FireBirdFusion

Unique creations for stage & every day magical moments

Gothenburg, Sweden | 330 Sales

FireBirdFusion

Unique creations for stage & every day magical moments

Gothenburg, Sweden 330 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(107)

Announcement   In July I am opening my second shop, HALO by Viveka Gren, where you will find amazing headdresses, fascinators, turban headbands and hand made hats.

All pieces in my shop are one of a kind and READY TO SHIP. I take on a limited number of custom orders, contact me if you have something in mind. I always love to hear people's ideas, so if there is something you want that you don't find in my shop please let me know - I might get inspired!!

Pricing: All my prices are based on the cost of materials and the time involved in making my pieces. Some of my costumes, for example from the Birka Collection, are hand embellished with some 700 Swarovski crystal and 20-30 hours in the making.

LAYAWAY: all my pieces are one of a kind. If you are interested in a piece and would like to create a payment plan, a minimum of $50 is due upfront and the rest can be split up to suit your individual needs.

Check out the FireBirdFusion website and blog - www.firebirdfusion.com

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 25, 2018

In July I am opening my second shop, HALO by Viveka Gren, where you will find amazing headdresses, fascinators, turban headbands and hand made hats.

All pieces in my shop are one of a kind and READY TO SHIP. I take on a limited number of custom orders, contact me if you have something in mind. I always love to hear people's ideas, so if there is something you want that you don't find in my shop please let me know - I might get inspired!!

Pricing: All my prices are based on the cost of materials and the time involved in making my pieces. Some of my costumes, for example from the Birka Collection, are hand embellished with some 700 Swarovski crystal and 20-30 hours in the making.

LAYAWAY: all my pieces are one of a kind. If you are interested in a piece and would like to create a payment plan, a minimum of $50 is due upfront and the rest can be split up to suit your individual needs.

Check out the FireBirdFusion website and blog - www.firebirdfusion.com

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Hand made unique fusion bellydance costumes made with soul and heart - for you

It was on a roof top terrace in Warszaw, with the sun setting behind worn buildings, that I first came in contact with the dance that twenty years later has become a burning passion in my life.

I had won a scolarship to study Polish for a month during the summer. But instead of studying, a group of six young girls sneaked away in the evenings to learn bellydance. All of us from different cultures, but with our Polish heritage in common. Two Americans, one Canadian, a Russian, a Swede (me) and our teacher, a pretty Bulgarian red headed girl with a soft yet fierce charisma that made us practice belly rolls for hours. I don't remember their names, but I will never forget the passion and pure happiness we shared that month on our roof top terrace in Warszaw.

Back in Sweden the nights dancing faded into a fond memory, swallowed by life and studies. Time passed, I travelled the world, got a great job at the university in my home town, travelled some more, fell in love, gave birth to two adorable boys, got divorced. Created a new life for me and my kids and welcomed my old passions back into my life.

I begun dancing and create costumes for myself and my friends. I soon discovered that I had a talent for colour, shape and movement in a garnment, and I could look at a person and interpret her personality to let it shine through the pieces I created. I was happily hooked!

All pieces I make are one of a kind and made as much as possible with vintage material. There are two reasons for that, the first is that I love the feeling of taking something old and give it new life. The creative process of figuring out how to make things fit together and see through the obvious use to make it into something entirely different is one of my strongest motivations. I have turned a make up purse into a tribal fusion bra (the Magpie Goddess - check out my Facebook page to see it!) and deconstructed leather sandals to make a body harness. It is fun! And it is a great way to show respect to the people whom originally made the objects and not let it be wasted. The resources of the world are not limitless. The second reason is a bit more unflattering, you see, I am like a magpie gone wild. A bird on fire. I just love flea markets, vintage stores and thrift shops. I love it. I see treasures everywhere. I collect, plan new projects, get dizzy with inspiration.

FireBirdFusion is my way of making room in my nest for new treasures. A way to share my passion and creativity to those who find my work and aestethic taste intruiging and beautiful.

All custom pieces I make are unique and handmade by myself. I put a lot of thought, time and affection in each piece. I often create a piece from a physical source of inspiration, for example a lace blouse I find at a vintage shop or a piece of odd jewelry. I let it speak to me and then I do my outmost to challenge myself, my vision and my abilities. I like to put many layers of meaning into my creations, small details that might not be discovered at first glance. Sometimes the meaning is only known by me, sometimes it is something that is significant to my client. Sometimes it is obvious, like the Stardust bra listed shortly after David Bowie passed away.

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