rakas lukijani!
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!

Giverny in Spring bracelet, clasp detail
Giverny in Spring, clasp detail

True Romance, part deux

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?

True Romance earrings
True Romance earrings featuring Swarovski crystals, smoky quartz and amazonite alongside hints of silver and gold.

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.

Flapper earrings
Flapper earrings

Elegante Welt

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…

Elegante Welt
Detail from a page wide ad in Elegante Welt magazine fron 1924

Fanny earrings
Fanny earrings