Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bangle bracelets: other new works in "Intrecci" line :)

From when I'm back from Ireland my inspirations took me to work a lot on the "Intrecci" line: you can see results in the bracelets and necklaces I posted some days ago, and also in these new bangles, for now available in red, antique pink, silver and green (but soon in many other shades!).

The "Intrecci" bangles are completely hand made in the CartEssenza's lab with paper maché and other recovery materials: they're really light, colourful and *in their own little way* help recycle :)

Since they're not adjustable, I make them on your size: contact me to have yours!

Guest star book:
Alessandro Manzoni - "I promessi sposi - Edizione novamente illustrata", Ed. Paolo Carrara, 1875
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Big Heart CartEssenza Necklace ♥

Hi to all,
who of you love hearts, and above all non conventional ones, will be happy of this little novelty in CartEssenza's creations: after Pendant and Earrings of the same line, Big Heart CartEssenza's Necklace is here :)

It's made of three paper maché and recovery materials hearts, hand painted and waterproofed with resin.

I end with a quote and a song in theme, hoping you appreciate :)

When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep.  
K. Gibran

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

New necklaces and bracelets from the "Intrecci" line: ARCOBALENO - ACQUA, ERBA, CIELO - INVERNO

Finally I found the time to take photos of some of last creations which came out of CartEssenza's lab: they wait only to be showned ;)
I'm talking about three necklaces, with as many matching bracelets, of the "Intrecci" line: hand painted papier maché beads create color lines to wear on neck or wrist.

N°1: ARCOBALENO - Necklace and bracelet

N°2: ACQUA, ERBA, CIELO - Necklace and bracelet

N°3: INVERNO - Necklace and bracelet

Guest stars (for bibliophiles like me):

- André Maurois - "Don Giovanni o La vita di Byron", Ed. Dall'Oglio, 1953

- Antonio Fogazzaro - "Piccolo Mondo Antico", Ed. Baldini & Castoldi, 1916

- Antonio Fogazzaro - "Il mistero del Poeta", Ed. Baldini & Castoldi, 1911

- Arturo Pompeati - "Vita di Victo Hugo", Ed. Corticelli, 1936

- Tommano Grossi - "Marco Visconti"/"Ildegonda, La Fuggitiva, Ulrico e Lida", Ed. Felice Le Monnier, 1849 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CartEssenza @ Expobijoux 2012 - Montiglio Monferrato (AT)

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, October 2012 

you'll find CartEssenza's creations at

Expobijoux 2012

Market and exhibition on bijoux and fashion accessories
@ Area Espositiva Montexpo - Montiglio Monferrato (AT)

FREE ENTRY - The event will be in a covered area (so it will take place even in case of rain).

Here it's the map to get to us:

You will find with me my friends of "La Soffita Hand Made", you are all invited!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

CartEssenza is from now a registered trademark! But why you should register a trademark?

Hi to everyone,
today I want to share with you a step I feel is really important for my work: form yesterday I own, finally, the document that says CartEssenza (name and logo) is a trademark of my property! More than a year ago I sent the registration request (so protection was already working), but I can't hide that to have the document in my hands is really exciting ;)
To celebrate I obviously created the new avatar for all CartEssenza's social media channels:

A lot of you, when I announced on Facebook that the trademark CartEssenza is finally mine, asked me the same question:

Is it worth to register your trademark?

My answer is YES.
In my country, Italy, the Italian General Office on Trademarks' site says that (I'm not going to translate all the part that's on the italian version since every country has its own laws on that), but mostly I say that too cause of my horrible personal experience: more than a year ago, in fact, a collague segnaled me the work of a person who stole a big part of one of my designs and also a part of my name and trademark. I'm not telling you how much that hurt me personally, but I can testify the powerlessness I felt facing the legal actions to take up - long and with uncertain outcome - to try to have back what was mine.
In fact even the Italian General Office on Trademark says that you can own a trademark registering it or just using it, but the simple use is not a great protection when it comes to bad times.

Said this, you'll now understand why I decided to register my name and logo as fast as I could: I love my project, even if sometimes we argue; I want to take it with me and protect it so things like this will never happen anymore. In every CartEssenza's creation there is work and research on quality and design, but even a little part of my days, my moods, my thoughts and my dreams: all these things are precious and they deserve to not be forged.

I'm not writing words on my personal experience I talked you before cause they would be useless. At the end, if I think on it, all this meanness transformed in a great step for my project, and today is what is more important to me.

To conclude, so I advice you, if you really believe in what you do, to register and protect your work so that no one can damage you (and maybe make you feel so bad that you think there's no hope in this ambient, country, universe).
Don't ask me how to register trademarks cause I'll not reply: there are a lot of professionals who know more than me on that (it's their work, not mine!) and I've been helped by one of these (my thanks to you, Claudia, will be never enough!), you have to ask to someone qualified and professional...always! ;)

And now, let's say "Evviva" for me and CartEssenza...we deserve this, don't you think? ;)

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