Sunday, June 22, 2014

Plum Blossom Hoody

I made this for my niece, the baby's mother.  I hope she likes it.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wasabi Romper

This is real, actual tie dye, at last.  I first dyed with the green (wasabi), then over dyed with teal and bound it with rubber bands. I wanted the green to predominate so binding before dyeing with the blue left a lot of the green showing.

This is an outfit for my great nephew who is just learning to walk. Won't he be cute ?

Oh, and a slightly larger T shirt for his adoring aunt.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Bud Ice Earrings

Just a tiny step aside to a beer can from a pop can.  This was easy as pie.  Just punch the circles, punch holes, and link together with an ear wire.  Just the thing for a trip to the bar.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Amethyst T Shirt

I've got a bunch of dyeables and a supply of dye so its dying time again.  This one is for me.

I mixed Plum Blossom and Amethyst in the same dye bath. The amethyst mostly took over and I'm happy  with the results. I'm using the low water immersion technique.  The variations are due to the t shirt being crumpled into a small container.
I have dyed spots on both arms and one colored finger.

Arizona Green Tea Necklace

This is the can that started me on the pop can series.  I love the graphics on it. The little blossoms against the blue-green background would make lovely art or a great wall paper.

This time I mounted the pop can pieces in bezels.  They look much more finished that way.
I got stuck on the larger bezels. The outside dimension is 3/4 inch. I thought 5/8 inches would work as the inner dimension. Nope. I had to cut them down by hand to make them fit.  I still have enough left from one can to make some more stuff.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Bamboo Tile Necklaces

You can find these bamboo tiles here and there. Mine are from a place mat where they were all strung together.  The tiles are about the same size as a domino and have two holes drilled top to bottom.
I decorated the tiles with paper or stickers and ran a narrow cord through the holes to make a pendant.  The only jewelry findings I needed were jump rings to hang the dangles.  Easy Peasy !

Monday, June 2, 2014

Matchbox Necklaces

I got this idea from a book quite awhile ago. Enhance a matchbox and wear it as a pendant.  An advantage is that a matchbox is soft cardboard that is easily manipulated with a paper punch or even a sewing needle.  To me, the most intriguing question is : what is in the matchbox ?  You can put in a special keepsake, image, or even a tiny booklet. Naturally, you don't wear it open, but the item is there, close to your heart.  I made one for myself with my Father's picture inside.