Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yey!! RockyBeads Published!!:)

My 2011 ended with a bang!!!:) Thank you so much to Australian Beading Magazine for publishing my tutorial!! This year is really the best!! So many good things happened and I can't thank God enough! 

During the first few weeks we arrived here in Sydney, I came across Australian beading Mag in the library (I think I mentioned it in one of my posts before). There was a Reader's Gallery part in the magazine. So I decided to submit a pic of my previous work  and wished that I could win the $100 (worth of beading materials) but I got more than what I wanted! The very nice editor, Kelly, liked what I made and asked me if I can write a tutorial and get published (who wouldn't want that, right?!). So I said yes even though I have  never ever written a tutorial! haha It was indeed a challenge!! With the help of my very smart husband (he helped me a lot especially in thinking of the appropriate words lol!), I finished it before the deadline! So here it is..

I can't wait for 2012. More tutorials to come!:)

3 more days to go...Happy New Year everyone!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Desk Organizer...

Merry Christmas everyone!! 

And to end my December Challenge, 
I made a desk organizer for someone who loves to paint..where she can put her paintbrushes, pencils etc..:) 

Here it is: 

I painted it with antique gold and copper acrylic paints and also lined the inside of the box with felt.

I think this would be my last project for this year.:)

So many wonderful things happened in 2011! 
I really am so thankful and grateful to the Almighty for everything! 
Let's not forget that He is the reason for this season! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!! :) 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Card Case...

The business cards that I ordered had a freebie! A metal case..something that I can design with clay! Played with some of my canes and this is what I made. I think I'll be changing the design every now and then. lol!:D

I'm making some stuff for my etsy shop! Pls watch out for the new ones! 

Have a good week everyone!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Ornaments..

I finished making some ornaments for our Christmas tree. It's going to be our first Christmas here in Sydney. Though I will miss celebrating with my family back in the Philippines (with all the delicious food and neverending parties), I'm a bit excited to plan how we will celebrate it here. :) 

First in my plans is to make handmade ornaments that Liam would love! I accomplished that and here they are...

pic by marlon 

pic by marlon

pic by marlon 

The little blue whale was Liam's request. :D
(I based some of the animals on the work of  ClayQts of Etsy)

I also made some poisenttia flowers out of felt. They are very easy to make. 

Here's how I made them: 

 Prepare your green, white, cream and red felt.

I made a circular base where I attached all the parts. 

Cut your petals. (just make a cardboard pattern so that all your petals will have the same size)

Cut your pointy leaves. (just also make a cardboard pattern for the leaf)

Sew them all together and put some gold beads in the middle and Ta-dah! Finished! :)

I'm excited to decorate the tree with Marlon and Liam! 

For next week, I'll be making a handmade jewelry box. :)

Have a good weekend everyone! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stroppel Cane Challenge..

This was my November Challenge, to create jewelry using the Stroppel Cane Technique. Sadly, I was only able to make 2 pieces instead of 4. As you can remember, I made Brooches to kick off the challenge. And now to conclude it, here's what I made...

I really had fun making the necklace, so I made another one with the usual flower design that I make! Here it is..

They still need a bit of tweaking here and there just to avoid the flowers to turn over. I'll post this soon in my Etsy shop. Hope someone will give them a nice home! Expect more of these kind of necklaces soon!

For December, I think the challenge will be making handmade gifts for Christmas. I also challenge myself to make ornaments for our tree!

Have a happy weekend everyone!!

(thanks to my hubby for the wonderful pics!)

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