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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