Η δημιουργός χειροποίητων κοσμημάτων με τα πιο όμορφα χρώματα!


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Ονομάζομαι Χριστίνα, γεννήθηκα, μεγάλωσα και ζω στο κέντρο της Αθήνας, λατρεύω τα χρώματα και τα ταξίδια.

Μεγάλωσα βλέποντας τον παππού μου, ερασιτέχνη ζωγράφο, να ανακατεύει τα χρώματα στην παλέτα του, να δημιουργεί καινούριες αποχρώσεις, να μιλάει για το «μπλε του κοβαλτίου», το «κόκκινο του καδμίου», την «ψημένη σιέννα»…
Αργότερα, κατά τη διάρκεια των σπουδών μου στην Αρχαιολογία και στην Ιστορία της Τέχνης ασχολήθηκα ακόμη περισσότερο με τη χρήση του χρώματος όχι μόνο στην τέχνη και στην αρχιτεκτονική, αλλά και στην καθημερινή ζωή.

 xroma - {.k.} blog   Η δημιουργία κοσμημάτων προέκυψε ξαφνικά, λόγω της … τελειομανίας μου: πολλές φορές αναζητούσα ένα δαχτυλίδι (είναι το κόσμημα που φοράω περισσότερο απ’ όλα) με το τέλειο χρώμα, με κάποια συγκριμένη απόχρωση που είχα στο μυαλό, αλλά, φυσικά, ποτέ δεν έβρισκα ακριβώς αυτό που είχα στο νου. Έτσι, άρχισα να αναζητώ τεχνικές, να δοκιμάζω, να πειραματίζομαι, ώσπου με κέρδισε η τεχνική του υγρού γυαλιού, μιας διάφανης ρητίνης, που με την προσθήκη κατάλληλων χρωστικών μπορεί να αποκτήσει οποιαδήποτε απόχρωση και τονικότητα και που όταν πήξει παίρνει τη μορφή χρωματιστού γυαλιού.

Άρχισα λοιπόν να φτιάχνω κοσμήματα για εμένα, σύντομα για τις φίλες μου και τελικά το ένα έφερε το άλλο και δημιουργήθηκε το xroma στο Etsy. xroma - {.k.} blog

Αγαπημένα μου υλικά το ασήμι, το ατσάλι, το υγρό γυαλί και, φυσικά, οι 5 χρωστικές (κόκκινο, μπλε, κίτρινο, άσπρο, μαύρο) που με τους κατάλληλους συνδυασμούς, στις κατάλληλες ποσότητες, μπορούν να δημιουργήσουν οποιονδήποτε χρωματικό τόνο. IMG_5984

Το αγαπημένο μου εργαλείο είναι ένα μικροσκοπικό κουταλάκι, με το οποίο ανακατεύω το υγρό γυαλί με τον καταλύτη, φτιάχνω τα χρώματα και απλώνω το μίγμα μέσα στα καστόνια. Το δεύτερο αγαπημένο εργαλείο μου είναι το πιστόλι θερμού αέρα, που βοηθάει στο να πήξει σωστά το υγρό γυαλί.

xroma - {.k.} blogΈμπνευσή μου αποτελεί οτιδήποτε χρωματιστό: ένα λουλούδι, ένα φρούτο, η θάλασσα, ένα έργο τέχνης, ένα ύφασμα, ο βαμμένος τοίχος ενός παλιού σπιτιού, ένα βότσαλο, ένας πολύτιμος λίθος, ένα παραδοσιακό κεραμεικό, ένα γυαλί λειασμένο από τη θάλασσα…

xroma - {.k.} blogxroma - {.k.} blog Τα κοσμήματα που φτιάχνω τα βλέπω ως μικρές δόσεις χρώματος, που προσθέτουν ενδιαφέρον και αλλάζουν το χαρακτήρα μιας εμφάνισης/ενός ρούχου, συχνά αποτελούν αντικείμενο συζήτησης και αλληλεπιδρούν με την ψυχολογία της γυναίκας που τα φορά.

