Sunday, 22 October 2017

My craft creations from september 2017






My craft creations from september 2017


As I mentioned in my previous post we have been busy in the past few months with chores in and around our home but in between I did manage to be creative. These are all my craft creations from September. I like making the greeting cards and those little paper craft  items, and this time I also managed to make a little paper craft item for Christmas. You can see all the images of my work when you follow the link below.


My craft creations from september 2017







Tuesday, 10 October 2017

My makes from August 2017






My makes from August 2017


I have been busy in the past few months with fitting in a new Kitchen in our home but in between I did manage to be creative. These are all my makes from August. I like making the greeting cards and those little paper craft  items, but this time I only had the chance to make a few greeting cards.
Most of them are for Birthday’s but I also made a few Christmas cards, some Sympathy cards and I even made a card for a friends wedding.
But enough of my rambling at the link below you can see all the photo's of my makes from August.



My makes from August 2017




Friday, 25 August 2017

Most of my recent activities


My recent activities





My recent activities


I know I haven’t been writing on my blog lately, mainly because I haven’t made many jewelry the past few months. I did however make a few greeting cards and a few boxes.
And because this is my blog I decided to include my paper crafting.
You can find all my late activities in 2 separate galleries one for the greeting cards and one for the boxes I have made so far.
Thanks to the Jewelry Artisans Community  1 of my recent activities where making a few jewelry pieces. By participating in the monthly challenges.
I made a few earrings for the latest of those challenges, I will post these photo’s on a later date
I’m working on and off to get all my new work into my galleries, for now I have this a small teaser for you.

To have a look at this teaser you can follow the link below.

Most of my recent activities








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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Tutorials - JAC Blog Carnival








Tutorials

Post one, review one, or tell us if and why or why not you like them

It is Blog Carnival time again at the Jewelry Artisans Community and this is the topic we have to write about for this month.
I can be very short about it, I love using them as starting point but mostly I change directions half way down.
I have made several jewelry pieces with the help of YouTube tutorials and for my paper craft I love using them as a starting point too.
I remember the early years when I started beading. There was no YouTube and all the creations I made I had to learn by trail and error.
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Tutorials - JAC Blog Carnival

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

My other hobby - Papercraft!






My other hobby – Papercraft!


For his months blog carnival for the Jewelry Artisans Community I can finally write about my other new found hobby. Papercraft!
I discovered it by accident. I saw a you tube a while ago and there was a lady from England making boxes from card stock.
But I already told you guys this story in a previous blogpost.
I started with making boxes but slowly also started to make greeting cards.
It is nice to give a handmade thank you card with a sale.
And it is easy for me now that when I need a greeting card I just take one out of my box, make an enveloppe that matches it and I’m done.  🙂
In this post I want to show you a few of the creations I made with paper for fun.
Some I custom made for a jewelry piece I sold or gave as a gift.
You can continue reading at the link below.

My Other Hobby - Papercraft!




Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Collaborations with other artists





Collaborations with other artists


Is this months blog carnival theme for the Jewelry Artisans Community and I have been breaking my head all month what to write.
I thought I never had collaborations with other crafters but I was wrong.
How could I forget about it.
The story is this: A few years ago my sister asked me if I could make some items related to Basset Hounds. I looked in my usual places for pendants or charms but couldn’t find any at that time.
Back then I was a member of a Dutch beading forum (which sadly doesn’t exist anymore) and on that forum was a lady (Biebs) who made little animal figurines from glass. So I ask ........

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Project I like to try this year






Project I like to try this year

For this months blog Carnival from the Jewelry Artisans Community we need to write about projects we like to try this year.
Well that’s a difficult one, because there are so many things I still have to learn and want to learn too.

I already started with one of them. Branding my jewelry designs and website. 😀
I always wanted to make my own packaging materials and it never was more then a nice piece of paper and ribbon as a gift wrap.

In December I saw a youtube channel  and blog from a lady in England who makes the cutest boxes and envelopes you can imagine.
So I tried to make some of the boxes........................  



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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Christmas Earrings - JAC December Challenge







Christmas Earrings
JAC December Challenge


It was challenge time again at the Jewelry Artisans Community and this is what we came up with.
To make something with Christmas colors and a design of your choice – you can go as simple or as complicated as you wish.
I first decided to make some christmas earrings. Now usually when ........... (read more at the link below)


Christmas Earrings - JAC December Challenge





Tuesday, 27 December 2016

2016 recap of this year



2016 recap of this year




For this months blog Carnival from the Jewelry Artisans Community we decided to write a 2016 recap post, so this time I will include the photo’s of all the challenge pieces we had this year.
First of I want to wish all of you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a healthy, productive and joyful 2017, may it bring you all that 2016 forgot.
So here are all my JAC challenge creations from this past year!
You can read all about it in the original post.




2016 recap of this year







Wednesday, 21 December 2016

End of Summer - JAC September Challenge






End Of Summer – JAC September Challenge


For September the Jewelry Artisans Community challenge was to make something that represents the End of Summer.
I am a tad bit behind with writing my posts about the challenges we have for the Jewelry Artisans Community and I will try to write 2 post in this week.
For september we reveived the image above as a guideline to create a jewelry piece.
I think we all succeeded very well, and even Caroline from the Crafty Chimp had some time to join us that month.
I will no longer keep you in suspense, here are all .....(continue reading at the link below)



End of Summer - JAC September Challenge






Wednesday, 30 November 2016

You know you are a beader ...........


You know you are a beader ……….. 






This post is for the blog carnival at the Jewelry Artisans Community and theme this month is: "You know you are a beader ………….. "

There are many things pointing you in that direction, for me it’s: Waking up in the middle of the night because I have […]




  You know you are a beader ...........





Monday, 31 October 2016

JAC - October Blog Carnival





JAC - October Blog Carnival

 

For October we were supposed to write an article for the monthly blog carnival.
We completely forgot to choose a theme for this months entry and we just remembered it when the month was good as over.


I forgot about the blog hop because I was working on the photo’s for my galleries and I had a show on the 16th, so in the week before I was sorting out all the pieces I wanted to bring and getting ready for the show. In the week after .................

You can continue reading at the link below.



JAC - October Blog Carnival

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Tools - JAC September Blog Carnival







Tools – 

JAC September Blog Carnival


This post is for the blog carnival (blog hop) at the Jewelry Artisans Community and it’s all about tools, the ones I have, the ones I use a lot, the ones I made myself or my hubby and those that are still on my wishlist.
I have a lot of tools that I bought and I still haven’t used them.
I bought a few drawplates years ago to draw wire trough to get different shaped wires.
I think I used them once or twice. So far I counted 3 bench vises, tons of pliers, a jewelers saw, a loom, a torch and so on.
You can read the complete story when you click on the link below




Tools - JAC September Blog Carnival