Thursday, December 30, 2010
My first maroon and pink colored adorable lined zipper pouch - 4"x 3"
It took me a day .... to make it and it's farrrr from perfect but me = proud :D
Sunday, December 26, 2010
And I've worked with pieces of broken glass for the first time.Why cast glass in resin, it's because of the effect :) see for yourself
These necklaces and more are available at my shop
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Feather in Resin
These two new necklaces are available in my Etsy shop and in the next couple of days I will list some more items I've been working on.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I'm sick and tired of paying fees on Etsy everytime I'm listing new items or renew stuff and I always wanted my own webshop so I'm hoping to finish it one of these days and present it to you all :)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
It was 1 of my better treasuries and this one went straight to the frontpage :)
All this time I thought that only a select group of curators could make it into the frontpage but I got it wrong, so take a look:
Now I will definetely make some more theme-treasuries
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
... admire the mini notebook (Samsung n130) that I bought yesterday with the sewing machine
... turning the lightweight notebook on
... checking the emails
... and having an etsy sale again
Hooorayy!, It' s my thirth sale this month and I can't wait to have sales every day :D
Monday, September 13, 2010
Multifunctional sewing machine. 14 stitches: straight, overlock, stretch, decorative, four step buttonhole. The JR1012 is such an easy machine to use, great for anyone who is thinking about taking up sewing for the first time.I haven't tried it yet, I have no table space for it:( but I'll write some updates about this machine very soon.
Ideal for scrapbooking - technique that allows to decorate photos, postcards, calendars etc.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
[ ] the dark
[ ] staying single forever
[ ] being a parent
[ ] giving birth
[ ] being myself in front of others
[ ] open spaces
[ ] closed spaces
[ ] heights
[ ] dogs
[ ] birds
[ ] fish
[ ] spiders
[ ] flowers or other plants
[ ] being touched
[ ] fire
[x] deep water
[ ] snakes
[ ] silk
[ ] the ocean
[ ] success
[ ] thunder/lightning
[ ] frogs/toads
[ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
[ ] boyfriends/girlfriends mom
[ ] rats
[ ] jumping from high places
[ ] snow
[ ] rain
[ ] wind
[ ] crossing hanging bridges
[x] death (If you don't fear The Death, you must be in pain or you are fearless)
[ ] heaven
[x] being robbed
[ ] falling
[ ] clown
[ ] dolls
[ ] large crowds of people
[ ] men
[ ] women
[x] having great responsibilities
[x] doctors, including dentists
[ ] tornadoes
[x] incurable diseases
[ ] sharks
[ ] Friday the 13th
[ ] poverty
[ ] Halloween
[ ] school
[ ] trains
[ ] odd numbers
[ ] even numbers
[ ] being alone
[x] becoming blind
[x] becoming deaf
[ ] growing up
[x] creepy noises in the night
[ ] bee stings
[ ] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
[ ] needles
[ ] dinosaurs
[ ] the welcome mat
[ ] high speed
[x] throwing up
[ ] falling in love
[ ] super secrets
Total : 14
If you get more than 30, I strongly recommend some counseling
If you get more than 20, you’re paranoid
If you get 10-20, you are normal
If you get 10 or less, you’re fearless
Yeah , I'm normal ... they say >;)
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I am happy with it, it's firm and it smells very orange.
The holes don't bother me this first time but I think I know what caused the holes: blending in the essential oil while it was already thickened.
So next time I will watch this while making green colored 4 oil soap with eucalyptus, my favorite smell.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I bought two books about soap making:
Soapmaking the natural way: 45 Melt-And-Pour Recipes Using Herbs, Flowers & Essential Oils from Rebecca Ittner
In this book it's about making soap with melt and pour soap - glycerine soap.
Soap maker's workshop from dr. Robert S. and Katherina J. McDaniel
But I wanted to make lye soap first and used a recipe from this book: Basic four-oil soap.
What you need:
Gloves ,protective glasses, a blender, measuring cups, a scale , thermometers, lye, a silicone very flexible mould , butters and oils.
I used some wooden stirrsticks (for the lye) and some spoons for the oils.
214.28 grams coconut oil
71.42 grams olive oil
200 grams soybean oil
171.42 grams palm oil
88 grams lye
239 grams water
It's perfect for my 1000 grams soap mould.
First I measured the butters and oils in a cup and heated it in the microwave.
In the meantime I put my gloves on and measured the water and poured the lye in the cup made out of glass. While stirring it you can feel how hot it gets.
After it became translucent I put a thermometer in the cup: 90 degrees!
Now you have to wait untill the temperature is like 50 degrees in both cups and the mixing and blending can begin. I poured the lye solution into the cup with oils and started to blend with the blender. It takes a couple of minutes before you can see the "trace" in the cup while blending and if you see it it's time to pour some essential oil drops in it. I choose orange essential oil, because of the yellow orange color of the soap.
But mixing the oil while it's thickened is hard, the next time I just pour the fragrance before mixing the oils.
Tadaa, the result:
I placed a plastic bag over the top of the mould and covered it with towels to cure.In a couple of days I will take the soap out of the mould and take some new pictures.
It takes 3-6 weeks before you can use the soap; first the lye has to come out.
It's fun making soap, it doenst take long only the cleaning process is less funny. But I will definitely make some more soap in the future !
Monday, August 30, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Here are the first 4:
A Strawberry tiny bottle
Green flowers in resin.
That's it for now. I've set up some goals for the next month: I want 100 beautiful listed items in my shop. And in the end of the year 200 :) .. and thats also my limit.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
And it'n not because my Leo pendant is included in this one or that my sign is Leo but the whole picture with different items fits together perfectly!
I like the colors golden orange, yellow and red in it, It makes this treasury complete:
Thx Fairyfolk for creating this treasury.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
and I have to say that the paintings aren't perfect yet but I'm getting there :D
An apple, a tree and a mountain landscape
I especially like the tree and the details in it, the beginning is there :)
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Remember I talked about failures on creating my own scrabble tiles ? Well this is the final result after sanding and polishing. I hate doing it but love the way how it shines and it's smoothness after the proces.
I work with polyester resin and the difference between epoxy and polyester is: polyester keeps its shinyness while epoxy resin always looks dull after sanding and polishing.
Also this pendant is available on my shop
Crushed resin pieces in resin :
I like the way you can look threw this pendant with the looks of pieces of fruit in it. This pendant is an example of one of my other resin creation "failures". Although, it wasn't really a failure but I just didn't know what to do with the 3 layers of colored resin shaped as a bubble cabochon. So I smashed the thing and I recreated a new pendant.
And it's available at my shop
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Turn the mold upside down so the resin part faces the table. Take a heat gun and move it all over the back and sides of the mold. Pick up the mold and slam it against the surface of the table a couple of times. The resin piece will inch it's way out of the mold. The heat from the heating tool constricts the resin which allows it to slide out of the mold. It really works!"
I also heard of putting the mould a couple if minutes in the fridge.
Could putting the ring in a glass of water help ?
1 hour later
finally , I popped it out with a knife , no scratching :D
Monday, August 2, 2010
They were an eyecatcher and neat to see. So I bought some siliconrubber and some scrabble tiles. I wanted to make my own resin tiles and my own mould. But I wasn't happy with the results.
I hate sanding and I had to sand a lot before these tiles would look like how I wanted them to look: smoothly and shiny. So I made a couple of them but left them for another purpose in the future.
The fun thing about resin is , it doesn't matter if a project fails, with the failures you can always make other funny things. And I did:
I still hate sanding but they look just fine by me with the combination of colors.
It was a fun experience but they are not pendant worthy :)