Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Break


Dear Friends,

Due to family obligations, I'm leaving for Hungary this Thursday. I'll have limited access to my computer but you can still reach me via email. I want to thank you all for your friendship and for all the support that you've been giving me in my jewelry business. I want to take this opportunity to let you know how much you are appreciated and loved.


My Etsy shop we'll be closed between Dec 1st and Jan 4th, 2011 but feel free to contact me if you have any question.


Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a New Year of peace and happiness. Live well, laugh often, love much!
XO
judit


Kedves Baratok!

Csaladi teendoknek eleget teve, csutortokon utazom haza. Nem tudom mennyire tudok kompjuteren lenni, de emailen elertek!:)

Szeretnem Mindannyiotoknak megkoszonni a baratsagot, minden jo szot, biztatast, pozitiv visszajelzest, amit itt , FB-on vagy maganlevelben kaptam toletek az uveg ekszerekkel es minden egyebbel kapcsolatban - nagyon-nagyon sokat jelent mindez nekem. Koszonom, koszonom!:)

Etsy boltom dec 1-tol, januar 4-ig zarva - de ha barmi kerdes van, emailben keressetek.

Kivanok Nektek es csaladotoknak bekes unnepeket es nagyon boldog uj esztendot!
Szeretettel,
judit






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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Morning Latte

Is there any better way to start Sunday morning than a smooth latte made by your loved one?:)



Have a great week everyone!
Legyen szep hetetek!  XOXO

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dear Santa!




Dear Santa,
I have been a particularly good girl this year (again). I've been trying my best to make beautiful, original jewelry. I'm getting positive feedbacks from my beloved customers. I never stop learning, experimenting, trying out new techniques. For that, I would really need a Dremel kit with diamond drill bits - so I could take my jewelry making to the next level. I 'm attaching a picture for your consideration. This kit would be perfect - I hope that you can manage to get me one.
(Since I'm a girl I would like to get some more girly stuff too (perfume for example) and of course books - I would really like to get books too....... Should I list them here or should I send you a separate letter?)
love and thank you,
judit



Kedves Santa!
Az iden kulonosen jokislany voltam! Igyekeztem szep ekszereket kesziteni, folyamatosan uj technikakat kitalalni,- kedves vasarloimtol sok pozitiv visszajelzest kaptam... Hogy meg jobban tudjak dolgozni, hoznal nekem egy ilyen gyemantfejes furo-csiszolo-polirozogepet?? Nagy oromet szereznel vele, igy meg Neked is keszithetnek egy nyaklancot!;-)
( Emelle kaphatnek azert valami lanyosabb ajandekot is, pl parfumot....ja, es konyveket - ide irjam a listat vagy kulon levelben? Izgatottan varom valaszod !)
Koszonettel es szeretettel,
judit
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

shopping.....for me:)

I did some holiday shopping today - these are for me:) Aren't they cute?:)


 
Mivel jovo heten utazom, el kellett kezdenem a karacsonyi vasarlast - .....es megleptem magam ezzel a bogre-keszlettel:))  Szeretem a kavesbogreket (is), na! :)

Simple Festive

 As I was browsing through the new issue of Better Homes and Garden I wished that we had a more peaceful time to get into the Holiday mood. I would decorate our house slowly, bake Xmas cookies for every friend, drink spiced wine just for the spirit..:) But our Advent is not like that... because we live far away, and because of our jobs, schools and other obligations we usually arrive HOME (Hungary) just before Christmas Eve... But I'm thankful for that - we can be with our parents, relatives and friends. This is more important than the perfect decoration and perfect food. This year will be a little different: I will be home a bit earlier – although it is not for pleasure either; I have to take my Mom to physical therapy - but let’s hope for the best.... Because I will be home 2 weeks before Christmas I can decorate our house .... Fortunately we don't need a lot...:) I like modest decorations, I'm not into trends (all white tree one year, blue tree the next year etc:) so it will be easy. I still think that our most beautiful tree was our first little tree after we had got married... Just red real apples and handmade honey cookies... It was so simple and cute:) Anyways, I would like to share few ideas what I've found in the magazine - you might like some of them, too.

