Sunday, June 26, 2011
My name is Lidia, my friends call me Elle.
Get ready to start your day!
I greet each New Morning with gratitude and a smile.
As with my stained glass, I have a passion for jewelry and have been creating designs and selling with galleries for many years. Just recently, some friends convinced me to open an Etsy shop. At first I was hesitant, knowing the tremendous amount of time it takes to manage an Etsy shop since I started with my stained glass a couple of years ago. Was I crazy!! Well, I decided to open up the first Etsy jewelry shop last year with my partner, and daughter, and we created Perfect Pair Jewelry. Here we offer one-of-a-kind industrial hardware washer jewelry, and incorporating my daughter’s artistic talent, her wonderful hand painted pieces. I admire her passion for detail and also her humor. Here is one of my favorite pieces.
So if that wasn’t enough, I introduced New Morning Jewelry to Etsy in May 2011.
I personally create every piece of jewelry with the highest quality .925 sterling silver.
and incorporate gem stones, hand formed and hammered sterling embellishments, and sometimes copper for contrast.
I find the early morning is the best light for photographing my work and it is the peak time for my creativity, so it seemed fitting that New Morning Jewelry be the name of my shop.
I love everything organic, minimalism, and working with my hands, especially making glass and jewelry.
I do what I love, and love what I do.
Ever since I can remember, I have been inspired by all the art and beauty in the Universe, and I bring this energy into my jewelry creations. An artist herself, my mother was my greatest influence, inspiration, and strength and taught me to always "make it my own".
My favorite quote: "Today I fulfill my creative side. I want to bloom wherever I am planted!" - Louise L. Hay
So, weather you’re into the industrial look or the “Real” or “Desperate Housewife” and love the delicate side of sterling silver and gems, be sure to check out my great selection of handmade jewelry. It’s simple, classic, and uniquely handcrafted that is affordable and you can wear every day. Brighten up your day and be on the look out for more fresh ideas and designs.
I am very passionate about supporting the handmade movement. Where else can you find jewelry that is fashionable and modern looking but not too expensive, and most of all, made by hand especially for you.
What kind of jewelry do you like to wear?
Just drop me a note and I would be happy to create a piece especially for you.
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Friday, March 4, 2011
A new Etsy treasury has featured our Japanese Cherry Blossom pendant.
Curated by AngelaDesign.
Please visit her treasury and leave a comment.
Check out Perfect Pair Jewelry shop on Etsy for more selections on some awesome one of a kind pieces.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Color is one of the most powerful of energies in the practice of Feng Shui.
Wearing certain colors will can affect your chi - your life's energy and enhance your mood.
We at Perfect Pair Jewelry understand the importance of color vibration and we bring this creativity into our jewelry.
We are the Perfect Pair, mother/daughter artistic team, Lidia and Laura.
We each have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in design, and we bring this creativity into our jewelry.
Lidia has practiced the art of Feng Shui for many years and has taught at the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio
Laura brings in her painting expertise and her very eclectic design style.
The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui is all about how to improve your life through balance and harmony and we appreciate this theory. This is achieved through vibrations of color, shape, placement, and the 5 elements of Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water.,and we have incorporated this into our jewelry.
The circle means harmony and unity, and it is the reason we have chosen this shape for our jewelry.
All of our jewelry is created from a steel or brass hardware washer, hand painted with alcohol inks, and a 24k gold and silver leaf is often added to the design and sealed with several coatings of a clear diamond glaze which takes several days to complete.
We also use the finest high quality sterling silver findings, decorative beads, and a genuine 1mm round leather lace cord.
As with all of our original and unique jewelry, yours comes complete with a free gift box and free U.S. shipping, and most of all, it is charged with positive vibrations.
On occasion we will offer certain specials and sales so be sure to join our Face Book page so that you don't miss out on owning a Perfect Pair original.
We would love feedback about our new look and we also welcome custom orders.
Now offering earrings, pendants and soon to come, bracelets.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Probably the greatest artistic influence in my life was my mother. She painted, and sewed, and did Ukrainian cross stitch to perfection. My mother was very detailed in her work, being an electrical engineer herself at a time in Europe and everywhere where that profession that did not cater to women.
I remember when I was about 3 years old and we lived in Sydney, Australia, my mum would take me to a park to feed ducks during her break from work and mine from Preschool, and we would sit by the pond and paint pictures together. I always marveled at how good she was and I wanted to be good at painting too. I would get so frustrated when my pictures didn’t look like hers. She would always tell me, “Paint what YOU see and make it your own and it will be good”.
Even though my mother passed away 26 years ago, I hear her telling me every day to “Make it my own”.
These words of inspiration have carried me through a lifetime. “Art is in the eye of the beholder”, yes? I know that’s what she was telling me all this time.
I have such a passion for art, all forms, and I wish I could do it all, but life gives us such a short time. As Dr. Wayne Dyer would say, “Don’t die with the music still in you”.
I have a lot of “music” in me and I hope you enjoy my expression of this art form.
I have hand painted designs, and sometimes words of inspiration, and sealed them with several coatings of a diamond glaze over a metal hardware washer and created one of a kind pendants and earrings. I often paint between the layers of glaze to achieve a slight 3D or shadow effect. I also look for interesting paper and fabric to attain a certain texture then “make it my own” with layered painting.
Here is a preview of some of the new jewelry soon to be on Etsy.
We currently are having a 50% off sale in the Perfect Pair Jewelry shop on Etsy. Use coupon code FACELIFT50 in checkout to get the discount.