Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday is my day: zsazsazsu

Today we visit Sandra in Belgium. She creates gorgeous and unique jewelry, which you can see at Enjoy and happy Friday!

Hi I am Sandra and I spend about 4 days a week at the travelagency where I work since 25 years. The rest of my free time is shared with my family, 3 cats and lots of beads!

Around 6 o’clock I am jumping out of my bed. Days are already very short, so I like to make the most of it. Can’t leave the house without a shower and a daily hairwash.

I get up earlier then I should, just to be able to have a healthy breakfast, blog, read mails and when time is left, surf.

On working days you can find me from 9am till 6pm at the travelagency. Here we have the principle of "clean desk"... On these days I am the lucky one that goes and have lunch at my mothers home, she really spoils me with good food, every day.

On my day off at work I like to do the groceries, wash, iron, clean in the morning and spend the afternoon on creating, crocheting, knitting etc...

Creating jewelry can’t be done on a clean desk , I need it rather messy, that gives me the most of inspiration. I always have a real fan that needs a lot of attention, and sometimes really sits on the work I am working on. Say hello to Minou, the cat we brought home from our travel to the Provence.

My creations are made with beads, threads and materials out of nature.

I live the the Northsea so every now and then I take a walk to find some materials such as stones and driftwood at the shores.

Today I am making labels for my packaging out of shrinking paper.

Around 6pm I start making dinner. Try to make it healthy with lots of vegetables.

At the end of the day I love to sit in the couch, my 3 cats nearby and a crochet work. It’s a pity I don’t see very well, that’s why I wear 2 pairs of glasses.

I am an early riser, but I go to bed early too... around 9pm my eyes are getting heavy already.


  1. Wonderful.
    I have always been such a fan of Sandra's work!

  2. Hallo Sandra, leuk om jou eens een ganse dag te volgen!
    Groetjes van Trudis

  3. Hi Sandra.
    Thanks for sharing your day. It looks great to be able to talk a walk on the beach now and then.
    Cute cat!
    Funny picture of you with two pairs of glasses :)
    Have a great weekend.

  4. Thanks for letting us take a peek in your daily life, Sandra! Must be great to have the sea nearby!
    I have the same issue with my eyes, this works great for me:

  5. Sandra, how nice to know more from you now. A pleasure to read.

  6. Hi Sandra, what a lovely journey through your day"routine"! Enjoyed this a lot and I love your artwork a lot! We both live near the North Sea and I enjoy it a lot too. You have a very full life with working, artwork and your familiylife. Reminds me of my own life ;-)
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. Hi Sandra, it's nice to know more about your daily life! I love your creations and... your sweet helper & assistant Minou :)!

  8. Oh it is already all said in those nice and kind and true comments Sandra and I totally agree with them and have nothing to add, except maybe that I am so pleased to have found you (through our cats actually, Minou and Golda) and that I find your jewelry very unique and artful!
    Yes thank you for this lovely insight in your life! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Yael.

  9. Sandra, it's a joy to read about your life and days...I love your work, too, and you never fail to surprise and delight! Thank you for telling us about your day!

  10. Many thanks to both of you for sharing!

  11. Thank you for another Friday insight! I love this series. And what a beautiful cat! I love the North Sea too :-)