Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just some Fun Things to Look At

Isn’t this fabulous?  creates these with an assortment of materials, paper, fibre, lids, paint and a whole heap of recycled stuff that he forms into circles. I love it. There’s not much info on his site, but if you go here there’s more examples of his work.

The humble milk crate becomes trendy furniture.

milk crate seat

milk crate chair

There’s even a cool light fitting, more info here.

Now this would be a fun light to have in a children's play room.

capsule light

capsule close up 

Capsules filled with tiny toys.

And some fun things to do with left over t shirt fabric.

T shirt necklaces 

Instructions here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OOH-OOH, OOOOH, I’m on Fire

The title sung with your best Bruce Springsteen voice.

This is what my feet look like………


…….and this is what they feel like.

Ugly feet

In-grown toe nail surgery. All very unglamorous and rather annoying because I’m supposed to be resting with my feet up, which means there’s not a lot I can do. And my podiatrist is going straight to hell for telling falsehoods…..she said it wouldn’t hurt, well the actual surgery didn’t but now they are throbbing somewhat and it’s a chore to get from the recliner chair to the kitchen to make coffee, or go to the toilet. I’m I site, I have pair of DH’s old stretched socks on and slip on sandals and I’m hobbling around like a little old lady.

Hopefully by the weekend I’ll come good.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I’m a Design Team Member

Facebook is great place to find long lost friends. A couple of weeks ago as I was perusing facebook I found Mel again. Mel used to work at my local Scrap Book store (it’s since closed) and was always a sweet and helpful person when I went in looking for things. Carmen and I also took a couple of mixed media classes with Mel and I’m sure she dreaded it when she knew we were both in her class, we tended to be a bit disruptive at times. So when she left we lost touch, despite the fact we only live a couple of suburbs away from each other.

So not only was I excited to find her but super excited when I discovered she is making and selling silicon moulds. I love moulds for my clay work and I’m always on the look out for new ones. Off I went to her blog and Etsy store “Moulds by Mel’ to investigate further and then messaged her with a couple of questions.
I noticed that she had started a design team with two very talented scrapbookers Jenny Burns and Tina Dalton. Well I just unashamedly and without any embarrassment or humiliation begged to be on her design team offering up my jewelery designs using her moulds. Well, what could the poor girl do but take pity on me and say yes.
Friday my first moulds arrived in the mail and Mel very generously popped in a couple of extras.


I’ve only had a chance for a quick play with some scrap clay and I love them already. Other things got in the way of me being creative with these moulds. Like this……..


…….yes my birthday. I turned 59 on Saturday, the last year of my fifties. So if 40 is the old age of youth and 50 is the youth of old age what the heck will 60 be.

Front Page.

My orange neon necklace made the front page of this morning.


The theme is Purple and Orange finds. I guess the neon just jumped out at the selectors…….it is very bright I have to admit. Go and take a peak at the other items because they are all gorgeous.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I’d rather wear one on my head than on my tooth, but that’s what’s happening tomorrow, a date with the dentist.

So the last day or two I’ve been playing with neon clay and made some necklaces, I’ve also got some beads in the oven in readiness for a bracelet.
I’ve listed these in my madeit store.

So after all these really bright colours I made something a bit more subdued.


A mid grey pendant, textured and highlighted with pan pastels using Paynes Grey colour. It’s one of my favourite colours, sort of a mix of dark blue, with smoky dark purple undertones. The beads are howlite and I finished it off with some decorative chain.


This one is listed in my store too.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Macramé Bracelet

Remember these?

   macrame bracelet

Over the weekend I experimented, with kitchen string, got quite muddled and kept forgetting which side to start from until I eventually worked it out.


I’m glad I started with string because there was a lot of unpicking and cuss words spoken. So once I worked out the pattern correctly I used some black waxed linen thread and a brass disc that I had in my stash of stuff.


Not that happy with it although my square knots look pretty good. The beads I used were the only ones I had that have a big enough hole to thread the two middle anchor threads through and they are not really to my liking. Small beads with big holes work best. But I have lots of ideas for this particular style of bracelet and hopefully in the coming days I’ll have some exciting news to reveal and this type of bracelet will figure large in it. I’m also going to experiment with a slightly thicker cord to see how that effects the over all look.

Stay tuned!

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