The image below is my contribution to the style that is Chinoiserie. Chinoiserie is a decorative style that is characterised by the use of Chinese motifs and techniques. My exploration focusses on the motifs rather than technique. My technique involved preliminary hand drawn sketches that were scanned and then uploaded into my computer. From there I worked in Adobe Illustrator. I enjoyed every minute of this illustration and I hope it contributes to your moment, the moment that you see it. love qershi xxx http://www.qershi.com
The cat is known as the guardian of the Otherworld. The black cat is associated with witchcraft and the perils of the night. The pink cat however represents a good omen for fertility. Which cat are you? Qershi not only creates objects with silver wire but she also illustrates and illustrates some more and finds that she cannot stop. I will be sharing more of my illustrations and I will make them available @ http://www.qershi.com
The above illustrations make fantastic T-shirt designs!
Totems are sculptures that tell stories. The totem of Argus the Blue Wren is all about hope and dreams. He dances amongst the forest trees and dreams of reaching moonbeams.
My totems are designed as celebratory cake totems that can be used each year to celebrate that special day. I also make smaller versions that can be worn as a brooch. Qershi products are made from silver wire and embellished with Swarovksi Crystals, pearls and sometimes opals. They are delicate and almost ethereal the way that they play with the light, which is something that is difficult to capture with photography.
It is very interesting working with silver wire to create three-dimensional forms, rather than being connected to my hands I become an observer. My hands move like a magician as I watch the form appear in front of my eyes.
If you are interested in seeing more of my work you can find me at http://www.qershi.com.
Best wishes Qershi x
I would love to hear your suggestions for the perfect silver wire sculpture to either stand alone or for a wedding, birthday or Christening cake topper. If you provide an idea that meets my skill I will create it and present it on Word Press. come-on you know you want to 🙂
The Water lily symbolises pleasure, peace, purity as well as love, celebration, hope and wellness. The perfect flower to symbolise your wedding. The Water lily can stand alone or be grouped in twos or threes on the top-tier of your wedding cake. http://www.qershi.com
The symbolic attributes of the Giraffe are as long as his or her neck. They include vision, intelligence, gracefulness, resourcefulness, mystery and elegance to name a few. With all of these characteristics in mind Qershi has designed and created Momo the Giraffe. His eyes sparkle aqua and if you look closely you will see the signature Qershi red and clear crystal heart beating within.
Momo is the perfect sculpture to give as a Birthday or Christening gift or to sit splendidly on the top of a cake. You can find Momo at http://www.qershi.com
Qershi has designed and handmade Okapi the Owl cake topper. A combination of Silver plated and Rose Gold plated wire has been delicately twisted and curled into the form of an owl. If you look closely you will discover the Qershi signature heart made from a combination of pink and clear Swarovski crystals.
The owl cake topper could be used for a wedding cake; imagine two owls adorning your cake. It could be also a delightful Christening present that could be used for years to come or perhaps for that special person’s birthday who loves owls.
The owl pictured here is 11cm (4.5 inches) tall by 11cm (4.5 inches) wide.
Please pop into my Etsy Shop if you would like to buy Okapi for yourself or someone you love- simply go to the Etsy site and type in Qershi.