dinsdag 5 oktober 2010

Sneak Peek

Halloween Embellishments
They are for sale in my shop - http://www.daphire.etsy.com/ under Halloween Specials.

vrijdag 17 september 2010

Italy - Lake Garda Part 2

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zaterdag 11 september 2010

Italy - Lake Garda part 1

This is Garda at sunset:

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woensdag 8 september 2010


As you might have noticed, I've been away for a while. I had summer holiday and decided to take a break, I have just got back from Italy and have lots of pics to share! Also, blogging and managing my shop from the old laptop I used was horrible, it was terribly slow. But now I have a new laptop so it's time to get back on track!
I have some great ideas for my shop; I will be selling more (handmade) supplies such a polymer clay beads and origami embellishments which you can use for any craft or decorating project!
I will also have a special Halloween section in my shop, and after that a Christmas section.

So, keep an eye out for these new items.

Sunset in Italy, Lake Garda

woensdag 14 juli 2010


I've changed the shipping costs in my shop:
The Netherlands - $1.50
Europe - $2.00
The Rest - $2.50
And every additional item(s) ships for free.

I have also changed all my prices so you may want to check that out!

It's still hot and we have had some thunderstorms, but at least the pets are enjoying the weather.

This is what they do all day. :)

zaterdag 10 juli 2010

Orange Craze

Well, it's not just sunny anymore, it's extremely hot outside [and inside]! So I haven't been up to much except trying to stay cool and do as less as is possible. That means I haven't been very crafty in the last weeks, my room is in the attic. I only stay there during the night when it is cool and at 9 am I move downstairs because the sun heats up my bedroom in no time. I did get to see the World Cup and my national team are in the finals!! So I'm very excited about tomorrow and have no doubt that the Netherlands will turn orange for the day. Just to get into the 'orange' mood I thought I'd show you some of my orange items that are for sale in my shop .

And if we win tomorrow I will do a feature of orange items from other Etsy shops!

zaterdag 26 juni 2010

Work in progress

It's been and still is a sunny week, finally it's starting to look like summer! But I've found the time to work and make some new items.

Lots of new Worldwide Cranes [including the USA and South Africa]

Polymer clay necklace

Origami Card

New Origami design: Oysters, to be made into earrings and necklaces.

zaterdag 19 juni 2010

Great news!

I made my examens a few weeks ago and I passed them! I'm so happy!
I'm going to University in September, I'll be studying English in Amsterdam.

zondag 13 juni 2010

Just so you know

I offer a flatrate shipping, one shippingcost no matter how much you buy!
The Netherlands - $2
Europe - $3
Rest of the World - $4

I also offer 15% discount to return customers.

And you get a free lucky star phone charm when you buy 2 or more items!

donderdag 10 juni 2010

My Workspace

This is my workspace, my place to create. Although I do also use the diner table sometimes. Ignore the computerscreen, it's been unimployed for the last months because I killed my computer. I still have to remove it.

As you can see there are not only tools [and supplies but they are not visible on the photo] for jewelry making but also for my other hobby: Model Horses. The green storage 'thing' on the right contains my leather lace and the brushes on the left are for painting. But most of my tools are used for both hobbys.

maandag 7 juni 2010

I'm still here!

Busy, busy, busy I've been in the last weeks. I had my exams, so lots of studying and little time for other things. But I'm done now and have lots of free time! So time to get back on track.

Remember the Craft show I was going to enter, well it was cancelled. But I had already started to make lots of new items. So these will go directly into my Etsy shop [www.daphire.etsy.com ]. Some photo's of the items that will be listed in the next weeks:

Lucky star dangle earring with tiny lucky stars.

Keychains or Baghangers will be new items in my shop

Also new: Bracelets!

And origami fish earrings!

woensdag 12 mei 2010

Nikita and I: 3 Years!

Today it's been 3 years ago that I bought my haflinger: Nikita. I was always told to buy a horse when I was older and living on my own. But I couldn't wait that long, so I saved al my money for years untill I had enough. so on 12-5-2007 she was finally mine and mine alone. In these 3 years we have had hard times but also a lot of fun. She has really changed in these 3 years, positive change. And I really hope that there are many more great years to come!


The very first time I met her and tried her out.

Today 3 years ago, finally a horse of my own!


Her mane has grown so much and is still growing.


Doesn't look like the horse in the first picture at all!

Might have some new riding photo's tomorrow :)

dinsdag 11 mei 2010


I'm sorry for not blogging for over a week, I've been sick. I also had an unhappy event to go to this week; a funeral. It was a very very emotional one, my father's cousin lost the battle with cancer. She was way to young and in the middle of her life. Rest in Peace Silvia.

This photo was taken by me in the Fall of 2009

But I do have 2 happy thing to announce: 1. I have entered my first Craft Show! I'm very excited about it and am also working hard to make enough new pieces to sell. That's why I haven't been listing new items on my etsy shop; everything new I make will come with me to the craft show. The second thing is that I passed my driving-test! It was the second time I took it. In the Netherlands we have to pass a test with questions, if you pass you are allowed to take the driving test. So I'll be going to the city hall tomorrow to claim my drivers license.

donderdag 29 april 2010

New Designs

My new designs are made from lucky stars! I'll be listing studs with rhinestones and dangle earrings with tiny lucky stars attached. There will be lots of different colors to choose from!

Another new design, from the sneak peak yesterday, are my Worldwide Cranes! These are recycled and folded from miniature maps and they are one-of-a-kind! These below are folded out of Indonesia. There will be 22 pairs in total and they will be from all around the world! So you can have your own country or your favorite vacation destination[perhaps the bahamas?] hanging from your ears.

These are folded out of the United Kingdom and Iceland, I will start listing these earrings and the lucky star earrings this weekend.