Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Dreaded Apology Post

I've been so busy busy busy that I haven't even been able to finish anything for a while =(

I do have two items to post very soon though, for a special someone's birthday, after the date has passed ;)

In the mean time, go check out Skip To My Lou, where I added two of my plastic heart melts to the ongoing Valentines Day crafts list!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

And Back To The Food

I made this bracelet sometime over the summer, and just thought of it along with my gummy bears and other foods charm bracelet:

Is there anything better to do with 10 year old fruit gummies? =P

Melt My Heart

Finally, a non food themed necklace!

It's made very similarly to the base of my Cookie Pendant, but with transparent beads of different colors, and less baking time (about 7 minutes on 275F)

And Valentines Day is coming up *hinthintnudgenudge* ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Water Bottle Bracelets

I'm very lucky to have small hands, which make them the perfect size for water bottle bangle bracelets!

It's a really cheap and easy way of making chunky bangles!
The first one is made with decoupaged tissue paper, and then more silver tissue paper with butterfly punch-outs.
The second is a piece of scrap fabric hot glued on, plus some gold pyramid studs. 

Other ideas:
Paint / nail polish
Decoupaged magazine
Yarn / string

If the water bottle is too small to fit, you could either cut a slit and make a cuff bracelet, or look for bigger water bottles (vitamin water?)

Have fun and be creative!


Yes, the food jewelry is still in :)

Polymer clay + gummy bears charm bracelet:

Cupcake, onigiri, mario mushrooms, and peas!

Also, conversation hearts:

Because they taste disgusting, but they're so cute!

Out of curiosity now, does anyone actually like the taste of convo hearts? Or are they just a classic because of the cute phrases? ;)

More bracelets to come very soon!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kawaii Flash Drive

Okay, I was going to post this tomorrow morning, but I just couldn't wait! Behold:

Yes, yes, cute, you say. But what's so great about a teddy bear? I'll tell you what's so great:

(No real animals were harmed in this creation) =]

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wearable Not Quite Edibles

I've been on a bit of an "edible" jewelry spree (see: sushi ring)

My latest piece in this collection.....

A heart shaped sugar cookie with sprinkles =]
The cookie is fake, but the sprinkles are the real deal! All varnished over and basically non-perishable to begin with though, so it's all good. Here's a tutorial to make your own:

  • Small cheap plastic beads in the color of your cookie (I used off white)
  • Oven safe cookie cutter
  • Sprinkles
  • Glue
  • Resin or Varnish

    Here we go:
    1. Put your oven safe cookie cutter on top of a sheet of aluminum foil on a baking tray, and fill it up with plastic beads. Make sure to cover the entire bottom at least, and dump in another layer or so if you want your cookie to be thicker. 
    2. Bake it in your oven until the beads are melted. You will have to fiddle with your oven settings (I had mine on 300F and broil on the second to top rack), so be sure to stand right next to your oven and watch it (or check very often) if you've never tried this before. 
    3. Once it's done, let it sit for a few minutes to cool and harden. When it's cool, it should pop right out of the cookie cutter. 
    4. Cover the areas you want sprinkles on with glue (I just used basic Elmer's white glue), and dump the sprinkles on.
    5. Wait until the glue is completely dry. Then take your resin and drizzle it over the sprinkles, making sure to cover them all, but not flood it, otherwise you might end up with a mess and color bleeding. 
    6. Wait some more for this to dry completely, and add a second coat of resin if necessary. 
    7. Attach a jump ring to the back with hot glue and wear with pride!

    Friday, January 1, 2010

    Bringing in the New Year...

    ...with an old classic:

    Ping pong ball + acrylic paint. Super easy to make your own, or even make it a kids' craft. 
    Now you too can be a Pokemon master ;)

    Hope you all had a great new year! Time to get some sleep =]