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Archive for the ‘Handmade’ Category

Really? I’m back! DIY laser cut earrings

November 30th, 2015

A very long period has passed since my last post, but if you followed me you should probably know that in the last two years I’ve made the biggest and hardest diy project I’ve ever did, my beautiful son Giorgio. I thought that I would have time and energy for continuing my work here, but let’s face it, growing a child is a full time job 🙂 Now that he is one year old I have a little bit more time so here I am, with a new tutorial. In case you didn’t notice I’ve changed the name of my blog, not to start a brand new one but simply because during first months of motherhood I completely forgot about renewing the domain so I lost it 🙁 The tutaorial is very very simple, I fall in love with these earrings some time ago and now that it is almost Christmas I thought they could be a perfect gift for my friends.

The hardest part of this tutorial is not about the procedure but about the materials, it was very hard for me to find these wood laser earrings, here the link on Etsy to buy them, so it would be easier for you. Another difficult part is to find a very sticky scotch, you will need it to made a good work. Once you have all these and acrylic paint you are already to go, just use the scotch for making your patterns. These are the ones I choose. All these procedure is quite easy but requires a very secure hand 🙂

So here is the procedure in details:
1) Choose a pattern and keep it in mind, try to enhance all sections you want to paint and use the scotch to mark them, probably you will need to do it in more than one step.
2) Paint the section entirely, if you need more hands of paint you will need to wait.
3) Remove the scotch, and proceed to the next section, mark it with scotch and paint it.
4) Let everything dry and then finish the work with transparent painting. That’s it!

If you like it you can buy it on my Etsy shop

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Triangles {Diy necklace}

February 21st, 2014

To make this necklace you will need a thin gold chain and a gold-plated 0.8mm wire. First of all cut the chain to the right length for your neck, cut few pieces of gold thread from 3 to 7cm. Fold these pieces in half and roll every ends. Wedge them in the necklace, without an order and in a non-symmetrical way. To clsoe the necklace I’ve used a simple clasp. If you like you can still enrich the necklace using some charms but I liked it in this simple way.

Per fare questa collana avrete bisogno di una catena dorata sottile e di un filo dorato 0.8mm. Una volta tagliata la catena per una lunghezza giusta per il vostro collo, tagliate dei pezzetti di filo dorato dai 3 ai 7cm. Piegate questi pezzetti a metà e arrotolate le estremità. Fatto questo incastrateli nella collana, senza un ordine e accavallati in modo non simmetrico. Io ho chiuso con un semplice moschettone. Potete ancora arricchire la collana aggiungendo dei charms ma a me piaceva semplice in questo modo.

If you like it you can buy it on my Etsy shop

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Balcony garden {Diy}

February 11th, 2014

I love flowers, plants, herbs, I love them on my balcony to have them always fresh for my recipes. Today I show you a project to make sticks for recongnizing them. Those in the photo are well known and they do not need help to be idenitified but there are many, and many are similar to each other.

Io adoro i fiori, adoro le piante, e adoro le erbe aromatiche, adoro averle sul balcone per averle sempre fresche per le mie ricette. Oggi vi propongo un progetto per realizzare dei bastoncini per riconoscerle. Quelle nella foto sono molto note e non hanno certamente bisogno di aiuto per essere riconosciute m in antura ce ne sono moltissime e molte sono simili tra loro.

The project is very simple, the sticks are made of polymer clay with carved names, after being cooked I colored with nail polish in order to make the name more visible. I also thought of coloring the pots with acrylic colors, I love white color on terra cotta. So do not be unprepared next spring!

Il progetto è molto semplice, i bastoncini sono fatti di fimo con il nome inciso, dopo averle cotte le ho colorate con dello smalto in modo da rendere il nome più visibile. Ho pensato anche di colorare i vasi con dei colori acrilici, adoro il bianco con la terra cotta. Insomma non fatevi trovare impreparati la prossima primavera!

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