Sometimes you want a particular element for a piece you’re working on and you can’t quite find what you’re looking for in the shops. Luckily, if you have an object that’s similar, you can make a mould and use casting resin to make a copy! Here are my five simple steps, using Siligum moulding paste … More How to use Casting Resin and Moulding Paste in 5 simple steps
I’m a firm believer in trying new things, and expanding any hobbies to include new techniques or approaches so they don’t become stale, so this month’s #Craftblogclub creative challenge, “A New Craft for the New Year”, was right up my alley. It centered around doing exactly that – either trying a new craft, or trying … More New Craft Skills for a New Year
I work at a local college among lots of other lovely creative people, and we recently had a staff exhibition to display all of the work that goes on outside of everyone’s normal day jobs. It ranged from illustration and textile design to photography, animation, fine art and ceramics. I hadn’t originally intended to put anything in for it, … More Icy Handmade On Display!
As I did last year, I took part in the Secret Santa for the #craftblogclub community. Last year I knitted a rice stitch neckwarmer, and received a beautiful beaded Christmas tree ornament. This year, I was tasked with making something for the very lovely Amanda, AKA @giftfrippery, who does marvellous gift wrapping, and I made her … More #Craftblogclub Secret Santa 2014