Jul 16, 2015

Etsy: Suze Loves Delline Designs! & Giveaway



I love Delline Designs, a shop filled with the most beautiful jewelry.


The owner of the shop, Delia, makes gorgeous detailed polymer clay pieces.


I'm in love with her intricate and colorful designs.


I've asked Delia a few questions to find out more about her and her work.

Where have you learned to work with polymer clay?

I have no artistic background. After I became a mother, I discovered my artistic side trying to keep my daughter busy and develop her creativity by crafting all kind of things.

I discovered polymer clay by mistake in fall 2013. I was looking for dough figurines when I accidentally saw a tutorial for a floral cane on Pinterest. That lead to other tutorials and to boards of polymer clay jewelry. I was amazed and I literally could not stop pinning.

I went to a hobby supplies shop, bought my first blocks of polymer clay and started playing. It amazed me how versatile this material was. I started to learn from tutorials, made lots of experiments. My first trays of jewelry ended up burned and my first pieces were uneven.
But, as Bram Stoker says in Dracula, “We learn from failure, not from success!”

Anyway, I was over the edge with my new jewelry and I wore my creations with so much pride and joy. My friends saw the results of my new hobby and encouraged me to continue. They were my first buyers and admirers.


What inspires you?

Anything or anyone could be an inspiration to me. I am inspired by nature, flowers, walking in the woods, paintings and children books, myths and legends.

Sometimes I find inspiration in other artists' work - a flower from here, a leaf from there, a mix of colors from a piece, a texture from another. I combine all those elements in a piece of my own stile. Sometimes I am pleased with the result, sometimes I am not... however the result is either a lovely piece of jewelry that I am proud of, or a lesson learned.


 How did your Etsy adventure start?

I love making jewelry. I can't wait to sit at my working table and play with clay. But as I kept experimenting and making new pieces, I had soon a big collection. Many of the pieces were given away as gifts. My friends encouraged me to start selling them and it was an idea that stuck with me.

Since I found this wonderful place called Etsy where crafters and artists from around the world sell their works, my dream was to become one of them.

I opened my Etsy shop in July 2014. It was a slow start, a new lesson to learn. It took me a long time to choose the jewelry I wanted to show to the world. I took pictures of them several times until I was pleased with the result. I wrote and rewrote the description of my items.

My first overseas order came in January 2015. I was so thrilled I danced around my working table.


What are your plans for the future?

In the future I like to picture myself working in my own craft room in the house we are planning to build at the countryside.

I plan to learn new jewelry-making techniques. I would like go to artisan markets to meet other crafters, make new friends, share my accomplishments and failures and learn from the experience of others.


  Your work is very delicate, how do you make something so small?

Well, the results came with time, with lots of finished pieces and lots of experiments.

Most of my pieces are made with the “appliqued technique”. Every detail is hand sculpted, without the use of molds. The tiny pieces of clay are applied with a sharp needle to create the delicate “embroidery” effect on the surface of polymer clay.

I was mesmerized from the first pieces of jewelry I saw made with this technique. I spent hours looking at the pictures, trying to understand how it was done. My first creations were clumsy, the details uneven. But with every item I made, the pieces started to fall into place.

I aim to make unique jewelry, that tells a story. When it comes to my work, I love the details and the texture that can be given to sculpted jewelry. I am still amazed how the details make a piece a lively painting.


I think Delia is such a skilled artist. She makes pieces of jewelry that are telling a story, I like that a lot.


There are so many details and everything comes together really well.


I love the idea of buying something that has been made with so much love, care, attention and devotion.


I love the way Delia combines her colors. 


Her compositions are fantastic.


There's also the option to buy things that are matching. 


Delia loves making custom orders, so if you'd like her to create something for you, feel free to send her a message.


Check out this fantastic store filled with dreamlike jewelry.


Enjoy browsing...


And have fun shopping!


One very lucky reader of my blog will receive a stunning prize:


This gorgeous flower necklace will be for the winner of the giveaway, good luck!

  I will contact the winner via email. If I don't get a reply within 60 hours the prize will go to someone else. All of my giveaways are international, you can find the official rules here. 

46 comments:

  1. I love the gorgeous designs, the stunning hand work and the wonderful colors of this jewelry.

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  2. I love the colors and designs! The pieces are beautiful :)

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  3. I love the stunning hand work, it's really very beautiful!!!

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  4. So pretty! The designs are absolutely gorgeous.

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  5. I really like that it is so delicate looking.

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  6. The designs are intricate w/o being too "busy." The amount of detail and colour is just right :o)

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  7. The design and flower are absolutely gorgeous!! It's definitely something I will wear everyday!

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  8. I like the flowers and the beautiful colors.

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  9. I love all the colors and the natural feel of the jewelry.

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  10. The designs are so very lovely and even more so I admire the intricate craftsmanship!

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  11. I love the little flowers, the owls, and the amazing attention to detail. Absolutely beautiful!

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  12. these designs are very innovative and interesting xx

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  13. these designs are very innovative and interesting xx

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  14. The beautiful designs and colors. :)

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  15. I like the unique designs and beautiful color combinations.

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  16. Thank you all for your kind words!

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  17. The jewelry in this shop is amazing! It's hard to pick a favorite piece :)

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  18. I like the beautiful combination of colours and intricate designs.

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  19. I love the colours and the originality.

    Kirsty Fox

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  20. I love the colours and designs. Just beautiful.

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  21. Ilove the very detailed little pieces of clay!How does she do it!That's gotta take patience

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  22. It looks like it's part of a fairytale!

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  23. I love that they all look like tiny wildflowers!

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  24. It's so unique! They are obviously new but have a nice antique, old world look to them that I love.

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  25. I love the beautiful, intricate details that make every piece absolutely stunning. Totally on my wish-list.

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  26. I like the look of all the jewelries, you can really see the details & hardwork by the maker.

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  27. I love the designs and colors.

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  28. I love the subjects - particularly the owl!

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  29. I love how different it looks from jewelry using stones.

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  30. I love the unique & one of a kind pieces - love jewellery

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  31. Beautiful my favourites are the owls and flowers

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  32. I love how original the designs are

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  33. They are so amazingly detailed and intricate!

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  34. I think this jewellery is outstanding.

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  35. They're so beautifully intricate! I love the colours too. Another fab giveaway honey, thank you xxx

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  36. Love it! Looks vintage. :) :) :)

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  37. I appreciate a lot her hand work - so tiny pieces and so many colorful parts needed to be put together! Awesome! Lubka

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