Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Miss Bohemia Guest Blog Post
Hi everyone, my name's Jen also known as Miss Bohemia! I make jewellery and I have an online shop called Miss Bohemia!
First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to Danielle for inviting me to do a guest post her lovely blog. As I am obsessed with reading books and making jewellery, I wanted to blog about how I found a great way to fulfil both of these passions at the same time! I am a collector of bookmarks and I used to make my own from my favourite postcards or recycle birthday and Christmas cards. Once I started making jewellery, I began looking for a way to add a touch of glamour/make them sparkle and come alive!
As I was probably reading a paranormal book at the time, it's no surprise that one of the first bookmarks I made was this 'Under A Vampire's Spell' bookmark. I then went on to make many more for friends and family and eventually added them to my shop.
I'm going to share some of my other favourite designs with you, most of which are available at www.missbohemia.com.
First up is my White Winter Flowers Silver Leaf Bookmark! This is one of my newer designs and I think it has a ethereal, magical look. It reminds me of a beautiful but cold winter’s day and I drew inspiration from 'The Snow Queen' (film) and the novel ‘Wicked Lovely’ by .
My bookmark is slightly more understated then the others, but just as lovely! It has a pink velvet cuff with an 'Alice In Wonderland' tag and a 'magic' inscribed charm at on the other end. I do plan to create further Alice based bookmarks with cupcakes, teacups and the like!
Another fantasy based bookmark, is my diving with a red faux gem for added sparkle and magic! These fascinating mythical creatures are often depicted as Sirens of the Sea, tempting sailors with their beauty and charm, making for great story telling. This is one of my favourites as I love the outline and form that takes shape in this bookmark!
You will find lots of vintage and Victorian styled jewellery in my shop, but these bookmarks are the newest additions to my line. Inspired by romantic fancies, I also wanted them to have a sophisticated and elegant feel.
Posted by Danielle Schmidt at 12:00 AM