Sunday, November 21, 2010

Long time but it is time...

It has been forever since I placed some words on the blog, lot of things going on at the same time so it is time for me to tell.... so this cat in the hat is having the opportunity to be featured with her work on TV.
NBC and The Today Show is including my work with children's drawings in to their list of gift idea's for Christmas on Dec. 2
I am going a tiny stir crazy but in all the excitement we did manage to to find and hang up a new lamp after almost 3 years in our house..... and my daughter is quick to find a equal design of her own!
My studio is growing with more bench space to Welcome a new co worker in time for Santa.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

NEW things with Having a new addition in our family 9week old Laila!
It has been a week since my PC broke down and I am about to get all my files back thanks to wonderful friends with computer knowledge, YEAH
I had the honor of remaking a friends engagement ring, first I made a model in silver with a blue topaz for her to see and try on........ she liked it so I made it with her emerald cut diamond in 14k white gold! Turned out "super fabulous"

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

New item to children's drawings.....

A friend contributed with this dragon drawing to create a book mark in silver, an idea that will come in handy when it is time to find our grandparents a gift for the Holidays

Also a reminder to sign up to LIKE Formia Design on Facebook for frequent updates and special offers...and also just for FUN!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gem show,orders and school start

All good things comes in 3....... My family is slowly getting into a routine of school everyday while it extends my days for more orders and having my creation flow from a colorful sea of pearls found at a gem show in DC!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The ending of Sweden and beginning of home....

The sweet taste of my home country still rests on my mind while I am with joy taking on the jewelry pieces waiting to be created.... thank you to all my family and friend that made our visit an unforgettable time

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Swedish JOY

Incredible to see cousins bonding again and weird to be a tourist in a city you grew up in.....
So far the weather is amazing but the mosquito's are many and all the food to go crazy about!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

This summer inspires to tie the knot

I have a strong feeling this summer inspires many to tie the knot with engagement OR wedding among our friends......

I got the opportunity to make this amazing engagement ring to Kate designed by her fiance Alessandro



Friday, June 18, 2010

Local wedding of Swedish friends

Unique wedding rings.....

Me and my family was honored to take part of dear friends wedding ceremony at one of Virginia's apple & peach orchard

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Not just drawings becomes key chain's

The art I recieve is not only children's drawings, this proves anything is possible and nothing that can't be done..... have a strange picture? e-mail it to me....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Honored to have my story told by Dr Dolly Garnecki, thank you!!

By Dr. Dolly Garnecki on May 25, 2010

Welcome to Inspiring Woman, a semi-monthly column that features amazing and inspiring women. These women are moms, community leaders, entrepreneurs, or everyday heroes‚ each is making her corner of the world a better place.

I’m delighted to introduce you to Mia van Beek of Formia Designs.
Mia’s favorite thing about designing jewelry? The personal connection. She doesn’t create a huge array of pieces, but the ones she does bend and cut by hand are made especially for each client.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Apprentices at work

The wonderful JOY of learning!

Haley measuring the length of the earrings posts to match, the excitement of soldering came shortly after!!

Josefine (my daughter) loves fiddling with tools and metal! The silver scrap box is all in her hands!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My work featured in German Pareting Magazine NIDO

Formia design featured in German Parenting Magazine NIDO,
My daughter's drawing of our house as a silver necklace professionally photographed and published on May 14 2010!
Thank you so much, Yvonne!

Drop them a line of what you think......

Time for Father's day

Father's Day gift idea.....
Making Your child to be the special designer!!
Titanium Key chain made after your child's drawing download you drawing at

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