Welcome to Margica's Notebook!!!

My aim for this blog is to share with the world my inspirations, stories, and thoughts behind my jewelry shop on Etsy, Margica.

Two Hands + One Creative Mind= Margica

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fiber Chic

       If you haven't noticed lately, my newest intrigue rests with using a special kind of Italian yarn for my latest designs. With today's economic state I believe that creativity is the key ingredient for coming up with an innovative, unique and interesting spin on what is already traditional. Although I continue to use sterling silver for my jewelry pieces, I have been experimenting a lot with fibers. The result is that I have come up with a unique spin on a  'must have' accessory: Long Strand Necklaces.
        With a very special Italian yarn I crocheted long strand necklaces, and paired them up with different accents: fire polished crystals, mother of pearl, and jade. This yarn comes in many colors.

 Silver Blue and Grey Italian Yarn Crocheted Necklace with Jade, Mother of Pearl, and Fire Polished Czech Crystals

Gold Moss Italian Yarn Crocheted Necklace with Jade, Mother of Pearl, and Fire Polished Crystals

Forest Green Italian Yarn  Crocheted Necklace with Jade and Fire Polished Crystals

Lilac Blossom Italian Yarn Crocheted Necklace with Jade, Mother of Pearl, and Fire Polished Crystals


Blue Lagoon Fine Italian Yarn Necklace with Blue Agates, and Fire Polished Czech Crystals
 Rather than Jade, Blue Agates go oh so well with the gorgeous blue yarn.

 These strands can be left long as one strand, or doubled, tripled, and in some cases quadrupled!!! (Length ranges from 120-210 inches).
 What do you think?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cleo the Adder Girl

     Finally, the lost Egyptian Cobra has been found and is now sssafe and sssound at the Bronx Zoo.
     What a commotion and story for New Yorkers!!! It seemed that everyone took a part, by either tweeting, blogging, and/or even selling merchandise inspired by the cobra. The New York Post challenged New Yorkers to come up with a name for her! I myself thought that Cleo would be neat, after all she is an Egyptian; and who else other than Cleopatra would it be perfect to be named after?
     With this in mind I decided to name a piece of mine "Cleo the Adder Girl". A slithery necklace, it is crocheted with fine Italian yarn. Turquoise colored howlite, and Czech crystals in teal and peridot (which FYI it is said that peridot was one of Cleopatra's favorite gems) accent the necklace with blue fire agates.  It is finished with a silky Italian blue ribbon cord.
      Only one lucky girl will have a chance to wear Cleo the Adder Girl necklace. Now would that be?....