Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mini Sewing Machine

 DIY Mini Sewing Machine Jewelry Container made of cold porcelain clay

Materials needed for this project:

1.  Cold porcelain Clay + Soft Clay (optional)
2.  Acrylic Paint (black, silver & grey)
3.  A few Tooth Picks
4.  Thread of any color (1 ft)

Shape the Mini Sewing Machine, join the parts together and insert the tooth picks as shown

.... and you're ready to paint

tips - Put the clay model on a flat surface like the cover of some plastic container for easier handling.
         After painting it black, use a tooth pick to paint the gold design.  

Use a metal container of the right size to fit the clay model and prepare the decorations as shown

Perfect cute container for keeping my favorite crystal bracelets

and as a decorative item

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Macrame Bracelet

I have these jade beads for quite sometime now and I didn't know what to do with them until I saw some Macrame bracelet at a store recently. Since Mother's Day is around the corner, I thought it would be nice to do a tutorial on this, just for this occasion.

Materials Needed

I'm using the thicker thread but there are many sizes available and you can get them cheaper from the hardware store and here are some example of the various beads you can use as a clasp for the bracelet and of course, some nice beads.

Start with 3 pieces 3 ft long thread and tie a knot using the center thread and start tying the knots.  Notice the alternate placing of the thread as shown.  This is to prevent it from twisting to one side.

String the beads using the center thread and continue knotting until finish and leave an
approximated allowance for the clasp as shown below.

Knotting The Clasp

Include a Gift Packaging to Make it Look Nicer

Create with Any Other Materials

I created these in two colors and attach a rose quartz to one but the other, I have yet to decide.  You can attach any number of trinkets or pendants to it and be as creative as you like and the ideas can be limitless.  

A Rose Quartz Macrame Bracelet

A Rose Quartz Macrame Bracelet with a different Kind of Clasp.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Recycled Denim Bags

Bags of different shapes and sizes made from recycled denim, mostly old jeans.

The Valentine Clutch

The Clutch with the easy to adjust strap

The carry all Mini Bag

The Chic Sling Bag

The carry across the shoulder Clutch

Marble Cat Ring Holder

This cat is made from cold porcelain. I am using the marble here as weight so as to hold the cat figurine upright.

The cat stays upright when rings are placed around its tail.  I am using a regular size, plain white marble here but you can try it out with any color or designed marble that you have and it will still turn out fine.

Cat with Blue Marble

I used a light pink color nail varnish and Sharpie pens for this Cat Ring Holder