I finally sat down and made this bracelet and matching earrings the other night. There’s something about this combination of turquoise and red that really appeals to me although red is a colour I seldom wear.

Butterfly bracelet
The vintage sheet music used as background seems to be from the 1920s, at least there’s the date August 28th 1925 written by hand in one corner by the previous owner. I found this beauty in a huge pile of mostly horrible and smelly old magazines a few months ago in a vintage bookstore. It’s in fantastic condition so I was happy to get it for 2 euros.

Art Deco images are an endless inspiration for lovely colour combinations. Here’s another great site for instant eye-candy, featuring for example this blue and orange summer delight! As the weather has turned cold and windy here in my homeland, this picture really makes me sigh…


By the way, finally there’s a shop in Helsinki that sells nice beads! Zenzulu on Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu has a fairly small but interesting selection of mainly wood, glass and ceramic beads. Must go back soon…

8 thoughts on “Arabianna

  1. jes says:

    I love your newest piece, and I LOVE that you use your old vintage finds as inspiration!!

    You are a true artist/collector!!

  2. Wow! Thank you so much, Jes!!

  3. Marieke says:

    I love your site! Will definitely be back.

    Thanks for the comment!

  4. Is there a better combo then turquoise and red!? Beautiful bracelet Lea! And I loved the earrings as well. Plus that sheet music cover is fantastic – just yummy! Such inspiring imagery here today!

  5. julie says:

    Hi, thanks for your comment on my blog!
    I adore this picture with the moon – beautiful. I also have a thing for art deco!

  6. Clever how the necklace looks like the one that the woman might be wearing, as her arm is covering a part of her neck we cannot see her necklace…I am sure it would be like this one!

    I am waiting for your next beautiful surprise for us!!

  7. kathleen says:

    I love design from the 1920’s, great link!
    That’s such a beautiful bracelet, the Chinese cinnebar butterfly with the turquoise is so lovely. 🙂

  8. I’m so touched by all these lovely comments! Thank You!!

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