Thursday, June 23, 2011

I'm in business, am I?

In the past few days I've been working non-stop for my first batch of accessories... 

that are now in a store!

A real store, with walls, windows and pretty stuff inside!
Oh my, I can't believe it! 

My friend poses in front of her store:
Elisa Boutique - Bergamo - Galleria Fanzago
"If you want to be unique
You have to be different"

I did have the idea to open a virtual store on Etsy, but you know, at some point, maybe in the winter.

When I've got here in Italy few weeks ago my best friend saw one of my necklaces and she wanted one for herself (yes, I packed few supplies to keep me busy while here, and good thing I did!!).
Well, my best friend happens to be the owner of one of the best boutiques in my hometown, so she asked if I could make some pieces for her store... needless to say the answer was a capital YES!

She picked the stones that matched the clothes of the collections, and I've got very busy.

Yesterday it was delivery day!

for the colorful bracelets here 
the yellow/black/white necklace here 
the agate slice necklaces here

She loved every single one. 
As a matter of fact, she put them all on display in the windows and on the dressing forms already.

I have to say that see the pieces adorning the beautiful silk dresses, in a beautiful store, in the center of town gave me big butterflies in my stomach!

xox, d.


  1. That is so cool! Beautiful necklaces, too.

  2. OMG Donatella!!!!!!! I am soooo excited and happy for you!!! And you look so chic in the picture :) Your creations are beautiful, and soon everyone in your hometown will be wearing them!!

  3. Congrats. They look bautiful on the dressforms on top of the clothes. Very exciting!

  4. Congrats! How neat to see your stuff in a store.

  5. Wow!! What a dream come true, I am so happy for you!! Congratulations!!!

    Sadie x

  6. Congratulations! I am new to your blog but I adore your creations I have seen so far!! How exciting that you are showcased in a brick & morter boutique!!

  7. Congratulations sweets!!! Love those necklaces! Glad you liked that quote too! Its a fabulous way to look at todays!!!



  8. congratulations lady!!!


  9. Congrats!!! I'm in love with those necklaces...actually I've perused some of your other DIYs and I'm in love with your blog. Can't wait to see more of your wonderful work!!

    Found your lovely blog through Think Pink Sundays No. 16!!

  10. I was about to leave you a comment saying that I tried your tutorial on your agate necklaces (though not using agate) and just saw this post. Congratulations! I always thought you would make a great designer :)


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