mercoledì 20 aprile 2011

Week-end on the Colli Euganei Hills

A great week-end on the Colli Euganei Hills with a stroll in the wine yards, the fields filled with daisies and among the secular cherry trees with cherries that will be ready to eat in 2-3 weeks.
The weather was sunny and windy, the air smelling of fresh rain and spring, and the view from the hills so relaxing.
 The poet Petrarca has lived and felt in love with this part of Italy when in 1364, and the small town of Arquà Petrarca is where he retired and is buried.
This part of Italy is not well know to most international tourist, but has nothing to envy to Tuscany hills.

martedì 19 aprile 2011

Rings... rings... inspired by the city of Venice and the Renaissance

The design and inspiration of this rings is a venetian middle-age re-evotation I attended this summer... the center piece is a rustic glass nugget nuggets wich gets captured by a net of high quality japanese beads.
somehow the rings reminds me also of sea urchin.

mercoledì 6 aprile 2011

WOW! featured in the Spring/Summer Knitty Catalogue

WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! My etruscan inspired lace earrings are featured in the Spring/Summer Catalogue curated by Knitty in the Cool Stuff section !!!
I must be honest ... I did not know this site, because I am what I guess could be called a "casual" knitter.
I usually do not follow patter, therefore I do not search much in the internet for ispiration or patterns.
Also lately I have been so caught with beading, tatting and crocheting quite a lot for my ETSY shop so that my knitting has been "limited" to wire knitting necklaces and bracelets.
This will change soon!!! I need to pick up heavy knitting again!
Thanks again to the redation of for the feature.
I am so HONOURED!!

domenica 3 aprile 2011

 The first real sunny and warm day. 
Perfect for beachcombing in the Amalfi Coast.
The water was so perfect clear

some more beach pottery and sea glass.