Προσωπικά, όταν επιλέγω τι θα φορέσω συχνά σκέφτομαι «τι χρώμα νιώθω σήμερα;». Έτσι, μπορεί να φοράω ένα ολόμαυρο φόρεμα, και να το συνδυάσω με ένα κατακόκκινο δαχτυλίδι σε ένα ραντεβού με τον σύντροφό μου, ή με ένα τυρκουάζ όταν θα βγω για ένα χαλαρό ποτό ένα δροσερό βραδάκι δίπλα στη θάλασσα, ή με ένα λευκό όταν θα βγω για βόλτα στα σοκάκια ενός νησιού, κάπου στο Αιγαίο…

 xroma - {.k.} blog Χαίρομαι που βλέπω ότι τα τελευταία χρόνια όλο και περισσότεροι αναζητούν το ποιοτικό, το ιδιαίτερο, το χειροποίητο. Ως αντίδοτο στο τυποποιημένο, μαζικό και απρόσωπο, κάθε χειροποίητο αντικείμενο είναι μοναδικό, αποτελεί την υλοποίηση μιας  έμπνευσης, είναι φτιαγμένο με φροντίδα και προσοχή, και είναι «φορτισμένο» με την τέχνη, την αγάπη, το μεράκι και την ενέργεια του δημιουργού του.   IMG_5739xroma - {.k.} blog

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Τα κοσμήματα xroma είναι διαθέσιμα προς πώληση, απο το κατάστημα στο:

 Etsy Shop

{etsy.com/shop/xroma }


Ιδέες διακόσμησης: παιδικό δωμάτιο


Outdoor-Inspired Big Boy Room - love this take on a wood pallet accent wall! #kidsroom #bigboyroom:   via: projectnursery eclectic kids rooms - the boo and the boy:   via: bloglovin   via: thecaterpillaryears  via: huffingtonpost   via: frugal-franny   via: handmadecharlotte

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Loft in Florence by architect Alessandro Capellaro


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Found on: decoist


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Oliofriends: Taunnie~


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Taunnie gives to us a description about her:

“ I am an interior design student. I am not in college for the first time, that was twenty years ago. I returned to school because I have come to the realization that I can’t not decorate. I have also come to the realization that even though I am on my fourth project house with plenty of pit stops along the way for family and friends homes, I want and need to learn more.
I have loved decorating since I was a little girl. I have very fond memories of helping my Mom pick paint colors, wallpaper and carpet when she got the urge to redecorate. Now my daughter likes to help me when I get the urge to redecorate, which is all the time. My family doesn’t even blink anymore when they come home and find some of the living room furniture in the family room, some of the dinning room furniture in my bedroom. Or find something repainted. I have changed the paint in the family room so many times, even I have lost track. I have painted furniture, cabinets, light fixtures, and counter-tops, you name it. Nothing is safe. I also love to shop for fabric and make pillows, drapes, and slip covers.
I wanted to start this blog to share some tips I’ve learned in the last twenty years. Mostly I would like to share ideas and projects with people whose eyes don’t roll or glaze over when I start talking design.
So, why «Mingle Elements»? I have eclectic tastes. I have always had others hand-me-downs and I love to shop for new stuff. I shop consignment shops antique shops, garage sales, Target, Ikea, Home Goods my Mom’s basement, anywhere I think I can uncover my next treasure . I think when it comes to decorating anything goes, old with new, shiny with rough, kitschy with elegant.

My feeling is when you surround yourself with things you love and that make you happy then that’s what makes your home your favorite place to be.”

Thank you Taunnie.!

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Olioboards by Taunnie:

Back in Black

I have a (herring) bone to pick with you

Basement Family Room

Lofty Dreams

Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams Room

Classically Fresh

Boho Bath

modern master bedroom

Juke Box Hero

modern kitchen

sleepy sunroom

the quiet room

Wallpapered Floor


Links:     blog ~ olioboard ~ twitter


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Abbie Levy~


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Abbie is a member of the American Association of Interior Designers. With over 20 years of experience there is no deisgn project that is too big or small. InteriorSpaces will bring that experience and expertise to your project regardless if you are building a new home or just updating a single room.

«Realigning your space to meet changing needs»  is her specialty.


 

Project:

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Olioboards:

OB-contemporary style

OB-Euro Loft Lighting

OB-Opulence

OB-Texture

OB-Condo

OB-Fun With Geometrics

OB-Shades Of Gray

OB-study

OB-Sunroom

OB-Old World


Links:     site ~ olioboard ~ twitter ~ facebook


Panache Designs~


OlioFriends:

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Northern Virginia, USA Interior Designer

«If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all of your life».                     Frank Lloyd Wright

 

olioboards by Panache:

Blue & White Love

Browns in the Sunshine

Symmetry in the Rain

I Am Moving Out to My Deck

Updating the Manor House

In the Woods

Black and Textures

Sunroom - Reading Room

My Homemade Life

Princess Baby

Updating the Manor House


Links:  olioboard ~ site


 

Congrats to the winners of the Olioboard Home Office Design Contest sponsored by Sheaffer Pen~


1st place by ~tikib~

Tikib's Ideal Dissertation Study Room

2nd place by ~janegianarelli~

Home Office/Craft Space by Jane Gianarelli

3rd place by ~bbruno~  *1st choice

classic...like Sheaffer

3rd place by ~swimen~ *2nd choice

Maddie's home office

 

Congratulations dear OlioFriends.!!!