Ahogy lapozgattam a Better Homes and Garden magazint, arra gondoltam milyen jo lenne, ha tobb nyugodt idonk lenne a karacsonyi keszuletekre, rahangolodasra. Lassan diszitgetnem a lakast, sutnek finom sutemenyeket a baratoknak, mikozben forralt bort kortyolgatnek - a hangulat kedveert....:)  De a mi Adventunk nem ilyen - messze elunk, munkank, gyerekeink tanulmanyai, es ezer egyeb teendoink miatt sokszor orulunk, hogy Szentestere hazaerunk Szegedre. De ez nem panasz - halas vagyok, hogy ott lehetunk, egyutt lehetunk azokkal, akik a legfontosabbak. Ez, ami igazan fontos, nem a perfekt dekoracio, vagy a perfekt unnepi menu....Iden kicsit maskepp lesz, mert en jovoheten mar otthon leszek - sajnos, ez sem a gondtalan unnepi keszulodes miatt, hanem mert Anyumat kell fizioterapiara hordanom.....de remeljuk rendben lesz minden!  Akkor lesz idom  kicsit dekoralni is...szerencsere az egyszerubb dekoraciokat szeretjuk, ugyhogy nem lesz nehez dolgom.:)  Trendek sem erdekelnek, nem kell minden evben uj kollekcio a fara sem:)  Meg mindig ugy erzem a legelso kicsi fank volt a legszebb, eskuvonk utan ( mult szazad) .... csak a piacon vasarolt, gyonyoru piros almak voltak rajta es hazi mezes sutemenyek...Nagyon egyszeru volt es nagyon szerettuk:)
De most nehany otletet szeretnek megosztani, amit az ujsagban lattam - hatha masnak is tetszik:)















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Monday, November 22, 2010

Petervar

This necklace was inspired by a trip to St.Petersburg long time ago -I wanted to make something wintery, really crispy cold, icy blue with white....this is one attempt...:)



 Egy regi petervari utazas  ihlette ezt a nyaklancot -  szerettem volna a csipos, tiszta , napos, zuzmaras reggeleket visszaadni, amit ott annyira szerettem:)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Misty morning at the beach

It was raining today!:) I grabbed my camera and took a short trip to the ocean - there is no better place to escape from the Holiday Rush than a rainy beach!:) It is empty, quiet...The soft grayish blue and sand color-scheme is so smoothing..... Love it! Few shots from my today escape, before the craziness started:):
Have a great week everyone!











Ma reggel esore ebredtunk - hivott az ocean:) Regebbi posztokbol mar kiderult, szeretem az esos, kodos, paras ocean-parti reggeleket (nappalokat,esteket) Nincs is jobb hely elmenekulni a mindennapi  porgesekbol ,mint egy ures, esos strand...:) Csendes fatyolkekek szurkes anyalatai a homok szineivel, a raeros siralyok..... kibogozodnak az idegszalak....Nehany foto errol a reggeli nyugalomrol:)
Szep hetet mindenkinek!:)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Winter Jewelry

Let's forget the plumbing supply for awhile:) As the Holiday is approaching I'm more into something pure, soft.... I like the great expectations of the holidays - but what I see around me is just too much for me... It is more about material things, shopping, more stress than joy... Somehow I crave less pressure, less color, less pushiness... That is why my otherwise colorful jewelry in this season is mostly white, or silver, or gold... Simple shapes with a touch of sparkle.....I still like the traditional green-red color combination, (I'll make few fused glass pendants with these colors) but my mood today is much more puritan.:) Here are few polymer clay pieces I made yesterday... with my motto - which is true even during the holiday season..."keep it simple"....:)





