Spring 2015 at Kirameku

Spring is finally I'm the air! :)
The birds are signing again, the sun has been finally dragged of under the snow clouds and the breeze has a wonderful soft and hot touch. It's still cold in Montreal, but we're slowly getting there, hurray!

Spring is the season of change, novelty and fresh colors. And you guessed it right, my inspiration has also been dragged to the sunlight and is fuelling up! I actually have some suspicions that I'm wired to  work on solar energy rather than food lol! So here's what's on the menu at Kirameku for this lovely spring season :

More Berry necklaces : The unique Berries will now be available in more necklaces editions then ever! And that includes limited editions as well as new bridal pieces. Take a peek at the 85th addition in store, the stunning BlackBerry necklace.

The gorgeous BlackBerry Necklace is now available at Kirameku!

Swarovski earrings big come back : The spring sun will make the crystals shine beautifully, that is why I'll be doing a photoshoot for the chic Swarovski earrings very soon! I have lots of mesmerizing colors in stock that I can't wait to show you! The earrings will also be sold by sets so it will be easy for you to order them for your bridesmaids for your big day! :)

One of the gorgeous colors that will soon be added to the new Swarovski earrings section! 

Kirameku's first newsletter : Stay tuned for the first issue of my newsletter! You will find exclusive sneak peaks for the upcoming collection as well as an exclusive goodie...! Got you all curious? :) Click here to subscribe!

1000 shop hearts giveaway : Oh yes! I just want to take a minute to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone for their support and love...! :D 1000 shop hearts is a big milestone and it means a lot to me that 1002 of you love my Berries so much! I'm still pinching myself...! To celebrate, I'll be doing a giveaway in the next days among all you who have favourite my shop ever since Kirameku opened...! :)  I'll be sending an exclusive and ooak Berry Ring to the winner. How cool is that? :)

So many admirers...! It's amazing, thank you so so much!! :)
So on this everyone, I hope you are looking forward to all that I have in stock for you! :) As usual, please hesitate to post special requests or suggestions in the comments below! Tell me, what is your favorite color for Spring? :)
* M * 


Friday 13 & a Cup of Chocolate Tea

Hi everyone! :)

I hope you all had a wonderful two weeks and have as beautiful weather as here. The sun is finally out from his long sleep in Montreal and the air is getting a bit warmer every day. In the morning, I'm awaken by the sounds of birds chirping in the tree next to my bedroom window. I definitely think we can finally say goodbye to winter...! Hurray!

Wow, what weeks my friends...! After months of flipping through apartments ads and visits here and there, we finally found the one! Granted, it is not as luxurious as I thought our apartment could be, as it is easy to get carried away with all the new condos getting build in Montreal and all, but the apartment is lovely, cozy, calm and well located. I mean, what more can you ask for? Oh yes, a very decent price too, but hey, we got that also...!! dance of joy

I'll finally have enough space to have a room dedicated to my painting & jewelry-making and I can't wait to have my beautiful Italian easel out of it's box...! And I can really get excited about this new place as it is official, we signed the lease!

So my dears, it is with a cup of my expensive chocolate earl grey tea that I celebrate this good news with all of you tonight! Our moving day we'll get here sooner than we expect it to be, so I'll have to put a few ideas for Kirameku on the ice for now and release them a bit later this summer. I'll definitely keep you posted and will be back with a list of What to expect for Spring at Kirameku.

Also, just a tiny FIY, I'll make a few changes around in this blog. I don't know if you noticed already, but the Fashion Inspiration page has been replaced by a ''New Visitor? Start Here'' page instead. I wanted you to be able to access easily the main categories of my posts, so I've divided my themes and created direct links so you can see these themes posts all at once. There's limits to what I can do with a blogger template thought, as I would have preferred to have those categories on my right side bar navigation. But as much as I like Wordpress, I'm not sure it's the best platform for my blog - at least for now. A fellow Etsian also mentioned that she would love to see a portfolio of my work on this blog and I found it an amazing idea. What do you guys think?

So my dears, on this, I'll be leaving you for tonight and will go back to scouting Pinterest for movings tips - found some pretty awesome stuff on there already. Of course, you can imagine I'm browsing there also for inspiration for my atelier ;) I'll have a special post dedicated to my favorite finds on this, I can't wait!!

Cheers everyone and enjoy your week-end! :D
* M *


I can't stop painting!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a great week! Here we had very very cold days again and at minus 25 (or sometimes lower...!) Let me tell you that I can't wait for spring to get here...! I'm so glad the two days have been around minus 10, it is truly a relief! Feels like my body and mind are finally warming up and slowly combing back to their normal pace.

The cold temperatures got me reminiscing about my last trip to Mexico, with it's hot sun, palm trees and turquoise sea. It inspired me to make a Caribbean Blue Berry Ring, which you can see here in exclusivity! :) I believe the gorgeous transparency of the glass translates perfectly the depth of the Atlantic ocean that I first witnessed while we were landing in Mexico. I hope it brings a bit of heat in your harsh winter as well!
The lovely Caribbean Blue Berry Ring that will be added soon to Kirameku's Etsy store! :)
But I have a confession to make... These past few days, my mind slips away from my jewelry and always comes back to painting ever since I created my latest artwork.  I would come home from work and put the final touches on my watercolor painting. I wasn't staying very long in my atelier but I went almost everyday and took my time mixing and playing with colors. I believe I was simply away too long from my first love (painting that is). It's like it's calling me whenever I think of home, or get across my room and see the paintbrushes set in their tidy case, waiting for me to pick them up and bring them back to life. I was cleaning my art drawers last weekend and I fell on 5 miniature canvases I had completely forgotten about. Those small white square are speaking to me of colorful promises and hidden gems, but not clearly enough for me to go back to sketching just yet.

Right now my mind is filled with purples, oranges and red as I want to paint an anemone bouquet with watercolors, and on a bigger size than my latest artwork. I would love to make it a 9x12 inches or about, and have a soft blue and turquoise background to make the fiery hues pop out. My basic sketch is done, I'll be transferring it to my watercolor paper probably tonight, unless I decide to go buy a larger Fabriano watercolor bloc - they are so wonderful to work with but unfortunately quite expensive. I'm still hesitant to purchase some things since we are going to move in a few months, but the gorgeous 100% cotton Fabriano paper is such a pleasure to work with...!
I promise I'll keep you posted and will be back with  pictures! :) Meanwhile, what subject would you like me to paint next? :)
* M *