Thursday

Red And Black Beauty

Hello friends,

Today I am going to showcase one of my most popular pair of earring. Most popular because I have already sold 5 pairs of it (a record in my case) ;). 
This is a pair which I created very randomly, and to my surprise, it became very famous. The pair is a combination of black and red, you can make any other combination too(red and pink or any other combination). 
So let's start with the step by step instructions.

Things you need:-

1. Quiling strips(any two colors of your choice)
2. Matching colored beads
3. Earring hooks and headpins
4. Rhinestones
5. Pliers
6. Fevibond/any other sticky material you usually use.

Steps:-

1. Make a circular loop with one color of quilling strips(black in my case). It should not be very big.
2. Now make it oval by pressing the loop.
3. Apply varnish and keep aside (i use American Satin clear varnish). You can use modge podge too.
4. Now make 3 small tight coils of the contrasting color(red in my case).
5. Now you have to place these three coils in triangular shape on one end of the oval formerly made. It will look something like this.



6. Fix them and apply varnish. Let it dry.
7. Make sure to apply double coating of the varnish with some time interval(so that it dries up completely). 
8. Let's add some more beauty to it. Take a normal sized bead and place it in a headpin with a hook at its end so that it is easy to hang.



9. Finally take an eyepin, pass through the other end of the oval with bead inside it. Attach an earring hook to it and you are done..!! :) 

Repeat the above steps to make the other earring. ;) You can add sparkle to make it more beautiful. :)

Here is the lovely pair of earring completed by me. Waiting for your reviews and do share what you create. :)





Monday

Bangle box

Hello friends,

Here I come up with one of my favorite and an old creation. This is a bangle box completely made out from trash around you. I am sure all the ladies here around will like this. Lets check it out what all you need and how to make this beautiful and useful creation.

Things Required:

1. Empty soft drink bottle.
2. Decorative paper(for decoration purposes)
3. White paper sheets.
4. Card stock
5. Glue, scissors/cutter


Let's Get Started:


Creating this bangle box is easy but needs some time to get ready. Here are the steps to follow to complete the BANGLE BOX. :)
Steps:-
1. Take an empty plastic bottle(perfectly round).
2. Cut the soft drink bottle in such a way that it is cut into 3 halves. You have to use the central long portion for the purpose.
3. So after cutting along the lines on the bottle, you will get 3 parts viz, the top portion with cap(triangular in shape), middle portion which is almost without curves and the last is the bottom part of the bottle.




4. For now, we will be using the middle part only. Cut the circular bottle from side to make a slit.
5. Starting from one side of the slit at a distance of around 8cm(more or less as per your need), make one more slit separating one part from the bottle.
6. Now you have two pieces. Cover the plastic with white paper sheet(or you can use foam to make it fluffy and soft).
7. Join the two parts with paper in such a way that they are easy to open and close.
8. Till it gets dried up, cut two circles of the same diameter as that of the bottle.
9. When the bottle covered with paper/foam is completely dry, fix the two circles at each end of the bottle(making larger portion of the bottle as the base).
10. Now decorate this base model with paper or any favorite fabric.


Bangle box closed


11. To make a lock, you have many options - Velcro, a button or anything you think is feasible. (Different people have different need and taste)
12. When it has been decorated, it is ready to be used.

Bangle box with bangles


Congratulations..!! you have done it. Open your box and place some nice colorful bangles in it. :)

Now, you must be thinking that the two remaining portions of the bottle are waste. No ways..!! It can be used in many ways, e.g. make a wind chime from the upper portion and use the bottom as serving bowl for candies etc. I have one more use which I use. I made a small container by fitting them together. I use it to store my colorful beads. :)



Do share with us your creations and new ideas. :)
Till then, keep crafting and enjoying. :)