Thursday, June 27, 2013

Packaging


Packaging has always been the tricky part, when it came to Jasmin Blanc. At first I hand-wrote each tag on differently colored paper, cut it in lots of different shapes and in the end if it didn't turn out the way I imagined it, I used to tear it into pieces and start again. Not a voluble process, that much I assure you of!

So after having given it a lot of though and experimentation, I decided that the best fit for packaging my jewelry which is then shipped out to travel the world, would be something like this...


As my jewelry and other ceramic pieces are of odd shapes I had a hard time finding the perfect box to offer them in. Purchasing custom made boxes for each piece in part would have cost a fortune, but there had to be another way... So my dear father decided to help me out. Together the two of us came up with an easy way to make sturdy, yet delicate looking little gift boxes, and once the techniques were perfected, with the use of a glass cutting board, an exacto knife and strong glue everything was possible. 

When the boxes are ready I add the little ceramic tags (soon I will show you how I carved them in plaster) I make, and tie the box with satin ribbon. Looks pretty simple, but there is a lot of hand-crafting backstage, I will admit to that. And still, I love the idea of deliberately choosing handmade details over big companies, whose real work processes and policies are a well kept secret.

Some of my favorite works were commissions I did for weddings, such as this set of bridesmaid necklaces,  and in these cases custom made boxes are a must! 


How do you find them? I love what came out of this father-daughter collaboration. In fact, nothing wrong ever came out of common brainstorming between the two of us.
Love,
E.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Friendship

...the truest, most innocent form of it.
As 3 year olds we played together in the cool shades of the walnut tree by the kindergarten.
And then as 15 year olds we made a promise to meet regularly, baptizing our girlfriend-dates Therapy. We were young girls full of hope and dreams about the future. So different from each other, yet it always felt like we were sharing one soul...



I just turned 25 on the 20th of June. On the day I went to the studio to finish up some works.
I never made a huge deal out of my birthday, but I have secretly always hoped for unexpected surprises... And somehow they always keep coming, mainly in the shape of these two guardian angels of mine. Around noon they showed up with a huge teddy bear gift bag, gorgeous presents and loving smiles.

We've been friends most of our lives, and I am not certain of many things, but this I am sure of: some hearts are tied together with that invisible spell of friendship that never fades, no matter what life brings. I've been blessed so abundantly...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Birthday GIVEAWAY


It is my birthday week again and as I love to celebrate with style I decided to give away one of my ever so popular CAT NECKLACE! + you can choose the color you want! Yaaay!!!

All you have to do is LIKE Jasmin Blanc on Facebook &  SHARE this giveaway photo!!! GO-GO-GO!

You can sign up until Saturday midnight (GMT +2) and the winner will be announced later on Sunday, using random.org!

Also, please make sure you like and share with an OPEN ID, otherwise I cannot enter you into all the fun, because I will not know who you are :)!

GOOD LUCK

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

home love: natural tones


Stormy and grey...it's been this way for a few days now. It makes me moody and I feel like dressing up in a sheer dress, walk around barefoot on the tip of my toes, open the kitchen window to allow the thick humid air to fill the space... I am in to mood for kneading a sourdough bread. Yes. That is what I am going to do.

It is a strange summer this one! And my body adjusts slowly to the quick changes. But I like where I am headed. Wood, soft and neutral tones, simple foods and a slow pace...


I love these days...
What is your latest inspiration?

Love,
E.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sleepy kitten






Sleepy kittens are the loveliest really! And if you stroke them, they just can't stop purring, even annoyed by this fact they look at you questioningly. "Why won't you stop now, I want to sleep?!" - their eyes say....
In love!