This is My first blog post this year, 2018. I hope you all had a nice holiday season and a good beginning on this New Year. Some post ago I told you that I would show you more of the stuffs I created for a Christmas market. Christmas is more or less over now and our tree will be taken down this evening. That’s why I think it’s better late than never to show you the crafts I sold at the Christmas market.
I made 4 types of Christmas tree decorations such as elephants, hearts, crochetimitations and gingerbread figures. I also had things that you can use all year around like necklaces, earrings and figurines.
Here are some photos of the ornaments in a Christmas tree, to see how it can look like.
I hope you all had a nice time reading this entry. I wish you all a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be in this world.
Hello there everybody!
In this post I thought it was time to show you this year’s Christmas card. For this year I chose to only do one motive instead of three, like the previous year. The motive has a lot of bright colors rather than the traditional red color tones, it’s different but it still has a Christmas feeling to it. That’s one of the reasons I like it so much. It’s made with Van gogh and Schmincke watercolors, Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner pencils and Langton Prestige paper.
I wish you all a late and continued happy holidays! I hope you all have a nice evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.
It’s still not December yet and Christmas decorations can be seen everywhere you go here. I am also preparing for Christmas and more especially for a Christmas market I’m going to participate in. So, a am in full preparation for this witch means that I’m spending a lot of time doing clay crafts. I will sell both Christmas ornaments and things for all the year around. I will of course show you the crafts later, but until then I can show you one type of ornament I will bring with me to the market.
In this post I thought that I could show a crochet project that I finished up some week ago.I crocheted a hat in grey yarn, without a pattern. I just choose two different stitches that I had seen on the internet and put them together. The stich I’ve used for the whole hat is called coat stitch and for the bottom part it’s some type of ribbing. It took me quite some time from start to finish because the coat stitch, according to me is tricky. Since I didn’t have a pattern I had to see and feel when it felt right to decrease the stitches and finish up the hat. I am pleased with the results of this project. When I’ve made hats in the past they’ve usually become to small but I intentionally made this one a lot bigger and it worked this time. I think it’s more fun to assemble your own pattern than to use a ready one, but of course it’s more of a challenge.
I wih you had a nice time and I hope you all have a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this planet.
I made this jewelry set a year ago and posted pictures of it. I also made a small tutorial for this jewelry set but it never got posted. So, i thought that is was about time that I upload this. The tutorial is focusing on how to make the clay bead but i also mention the supplies needed for the whole project.
Tools I used for this project:
- dotting tool (it’s originally for nail art)
- Wooden skewer
- sewing needle or pin
- small knife
- Polymer clay
- Wooden beads
- Wet wipes
- Jewelry thread
- Jewelry lock
- Jump rings
- Earing jewelry pieces
- FIMO Glossy Varnish
- Create the color you want for your project by mixing different colored clay together. You need two colors for this project, one for the base and one for the decoration.
- Use a pasta machine or a rolling pin to make the clay thin.
- Cover the wooden beads with clay. There will most likely become air bubbles in the clay. Try to get them out by making holes with a needle.
- When you covered the bead evenly with clay use wet wipes to remove dust and other particles from the surface.
- Roll the second color of clay into lengths with your hands.
- Depending on how big you want your decoration on the bead to be divide the roll in desirable size. Roll each piece into preferably equal balls.
- Put the balls on the bead in whatever way you like, I wanted to create a flower shapes throughout the bead.
- Use the needle or dotting tool to pull out the balls and create more depth to the design.
- When you are content with your creation clean it very carefully with wet wipes.
- Then bake them in the oven according to the instructions on the package.
- After they are baked and cooled put the beads on sticks, wooden skewers or something similar and paint with glossy varnish. Let this dry according to the instructions on the jar.
- When the varnish has dried you can start to assemble the whole jewelry.
I wish you alla a good day, afternoon, evening, night or morning wherever you may be on this planet.
Now autumn is more or less here, many of the leaves have change to really glowing colors while some have fallen to the ground. Lately, as I maybe have told u before, my craft has been focused around clay. I enjoy doing various projects with clay but recently I have mostly spent my time doing jewelry. Never before had I made a bracelet only consisting of clay and that was something I really wanted to try, and so I did. I just have to tell you that it was not as easy as I thought it would be to make a clay bangle bracelet. The hardest part according to me was to keep the shape I created when I continued working with it. I tried different ways to make this part easier but I think it’s inevitable that the original shape changes after working with it a while.
With the first bangle I chose to create the base of the bracelet and then bake it in the oven. After the visit in the oven I decorated the bangle with clay and baked it again. So, I will tell you what was good and bad with this way. The good thing was that it did not change its shaped when I worked with it (after being baked). I could hold it without being afraid of making any marks on the clay. I had cleaned the base from dust particles and such, that sticks to the unbaked clay, with wet wipes before baking it. That was a good thing because then the base did not attract more dust while working with the decoration part. The bad thing with this way, was that the clay (for decoration) did not stick as easily to the baked clay as to unbaked clay.
With the second bangle bracelet I did the opposite to what’s described above. So, in this case I did not bake the base of the bracelet before I started to decorate it and this was a little more of a challenge. The shape changed during the time I worked with it and I had to handle it with more care than the first one. I used the wet wipes continuously this time. The decorating part was both easier and harder with this one. The clay could stick a lot easier to the unbaked clay but the shape of both the base and the decoration kept changing as I covered all the bangle.
The photos are of both the bangles that i decribed (purple, mint green) above and some others i made. I am also including a charm which counts as a clay jewelry as well. I did not use any glossy varnish for the jewelry this time.
I hope you all had a nice time and I wish you all a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.
This post is going to be focusing around a watercolor project I did some week ago, for my grandfather’s birthday. I don’t know if you remember but last year I decorated a box with clay for him and so I thought that he could get a painting this year instead. His birthday is in September and during this time it’s the biggest apple season where we live. Apples were therefore a suiting motive for this painting. So, I searched in my computer for photos of the fruit from my grandparent’s garden and I found a very pretty one. I took photos of the projects different steps so you all can see the rough sketch to a finished painting. I used Winsor & Newton, Schmincke and Van Gogh watercolors for the painting and paper from Cartiera Magnani. The outlines are made with Pigma Micron Fineliner, in different sizes.
I hope you all have a good evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this earth.
It’s been a really long time since I posted something, so I thought that it’s about time that I do it now. I have recently been making some jewelry and a photo frame in clay. I use Fimo polymer clay for most of my clay projects.
For this craft I used a ready jewelry base and different colors of Fimo clay. It took me quite a while to finish this one because of the small format and the details. I like to use glossy varnish to give the clay more life and depth.
The photo frame is made in the same way as my previous photo frame project. I used a store bought wooden frame and covered it with thin rolled out Fimo clay. Then I made the animals and scenery. This type of project usually takes me some days to make, if I don’t sit several hours in a row with it.
I hope you all have a good afternoon, evening, night, morning or day wherever you may be on this planet.