Friday, July 31, 2015

Sneak Peak of new items for next craft show... Part 1

Hello
I have been slowly building up stash of new products to sell at this year's craft shows. I normally do not show off what I am bringing. I recently got into paper beading and working with corrugated paper. Using pinterest and you tube has hooked me in certain new crafts and maybe a few of them will emerge in the next few months.  I am new at jewelry making so I have a lot to learn. If you or anyone are interested in any of the pieces below come out to the shows. You can find a list of  the shows if you click on the appearance tab on my blog. Hopefully I will see you at the next show.

 Back in December 2014 I swapped paper beads with another paper artist in the mail and these are those beads below. I finally assembled them into earrings.






The paper beads below are the paper beads I rolled and created and assembled into earrings and necklaces. The first set of pink and light blue earrings is made out of paper. Do you remember being in summer camp and using the plastic bracelets that kids use to make in summer camp that were the box square. I watched a tutorial on you tube and learned how to do it. The first set of earrings is the box square pattern weave.

























This is an owl made out of corrugated paper. I brought a kit at Michael's craft store after getting curious how to make items from this paper. I made several items and this is one of the items I made.




 This is a Hanukkah Menorah that I made out of quilling paper. It took four hours to create.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Several Completed Projects: Dolphin, Mother and Daughter, Bendy Card, and Altered Harley Altoid Tin.

Hello I have been real busy with health issues, craft projects for online swaps and clients, and preparing for craft shows. I will fill you in on my health issues in another posting along with items I am making for the upcoming craft shows.  Here is my latest work from May 2015 to July 2015. Click on any of the photos below and you may be able to see them in larger photos.  Enjoy viewing my work.

Paper Mache - Graduation Dolphin
A co-worker at work wanted a dolphin for a family member who was graduating with a Biology degree. It took over 8 hours to create this dolphin. I used the brown paper that comes in the boxes that is used for packing merchandise for shipping. We get tons of boxes with this brown paper and it just get thrown away. I re-use it for craft projects.  I used the acrylic paints to paint the dolphin after I paper mached the dolphin together with modge podge.  For the rolled up graduate degree that the dolphin is holding I used some of  a manila file folder.  June 2015











 Mother and Daughter Recycled Paper Dolls
A co-worker wanted me to create a doll made from rolled up newspaper and advertisements from the newspapers. The request was to create a mother and daughter with black hair (for an African American Theme) and then I added a rose with a butterfly. The the new owner plans on adding gold hoop earrings to the two dolls. This took over 10 hours to create. I got the inspiration from these dolls online that I think are really beautiful which helped me with ideas. https://www.pinterest.com/staceysmile/african-art-inspiration/
June 2015



Bendy Card: Birthday
I participated in a swap in a facebook group. I made this simple birthday card card. Here is a tutorial on how to make bendy cards. I would never send them in the mail since they would get squashed so easily. http://apathofpaper.blogspot.com/2011/09/inspired-stamps-sneak-peek.html
July 2015





Altered Altoid Tin: Harley Davidson Theme
The person who I saw swapping with through facebook is a fan of  Harley Davidson. I took the photos of her and Bad Ass Biker quote photo that came from her facebook page to decorate the tin.  I also created a Harley Davidson Store inside the tin. It took 2 or 3 hours to create. June 2015



Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Table set-ups for my mother and I at our last 2015 craft show.

 Hello
Here are photos of the table set-ups for my mother's table and my table at one of the past craft fairs we did together.  My mother sells homemade jams, jellies, pickles and relish. For the 2015 year she will be joining me at all the shows I do this year with a table next to me. If you come by you get to taste test all the items she is selling. They are all yummy and only $6 a jar. I am building and creating new inventory and adding brochures for teaching classes, a lawn sign to advertise my business name and more business cards. I will add those to the next craft show I do. Please check my appearances tab at the top of my blog to find out where we will be appearing for craft shows and where I will be teaching classes this year. i hope to see you at the next show.