Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Celebrity Handmade Gifts

As you know I won the chance to be a part of the team who is creating a gift bag for Tori Spelling.

Celebrity gifts Tori Spelling

And today is the day!

I just got conformation that my Pink Peruvian Opal Jewelry set for Tori Spelling along with other artists awesome gifts has been send to her.

as gifted to celebrity Tori Spelling
Soon she will receive great gifts from The Artisan Group. Would you like to take a peek what is in our gift bag for Tori Spelling - you can see it at our team Pinteres board Gifted to Tori Spelling

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cooking at Home. Bulgar Salad.

Welcome back at our new section "Cooking At Home With J.T." We already let you know How To Make Spring Rolls and after that heavy meal Jason decided to make something fresh and light. Today we are going to make Spring Bulgar Salad. I made a lot of photos while Jason was cooking, so it'll be very beautiful blog post with photos.
photo recipes bulgar saladIngredients:

1-1/4 lbs. dry bulgar wheat

1.5-2 oz. of shredded Parmesan cheese (Asagio or other hard cheeses will work too.)

1 Tablespoon Sea salt

1/4 Tablespoon Black pepper

2/3 Tablespoon dry Dill

1 Tablespoon dry Basil

1/4 bunch Cilantro

1/4 bunch Parsley

1/4 bunch flat parsley or Italian parsley

1 Lemon

3-4 Roma Tomatoes

3-4 pieces of Garlic

3 oz. chopped Almonds

1 bunch small Green onions

1/4 cup White vinegar

3 Tablespoons Olive oil

Let's start :

Use fine grater to grate lemon rind.

photo recipes bulgar salad

Then chop up the fresh herbs and put in a bowl, add in dry herbs and salt.

healthy food bulgar

bulgar salad

Squeeze in juice from lemon and add in white vinegar on top of herbs. Chop tomatoes and put them on top of the herbs.

Boil bulgar wheat until it just starts to get on the soft side of chewy. Rinse bulgar with cold water and strain several times until bulgar is cool and the water runs clear. (This gets rid of the starchy water and keeps the bulgar from being clumpy or sticky.)

photo recipes bulgar salad

Put bulgar and the ingredients from the first bowl into a large bowl, add in olive oil and stir.

Next add in almonds, lemon zest and cheese then stir thoroughly. Refrigerate at least 4 hours and you will have a delightfully light and zesty springtime salad. Makes about 10 servings, if you are lucky!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Private Sale. Handmade Jewelry

Time to tell thank you to all of my Customers who support my art in handmade jewelry. will be running Private Sale for those who like and support handmade. Don't miss these great sales. They will not be last long.

Private handmade jewelry sale
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Look What I Made

In today Look What I made blog I'm happy to share what I made for Tori Spelling.

As gifted to Tori Spelling !

When good luck smiles to you, you can get awesome great opportunity! That's happen to me and other 30 artists from The Artisan Group! We were lucky to get our names chosen in a raffle for Gift basket to Tori Spelling.

The time goes fast and Everything is ready to be send to Tori and her family.
I designed that beautiful jewelry set for Tori and her two daughters. Natural gemstones with gold. Carved pink Peruvian Opal with Garnet and Quartz .

celebrity gifts tori spelling
When I was creating this set I was also thinking about Mother's day gifts. I think it'll be cute if mother and daughter will have the same handmade jewelry. I hope she will like this set!

Soon it will be available for purchase at my store

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cooking at Home. Spring Rolls

Welcome to my new series on food "Cooking At Home With J.T." . I am a lucky women, my husband has the passion for cooking and most importantly he is willing to share the whole process. He is an artist who cooks from the heart and I have never seen him reading books on how to cook. He creates his dishes by feel and every time he serves a meal we all clean our plates in a few seconds. Remember I am trying to keep up with him while he creates and none of the recipes are written down, we rarely eat the same meal twice as he is always making something new.
How to make Spring Rolls


4 cups of lightly cooked bisamati rice

½ head small cabbage

6 larger green onions

6 larger pieces of garlic

2 sheets of seaweed roasted

One, about 3 inch long, piece of ginger root (skin peeled)

2 medium carrots

Crab meat of your choice or budget

1 teaspoon of white pepper

3 table spoons of soy sauce

1 tablespoon of fish sauce (I used three crabs brand)

1 package of frozen spring roll dough of your choice

1 egg white whipped

I cut the cabbage thinly; then chopped the garlic and ginger, I then sliced the green onions and crushed the 2 sheets of seaweed, and I grated the carrots finely. I put it all into a large bowl and mixed it with the white pepper and the fish sauce. I put about 4 table spoons of vegetable oil in the wok on med high heat, and then I added the cooked rice and soy sauce while continually stirring. I then added the bowl of mixed ingredients once the rice became even in color. I stir fried while stirring just until the cabbage starts to become soft.

