Sunday, 19 June 2016

Corsets, Crinolines and Codpieces 8...The Eyes have it!

Shape Changing......Make up for the eyes

From historical records it seems that Kohl or a substitute may have been first used as a aid to deflect the sun from the eyes.  Modern cosmetic 'kohl' does not have these benefits.
Ancient Egyptian  Queen Nefrit ....3,300 year old painted stucco coated limestone
Queen Nefetari, a painting in her tomb, XIX th Dynasty......the eye as depicted here is very similar to the symbol for the Eye of Horus depicted below
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health
I was told recently that men in Morocco rim their eyes with kohl to keep out the sun, sand and dust in the desert.

Amazigh Berber nomad, Sahara desert

It seems that Kohl was worn in countries where the sun was stronger,  there does not seem to be any historical records of it being worn in northern countries until it became a fashionable make up feature in modern times.

Portrait of a young lady by Petrus Christus 1465 - 70

Minoan Lady about 1400 BC originally from Knossos
Eye make up and lip colouring

Queen Elizabeth 1580 artist unknown
again eyes are not emphasized

The traditional make up of the Keisha

and a western parody of it

False eyelashes are added for more emphasis

Alice Prin a flapper

... and Twiggy, eyelashes are painted on the skin 
People whom you are used to seeing with eye make up look almost undressed with out it.
And to finish some steam punk make art form in itself....

 I have not been able to credit some of the photos...but thank you ...

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Ethnic design in my Etsy Shop

Ethnic design Necklace and Earrings

Cat's Cradle € 45

Cat's Cradle
I worked directly onto a model for this piece; I wanted to make sure that the pattern I had envisaged would sit properly when worn. I really enjoyed this new approach to designing and I hope you enjoy the results! I started the design with these amazing Peruvian seed pods
(if you would like to know more about them go to this site 
To go with them I choose undyed hemp string, knotted and threaded with orange wood beads and African amber recycled glass beads. The necklace was finished with an antique gold chain with a matching lobster clasp and extension chain.
The necklace measures on the inside 42cms (16.5 inches) and outer measure approx. 68 cms (27 inches, this can be extended by 6 cms ( 2.5 inches)
The earrings are made from African amber recycled glass beads, orange wood beads and knotted natural hemp string. The hook is antique gold colour and is nickle free.
Length from hook 4.5 cms.

This set is so unusual it is sure to get compliments. 


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

In my Etsy Shop Bracelet and Earrings

 Bracelet and Earrings for the Summer

Acid Stripes €45

Acid Stripes 
Fresh colours, bold stripes. I teamed these yellow turquoise and lime acrylic beads with small wood beads in similar colours. I put sets of three beads onto silver plated wire and joined each set with a silver ring. I fastened the bracelet with a silver plated toggle and attached a chain ending in three wood beads to add an element of fun.
Length 22.5 cms. 9 inches
I used three striped acrylic beads and threaded each one onto a silver plated wire. I top and tailed each one with a wood bead picking out the colours of the stripes. I joined the three dangles together with silver rings and finished the earrings with silver plated ear wires.
Length from hook 4cms 1.50 inches

Great summery colours, turquoise, lime and sunny yellow stripes.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

In my Etsy Shop....another Jewellery set for your wedding

Silver Spray Necklace and Earrings Set
...another beautiful set for your wedding available in my Etsy Shop today

In my Etsy Shop
€ 60 plus Shipping

Silver Spray 
Pewter crystal faceted beads, crystal and opal fire polished glass beads, threaded on supple silver Beadalon wire, hang in a collar shape from white satin cord.
I love these bold pewter crystal glass beads and used them as the main feature. I added milky white and opal glass beads and silvery balls. I threaded them all onto satin silver Beadalon wire so that they took on a subtle shape and sparkled as they moved. I threaded the seven dangles onto white satin cord and closed the necklace with a pretty silver plated rose clasp enhanced with a central rhinestone. 
The necklace measures 
From end to end... 43 cms. (17 inches) , 
The centre dangles 10.5cms. (4.25 inches) in depth.

Gorgeous sparkly drop earrings made from white and pewter faceted crystal glass beads. I love these bold pewter crystal glass beads and used them as the main feature. I added a milky white, a crystal and a silvery glass bead and threaded them all onto silver plated wire; I completed the earring with a silver plated ear wire.
Length: from hook 4 cms. (1.5 inches)

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Unique Artisan Jewellery by Mouflon: My Etsy Shop...for your wedding!

Unique Artisan Jewellery by Mouflon: My Etsy Shop...for your wedding!: For Sale in my Etsy Shop Today ...

My Etsy Shop...for your wedding!

For Sale in my Etsy Shop Today

Necklace and Earrings Set €60 plus shipping

The center of the necklace is made from groups of silver and white glass pearls, silver textured beads and crystal faceted glass threaded onto silver plated wire. These groups are twisted around six strands of knotted white cotton cord. The white cord is threaded with silver seeds, knotted at intervals to complete the necklace. 
The earrings are made from white glass pearls, silver textured beads and crystal faceted glass beads threaded onto nylon thread to form a geometric shape; they hang from silver plated ear wires.

So beautiful for your special day

Thursday, 5 May 2016

A Splash of Turquoise another Etsy Treasury

 Some of the beautiful items that are made here in Ireland favorite ...and its so difficult to these earrings from Geraldine Walsh at TimelessAvenue

...and Earrings from Mouflon
...a splash of turquoise from my shop on Etsy

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

More earrings to add to my steampunk collection

I have been busy making more earrings......for my Steampunk Collection

Silvery Celtic crosses and  fire polished crystal beads €20 ( plus p and p) 1564

Brass wire wrapped cogs antique gold keys and glass beads €25 ( Plus P and P ) 1554

Antique gold cogs and mother of pearl discs €20 (plus p and p) 1557

All earrings have nickel free ear wires and are handmade

Sunday, 10 April 2016

My latest steampunk design in my Etsy Shop


InMy Etsy Shop Now

Friday, 1 April 2016

Mouflon goes Steam Punk

Steam Punk
Steampunk, is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. for more information see the rest of this on

Some women's fashions 
 This is Mouflon's collection of Handmade jewellery in this gendre
all these will be available soon in my Etsy Shop

Victoriana....firepolished crystal beads, antique gold chain and bead caps.

Black Beauty....Antique gold cogs and chain, black glass beads and tulle.

Wheels within wheels....antique gold cogs and chain.

Safety First...firepolished crystal beads, silver chain and safety pins.

Petals....antique copper and crystal firepolished
......more designs on the way!

Etsy Treasury

 My Spring Rose necklace and earrings set....available in my Etsy Shop now (click link)    

The Set is featured in this beautiful treasury
 The treasury was made by Gi of gicreazioni......visit her shop....

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Etsy Treasury

My Majorelle Necklace and Earrings Set available in my Etsy shop now..(click link below)
The Set is featured in this Fabulous Etsy Treasury

Treasury made by Ursula of Beads Philosophy......visit her shop.....