Kozeledik a Karacsony - felejtsuk el kis idore a szakipari alapanyagokat, acel tomitogyuruket, most valami romantikusabbra hangolodunk:)
Szeretem a karacsonyi keszulodest, de ez az az idoszak, amikor legszivesebben elmenekulnek a hosipkas hegyek koze...:) Tul harsany, tul tomeny , tul kommercialis az, ahogy manapsag unnepelunk - klise ez, nem is ragozom, ateljuk mindannyian es kevesen bujhatunk el elole:)
Ahogy szinesedik korulottem minden, az en  (egyebkent szines) ekszereim ugy mennek at feherbe:).... keves arany, bronz, ezust..... Szeretem a hagyomanyos piros-zold szinkombinaciot is, keszul majd nehany uveg ekszer ezekkel a szinekkel, de most sokkal puritanab hangulatban vagyok - ezek az ekszerek tegnap keszultek.:)  Tel, karacsony, kicsi csillogas - de meg mindig a "Keep It Simple" mottoval:)
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

And back to glass


And now back to the glass – I have made some new pieces such as this ring for example. It is not a small piece – I like them such – but then one should not wear any other jewelry (IMO)…I'd wear it with an all black outfit (which is not too unusual for me:)

S most vissza az uveghez - elkeszult nehany ujabb darab, pl ez a gyuru is.
Nem aproka o sem - de en ezeket szeretem - de  csak ugy, hogy akkor mar SEMMI mas ekszer ne legyen...csak mondjuk egy talpig fekete oltozek ( ami nalam nem ritka:))

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hardware Christmas

I'd like to show you few new pieces made of hardware and polymer clay...:)

Szeretnek mutatni nehany ujabb "ekszergyurma+vasaru " kombinacioju nyaklancot:
Az elso a  szamomra tetszos  sarga-szurke szinkombinaciora egy jatek, a masik ketto csak ugy kek, es az utolso a  kedvencem, ami vizszerelesi tomitogyuruk osszefuzese  meterre kaphato dekormadzagokkal :)) - szerintem egeszen unnepelyes!:)











I would call  this one Hardware Christmas:) I used plumbing supply and decorative ribbons for this "my kind of formal" necklace:)















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Monday, November 15, 2010

Casual Holiday

Something for the Holiday Season.

Something diverse, simple, just a dash of shine.No snowman or reindeer here:)
Imaginative, one of a kind. To create this unique necklace I layered brown, red, blue transparent glass and just the right touch of iridescent glass on clear glass base and full fused them together. After fusing I shaped it on diamond grinder and fire polished it in my kiln.

Keszulnek majd ennel hagyomanyosabb karacsonyi ekszerek is, de ez most kicsit mas szinvilagu. Ez nem karacsonyi csak olyan Unnepre Keszulos:) Se hoember, se renszarvasok:) - csak egy kis visszafogott csillogas.....Lassu rahangolodas:) 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

As a special "Thank you" .... SALE!

Dear Friends,
As a special "Thank you" to my followers I offer 25% off the price of my jewelry between November 15-30. Just send me a convo before you order on Etsy with the subject "Follower" and I arrange the special price for you. Don't miss this opportunity: start holiday shopping now. My shop will be closed between December 1st and January 4th, 2011.
Happy shopping!:)

Kedves Baratok!
Minden kedves blog illetve FB "kovetomnek" ( miert nincs erre jobb szo??) 25 % kedvezmenyt ajanlok fel - ezzel is megkoszonve minden tamogatast, kommentalast,velemenyt es erdeklodest!:) Annyi a teendo, hogy az Etsy vasarlas elott kuldjetek egy email, aminek a targya "Follower" , s en rogton alakitom az arat. Ne szalaszd el ezt a lehetoseget, mar most kezd el az unnepi vasarlast!:) Glassimo az Etsyn zarva lesz December 1- Januar 4-ig.
Jo vasarlast!:)

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The Gamble House

We took a one hour guided tour in The Gamble House yesterday. Here is the short history of the house:




The Gamble House was designed in 1908 by architects Greene & Greene. It was commissioned by David and Mary Gamble, of Cincinnati, Ohio, as a retirement residence.
David Berry Gamble, a second generation member of the Procter and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, had retired from active work in 1895, and with his wife, Mary Huggins Gamble, began to spend winters in Pasadena, residing in the area’s resort hotels. By 1907, the couple had decided to build a permanent home in Pasadena. In June of that year, they bought a lot on the short, private street, Westmoreland Place, passing up the more fashionable address, South Orange Grove, known at that time as “Millionaires’ Row.”
The architects worked closely with the Gambles in the design of the house, incorporating specific design elements to complement art pieces belonging to the family. Drawings for the house were completed in February 1908, and ground was broken in March. Ten months later, the house was completed, the first pieces of custom furniture were delivered, and The Gamble House became home to David Gamble, his wife Mary, and two of their three sons: Sidney and Clarence. (Their son Cecil was 24 at the time, and on his own.) In addition, Mary’s sister, Julia Huggins, came from Ohio to live with the family. By the summer of 1910, all the custom-designed furniture was in place.
David and Mary lived in the house until their deaths in 1923 and 1929, respectively. Julia lived in the house until her death in 1943. Cecil Huggins Gamble and his wife Louise Gibbs Gamble lived in the house beginning in 1946 and briefly considered selling it. They soon changed their minds, however, when prospective buyers spoke of painting the interior teak and mahogany woodwork white! The Gambles realized the artistic importance of the house and it remained in the Gamble family until 1966, when it was deeded to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California School of Architecture


I always knew that the American Arts and Crafts style is not my favorite. This house just made my conviction even stronger. It was cold and very-very dark. Lamps, scones, light are on in every room all day. Everything dark and heavy. They must have killed a small forest for the built-in furniture.



They used this house to escape from the East Coast rigid winter. Why didn't they let the California sun into their house??:) They made this house intentionally dark. OK, we are different - we have different approaches.....:) But I DO like the Arts and Craft style ceramics. Clean lines, gorgeous motifs, beautiful colors.



The docent had to use flash light to show them to us.. at 11AM - you can imagine how dark the house was.....:) And outside it was a bright and sunny day. Anyways, it was fun to see it and learn about its architecture and the era. 

Tegnap Pasadena-n jartunk a Gamble Haz-ban. A haz 1908-ban epult es az amerikai Arts And Craft stilusnak egy impozans peldaja. Eredetileg a Gamble csalad epitette, hogy a zord tel elol Kaliforniaba menekuljenek a keleti partrol. A haz epiteszei a hires  testverparos Charles and Henry Greene volt.


Eddig is tudtam, hogy az Arts and Crafts nem a kedvenc stilusom, ez a haz csak megerositett ebben. :)
Tudatosan sotetre terveztek, minden helyisegben egtek a lampak, -mikozben kinnt verofenyes nap volt,- sotet , hideg, rideg, baratsagtalan nekem ez a stilus. A rengeteg beepitett butorhoz, fa burkolathoz jonehany erdot kiirthattak:(....olyan kulonleges fakat hasznaltak, amirol eddig nem is  hallottam.....Nem tudom az ittlakok lelkiallapotara milyen hatassal volt ez az allando sotetseg....az enyemre az 1 oras tura alatt sem volt kedvezo!:) Nehez megerteni, ha valaki a klima miatt tolti itt a teleket, akkor miert nem engedi be az aldasos kaliforniai napfenyt az otthonaba? :)  De masok vagyunk, mindenki maskepp erzi jol magat!:) 
A kor keramiai viszont tetszenek, a sima formaival, gyonyoru szineivel, geometrikus motivumaival..... A turavezeto zseblampaval vilagitotta meg oket, hogy lassuk valamennyire - gondolhatjatok, milyen sotet volt.....:)  ( fotozni nem volt szabadott:))














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