I lay each sheet of dough and add 1 heaping teaspoon of the cooled mix on to the first third of the dough. Then I fold the sides over the mix and start my roll. I finished the roll by brushing egg white on before the end to act as glue. This makes 25 to 35 egg rolls. You can freeze them just be sure to use wax paper between so they do not stick together. You can pan fry or deep fry them until deep golden brown.

These are simple fast and delicious, plus by using rice instead of the usual glass noodles the are much more filling. That is awesome when you have hungry kids.

If you family is not into seafood skip the crab and fish sauce, instead try tofu, pork or chicken. If you want less filling and more traditional egg rolls the replace rice with more cabbage or glass noodles.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wedding Jewelry Challenge. Day 3 - 5

Welcome to my 2012 Wedding Jewelry Challenge. After too many excited news I'm trying to catch up with my planed challenge.

Today I'm going to post 3 items which I created for the wedding challenge.
They are already listed at and waiting for the brides.

For my Day Three challenge it will be Sterling Silver Necklace. As only I found those swirl tubes I fall in love with them. They are light and very delicate. I was inspired by the sweetheart neckline wedding dresses style. Nice coin pearl pendant as a part of this necklace.

For my Day Four I went with Pink Quartz earrings. Very unusual twisted shape gemstones and sterling silver. Very cute and adorable. They can be made as a bridesmade gifts if baby pink is your wedding colors. Take a look at those cute earrings.

For my Day Five I made matching Pink quartz bracelet with sterling silver. 3 twisted stones and bright silver chain. Not to much and not to little. Just add some sparkle for the evening lights.

If you are with me during this year Wedding Jewelry Challenge you are more then welcome to join me and post your creations. Please read the rules and welcome to join me!

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 MTV - what's next ?!

MTV movie awards

Believing in positive thinking and the law of attraction

I always knew if you doing what you want to do and not what you need to do, that you are in a harmony with yourself. You are not stressing out; you simply enjoy your life and are attracting more and more good things in your life. I know finding this is not easy during these times. So as only you will dig in and find the right road for yourself, everything will come to fruition with happy colors.

It was only one month ago I discovered information about The Artisan Group and I joined this group of artisans. My discovery was too late to participate in the gift lounge event at the 2012 Oscars. As luck would have it, the next big event is MTV movie awards. Most of the available spots were already reserved as well and only business cards spots were left.

I spent a couple of days thinking whether or not I should join this event. Life is like a game, you make rules and you spend the rest of your life modifying these rules to grow as you grow. So I said to myself: “If I sell one brand new design necklace within this week, then it will be a sign that I need to participate in the 2012 MTV event.” Well today was the day! One of my wedding necklaces sold within 10 hours being posted.

wedding jewelry lucky symbol

Now as fate would have it I and my business cards will be a part of the 2012 MTV Movie Award TAG team! I hope someone discovers me and my jewelry creations!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Wedding Challenge. Day Two.

Good afternoon to everybody who is following me on my Wedding Jewelry Challenge. Today is my second day - and so far so good. After settle down from great news (I will post about this later) I finished beautiful cream color pearls and rock crystal necklace.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Wedding Challenge. Day One.

Welcome back for my Wedding challenge.
I did it ! First day and new piece of handmade wedding jewelry.
Natural Rock crystals and sterling silver oval links necklace.

wedding jewelry handmade
When you need to add some more sparkle to your neck line this necklace will be great fit. Faceted natural gems will shine under the lights.

wedding challenge

If you are with me during this Wedding jewelry challenge you are more then welcome to take part in this challenge. Please read the rules how you can be a part of FUN !

Wedding Jewelry Challenge

wedding challenge jewelry

What is the biggest dream of most women? Typically it is the dream of finding a perfect love and a white wedding. In Russia most common month for weddings is September. So, I asked myself the other day :

What is the most popular wedding month in USA?”

After searching I found out that the most popular wedding months in United States are May 13.21%, June 15.97% and July 11.53%.

I need to encourage myself to design as many handmade wedding jewelry pieces as I can by wedding season, I will challenge myself to make at list one new piece a day. Our life is very unpredictable by nature and I don’t know if I can accomplish this, but I’ll aim to do most of it.

handmade wedding jewelry

My goal is to design jewelry using most popular wedding colors, most common dress styles, and to enhance different body shapes etc. Every day I’ll be posting one new design of jewelry here and directly to my website where you can find those pieces for sale at the Wedding collection.

If you are artistic and are making jewelry, then would like to take a challenge with me? Feel free to post your creations, it’s not necessary to post every day. Even if you will make 2-3 nice designs it’ll be great to share with the world.

Wedding Jewelry Challenge
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To submit your link I will ask you to share this banner into your blog and let’s spread the word about this challenge. It should be a fun wedding season for all!

At the end of each week I'll make a collage with all submitted handmade jewelry.


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