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Monogram in cufflinks made with laser equipment

Monogram in cufflinks made with laser equipment

An engraving in a ring or for example in cufflinks was until recently done by an engraver. The engraver is a craftsman who makes engravings by hand. In the meantime, this manual work has almost completely been replaced by laser equipment. The craft of engraving…

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Beautiful ceramics for daily use from Japan

Beautiful ceramics for daily use from Japan

Once up on a time, a very long time ago, Jan and I lived in a small artists’ community in the state of Georgia in the United States of America. We lived here together with glassblowers, goldsmiths, a painter and ceramists. I learned a lot…

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A great custom order for a ebony pendant

A great custom order for a ebony pendant

Last week we received a great custom order to make an ebony pendant. The client, a woman, wrote her wishes to us via e-mail. On our site she had seen a pendant she liked, but unfortunately it was sold. She asked us if we wanted…

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Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Meesterlijk design and craft 2017

Coming Sunday Jan and I will visit Meesterlijk in Amsterdam. Always a fun outing. This fair is a must go! Meesterlijk is an inspiring fair where self-producing designers, fashion designers, food artists, goldsmiths and other craftsmen present their products. In a mood enhancing setting, you…

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Leather Detailed Wooden Doorstop

Leather Detailed Wooden Doorstop

What an easy simple idea! Follow the link to see how to make this leather detailed wooden doorstop: DIY

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Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots

Cacti and succulents in fine ceramic pots  … these are two of my favorite things in life! Once up on a time I lived in a subtropical climate, with temperatures around 30 degrees. We lived in a house with a very large veranda. On that porch…

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A few good Etsy finds

A few good Etsy finds

Since Etsy also sells goods that are not handmade I find it no longer very interesting. Its not easy to find your way in these thousands of shops. But if you take your time it may happen you stumble upon good products … The handmade children’s…

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The beauty of imperfection

The beauty of imperfection

Restore, revive, valued; the beauty of imperfection. Examples of beautiful repairs. Leading Japanese labels and designers such as Kapital, Visvim, Comme des Garçons, Sasquatchfabrix, Koromo Kyoto and Blue Blue Japan working with artless sewing techniques, creating timeless, hand crafted pieces. The Japanese expression Mottainai stands…

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Slow fashion by G. Roslie

Slow fashion by G. Roslie

It doesn’t happen often … but so now and then there is that little gem on Etsy … the slow fashion by G. Roslie … beautiful bags and garments … The bags are all made of great solid fabric, lined inside, they have nice details and…

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Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

Japanese woodworkers Fujii Works

The husband and wife team Kenichi and Minako Fujii started producing in 2011 under the name ‘Fujii Works’. Kenichi en Minako produce beautiful pieces of functional art and are still using the age old lacquer technique in their work. I particularly like the simple wooden tea boxes….

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