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Welcome Back, PPI Fans!

Hello all!

After a years-long hiatus from writing, I am happy to say the blog for online store, Pretty Poet Ink, has returned!

What was once a semi-defunct blog on Blogger has found new life with a migration to WordPress — and with it comes new adventures, inspirations, merchandise, and logo too!

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Posted in bow ties, bracelet, Giveaway, handcrafted, metal, necklace, pendants, plated, pretty poet ink, Summer, wire

Summer Giveaway On Its Way!

Hey ladies and gents!

I know, I know. Pretty Poet Ink has been on a major hiatus while I’ve been catching up on some more personal goals. However, I am back again with yet another giveaway. Yeah, I just can’t seem to help giving away things.

On July 31 the Summer Fever Giveaway will begin. In this event, I’ll be giving away one of two handmade wire bow tie pendants and the winner will have the opportunity to have it attached to a bracelet or necklace!

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So, make sure to get your friends involved. The more people that participate, the more likely I’ll be to giveaway both silver and gold-tone pendants! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Let the games begin! 

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Posted in bracelet, brooch, charms, colored, custom-made, earrings, handmade, Jewelry, metal, necklace, pearls, steampunk, wedding

New News From The PPI Workshop

…And we’re back! 
First and foremost I would like to thank all of you guys out there who have supported Pretty Poet Ink even if it’s through liking the page, reading & commenting on the blog, and [most importantly] buying the products. The turn-out at the flea market was not as successful as one may have hoped, however, we got the word out there and the interest in the website has gone up which is always great. Just remember to keep spreading the word!! Referring the brand is always free. 

Any how, I thought I’d share with you guys the handmade packaging that I created for the flea market! 
Of course it was tiresome cutting out all the cards, especially for the earrings (as they’re about 100 of them). However, it looks cute, has all the info and I’ve decided that all my online orders will come in this packaging now. 
I also created a few last minute pieces for the flea including these inverse earrings I’ve named Elisabeta & Mina after the two characters Winona Ryder played in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Considering she was the reincarnation of one, I figured it fit. 
This little darling here (seen as the top) are earrings I also made last minute to match my Crystal Gears steam punk necklace from the previous post.
In continuing with my Steam Punk kick, I revamped this necklace and gave it a simpler look. I’m MUCH happier with the look!
Then, I decided that I liked the Crystal Gears necklace & earrings so much, that I’d make several more in different colors like green,
pink/purple
and beige/brown, all with accompanying earrings. 
ALSO I’ve completed the Mixed Medium family with its two multi-color pieces 
and the pieces above are all up for grabs at the website! I will be making further color combinations of the Mixed Medium and will even take requests! Just message me on the facebook page and lemme know!
I’ve also decided to bring back an old one – my God Bless the Queen Bracelet is back, modified with new charms & embellishments. 
And last but not least….
MY BIG CUSTOM ORDER!! 

So I don’t know if I’ve mentioned to you before, but I love wedding pieces and will [hopefully] be venturing off into the world of wedding accessories like veils, combs, clips and of course jewelry! A friend of mine is getting married and told her I’d definitely make something for her wedding. Well, she took the offer and this is what I’ve been cooking up: ecru/ivory pearls with gold-glitter velvety ribbon and a beautiful gold-tone rhinestone brooch. 
Once the piece is complete, I’ll show it to you, and if you’ve got an idea for a custom piece and would love to have it made by moi, you know all you have to do is ask! 
That’s it for now. 
-Alja
Posted in aventurine earrings, cabochon rings, czech glass necklace, earrings, glass pearl multistrand necklace, handmade, Jewelry, necklace, rings, swarovski crystal earrings

New Necklaces and Ring Assortments

Hello Followers!

