Monday, February 21, 2011

It's the Year of the Rabbit You Know! And So Does SimpleeYou...

Fereshteh from SimpleeYou at Etsy  has done some amazing things using my little raku rabbits.

Fereshteh  says of her wonderful creations...."Norouz (Norooz) means new day, as the Iranians call it, is a Persian New year to celebrate spring Equinox. It is kinda similar to Easter, full with colored eggs but instead of bunnies, goldfish is the favorite pet for Persians! But I do prefer bunnies, no hard feeling Goldfish:)
My new designs are reflecting my nostalgic moments and memories of Norouz back home. I called the Bunny Series "Ban Ban" after my little sis who owned a little bunny pet for a while but asked me to take after the bunny when he peed all over her room:)This one is called BanBani (The mighty majestic BanBan) because it is made of the larger bunny cab:)

BanBans are my favorite rabbits. Thanks to the wonderful artist "Wondrousstrange" who crafted these beautiful Raku Rabbit cabochons with the most beautiful colors (, I was able to create two of my favorite organic statement copper neck pieces!

BanBani is made out of a thick copper circle that I hammered and domed. I used patina to give it a black color and then adorned it with the this beautiful raku bunny cab. I sanded and polished the copper disk to bring out the copper color and only left the black patina around the bunny. The cab is securely welded to the copper disk and the black patina is sealed so it will not fade. The chain is made of three lovely genuine copper ball beads, and copper chain. These new pieces are organic, original and unique. You will get a lot of compliments on these hopping bunnies!

You will find my signature on little copper hand on the chain as a cute touch (as my husband calls it!) from a beginner artist."
Click on the title above to go to SimpleeYou to see the complete collection of lovelies!


  1. These are gorgeous. I love how the piece sits in the model photo.

  2. These are so pretty, I loved hammered. Very unique and very clever! Thank you so much for stopping by to enter my giveaway.
    Hope you have a wonderful and creative week;-)

  3. Thanks so much D. for taking time and kindly writing about these peices in your wonderful blog! Of course without your beautiful raku bunnies, I wouldn't be able to create them:X BTW, What an interesting and enchanting blog! Feri

  4. How lovely! A cute little rabbit makes for a very substantial piece of copper and raku art. Lovely photograph as well.