Thursday 28 November 2013

Days of Christmas - Minion Ornaments

Hi Everyone,

Today, I'm starting the countdown to Christmas! I've made a conscious effort to craft more this Season... and to make them kid friendly crafts too...

Hence our Minions in Minutes!!!!

Basically what you will need are polystyrene balls painted yellow, googly eyes, black marker pen, silver paint pen and a black pipe cleaner (not pictured)

 I painted the polystyrene balls the night before and got the kids to help draw on the goggles and mouths and glue on the eyes. Cut the pipe cleaner into short pieces and stab directly into the ball (for the hair).
I added a small eyelet behind the hair for the twine to hang the ornament.
They're not perfect but they were so fun to make and I think they turned out pretty cute for a quick child friendly craft.

The kiddos are so excited and can't wait for the 1st to be able to hang their Minions on the tree.

This project took about 15 minutes (not including the drying time for the paint) and cost us nothing as we had all the supplies on hand... My kind of craft!!!

Stay tuned for more Days of Christmas....

Take Care




Wednesday 20 November 2013

Stacked Lampwork Pendants

Hey Everyone,

The craft market that I was so consumed by, is finally done and dusted and now I can get back to creating and crafty goodness and hopefully more regular posts!

Today I want to show off these Stacked Lampwork Pendants, I had so much fun making them and I wear mine literally ALL the time! I have the Floral Blue in my jewelry box...gorgeous beads!  

The lampwork glass beads are from the "Aqua Bella" range from Glass Treasures

These beads are turquoise mosaic stone rondelles (not lampwork) but I've included them as they are stacked too....just look at the beautiful colours...

 Pretty hard to choose, right? Which is your favourite?
They are so fun to wear too!
Take care



Sunday 3 November 2013

Bird Pendants

 Hey Everyone,

I am so busy making loads of new pieces in time for the Christmas Ladies Night Market on November 15th.

I just love this Japanese Bird themed pendant series that I came up with...they so deserved their own mini collection right?

 Stay tuned for more finished designs ;-)

Take care