“PISANKI” traditional Eastern European art of decorating Easter eggs, drop in and try your hand at this beautiful technique.
Friday 1st April between 11am to 2pm
No need to book, just drop in, £5 per person if you would like to take part, but please still visit if you only want to have a look.
All materials and tools supplied.Craft Coop shop in Maidenhead Nicholsons Centre, you can find us between Iceland and Clinton Cards.
GOLD FILLED JEWELLERY
Gold-filled jewellery is composed of a solid layer of gold, which must constitute at least 5% of the item's total weight, mechanically bonded to sterling silver or a base metal.
It means that it has a thick sheet of gold mechanically bonded to a base metal, 50 to 100 times thicker than gold electro-plating. Gold-filled jewelry is much more valuable than jewelry that is gold plated. The related terms "rolled gold plate" and "gold overlay" may be used if the layer of gold constitutes less than 5% of the item's weight.
During the mid to late Victorian period gold-filled jewelry was very common and was manufactured in large numbers. The scarcity of gold and the rise of commodities through the industrial revolution drove this demand. These pieces are so durable that the gold can last anywhere from 5 – 30 years depending on the wear.
Solid Gold: Pure gold is mixed with alloys to create solid gold with different karat values: 10k having the least amount of gold – 20k having the highest. Gold is very soft, so other metals are added to add strength.
Gold Filled: Solid gold is rolled out into a sheet and then applied to a base metal through heat – applying a thick plate of gold.
Electroplated Gold: A thin layer of solid gold added to a base metal through the use of electricity, slightly thicker than gold plate.
Gold Plate: A thin layer of solid gold added to jewelry, usually in 12K – can be rubbed off easily.Gold Vermeil: A light gilt of gold on a piece of jewelry, usually done with 14k yellow gold on sterling silver.
NEW CROCHETED AND TANGLED JEWELLERY
Watch this space for my new crocheted pendants, semi precious stones caged in intricate silk mesh.
AMETHYST CROCHET WEDDING BOUQUET
This is the latest creation made by me, crochet wedding bouquet, made out of wool, silk and cotton, and ivy leaves. Bouquet is in amethyst color and it has been received with many compliments. If you would like to order a similar bouquet, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
NEW SHOP IN MAIDENHEAD JUST OPENED AND...
...Izabela Motyl has got new display all ready to show off all the new jewellery. Come and find me in Maidenhead Craft Coop shop in Nicholson's Centre from Tuesday to Sunday.
TOMORROW AT OLD SPITALFIELDS MARKET
Find new crochet jewellery and some cozy and warm fingerless mittens made just for you.
Recently made those and shipped to a customer, who wrote to me after receiving them:
"The bracelets and necklace are beautiful!!! I absolutely love them. I'm going to have to commission you for more when I get back from States. I don't evenwant to give the one you made me for my friend because I love it so much! We will have to make another one. Thank you so much, and talk to you soon. J."and this is why I love making things for people :)
Please check the next few events where you can meet me:
COUNTRY LIVING CHRISTMAS SHOW, LONDON
2013 Christmas Fair at The Business Design Centre:
10am - 6pm
- 30 October - 3 November
Designers / Makers Market at Old Spitalfields Market Hall, London, EC1
11am - 5pm
Our forthcoming 2013 market days are:
- 19 October
- 16 November
- 21 December
Just shipped this sweet little crochet mouse to its new home, do you think it is a boy or a girl? It must be a girl, but this a different story.