Friday 31 October 2014

How's it going?

You don't know how much I like untimely things, or better said, how little I like to being imposed about the issues to talk in my posts when some 'special dates' approach.

Reaching October's end you can take a look at cyberspace and get tired of seeing articles about pumpkins, skeletons, witches, vampires, ghosts, spiders and all kind of assorted horrors, many of them sweetened by red cheeks and namby-pamby expressions...

I'm not saying I don't enjoy Halloween or I don't like assorted horrors (we bought some fang-shaped sweets just yesterday), I'm saying I don't want to force me to write about it just because the rest of world does it or just because "that's what its supposed to be done".

For this reason, and even at the risk of seem dead boring, this posts isn't going to talk about this 'party', but about an ooak that it's nothing to do with it: natural ivy bookmarks.

"Hiedra" bookmarks -SOLD-


Thursday 23 October 2014

How's it going?

Do you remember the reptilian torcs I made some time ago? They had a sprig of Araucaria excelsa, also called 'Norfolk pine' as basis (By the way, I don't exclude the possibility of making similar designs in short...)

Well then, two years later I achieved to replicate in metal something like the original texture!:

"Norfolk" set -SOLD-

The even more difficult

Friday 17 October 2014

How's it going?

It took me a while to decide, but I finally couldn't resist temptation:

¡Ooak☥Craft blog goes international! ^^
OoakCraft en Español OoakCraft in English

Yes, I know, I've got bats in the belfry.

I can already see my *sister/social networks administrator* (well, my sister and half the people I know) throwing up his hands and yelling me 'You crazy! It's already hard for you to post in Spanish, when are you going to take time for write in English, peahead?'

I don't know... I'll borrow it from the Gray Men, hehehe...

What I have in mind is to post hereafter in two languages while I slowly translate the already published posts in my Spanish blog to English... the even more difficult, ladies and gentlemen!

And as I want to learn, I would be grateful to be mercilessly criticized and corrected by those of you who speak English fluently whenever you deem appropriate... No hard feelings ;)

The way forward is sometimes the way back

Thursday 9 October 2014

How's it going?

You can't always get it right, can you? It would be rare, very rare, doing it always the right way. We all make mistakes, we fail... But sometimes the option for fix our errors is given. That's where I want to go!

Everyday I spend part of my time in correcting and trying, fixing and learning. Because as a self-taught costume-jewelry maker, mistakes are part of my learning process: trial and error, it would say heuristics.

"Musa" earrings pieces, for example, were part of a necklace whose design never convinced me...

"Musa" earrings -SOLD-

And "No hay dos sin tres" necklace was formerly a bracelet!

"No hay dos sin tres" necklace -SOLD-

Now it's not lie to say they are ooakcrafts from top to bottom :)

As Wiseman said 'the way forward is sometimes the way back'... how right!

Newest creations, vol.17

Friday 3 October 2014

How's it going?

Maybe because the middle-constipated that I have for at least a week and a half or because the change of season that confuse me, this week it's being so hard to create and much more sit down and write...

So,for a change, today's will be a short post, like those who drops in here once in a while ;)

Despite all, I have something to show you: the "MabTorc" slight torc.

"MabTorc" slight torc -SOLD-

A 'slight torc'? What does that means?, you might be wondering...
Well, it's a self-invention! Yes, sometimes I rave and have curious ideas >_<

A 'slight torc' basically it's a reduced to the minimum torc: it retains its main features (horseshoe shape, twisted steel, ornamental stops), but conversely it's flexible, not rigid, and slightly thinner, not smaller.

This is to say, a sort of 'torclet' for everyday...
That's why I named it "MabTorc", or "Torc son" in Welsh ;)