Tag: upcycling

01 Aug

Beauty is in the eye of the egg holder

Made from 170 beer cans, maybe a couple of soft drinks, and some pig intestine.

Work is where the floor is. The parquet serves pretty well as a sanding board. Once I find a sweet spot, I don’t move. Good sanding paper does miracles too. I now appreciate the value of good quality sanding paper.

At some point one runs out of adhesives. But there always is a masking tape.

Fine polish.

I project how I feel. I really want the egg cup…


The other egg cup is made from Gambrinus and Kozel beer cans, maybe 150 of them. When in Prague, roll with the local beer.




People often comment as to my branding, or the lack of it. This time I made an executive decision to give them exactly what they want. I sign my eggs now.

Last attempt to take a good photograph…may I point out that I’m crap at it? I spend more time getting dirty than learning new tricks in the tech pool. What you see is what I got.

Cup number 3 is on the way. And we start again.

03 May

Shopping list

  • Ring ingredients: beer, potato, pasta, oil, perfume, jeweller’s sanding wheels, chain, dental floss, toiletries, vintage Christmas candle holder.

Method: bondage.

Cooking time: medium to high heat for +/- 2 weeks.

Warning: may contain traces of madness.



I have been collecting plastic packaging for a while now. It has become one of my creative resources I sometimes play with. I made a big mess in my studio cutting, sanding, filing and puzzling pieces of plastics.


The most difficult part of the process was sticking to one option. There were endless possibilities, seemingly. And I am a woman, as such it is my prerogative to be indecisive. But it’s spring and another flower won’t hurt in the world filled with plastics.


I made this ring by wrapping up all the “Ingredients” together. Inspired by the traditional Japanese packaging, nature and my own gut.


Ring – Flower opens up – primitive manual mechanism (pull, squeeze, push around).


Flower closed up.


Finally, from underneath.

24 Feb

Take A Bow


Coffee Bow Headband (by me).


Ingredients: empty coffee packet, headband, ring.


Detail showing ring.


Elizabeth Taylor’s diamond and ruby encrusted perfume bottle.


Forever Bed by Nika Zupanc, photo from Design Limited Edition.


Victorian bow-shaped hair brooch (from the V&A Archives).



Another Victorian hair brooch, this one from Morning Glory Antiques.



Ring by Eve Vautier.


17th century bow necklace, V&A Museum.


Bowknot (by me), brooch made from pig guts. Photo by Jan Krejci.