Ametista in Paris

A few weeks ago a friend of mine had the opportunity to make a work related trip to Paris where she was to attend a two day fashion seminar and a fabulous gala dinner party. The dresscode for the occasion was none other than the jazzy 1920s and the party was to be held at some gorgeous castle or mansion somewhere in the outskirts of Paris. What can one possibly… Read more


“So long, January! I won’t be missing you!” I’ve heard this line many times recently and I certainly couldn’t agree more. I’m happy to be rid of this tedious month, half of which I spent bedridden and the second half running around like a headless chicken, trying to catch up. But this feels like the proper start for the new year. In February there’s also a clear promise of Spring… Read more

Slow start

I really should learn not to make any plans whatsoever because I’ll be forced to cancel most of them anyway. So far the year 2009 has started slowly for me. I was going to begin with many new jewellery projects right after Christmas since I had lots of free time during the first couple of weeks of the new year and my head was filling with ideas… The blue moment…. Read more

Season’s Greetings

Merry and Joyous Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009 to all you darling bloggy Friends, wherever you are! German vintage postcard from 1902. Love, Lea


It’s been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks! Huge decision making and lack of sleep and rest because of it, overwhelming joy with everything falling into place later, and finally a quick getaway to Stockholm from Sunday to Tuesday in order to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. The snowstorm that hit Finland and Sweden on Monday almost beat us but we still managed to have a great time. 🙂 After… Read more

The Nervous Track

I have a lot of unfinished projects on my hands and still have no new jewellery pictures to show, so blog-wise I’m now finally taking part in the music tag that I got from my boyfriend months ago already. It seemed fitting since I’ve been listening to such fantastic music lately! 🙂 Music is also related to my jewellery making: I always listen to music when I’m working, as I’m… Read more

Studio space

I’m wide awake and biting my nails over the upcoming results of the US election, so I thought I might as well make a new post. I’ve not much new jewellery to show because I’m mainly working on remakes of my recent pieces. I had a little jewellery party about a week ago and the feedback I got from all the fantastic girls that attended was mindblowing! Thank You to… Read more

Saltwater therapy

My lovely week in the Mediterranean sun is over and I’ve been back for about ten days. I’m running on solar power for the time being and I really hope it will last for a while, as Autumn and its dark days are definitely here again… Crete was beautiful and everything went as I had hoped: fantastic weather, lovely beach, nice and tidy hotel, smiling people, great food and shopping,… Read more


I made this set of turquoise/sand/green jewellery during my summer holiday. Easy, carefree summer jewellery that goes best with light, Indian cotton and a slight tan. 🙂 Seafoam earrings This summer went by so quickly and at some point actually felt like a summer that never truly arrived. By the time I got back from the country, it almost felt like Autumn already, so I wasn’t sure if I would… Read more

Beautiful vanities. Mika Waltari 1908-2008.

Mika Waltari, my favourite author to whom I owe the name of this blog among so many other things, was born one hundred years ago today. My beautiful plan for today was to celebrate this joyous occasion by going to an art exhibition opened in his honour and afterwards to dine in some classic, cultural Helsinki restaurant (perhaps this one)in the company of dear friends. Given the amount of inspiration,… Read more