Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dear people,
this blog just exists a few weeks... and it's already going to change!
Look at and go to the first post to read why!
Thanks for following my Quiero!-blog!! :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beautiful DIY jewelry-rack!

A couple of weeks ago I made this beautiful jewelry-rack which I wanted to share with you.

What do you need to make a jewelry-rack like this for yourself?
- a piece of three-ply wood of 1 cm thick the size you want to make your jewelry-rack
- all kind of hooks (I bought them at, a Dutch website where people sell mostly 2nd hand stuff)
- a tin of gloss paint in a color of your choice (preferably water-based paint, for environmental reasons), I used fuchsia, because it goes well together with our big flower wallpaper on the left
- little sharp screws (1 cm or smaller) to screw the hooks into the plywood
- I also used an old picture frame

First sand and degrease the plywood and the hooks. Paint it all with the gloss paint. I put three layers on the plywood, I didn't use primer, because I hadn't any. If you have primer, you'd better use it. The hooks I gave only one layer. You can still see a bit of the original surface below, but I quite like that. See below a handy way to paint the hooks in one go.

When you are finished with all the painting let it dry long enough (at least 24 hours). Then make a composition of the hooks on the plywood and screw them in.  And your jewelry-rack is ready! 

I've put it up on the wall with 5 screws.

As you can see, I've knotted a big ribbon on a little hook on the other site of my mirror to put my hair-clips on.


Good luck!! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Just like almost everyone I have to push myself to get active. Even though I feel great when I've been out for a good run. I think for the last few months of 2011 I went every other week for a run. Of course not enough for some real results! So since two weeks I try to go 2 or 3 times a week. The RunKeeper-app helps me out here. This app has all kind of possibilities. It keeps track of the route and the speed I'm running, letting me know how I'm doing along the way every 5 minutes. Besides running, you can use it for cycling and a dozen of other sports. Then you can also choose how you want to be coached. And if you don't go running for a while, it sends you spam :).

Anyway, what I actually wanted to write about, was how much you see of your own beautiful city when you go running regularly. Because I need my iPhone for the RunKeeper-app, I always run with my phone. The advantage of this is, that I can take pictures when I see something I like! 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Quiero! Made by Inèz

The last days/weeks I've been very busy with Quiero!, my jewelry-label (in my new working room of course!). I might want to make Quiero! my real job in the future and therefore I'm doing a lot of designing, assembling en testing.

The result, at least a part of it, can be found at my Facebook-page.

I have put a little once-only collection online: 'Feel Africa'. In this collection I used earthly colors and wooden beads. The collection exist of two necklaces, two bracelets, and six pairs of earrings.

Also I've had finally time to make photographs of the beautiful leather bracelets I brought from Argentina: 'Cuero Argentino'. They are available in 10 beautiful colors. 

Check it out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Since three years my boyfriend and I have the tradition to not give each other presents for x-mas, instead we go to a good (read: Michelin-starred) restaurant together. We've been to Ivy and Parkheuvel. Last Saturday we went to Fred

Fred's interior. This was exactly the view we had! :-)

We had three beautiful courses. 
- Creamy minced veal with gherkins and capers, a crispy sesame wafer, homemade pickles and langoustines lightly braised in olive oil served with basil & lime mayonnaise.
- Thin sliced Irish oxtail steak marinated in a dressing of vintage balsamic vinegar with homemade filet americain, crispy bacon parmesan cheese and horseradish.

- Roasted sea bass with fried langoustine served with curry risotto and a langoustine crème
- Gently fried halibut served with a tartar of smoked Ijsselmeer Eel, beure blanc and beetroot

Desserts: I forgot!
One was a merengue with raspberries, poached rhubarb and a sorbet of yoghurt en lime. 

All was delicious!!

Creamy minced veal & langoustines

The bizarre ladies' room of Fred.
Mirrors everywhere!

Very special faucet

Moi in the ladies' 

In front of our beautiful graffiti-painting from Argentina! Looks like I've got horns :D
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My outfit for the night:
Dress - H&M
Bolero - Hema
Tights - Hema
Shoes - Neotango
Necklace - Received for my birthday about 5 years ago
Ring - Juan Vellavsky Joyas

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Great friends with great ideas!

I know this spontaneous super-enthousiastic girl with great ideas. She read my blog and straight away posted something great on my Facebook-wall. It's a DIY she did herself, and she thought it might be something for my blog... well, I can't resist people with awesome ideas, so here it is!

The idea actually comes from another blog, namely A Beautiful Mess ( I'm not sure if you're supposed to copy posts from other blogs, so hopefully it won't cause any problems :-S

Anyway, this DIY is a beautiful artwork that you can hang on your wall. It doesn't cost anything to make it, and my friend Hanke Arkenbout made a beautiful piece.

Beautiful artwork by Hanke Arkenbout!

To check out how you can make such a nice piece yourself, check out!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Working space is almost finished!

This week and the previous week I've been working very hard to create a working space for myself. Some little things still need to be done, but I think it already looks stunning!!

Quick pic!

I first made a mood-board. This gave me a lot of ideas and inspiration. I put it in a frame and hung it on the wall. 

My moodboard!

The colors were chosen from this mood-board. I used three colors of paint, all from Flexa Creations. For the wall I used Pure Cocoa. This color gives a rough effect to the space. Usually I just use a homebrand paint from the local DIY-shop, this time I didn't, and I'm very happy with it! Although this paint was a bit more expensive, I only needed to paint the wall once to get this stunning effect. The light pink is Sweet Desire. I used it for the cabinet and for the little piece of the wall on the right. Then there are some details in Retro Vibe. With this yellow/green-color I painted parts of the cabinet, but also parts of the sewing box (which you can see a little bit behind the chair). 

On the left you see two simple IKEA-pinbords on which I put a simple piece of cotton with a staple gun. On these I will put all my inspiration. There are already some bags of beads and other stuff there, which I am going to use for a few pieces of Delft blue jewelry I will make for a two girls joining a wedding with Delft blue as theme!

The reason I made this room is to work on my jewelry. You can find it on Before I was always working on the kitchen table, but I had to clean it up every time we needed to use the table.

It is not totally finished yet, I still need to do a little bit of painting and also I need some more light in the room. But I'm already so happy with the result so far!