This colorful advent calendar is made of 24 little drawer boxes. Material used is 1 mm matboard covered with colored paper and white die-cut numbers, also from matboard. I used the Sizzix ScoreBoards Candy Drawer die (designer Eileen Hull) and Word Play die (designer Tim Holtz). I like the ScoreBoards dies a lot because they are so versatile, it is absolutely inspiring. And you get fast and accurate results, since you don’t need to bother about measuring, scoring, hand-cutting…
The Halloween candy jars are finished and filled. I used Eileen Hull’s Sizzix ScoreBoards candy jar die – I like those very much because they are so versatile. I just embellished them with a black rosette, a fun Halloween sticker and some rubbed-on chalks.
When I started this necklace, it was supposed to become the “Arcs of the Alster Arcades” as in Elke Leonhardt-Raths marvelous book “Die Architektur der Perle“. Choice of beads rather resulted in an organic-looking Iguana claw design. I love it!
I love this design – it is simple and elegant and special.
- Miyuki Tila beads gold iris metallic
- Swarovski 4 mm bicones crystal vitrail
- Czech antique charlottes 11/0
- Toho 15/0 rocailles, crystal iris
- Miyuiki 8/0 galvanized silver rocailles (I substituted the Swarovski 3 mm Crystal Pearls the design called for).
Doing some beading lately. My latest addition is this necklace with pendant after a tutorial to be found here:
I just made two changes – I used tubular RAW instead of the crocheting (couldn’t figure out the crocheting part with 15/o rocailles) and I did without the tube around the pendant – I actually created it, but it looked to massive for me once I had attached it, so I removed it again.
I made these little 15 x 15 cm (approx. 6 x 6 inches) Blossfeldt “vignettes” and had them framed. They came out so beautifully … They are acrylic medium transfers. I finally found an even easier method involving inkjet transparency print: you just inkjet print your image on transparency foil and adhere to the surface you want it transferred to using an acrylic gel medium. Clean the edges and turn around; burnish with a bone folder or brayer. After a while (this part takes a bit of experimenting) remove the transparency.