Monday, September 10, 2012

My Coral Berry Earrings

People keep asking me how I find topics for writing. What is the problem? My life is full of events, adventures and mysteries! 

The first thing I wanted to say to Yelena Turetsky Merener after receiving a small package from Israel was 'Are you crazy? You should not have!...'

You see, the whole affair took her several weeks to complete. First, she cunningly found out what I liked most in her shop. Then she somehow made me give her my street address. And then, just imagine me sitting at home, have not bought anything for a while (well, I have bought some beautiful and mostly useless things, as always, but nothing from Israel), and then I get this parcel! with the coral earrings I so much love! 


Of course my initial reaction was very impolite, and I want to correct myself. When you receive a gift, especially such a lovely one, you are supposed to say thank you.

Dear Lena, thank you so much! This is a wonderful gift, and you really know how to make surprises! I love these earrings, with all their natural imperfections and dents, thin lines and color variations - they look so much like hawthorn or brier berries, or small apples. They are beautiful, and I keep them on the desk beside me to look at and touch from time to time. I love the tiny pearls, too - they are like snow. These remind me of late autumn or winter when leaves are gone, but red berries are still there, on the branches... I love that time, and cold air, smelling of wet earth and fallen leaves... moist wood... my time, when I feel free and young.

Thank you. I love your jewelry, with its organic feel and beautiful textures; both simple pieces like these beloved earrings of mine, and more sophisticated, like a kinetic caterpillar or a turquoise puzzle necklace. They are a pleasure to look at, and my earrings feel wonderful to the touch, too.

...All this made me think of several things, and i created my first 'moodboard' - a collection of images which go together well reflecting my mood. Do not ask me why these.

Featured: 1. 2. 3. 4.

This is my first mood board, and I used PicMonkey. You are most welcome to add links to your own collections you post on your blogs, using the tool below. 
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22 comments:

  1. Love your moodboard! Thank you for including my vintage skeleton key!

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  2. What a pretty mood board! I may have to make one of my own sometime!

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  3. Eugenie, thank you so much, I'm really happy you liked my small gift, and I hope you will enjoy it :)))

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    1. and the moodboard is very interesting!

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    2. I do thoroughly enjoy it, and my mom loved the earrings, too!

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  4. aaaaa - I somehow missed this earring in Lena's shop, but they are stunning! They look so much real. You are lucky to get them :)

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    1. Yes, my luck is someone's loss )))) she knew I loved them ))) excellent intelligence!

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  5. Love these cranberry earrings, they looks like real cranberries!

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    1. But you are right, this is what they look like most of all... Now I need a moss color felted scarf.

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  6. What a fun surprise! You have a great friend to send you such a lovely gift :)

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    1. Thank you, Edi ) Lena is wonderful indeed, I love her and her jewelry...

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  7. Great mood board! It's so fun to express yourself so creatively! And the earrings are beautiful! What a nice surprise!

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    1. She is amazing, is not she? it is wonderful to have such friends!...

      I am happy you like the board. I have been wanting to make one for a while, but was not sure how to do it. Others often use Mosaic Maker something, but it is too sophisticated for me. One thing I have doubts about is that I have to save people's photos on my PC to use them. But then I notified everyone and said I would remove if they were not happy. But none complained :) so I guess it might be OK in most cases.

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  8. Your moodboard is gorgeous Eugenie! Thank you so much for sharing my bird photograph! :)

    Beautiful blog!

    Best wishes :)

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    1. Thank you, Aga! I love your photography and just had to use this picture. So beautiful!

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  9. Wow! I am speechless! Such a beauty! Thank you for the feature.

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    1. Tonya, thank you. I love all things berry and was deeply impressed with your scarf.

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  10. Very beautiful moodboard! So clear and I can even smell a crisp air... And of course fantastic earrings - lucky you ;)

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