A gift basket we’ve put together for a friend and her beautiful treasure, full of everything she’ll need; fluffy blankets, baby powders, wipes and bibs, carried to her on the wings of dainty lace butterflies…
2014 has arrived in glory! We certainly hope it brings joy, luck and prosperity to everyone!
The end of 2013 found us crafting gifts for our beloved family and friends. We didn’t really struggle to find the perfect gift for them, as they’re all dedicated craft lovers!
It’s been such an exciting summer! Some dear friends joined us at the workshop and among catching up, delicious Greek cuisine and long walks at the beach, they managed to inspire us for some more crafts with pebbles.
We let nature provide us with exquisite designs and created the most unique rings!
As with everything ”crafty”, you need three things: an idea, quality materials and patience. We were lucky in this case; our friends dropped the idea, nature always provides the best and we are famously patient crafters! For our rings we used concrete stain on the pebbles (it gives a good result, not too shiny), epoxy resin adhesive (binder and hardener mix) and chose cute and small (8-10 mm) silver-plated adjustable ring bases.
There’s more of course, pebbles can be used in the most imaginative ways…but more on that in Vol.3 of our posts on Crafting with Pebbles!
You know when you’ve got something useful but it just seems too simple, somewhat lacking in style?
We’ve had a big wooden box for a long time, took it everywhere to keep things safe within, to move stuff from place to place, even to store our numerous sheets of designs – secure but handy. We always thought though that it needed that little something to make it special.
Well, its time has come.
It wasn’t very hard to decide what to do with it – for the theme, at least, we were certain. When looking for inspiration, start with yourself! As we all are music lovers and we wanted our box to make a statement we could choose nothing but one of the most influential bands in history: oh yes, The Beatles. We took our time finding the right pictures, drawings and articles and got to business.
It was love at first sight with those two – we had to make something out of them!
Pebble door-stop with wooden beads
As they’re quite big, we lacquered them with stone varnish ( Berling‘s gives a great finish), added a few wooden and ceramic beads we made at the beginning of June and now use them as door-stops in our workshop.
Pebble door-stop with wooden and ceramic beads and hemp string
They would of course make great paper weights as well!