Montag, 24. November 2014


In this (cold) time of the year filled chocolates and chocolate truffels make a great gift! 

Here´s my gift for a generous host/hostess : 5 different "handmade-by-me" chocolates

Baileys Truffles:

Chili Truffles, wintry filled white chocolates with a nougat-cinnamon filling and Egg-nog-Coconut Truffles:

Rum Truffels:

I made a "basket" from a white cardboard box and some designer paper and filled it up with the chocolates, a flowerpot and a wintry flowerpot stick and a matching kitchen towel.

I added a pretty card.... 

... and a cellophane wrapping - voilá!

Try it yourself, too! It´s a lot easier than it looks and the response is overwhelming! 
Have fun!

Dienstag, 26. August 2014

Thank You

I was really happy to learn, that I do have loyal followers who read my blog posts and encourage me with their comments!


This is for you!

I tried my hands on a very chocolaty chocolate cake - and it turned out delicious! 
I´m so sorry that I can´t hand out a piece to everyone of you in real life!

Just in case you don´t know how to make the leaves: just take some leaves from a rose, dip them into warm chocolate, put them into the fridge, peel the leaves off again - voilá!
If they´re still ok (not torn) dip them into chocolate again... and so on ...

And if you´d like to try this flower out of white chocolate, too - I got the instructions here:
how to make a CHOCOLATE FLOWER rose by Ann Reardon

Have a nice day!

Dienstag, 19. August 2014

Jeweled Journey Part 2

Hi again!

… if you´re new here, please start with Part 1 here :

So, after creating my dark pearl necklace, my second piece was a cream colored pearl bracelet – I LOVE bracelets – so nice to wear!
I took a piece from my rhinestone heap and added some quite large pearls – done! Within no time at all – 30 minutes perhaps?  

This was so much fun to me, that I realized, that I´d need much more rhinestone pieces for my new passion.
I visited Vienna´s largest and most famous (on Saturdays: flea-) market – the “Naschmarkt” – and found some really nice pieces for a reasonable price.
Aren´t they all so pretty?!  

In the next few months I made some necklaces – you can read about them HERE – or just take a look HERE

I even made myself necklaces for just a day/ an outfit and took it apart afterwards – crazy! But so much fun! This one for example does not exist any more – it was only for a day… the center-piece is the only heirloom I have from my paternal Grandma.

Please stay tuned for some more stages of the Jeweled Journey :-)
Thank you so much visiting again!

PS: I link this up to the Vintage Inspiration Party !

Sonntag, 15. Juni 2014

Jeweled Journey Part 1

Hey there!

It´s been ages since my last blog post and I´d like to explain to my loyal readers (are the any?), WHY I´ve been so quiet … well, I still love paper crafting, but now I switched from paper crafting to jewelry making!

It´s been 4 years ago, when I found Jamie´s gorgeous pieces on her site Simply Me Art… since then, the fire was lit. But I didn´t dare to really start making jewelry – I did just one necklace …

….and the stopped for a while…. Anyhow I never stopped following Jamie´s blog. She was very nice and gave me some very good advice, as e.g. buying Amy Hanna´s book Rejuvenated Jewels  

Since I really wanted to give it a try, I started buying “treasures” on flea markets and antique markets… such as broken rhinestone jewelry, old brooches etc. …

About a year later I subscribed to Where Women Create and found an article about Andrea Singarella and a beautiful photograph of her sitting in front of her desk and wearing a selfmade necklace. 

You can read the article HERE.

I was so inspired by her, that I made myself a necklace with beautiful dark pearls within the next 2 days – and I love it still:

Please stay tuned for some more stages of the Jeweled Journey!

Thank you so much for keeping faith with me!


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