Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Graduation is fast approaching and we're all getting ready to LEI THE GRADUATE ! We have a special guest joining us this season to demonstrate Deluxe Braided Ribbon Leis! Kalo creates beautiful leis with 4, 6, 8 and more ribbons! Keep it simple or change them into Money Leis! Join Kalo for a demonstration or for a small fee, sit & make one with her! Did you purchase our newest Lei Book, Volume IX? Check the Pearl City store calendar & join a class to create one of the beautiful leis....you may even be able to get your book autographed by one of the lei creators! We have classes and demonstrations scheduled for Straw Leis, Crochet Leis, Ribbon Leis and other Leis featured in our newest Lei Book!
Monday, March 21, 2011
To do this extremely easy project on your own, all you need is some spray paint in cool colors, a couple of different sizes of masking tape, a stencil, and a black poster or mat board.
The first thing you need to do is make a cool background for your stencil. I started by taping off some trendy stripes using the masking tape.
Simple right? The stencils make this awesome project so easy, I finished it in about 10 minutes. So if you're interested in trying out this technique, drop by our store for our "Rock Your Block Party" on Saturday, April 16th. We're going to be having a lot of fun with this project and a few other things like tye dieing, glass etching, alcohol inks, acrylic transfer...
Thanks for reading!
Puna @ Enchanted Lake
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
One of the trends we've been seeing are feathered accessories. We've got a nice selection of feathers at BFC so you can make a variety of different styles yourself. Shari came up with this design and even a free worksheet! I love how she added some bling with rhinestones and beads, you know me...I'm all about the bling!
The next pair are interchangeable earring that can be worn in 3 different ways. We'll show you how to make this with wire, beads, and tools...no premade findings because we show you how to do it yourself! We are even going to show you how to make a little card to display your earrings for gift giving. We've been having a great time with our demos so I hope you can stop by.
See ya later!
Lynn @ The Mapunapuna Bead Shop
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Tape transfer works best with glossy magazine images but you can use almost anything including scrap booking paper or images printed with an ink jet or laser printer. For my image I used a Cartier ad out of a wedding magazine. First, you need to place the packing tape on the image. You're only working with about two inches of tape so choose your area carefully.
Next, I cut out the image to make it easier to work with and used a bone folder to burnish the tape to the image. Make sure to burnish the whole image and watch out for any air bubbles. If you end up with a crease in the tape the transfer will still work but you'll also be able to see the crease.
The rose at the bottom of the card is the image I transferred from the magazine ad, but I also used this technique to make the "thank you" wording at the top. I've found that this technique comes in handy for making personalized sentiments or for when you need another size for your wording, sort of like customizable rub-ons. It also works well for putting images to paper which may not be appropriate, or the right size, to send through the printer.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Here's another great wood project but not just for the birds. You'll need a few supplies: wooden bird house, ceramcoat paints, grass punch, green cardstock, McGill punch, stylus and of course, birds.
Before we forget ... it's National Craft Month and to celebrate, here at Market City we'd like to personally invite you to our Make 'n Take Celebration on Saturday March 26 from 10am-2pm lots of demonstrations and make 'n takes (of course) a fun filled day, celebrating all the different crafts.
See ya 'all then.
Inspired by Coby K.
Posted by Chris
Friday, March 4, 2011
- The key chain was simple to make, just cut the image & pop it into the key chain.
- The post-it note holder is a bent acrylic frame with the image inserted & the post-it note adhered to the top.
- The magazine holder is an unfinished wood item that I painted & decoupaged the image to the front.
Now I can free up some of my wall space, but still be able to proudly display my daughter's artwork...
A hui hou....Trina