Thursday, October 14, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
This gorgeous miniature pendant is right up my street as I make them myself :) I love the choice of stamp featured on this vintage wooden scrabble tile. This crafter obviously knows what they are doing as it is not easy to get resin to do what you want when making these :) Check out Emma Louise's other stamp pendants here:
Loved this milk churn!! What a gorgeous colour and yes, so French!! This is a vintage item and would make a great umbrella stand or side table with a round piece of glass on the top. I am sure all you creative Folksiers could come up with other great uses for it too :) Available at:
I had a really hard time deciding what to feature from this shop which is brimming over with French inspired items. In fact I found it hard to resist buying up their entire stock!! Beautifully designed and crafted paper items from tags to journals - if you love decorative papers, stamping and ephemera in general you must take the time to browse Crafty Pagan's wares :)
This beautiful collage is 'to die for'. I love interior design and anything french and am an artist at heart so I cannot say enough in praise of this piece. Such talent! This collage is so understated in line and colour yet has a great movement and vibrancy about it. I love the furniture featured, I love the decorative wallpaper and the grey/blue tones. It is ridiculously reasonable, so snap it up quick. My only suggestion would be to frame this in a huge white frame with a white mount board and float the collage in the centre. Wish I had somewhere to hang it...
Last but not least another stunning picture. What a simple but effective idea for wall art. These butterflies are diecut out of vintage French ephemera and layered over one another for a 3D effect. Beautifully framed in a white box frame. There are lots of subjects and colours to choose from in this shop so hurry over...
That it is for this week. I have enjoyed browsing through Folksy and finding new favourite items and sellers. I shall certainly do so again.
Thanks for browsing :)
Thursday, October 7, 2010
They are printed on recycled white card and are blank on the back apart from my business details. I have just ordered another couple of hundred - one with my Paris image with green stamp and the other my Christmas image with the two singing angels on it. I am hoping these will sell well as Christmas cards with a difference :)
You can find the swallow postcards for sale here:
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
You can see the full range here: http://www.folksy.com/shops/IdeClaire
Friday, May 14, 2010
Here is the link so you can go there direct :)
http://twohiphippos.blogspot.com/ and go to the post 'Folksy Friday for May 14th.
These cufflinks are made from shrinkable plastic (remember shrinking crisp packets in the oven as a child - no - you missed out!!) and sealed under a glossy layer of resin. I intend to add many more designs to the range but here are a few more:-
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This time I didn't include one of my own items in the treasury, but I am sure you will agree that the items I chose are really beautiful :)
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Anyone with an Etsy account - whether you are a buyer or a seller can compile a treasury. However you have to be patient because the number of treasuries has to fall below a certain number before you can compile a new one. So when that magic number is reached you have to be quick off the mark because the window to make one is liturally a few seconds long! I have compiled many treasuries myself but unfortunately haven't kept a copy of any of them. Something I intend to do in the future, however I was featured in one last week which I think you will agree is stunning :) My item is bottom right - a set of Christmas notecards, which I really must remove from my shop as spring is just around the corner!!
If you want to see more beautiful collections check out this blog which features 8 new outstanding treasuries each Tuesday, selected by the blogger. I think you will agree they have fantastic taste :)
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
A similar happy accident led me to make my first pairs of earrings!! I had to source a small bead to seal onto the back of one of the settings I had ordered that was open on the reverse. I found some lovely rich brown walnut beads that turned out to a little thick for the purpose. Not wanted to waste anything I set to thinking how else I could use them. I ended up adhering my pictures to them and sealing them with resin and stringing them with some upcycled beads from a necklace of mine that had come unstrung. Hoping to add more designs to this range soon :)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
I have jump started 2010 with some new designs!! All my jewellery begins with the digital collages I create in Photostudio. I love the instant results without having to wait for paint or glue to dry.
I collect vintage ephemera - all digital of course: it saves clutter. My laptop is brimming over with libraries of images from backgrounds to objects to nature. Once I have selected the images I want to work with I open them in Photostudio and cut, paste, enhance, rotate and generally mess around with them until I like the end result. They then get printed, trimmed and glued onto or into anything that can be hang round a neck, from ears or in shirt sleeves!
My latest range uses cameo settings and bezels. The cameo settings are delicate and beautiful. Some are so delicate I have ordered glass domes to set in them to give them some weight and substance. The bronze bezels I found are big, chunky and look gorgeous with my images in them!! I have also just received some delicate wooden beads made from walnut that are oval and flat and perfect for making into earrings. I shall adhere images on them, seal them with resin and then hang glass beads or charms from them. Watch this space for when I have completed the first pair!