 

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***Many thanks for you votes on my board…: *a lady's home office

…and 1st on votes with Tameka’s board…

Thank you.!!!


John Nuter~


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John gives us some information about him:

design is my world, it’s part of my soul. Ever since I was young I loved studying how things were placed in a room, how the colors and textures played against each other ,how lighting affected the feel of a room etc. I’ve also always had a penchant for repurposing things, taking something and finding a whole new use for it than what it was originally intended for it, or taking something that had seen it’s better days and bringing it back to it’s original condition.I had always done deign/decorating projects for myself family,friends, but it was always a kind of hobby thing, although I always wished I could do it as a career.
Then, 6 years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and had to go through both chemotherapy, and radiation. It was at that time that I decided that life was way too short not to enjoy every minute of it, and I decided I would start working towards achieving the one thing I’ve always wanted in my life – a career in design/decorating. I went to school for design/decorating and I am working on making this the year I do something with it.
I’m currently trying to get my design service off the ground and I’m realizing that it’s much more involved than I thought it would be. However,that’s not deterring me from doing all I can to get there. That’s why I LOVE Olioboard so much, not only can I use my talent to express my knowledge and creativity, but it’s also been a great networking tool to reach others who have my same interests. I’ve met some of the greatest people on Olioboard and I look forward to going on there everyday.”

Thank you John~


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Links about John: olioboard ~ blog ~ site


Sheaffer Pen & "Home Office Design Contest” on olioboard~


On olioboard is running the: «Home Office Design Contest for your chance to WIN!» There are more than 290 entries and the winners will be 3. The contest is coming to the end and here are the choices from «tikib» -her board is on the top from the first day-  and from “paulamariefarmer” who & her board is to the first places.

~Tikib :

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Tikib’s 3 top choices for the winners are:


*The first choice is NYCLQs Workspace Grace OBC.  I can visualize this office space for a fashion magazine editor or top executive at a Fortune 500 company.  I chose this board because of its versatility and attention to details.  Not only does she have a desk and chair for the office space but there are multiple seating areas.  This will allo seating options for various clients.  In addition, I loved the way she made the neutral colors stand out to give the space an elegant, clean look. WORKSPACE GRACE OBC


*My 2nd place choice is Office Space by Jane Gianarelli.  I love how Jane was able to mix the vibrant colors in the office space.  In my opinion, this office space speaks to the young and the young at heart.  I believe it would be a perfect design for a young college student or a young person just getting started in the world.  With this board, the young college student or young entrepreneur will not mind studying or working from home in this colorful, fun office.Office Space by Jane Gianarelli


*My choice for 3rd place is I’ve Been Scahffered by LivingSpaces.  I am not sure if this board is in the top 25.  If not, I am hoping it moves up (I vote for it daily).  My reasons for choosing this board is because I loved how she mixed the brick and wood textures together.  In my opinion, the board has a mod, retro, and industrial feel to it. Ive been schaffered

***This was very difficult and I pity the judge who has to choose from all of the awesome designs from the Olioboard community.  I wish you and the rest of the members GOOD LUCK!

Tameka.


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~paulamariefarmer :

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Paula’s 3 top choices for the winners are:


*1st place: Tikib’s Ideal Dissertation Study Room. This board has been in 1st place for practically the duration of the contest! I think it captures both the functional and fabulous elements – which in my opinion is key to winning the challenge! The room is both light and bright which is a must when using a space to work in, and it has plenty of useful storage too. For these reasons I simply have to choose this as the winning board!Tikib's Ideal Dissertation Study Room


*2nd place: Pillows and Paint- Sunup to Sundown. I think a close contender is this board. Again, I feel it has both functional and fabulous elements to it. It is also light and bright and has plenty of useful storage. Of course, do you know what the best thing about this one is?…………………..that lovely view!! sunup to sundown

*3rd place: Sheaffers to the Wind –Paulamariefarmer. This board is based on a lot of design ideas from my own home – the colour green of the wall, the white office furniture and the many books all on design. It is such a fresh design and is fully functional as an office space and has lots of fabulous things in too – including of course, the wonderful Sheaffer pen collection on the desk!! 3 sheaffers to the wind

Good luck.!

Paula.


 

***Many   thanks

to dear olio-Friends Tameka & Paula for the post.!


For everyone is easy to sign in on olioboard & to vote here :

Olioboard Home Office Design Contest

****Good   luck   to   all.!!!