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Recrutat in Cluj – afacere nascuta din pasiune creativa

Interviu live la DIGI 24 Cluj, in aprilie 2014

“Piaţa handmade a explodat şi în România, iar de câţiva ani, mii de artizani îşi expun produsele prin târguri de artizanat sau în puţinele magazine de profil.

Un astfel de magazin concept s-a deschis şi la Cluj-Napoca în urmă cu un an şi jumătate, astfel că artiştii handmade locali şi nu numai au unde să-şi valorifice produsele. Este vroba despre un business născut din pasiunea pentru produsele handmade, condus de Carmen Orăşanu. Tânăra a pus pe picioare mica afacere la finalul lui 2012, fără să aibă un plan de afacere iniţial şi un buget.

Acum, micul magazin, care, deocamdată nu are concurenţă în Cluj, începe să-i aducă profit. Care este secretul din spatele unui business în domeniul handmade-ului, cât e pasiune, cât e afacere, care sunt ingredientele unui afaceri de acest gen aflaţi din emisiunea Recrutat în Cluj, de la artistul handmade, Carmen Orăşanu.” citeste in continuare

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Just another kind of ring… paper ring!

Here’s a new collection of paper rings I’ve made usig vintage buttons as a base.
All of them are varnished, hence waterproof.
One-of-a-kind piece. Handmade by The Mistique Moth
Available in Oranjerie.Handmade Gallery, Cluj-Napoca.Romania

Hippie Hemp Collection :)

Dedicated to all of you joyful, colourful, youthful spirits.
Bracelets made with love and care for nature and environment, using recycled materials: paper and hemp.
All of them are available at Oranjerie. Handmade Gallery in Cluj, Romania.
You can order on internet as well.
Enjoy Spring with a nice hemp bracelet on! 🙂









Though this is not a paper bead necklace, I am very fond of it… it has the kind of vibration that a jellyfish has, who was, in this case, the inspiring muse.
The necklace is made of wood beads strung on leather cord, a big, turquoise wood bead, the shell of a hedgehog and many red leather threads decorated with small beige wood beads.
The length is adjustable.
It is available in Oranjerie, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
And now I’ll leave you in the good company of Koop, the one guilty of this immersion into the deep…

Oranjerie. Handmade Gallery

Plantavante Logo GuidelinesHello everybody!!!! Hope you all have a great beginning of this year and I wish you'll have so manny interesting project accomplished this year.
The big news is that, in december, last year, I managed to fulfill my dream and opened Oranjerie, the first handmade gallery in Cluj, Romania.PXTB8051
I started with the idea of getting the artists closer to other people and offering them a platform to express, to exhibit and to sell their work. Another aim was that of getting Romanian artists known abroad, by showing their work to the foreign turists visiting the gallery.
Oranjerie is situated right in the center of Cluj, in a historical area, behind the famous Matei Corvin House, in a fairy-tale-like yard, guarded by a huge wrought iron gate.
As you step to the path and enter the Oranjerie, you'll get yourself into a land of so good vibrations given by all those beautifull things created by people, with their hands and their souls and their fantasy and could not leave without the promise, for yourself, to come back.
Amongst the things one can find here, I can mention: handmade jewelry of murano glass, brass and copper wire with gemstones, woven necklaces with traditional embroidery, and, ofcourse, my recycled paper jewelry, handmade pottery, porcelain, painted wood recipients and home PXTB8058decorations, handmade knives and horns, vegetable wreaths,lighting creations, natural, homemade cosmetics and so much more...
We grow bigger everyday as we discover many talented people worthy of being promoted in our handmade gallery.
Oranjerie is meant as an interactive place where workshops will take place, exhibitions and other events, fulfilling a desire to get together people who love to admire and to create beautiful things, who love to express themselves through art.
Right now we are preparing for Martisor (Little March), the symbol that, in Romanian tradition, announces the coming of Spring, which is celebrating by offering a small decoration, a talisman-like, tied up with a red and white string, and wear by women, attached to their clothes, giving them strenght and healthy throughout the year.

You can Like our page on Facebook and keep up to date with the events and all the new stuff in Oranjerie.
I will leave you now in the company of this short recording from the opening of Oranjerie, on 1st of December, 2012. Enjoy!

Oranjerie. Handmade Gallery. The Opening.