i have a few more pending orders then everything will be back to normal and i can start accepting mto's again, yey! but i can't finish them yet kasi im still waiting for my new clays to arrive.. double yey! so in the meantime i made some new ready to ship items. i'm not eally big on food and cupcakes and icecream charms.. wala akong flair to make them cute enough hahah but over the weekend, i got inspired by some books and sites i found and managed to make some charms that, at least to me, are adorable ^_^ i love the hot chocolate mugs.. and the oreo keycharm i made for my brother... or myself, it depends haha
the mini cookie jar pendants (with the cookies and wafer sticks) are not for sale -yet- i'll be sending those to someplace else ^_^
Just a little info on the floral headbands I just posted. A lot of people have been asking about them saying they look so pretty and dainty but wonder why they're priced differently than most headbands out in the market, so I wanted to give you guys a little peek into what actually goes into making these pretty floral pieces :)
I begin by making the petal canes I will use to make flowers. I usually make them by batches so i always have several canes with the same color scheme.
When I've made enough canes, i cut very thin slices from these petal canes and make the flowers by hand, building each flower petal by petal.
And when I've made enough flowers I assemble them and lay them out on a brass finish headband base and bake the whole shebang in the oven. The whole process ( from making canes to baking to post-curing processes) takes about two days. yep. Two days.
So although they do cost more than your average headband, you're sure that each piece is unique and made with lov…
I was in a caning mood today but before making more, i knew i had to sort through the mess of canes i've accumulated over the years. i've been meaning to sort them out since a lot of them have become too hard or they just don't go with my designs anymore.
i threw a lot onto the scrap pile, a few i kept, while the other i set
aside to make into usable kaleidoscope canes
some canes i tried softening up by dunking them in
hot water for a couple of minutes. i needed them soft so they wont
break when i make them into kaleidoscope canes.
quite a few went into this cane
covered it with a striped sheet i had lying around from when i made the peacock feather cane.
not my current palette, but it's a happy looking cane so i'm giving it away instead :)
i really loved how the first cane i did using this improvised technique turned out
(the black and white one)
so i decided to make more of it in a different palette of colors. that reminds me, i need to make ano…