Thank you to everyone that participated in the first ever Eclectic Handmade Creations giveaway last week. I greatly appreciate all the support and it feels fantastic to have an opportunity to give back to my amazing readers. I want to congratulate the giveaway winners!! (more…)
I know I said it over and over again in the last post Easter Gift Basket – Part 4, but I just have to say it again, a few more times. I love the adorable little felted eggs I made for my Easter Gift Basket. They are just so freaking cute! I love them so much that I don’t think they should just sit around or worse be packed away only to come out next Easter. These little cuties need to be shown off, loved, admired and utilised. I have created three different crafts that showcase these cute little eggs. So that would make it, Felted eggs 3 ways! How eggciting! (I bet you were starting to miss egg puns, given that Easter was a couple of weeks ago!) (more…)
A number of weeks ago, I wrote about my visits to the 2014 Craft and Quilting Fairs and at the Canberra fair, I attended a workshop on resin jewellery run by Beads N Crystals. Brisbane based, Beads N Crystals run all kinds of workshops and if their workshop at the fair is anything to go by, I’d love to try many more of their workshops, check them out if you are ever in the Brisbane area.
For a long time resin jewellery was one of those crafts that I had always wanted to try but never known how to do it or even what supplies I needed. It always seemed to be one of those really difficult crafts, but as I took my seat at the resin workshop I looked over to see three young girls that looked to be about 10 years old, I felt a little more confident. Surly if they let young children do the workshop it would be easier than I had imagined. I really needn’t have worried, it was so incredibly easy to do.
In the workshop we used a liquid gloss resin called Magic-Glos™. This particular resin required no mixing and is cured by exposure to UV light, either sunlight or UV light bulbs. We each made two necklace pendants using bezel settings for both, one with rice paper and clear resin and the other with resin and resin dye. Both results were beautiful and once they were cured under the UV light they were ready to wear. (more…)