Saturday, April 30, 2011

My Eyeglasses cozy

It has been a while since I bought the book Sew Darn Cute from Jenny Ryan.
It's a lovely book with lots of fun beginners sewing projects.
I picked the eye glasses projects and will show you my steps.
Btw, this is not a tutorial..

1) I cut 1 rectangle of paper 19cm x 10cm for the exterior fabric nd for the lining fabric.

2)I wanted a padded cozy so I cut off 2 rectangles (19cm x 10cm) of polyfoam laminate flooring. This part wasn't mentioned in the book.

3) I cut off 4 cotton rectangles from an old curtain, 19cm x 10cm
4) I wanted a cozy with crochet flowers and handsewed them om the right side of 1 of the 4 rectangles.
5) This is how my sewing supply box looks likes .

6) sewing the flowers after ironing the rectangles...
7) I placed the exterior rectangles right side together and 1 polyfoam on top and sewed along three sides, leaving the top edge open.

8) I also sewed the lining -right sides together , 1 polyfoam rectangle on top sewing along three sides leaving the top open and turned right side out.

9) Then came the tricky part: I inserted the linig into the exterior of the cozy with right sides together, lining up the side seams, pinning the lining and the exterior together and tried to sew threw three layers -cotton - foam - cotton- leaving 5 cm open along one side for turning right side out.

10) I sewed the layers but couldnt turn the right side out, It was all too thick.

So I started over, made a 5 cm bigger cozy (19cm x 15cm) and watched how soreribsin made her own owl padded electronic device case.

Here is my own cozy:Instead of 1 opening in the liningpart on step 8 I left both sides (top and bottom) open. It's easier to turn the rigfht sides after the sewing part.

Next time I will try this project in the book again with fusible interfacing.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jewelry Sale Time!

Coupon code is "janidiscount20" for a discount of 20% on your order.
Take advantage of this limited time offer!

The discount of 20% has expired

Floral theme

Some floral necklaces.
I used dried flowers/plants to create these.

Green branches

Dried purple moss in pink

Blue version

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Playing around with ink and paint

Here are some new painted creations which I have been working on in the last week.
I used indian ink, colored resin and paint:

Four green leafs Resin necklace

Antique Brass Black Tree Resin necklace

Arent they smashing looking ?? :D
These and more are available in my shop.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Be creative: Antique style

I'm still working on a new jewelryline for my webshop: soon you will see the first bracelets and rings, completely made out of resin.
I'm pretty excited about the bracelets!!! :)
But first I want to show you some antique resin creations which I have been working on in the last week:

Antique Brass Rose Resin necklace

Antique Brass Dove Resin necklace

I just love how these pictures came out.
These and more are available in my shop.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

To bead or not to bead

I'm working on a new jewelryline for my webshop.
It's the first time for me working with beads, I normally dont work with beads but the resincabochon creation just needed some beads.

Antique Silver Metal Rose Resin necklace

Friday, April 1, 2011

April listings

I have about 30 - 40 (!!!) new creations ready to add in my shop so check back often in the first 2 weeks of april on my website

Glitter flowers resin necklace

Two birds in the blue sky

This necklace will be added in my shop later in the day.

Baby Girl resin necklace
A blue baby boy necklace version will be added pretty soon

These and many more are available at my shop