Sunday, February 1, 2009


Vadjutka is a shop on Etsy. Judit is the person behind the amazing jewelry in this shop. She comes to Etsy from Budapest, Hungry! After reading this feature - please go check out her blog: Crafts Then and Now.

#1. How did you decide on your shop name?
My shop name is my name. My name is Judit Wild, but Hungarians use family name for the first. Vad is the Hungarian word for "wild", and Jutka is a nickname for Judit.

#2. When did you start crafting?
Well, I guess in elementary school - I sew dresses for my Barbie doll -, but systematic jewelry making came into my life in 2002.

#3. What or who inspires you?
I am inspired by art history, colorful fabrics, flowers, food, different cultures, and sometimes by rock.

#4. Do you have a day job?
Yes, I am a sociologist specialized in media research, and before that I was a journalist for 10 yrs.

#5. What is the item in your shop you enjoyed making the most and why?
Well, it is sold by now, but it was the Frida necklace: I love fabrics, painting and personalities, and these 3 things are combined in a jewelry. Nevertheless, I find the necklace cute :-).

Audrey's Accolades:
Once in awhile you find a great shop on Etsy that you just have to "heart" so you can find it again. This is one of those shops. I was first drawn to the fact that Judit uses fabric and beads in her projects, with wonderful results. I asked her what the fabric was glued to & it's a perforated metal disk. Sometimes the fabirc is set into a steel filigree. How ever Judit makes her jewelry the outcome is amazing! While looking through Judit's shop I noticed that she has gift certificates! What a great idea!! Please take some time to check out her shop.
It was hard picking my favorite - but of course I did. I love these earrings!

This pair of earrings is made of a lilac silk with stripes, bisque colored lucite flowers and turquoise colored faceted glass bead. The base is a brass filigree.


  1. wow! Vadjutka's stuff is so different, fresh and pretty! Thanks for featuring her!

  2. Oh, thanks a lot for this amazing feature! Really flattering! :-)

  3. Your blog is wonderful. I haven't learned how to add all the extras to mine yet, but I'm sure I will. Looking forward to checking out your etsy business!!

  4. ooooo, i love her shop! i am going to fav it and for sure come back to it!

  5. Oh, how adorable is that necklace!? So sweet! Looking forward to more features!

  6. I'm loving her work. Great feature. Your blog is so soothing and fresh. You have a lot of info but somehow it doesn't appear cluttered. That is a real talent.


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