Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blue crystal and glass bead hoop earrings

Monday, October 1, 2012

Freebie!-original sketch

Want something for card making.

Click here to get this beautiful sketch for free! !

Thursday, September 13, 2012

25 online sites to sell handmade items

Selling handmade stuff online is one of the best ways to start a small business . The challenge is to find best websites to start selling.
After a bit of research I could list some sites .They are as below for Australian artisians )

The same list is also published in chinni abhi.wordpress .com which is another blog of mine
Hope this helps

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

3 easy steps to make own earrings

HI all ,
 Today I am going to show you a very easy way to make your own earrings.The method so simple that you can make a  pair of earrings  under 15 mins ( or even less) if you are good in handling tools

I call it the bead ,hoop and link method

STep 1 : Take a head pin, based on the length of the head pin we can insert 1 to 3 or max 4 beads into the head pin .In the pic below i have used a head pin which can accomodate 3 beads.

Step 2 : Leave enough free length of the head pin such that we can make a loop .Use your jewelry pliers to bend the head pin (last free length bit) to a right angle .then holding the tip of the bent ,make the loop
as shown below

Step 3 :
Now link this dangling piece to a ear hook
as shown below

easy peasy ! isnt it!

There you go one easy way to make handmade jewelry .

This is the most common way and also more versatile to make handmade earrings .

Again inserting too many beads into single head pin may not be ideal too.

The same method can be used in various combination of bead types ,colors .The earrings made thus will look more grogeous whenever bead caps or metallic spacers are used.

I would love to add pics to this blog but i just havent had them ready. I will do it soon enough :)


Monday, August 6, 2012

Card making ideas - Few simple ways to try

Making handmade  greeting cards is fun and very addictive .Not very complicated either .You must be thinking that I am going to tell various techniques that one can use to make greeting cards .Well actually  - kind of yes and kind of no

Although the following are the various techniques 

• Embossing
• Quilling
• Parchment paper
• Iris folding
• Origami folding
• Stamping
• Die cuts
• Stencils Etc and so on on .

I wanted to give very simple card making ideas :

1. Combine techniques : Merge any 2 techniques and see how you card comes out..

For eg :  Make a card topper  using the stamping method and  see how that card will look on embossed card or use quilled paper shapes around the topper as a border .

2. Draw and color : One can create simple card toppers by just drawing /tracing an image from magazines / activity books /.paper .etc .

3. Create in different colors : Say you make one card which you think is a winner then recreate the same one in different colors using different pattern paper

4. Cut outs : Do you have any gift bags lying around that you are about throw away ??check again , It can be used for pattern paper or stickers . Cut out images and shapes to have own stickers. Same can be applied to old greeting cards , magazines,gift wrap paper etc .Wherever you can see an image .

5. Digital picture : this is also called Digital embellishments .Take a print of the image and use the same to make your card.Google is best repository of images .Please be aware of copy rights!

6. Doodles : Very similar to idea #2 above but one need not draw very accurate or actual picture .Even doodles can be used in card making. Simple pens ,gel pens , fine liner pens  can be used to doodle .Doodle while you watch TV or while travelling .

There you go , a few ideas for card making .These are very simple techniques to make the main "image "section of the  card.Once that is done ,designing the greeting card becomes very easy .

Have fun!
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Card making idea # 1 - Simple 'Congratulations' cars


Lincraft store had this massive and attractive Sale which ofcourse I could not resist.That's when and where I purchased few beautiful stamps.I must say these clear stamps were really really beautiful . The very night before I forgot my ideas I made this simple "Congratulations" card Instructions:

Step 1 : White card ( I have pre cut card making it easier.) IF you don't have precut card ,the cut off 6inches by 8inches card stock (white).
Fold into exactly half along the longer length giving th 6 X 4 inch card

Step 2 : I have this red back ground paper with light glitter effect .I am not sure of what type of paper .Hence I will call it the background paper.
   I cut a rectangle piece of  background paper  5.5inches by 3.5 inches  .Keep this on aside.

Step 3 : I cut another rectangle piece of paper which is slightly smaller than the red background paper .For the below stamping use this piece.

Step 4 : I used the clear stamp that I bought from lincraft to stamp the smaller white paper  at the right hand bottom corner .

Step 5  : once the stamped image is nice and dry , I colored it using the water color pencils . Then pasted the red rhinestone /bling in the center

Step 6 : Then I used another clear sentiment stamp of "Congratulations"  in the center of the paper .. Leave it to dry .

Step 7 : Back to the card stock that we made in step one .,I pasted the red background paper on the card stock ,Once my stamped images were dry,I finished the card by pasting the smaller white paper on red background paper .

That's all .!! Is that not a simple idea??!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pink pearl and crystal hoop earrings

These gorgeous pink hoop earrings are designed with pink glass pearls, metallic brown crystals, antique silver toned bead caps, glass beads.

These earrings measure app 2 inches in length and are about an inch wide.

These earrings are for sale for only $5 AUD.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wired pink glass lampwork earrings

Apart from saying that these are latest addition, I want to add that these are unique too.
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Sunday, March 11, 2012

These are specially designed earrings in 2 different ways First the black seed beads are beaded around and into the blue acrylic bead . Second - The blue bead is now inserted into designed eye pin along with silver toned spacer bead and white glass pearl . The last but not least the ear hook is attached to make this beautiful dangle earrings 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Rubber stamped and quilled greeting card

This is my latest hand made card.

This card is again made using 2 different techniques
1. Rubber stamping : the butterfly on the top has been stamped with gold ink and has been outlined with black liner penww
2. Quilling : there is a bit of quiling done too - to do the pattern on the bottom of the card.

This card is 6X4 inches in measurement an This card is again made using 2 different techniques
1. Rubber stamping : the butterfly on the top has been stamped with gold ink and has been outlined with black liner pen
2. Quilling : there is a bit of quiling done too - to do the pattern on the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Beading - myl latest interest

I know I have not been writing much in my blog recently
Really sorry for that! I hope to reconnect with my blog friends here again :)

What I have been doing lately ??
Well I was exploring a bit and learning about beading recently .I found so much information and instructions , tutorials ,patterns - lots of them online .
As usual it became me latest interest (addiction ! Should I say ) .I just love doing beading now ..
It is fun! Absolutely love it

Here is one of my latest items ..
Beaded and wired together - I merged 2 techniques of jewelry making to make this pair of earrings . Please do leave some feedback /opinions /critics anything

Red and green glass beaded dangle earrings

I will be so looking forward for your comments :)