Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Pebeo Paints Jewellery Workshop

We had great fun at Saturday's workshop creating pendants with Pebeo "Fantasy" paints (Workshop was held at Resonate Arts House in Alloa) Here are the results

 The workshop in full swing!

 Experimenting paint effects on canvas, before creating the pendant

More Experiments

Pendant by Karen

The lilac and gold colours look beautiful together

It was a really fun workshop, and I hope to re-run it at some point. My next workshop at Resonate Arts House is on Saturday 4th August, 10 am till 12 noon. Wire wrapping techniques - Learn to create a "Pea Pod" style pendant. We will be using the "Herringbone" wrap to create a beautiful pendant (pictured below)

Workshop cost is £20, all tools and materials are supplied and you will leave with a lovely piece of jewellery to take home with you - and of course, new wire wrapping skills! To book a place contact Resonate on 01259 928014 or email 
We provide a whole host of creative classes at Resonate such as pottery, textiles, painting, photography - please like us on Facebook to be kept up to date with what is going on, just follow this link 

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Setting The Scene With Vintage Magazines

I love to spend my spare time looking for the unusual in charity shops and car boot sales (provided they dont start at 6am! which unfortunatley a lot of them do) I've had some lucky finds recently in the form of vintage magazines! I bought a huge pile of "The Tatler And Observer" from a local car boot sale, plus my favourite charity shop provided me with a "Woman's Outlook" from 1952! The last time I was up in Forres at the Logie Steading book shop I discovered two lovely vintage beauty magazines from the 1940s. I've started to use my magazines as a backdrop for my jewellery photography, some of the adverts in the magazines are great! I'm always on the look out and my collection keeps on growing. I also collect romance comics and annuals (mainly 1970s/80s) But I'll save that for a future blog post...

"Woman's Outlook" - sourced from my local charity shop

Advert detail from "The Tatler And Bystander"

Rebel Red! Really Exciting!

Yes, my pendants are "Hollywood's new fashion!"

These rose cabouchons will be made into earrings,
they look great with this vintage magazine background

Sunday, 1 July 2012

More decoupage wall storage

I've been at it again, creating more display for my wee things! Here is the display box that I made with the other side of my box (see previous post) I collect dolls and this made a perfect unit to display my mini Blythe dolls (and their pets!)

 Its impossible for me to decoupage without creating a mess!

 Detail - You've got to love 1970s romance comics!

The Blythes in their new home!