Having completed one item of jewellery and with another friend’s birthday imminent, I decided to make a pair of earrings.
This friend has a thing about Sunflowers.
As you can see, this time I used white shrink plastic of A6 size and drew two Sunflowers freehand, hoping they would come out roughly the same…
Once again, using my trusty Sharpies I coloured them in before cutting them out carefully.
I punched a hole in each one and cooked them for the required time. As you can see they shrunk significantly:
Finally I added some ear wires and attached them to a piece of card to make them look posh…
I have a house full of notebooks.
Ok that is a bit of an overstatement, but I certainly possess a lot of notebooks because I can’t resist buying them whether I need one right now or not PLUS I can’t let a free one pass me by.
Is there a word for stationery fetish? I am certainly suffering from it…
In a bid to save some money and use up my stock I had a good look through and decided that part of the reason I am not choosing to use some of them immediately is because they are not the most beautiful notebooks in the pile. I decided to give them a makeover!
I was using duct tape recently for another craft project and thought to myself, ‘ I know I could use a bit for this!’
Here are the results:
this one was hardback – I simply added a band of orange, some Sharpie patterns and orange paper ends inside.
This one I strengthened the cover of as it was just a paper front. On top of the weighting I used duct tape to go round the whole book – even over the spiral binding which I had covered with an old advertising leaflet. It still opens and shuts well and looks much more appealing!
I almost can’t wait for my current notebook to be finished 🙂
I have a thing about Shrink plastic.
My friend likes Peacock tail feathers and it was her birthday towards the end of last month, so I thought I would have a go at something I had been meaning to do for a while – Shrinkadink jewellery.
I sourced clear Shrinkies paper and drew a Peacock tail feather on to a piece roughly A5 in size, with my trusty sharpies.
After a stint in the oven, the feather was about 5cms long – perfect for a pendant.
I had also treated myself to some jewellery findings and pliers and had a lovely time making a necklace for the pendant.