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Inspiration, amhoras, old times bags..?


We can say whatever we like about modern times plastic bags…

They are not  … always …ugly, but cheap and efficient. We carry whatever we got to move in paper and plastic jars, boxes, bags..

They are not good for the environment either… we are shopping mad of these plastic bags…

But what did they do in old times?

Dream on… there is something about these oldtime carrieres of goods…

(some of my flamework friends beads are here too…..)

Look at that.. I made the oldtime jars to jewellry from handmade porcelain.

We need another history lesson:

In ancient times they transported and carried all things you cam imagine in clay amphoras.

Wine, stones, seed, fluor, food… They had a tight neck so they coluld be easily closed, and few mice and other creep could get in touch with the contains.

The soft clay material was not high fired, so it could breath, but were solid enough…. and they were put in boxes so when we find them today.. we find lots in a pile.

Trollsmed made a pile….

Not vases for flowers???

Oh no – these were carried over the oceans, over the land..

«Send half a litre of wine please…*

(ok.. the tinyest litre ever….)

Food and wine stored in the dark last for a long while. They have found old old wine and seed on bottom of sea…

These beads are real… I mean– beads… no beans….. the amphoras… handmade corks too.. from glass.

Simple and great souvenirs for tourists.. I should make some troll bags too…

Trolls carry bags.. I am sure – every Trollkjerring should have one.. for perfume, goods, whatever…!

OK:

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… lets go on…

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I know for sure, they had wine in ancient times too.:

We cannot serve product advertising here, but I dressed up a bottle of intalian wine with a piece of jewellry 🙂

…very italian……

May be a bit too peach colour for me.. but it looks very nice as a necklace…

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Oils and perfume can be put into jars..

I need to make more!..!

…  lapis lazuli, crystals and some blue coloured freshwater beads.  I used a bottlecork that I cut to make the top.

I should have given them a bit more oxide to make them even more black..

I like them 🙂

SPOT in photoshop…

Have a nice day!

I had a surf for old ones… have a look!

.. sorry Norwegian text in images, I moved the post from my norwegian blog. http://snurremegrundt.vgb.no/


The trollsmed jewellry and angels and art is for sale at http://www.trollsmed.com/

Foreign customers must mail me, so I can move the item to my etsy store.

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Sale of Trollsmeds jewellry and stuff


Visit our trollsmed webshop at
We are not able to sell to foreign customers from the webshop, but PLEASE mail the Trollsmed, and she will move the item to an Etsy shop, where evryone can shop.
We have presented a few norwegian artist on our site, so welcome to have a look!
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The Trollsmed shop is not built yet, due to a formal bureaucrat hell on our place at Vøringfossen.

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Only hearts.

Blue, yellow, orange……

AND a little bit of silver… handmade porcelain hearts.

I soldered some scrap silver wire.. and put a few swarovskies in between…

some freshwater beads…

I am really sorry for norwegian blabla… but I copied from my norwegian blog at http://www.snurremegrundt.vgb.no/

vrrrrr…..

So thats all for this time!

Ready for a christmas fair…

.. sorry Norwegian text in images, I moved the post from my norwegian blog. http://snurremegrundt.vgb.no/


The trollsmed jewellry and angels and art is for sale at http://www.trollsmed.com/

Foreign customers must mail me, so I can move the item to my etsy store.

Dragonfly


Personally I think the english word for these fantastic flying insects, DRAGONFLY is much better than the Norwegian word.. oyenstikker.. eye-pincher..

I dont like winters, and these were made as a comission duting heavy snowfall and hard winter with ten below freezing point in Norway.

I was longing for sun, fresh water streams and summer. Summer in Norway is fantastic!

So I made my versions of the dragonfly, in copper, handmade porcelain and glass beads. Actually, I am not in the mode for juewellry right now.

…may I call it a wallpiece jewellry??

Its not so easy to see the dimensions, an apple a day might help  🙂  🙂 ?

The trollsmith is a vegetarian, a finger might be tasty??

First I made the porcelain pieces… quite a lot.. Here they are halv dried and white..

I would love to make porcelain wings. But I was not able to… they became heavy, and the dragonflies did not seem to fly…

NEI, Tasha, you cannot eat that insect!!!

This is how I usually treat things I am not happy with…  ! (…sending a friendly thought to  Berngard and Perle, my beading friends, for the very useful hammer……)

I am an happu night worker.. something about the peace, the silence…

I solderd the copper wire, and painted it with gold paint. I tried also organza wings, but they did not come nice out.. they looked cheap.

And when I wake up in the morning.. this is what I can happen to see… SO what did you do last night??? MUMMMMBLLE:::

Messing it all up together???… hehe…

You can see the size from the paper sheet.  Some trying and testing, but the beads look really lovely… I made copper headpins for the glass beads. Some crystals (swarovskies for eyes…)

I fire the gold to 830 degrees C. The porcelain is fired to 1250 degrees twice.

SO – hokus pocus… two halv a metre.. 15 + inches dragonflies!

Actually, i was a bit scared that I did not manage to make them, I have only been working with porcelain for a little less than two years….

so I made two!— .

You can see the swarovski eyes.

There is always some leftovers.. so I made a necklace….

Really loing one.. and a finding from sterling that looks like a dragonfly!

So… a bit jewellry modus anyway..hah… 🙂

Thats me.. scary  🙂

.. sorry Norwegian text in images, I moved the post from my norwegian blog. http://snurremegrundt.vgb.no/


The trollsmed jewellry and angels and art is for sale at http://www.trollsmed.com/

Foreign customers must mail me, so I can move the item to my etsy store.

Trollsmeds first post


Trollsmed has got its own blog!

This will be a site for what is happening with, around Voringfossen, the development, the nature, the things being made…

…. all the creative acttivitys that is shown in the trollsmed website.

While we try to make this blog roll, please visit http://www.trollsmed.com/

and the wonderful area

http://www.voringfossen.com/ – Norways most famous waterfall.

Here is Voringfossen:

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And here is Tyssvikjo, on the orther side of the valley.

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See you!