Once again, I’d like to thank you guys for checking up to see the newest and latest coming out of the Pretty Poet Ink workshop. As of late, I’ve been crunching on making new pieces for both the online store and my upcoming flea November 11th at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn! I’d really like for you guys to spread the word and show your faces because you’ll finally get to see everything that I have to offer in person. I’ll even let you try some stuff on! =D

Anyway, I’ve been working on several new necklaces and assortment of rings. And as always, I’ve got the photos to prove it:

So what we’ve got here is a multi-strand necklace made with the rope chain from two entries back that I said I would re-use. The colors are as you can see a chocolate brown, ecru and teal. 

Then we’ve got this necklace I’ve named “Bejeweled” It reminds me of the game with all the color glass gems I worked together and the giant topaz pendant!

This is a piece I’m proud of. After months (maybe a year even?) of not making wire wrapped rings, I came up with this when the adhesive approach failed me.
And I liked it so much that I did it again with this flower focal!

I finally made use of my smaller cabochons by adhering them to these cool filigree pieces in antique silver

antique copper
and antique brass! 

Now these earrings came about through a chance happening really. I had an initial design in mind when one of the parts fell on top of each other and looked like this. I I liked this look much better and voila! It was born. 
And finally, I added two new pairs of earrings to my crystal floral earrings. There was Acquaria (sold), Inviera (Red) and Lavender (Purple). Now we have Arboria (Green) and Flora (Pink).
Stay tuned, as I have another entry coming up on a few new pieces, many of which are steam-punk inspired.
And I will be trying my absolute bestest to have all these items up on the site this week. Hopefully they should be ALL up by Saturday (Oct 27th) morning.   
Love
-Alja
Posted in alterations, antique copper, bracelet, changes, handmade, Jewelry, necklace, pretty poet ink, sets

Alterations Time!

Alterations Time!! 
Hello again! 
So after posting photos of my chunky chain bracelet, I got a request to do a necklace to match. Now, I must admit that the chain used for the bracelet is mighty heavy, so I thought to myself, if I were to make a necklace for it, it would have to be with chain that’s much lighter. 
After a trip to my fave store MICHAELS, I found chain that not only resembled the chunky bracelet chain, but was much smaller and lighter to make the wearer feel less bogged down. I then went to my necklace with the antiqued rope chain, and removed the toggle on that and so this: 

transfers into this: 
I got some new beads that I will be working on that rope chain with – so look forward to seeing new pieces by the end of this week! 
tell me what you think!
Posted in arrakis, dune, earrings, Feldspar, Frank Herbert, glass pearls, gold plated, Mua'dib, necklace, pearls, porcelain, Queen Victoria, The Young Victoria

Introducing Her Royal Highness…

Queen Victoria!

Going forward with my love of English royalty, I decided to name this piece after the more…modest & virtuous Queen, Victoria. Having watched ‘The Young Victoria’ several times, I couldn’t help but seeing her when I was making this piece. I thought of creating something that someone like her would wear- something sweet, innocent, playful and elegant. 

What also gives the necklace its ‘sweetness’ are the porcelain roses and the small frame that they take up on the wearers neck. 

And here we find a new piece! It’s kind of my take on a sandy/gold desert inspired necklace. I will be making a bigger one that I’ll be calling ‘Dune,’ but for now, I might just call this…Arakkis or even Mua’dib.

So…whaddya think?

Posted in beads, bracelets, earrings, glass, gold, Greco-Roman, heavy metal, lampwork, lara croft, magnesite, metal, necklace, silver, tomb raider, turquoise

Another tale of before and after

Before…

and AFTER!

So if you look at the bracelet in the first picture (upper left hand corner), you’d see that it was a pretty gold and blue/turq blend, but I wasn’t too happy with the overall fit of the thing. NOW, this Greco-Roman inspired bracelet has more of the gold, rich, feel of it all and I absolutely adore it. 

I know you’re probably wondering: “What’s with all the new pieces not available for sale?” Well, I will be posting them, however, I’m trying to build a large jewelry inventory to accommodate both my jewelry showcase & my move to Etsy.com. 
Here are some more completed pieces: 
New Earrings!

Completed Tomb Raider Bracelet

A Touch of Flame Necklace

A Touch of Flame Earrings

Heavy Metal Bracelet

Heavy Metal Bracelet