duminică, februarie 28

MARTISOR-The spring symbol

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Mărţişor (Romanian pronunciation: [mərt͡siˈʃor]) is the traditional celebration of the beginning of the spring (and until 1701 of the New Year[1]) in RomaniaMoldova, on the 1st of March. The day's name is the diminutive of March (in Romanian Martie), and thus means something like "little" or "dear March". Nowadays, men offer women a talisman object also called Mărţişor, consisting of a jewel or a small decoration like a flower, an animal or a heart, tied to a red and white string.[2] However, giving a little nickel tied to a red and white string is an old custom and was originally designated for both men and women. It was believed that the one who wears the red and white string will be powerful and healthy for the year to come. The decoration is a symbol of the coming spring. A woman wears it pinned to her blouse on this day and up to two weeks after. Occasionally, women also give such gifts to men. In some parts of Romania such as Moldova or Bukovina the symbol of spring was a gold or silver medal which was worn around the neck. After wearing the coin for twelve days, they bought sweet cheese with the medal, because it was believed that their faces would remain beautiful and white the entire year.

Mărţişor is the symbol of spring and also a celebration on the first of March. Its beginnings are still a mystery, but it is usually said that it originated in ancient Rome, because New Year's Eve was celebrated on the 1st of March (Martius), the month of the war god Mars. He had a double role: both protector of agriculture and of war, so the celebration signified the rebirth of nature. The duality of symbols is kept in the colours of the Mărţişor: white and red, meaning peace and war (it might also symbolize winter and spring).

For the Thracians, Marsyas-Silen, whose cult was related to the vegetation and the land, had the same attributes. The flower and nature celebrations were consecrated to him.
This custom can be found in all areas where Romanians live.

joi, februarie 18

Fun colored wire bracelet

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Using  gold plated wire, silver                                        
and copper ones, I realized a fun
bracelet, that can be weared
all day long, because it is light and
comfortable...But even for
a night party is wearable, too.

Green pearls bracelet

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Trying new technic it is
nice and exciting...
Here it is one of
wire bracelet...

miercuri, februarie 10

A yellow and white-set

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In the earlier 2009 , I created a
set of necklace and earrings.
I liked it so much in that period...
Here it is..

sâmbătă, februarie 6


It happen to me not to have too many beads and wire, and, because my copper wire was too thin, I have been twisted, Look what I created with it...

joi, februarie 4

Red and white-set

Necklace, bracelet and earrings are altogether on this page. it took me almost two days to acomplish them, but I think I did it...

luni, februarie 1

Cristina's Set

In 2008, in autumn, when I have just started to make my first jewels, I had made a set of purple pearls: a pair of earrings, and a necklace.Because all of them were round, and, the pearls were here and there, it seemed to me that they look like a galaxy, and I titled it "Space".Hope you like it...

Ivory 6mm Glass Pearl Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set by Margot Townsend