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Black Lace Jewelry

by ylenia on Dec.21, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

During the last weeks I discovered some black lace in a corner in my sewing machine and I decided to make some jewelry experiments. I thought the best way to use it was covering some custom buttons with felt in different colours and a square of black lace. The effect was so romantic and lovely that I tried so many jewels as possible.

Black Lace Brooches

Black Lace Rings

Black Lace ear studs



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Don’t you think they give a very romantic touch to any winter look? You can find all these items and more in my store.

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Purple Necklace using felt with vintage buttons and green beaded chain

by ylenia on Dec.11, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

In this period I like making necklaces above all, mixing materials and make them as colorful as possible. I noticed that purple is an evergreen colour. It can be matched with white, yellow (lovely contrast!) and green for example, and it really brightens any kind of hair/skin combination, from dark to light.

So I decided to create something special and the Purple Royale necklace is the final result:


I used felt, vintage buttons and green beaded chain, mohair wool for embroidery and brass chain. It took some time but it was worthwhile and this piece can be worn on a wide range of clothes to boost your look! In the pictures below I am wearing it on a dark purple poncho. Perfect if you don’t like to get unnoticed!

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You can find the Purple Royale necklace in my shop.

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Fall Winter Trends : Fun with bib-necklaces!

by ylenia on Nov.16, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Today’s post is about one of the coolest fall-winter jewelry trends. Bib-necklaces are funny, romantic and give my neck a warm and cozy feeling. This is why I love creating them in a wide range of models and colors, enriching each one  with sequins, beads, vintage buttons and wool embroidery. I like sewing on their back a lovely satin ribbon to be tied around the neck or providing them with an adjustable chain to create a nice contrast between fabric and metal.

My fall-winter creations are mostly in felt, but I long for spring to start creating them in different fabrics and keep playing! ;)

Here can you find a selection of  bib-necklaces I created so far:

You can find them and even more in my stores

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Small things that can make you feel great

by ylenia on Nov.09, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Hi from Italy everybody!

As this is my very first post in this blog, I would like to start by introducing myself and the jewelry I create. I live in Milan, and I have a real passion for fabric and colors. This is why I love making jewels out of felt, cotton, ribbons and custom buttons. These I use to create necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets whose purpose is to add that funny, colorful touch to a pair of jeans or sometimes a serious look.

Light coral pink felt and floral tensha beads are the ingredients for this funny necklace.

I called my Jewelry line “Small things by WakameSalada” because I want my jewels to be that little something which makes people smile and makes every girl who wears it feel original, feminine and cheered up at the same time.

I would describe me as an observer. I keep an eye on which colors people like to wear and how they interprete it, and try to create something which can meet their needs without being ordinary. Of course, I do the same when choosing my look, as I really believe that a colorful and stylish look influences your mood, too.

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Thank you and see you soon!


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