Projects using Recycled Paper Beads created with the Paperlathe from Gina B Silkworks

I am getting really excited. Gina is launching her next book in the Total Trimmings Series today – all about tassels. I literally squealed with delight when my copy arrived. I have had so much fun helping out with samples ready for the shows on Hochanda TV starting today (at 6 and 8pm), more shows tomorrow (9am, 1pm and 5pm).

Watch live on Freeview Channel 85 (UK) or online via their website at www.Hochanda.com

In addition to the book Gina will be launching a great bundle (One Day Special offer) including the Paperlathe system with a brand new Companion CD enabling you to make so many wonderful shapes for tassel tops, mixed media and bead making. Whether you like soft crafts, mixed media or jewellery making you will love it. The small tassel board is great for making mini tassels suitable for both trimmings and for jewellery.

Check Gina’s Facebook page for some examples of the Paperlathe shapes and wonderful tassels in the new book.

Here is a sneak peek at just some of the samples I made with recycled wrapping paper beads.

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The Paperlathe system provides hundreds of different shapes and the new Companion CD provides even more possibilities with more tassel tops, fabulous stands (fab for mixed media – great shapes for box feet etc. too) and more bead shapes too for jewellery and embellishing.

The macrame projects were made with the help of Gina’s Total Trimmings Book 2 (Decorative Knotting).

Lots more to share with you soon x.

Release of Paperlathe and New Tassel Making Book from Gina B Silkworks

 

I am getting really excited. Gina is launching her next book in the Total Trimmings Series today – all about tassels. I literally squealed with delight when my copy arrived. I have had so much fun helping out with samples ready for the shows on Hochanda TV starting today (at 6 and 8pm), more shows tomorrow (9am, 1pm and 5pm).

Watch live on Freeview Channel 85 (UK) or online via their website at www.Hochanda.com

In addition to the book Gina will be launching a great bundle (One Day Special offer) including the Paperlathe system with a brand new Companion CD enabling you to make so many wonderful shapes for tassel tops, mixed media and bead making. Whether you like soft crafts, mixed media or jewellery making you will love it. The small tassel board is great for making mini tassels suitable for both trimmings and for jewellery.

Check Gina’s Facebook page for some examples of the Paperlathe shapes and wonderful tassels in the new book.

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Here are some of the shapes that I made from the original Paperlathe system. I created the beads using recycled wrapping paper. Coating them with varnish or clear embossing powders seals them and makes them more robust, finishing them with a lovely gloss shine.

The Paperlathe system provides hundreds of different shapes and the new Companion CD provides even more possibilities with more tassel tops, fabulous stands (fab for mixed media – great shapes for box feet etc. too) and more bead shapes too for jewellery and embellishing.

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Delighted with these made with recycled wrapping papers. They will look even better once varnished.

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More recycled papers.

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These look great in just plain wrapping paper. Just one layer of gloss varnish looks fab.

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More stunners. I just love how the patterned papers work out.

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I love how these turned out – they look a little oriental. Just need to add some varnish to finish.

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Really pleased with my first attempts. These are now ready for covering and making tassel tops. I printed them onto the back of recycled copier paper – I love any opportunity to recycle waste.

I have been busy making lots of samples for the shows and will share more finished work soon xxx.

Ganutell Flowers on Hochanda TV today from Gina B Silkworks

Two great shows on Hochanda TV today from Gina Barrett (Freeview Channel 85 or watch catch up online from their website www.hochanda.com).

 

The first show was at mid day today (Sunday 31st March) with the Ganutell flowers (to watch catch up you can select the TV Schedule and pick the show to watch from there). At 4pm there will be a Teneriffe Lace show.

 

I used the Pretty Posy (pink version) Kit to make two variations of this necklace (using extra thread and wire from my stash). One I hung on a vintage brass chain, the other I created a wirework collar with vintage brass effect coated copper wire and beads. I will blog more details of how I created them soon.

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I also had a lot of fun making flowers from the Ganutell Country Flowers Book.

I made a lovely poppy brooch for remembrance.

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I had a lot of fun creating a fairy door with lovely floral garden. I used various Powertex media and recycled packaging to create this and will blog more details later for you.

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Finally I made a floral Dream Catcher wreath.

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Floral Bangle created with Ribbon Ruching Flower Combs

Good morning. Gina Barrett (Gina-B Silkworks) had some great shows on Hochanda TV on Sunday (17th March 2019). The first show was with the FAB ribbon flower ruching tools. If you missed it they do keep the video up online (https://www.hochanda.com/) for a couple of weeks (go to TV schedule, select Sun 17th Mar – click watch button next to show listing).

These are fantastic tools for quickly marking out ribbon with a variety of ruching patterns. Simply stitch along the marked lines and gather to create gorgeous ruched trims and flowers. Gina has also put up a Flower Comb instructional video on her YouTube Channel so you can see how the Flower Combs work.

The combs can also be used to mark out stitching guide lines for quilting, pleating and smocking designs too.

I have had so much fun creating samples for the show and have lots to share over the next few days.

Woven Floral Bangle with Ribbon Ruched Flower

To create the woven bangle I used the Beadalon Bangle Weaver Tool (Beads Direct), recycled sari silk strips, monofilament and a few beads.

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I have already blogged full instructions on using the bangle weaver tool.

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I used the Rococo Flower Comb set (Gina B Silkworks) to create the satin ribbon flower embellishment; ribbons varying in width from 15mm to 3.5cm. The flower centre was finished with microbeads and a pearl cabochon, glued in place with Fevicryl (glue designed to stick beads and gems to fabric).

Off to write up blogs for my other samples. Back soon xxx.

YouTube demo uploaded for Hishikazari Dragon Boats

Well I have finally done it – my first video demo on YouTube – eek. I am showing the new tool from Gina which enables you to create the little Japanese hanging decorations (Hishikazari – Dragon Boats). I have shown how to wrap them with thread and also how to treat them with Powertex if you want to make them more robust and use them in key rings, jewellery or bag charms etc.

 

I have a lot of Tech still to learn with video making – but here is a start to my new ventures on YouTube: – Video Link to Hishikazari demo.

 

I will blog and share a range of my finished projects soon x.

Art Deco Birthday Card and Gift Box

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Good evening. I created this special card for a friend along with a co-ordinating decorative box. I made the earrings using some lovely sterling silver and amber droppers. I simply attached them to some pretty silver ball stud findings.

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I rarely use ready made toppers and printed papers so this is a bit of a change for me. The card is definitely a statement at around 26cm wide and 23cm high. The side panels fold forward like a screen panel. The background papers and toppers are from an Art Deco themed paper crafting magazine (Debbie Moore). The fern and floral embellishments were created with dies from Tattered Lace, and the side panels created with screen panel dies from Tonic. No inkpads or stamping used on this one, however I did have to add a little extra bling with glitter glue (tee hee).

Simple Feather Jewellery created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of jewellery pieces created with the ‘I Shall Be Your Wings’ stamp set from Chocolate Baroque.

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My first project is a pair of sparkly feather earrings and presentation card.

Materials

  • I Shall Be Your Wings stamp set
  • Decorative card blank approx. 16 X 11cm (white inkable card)
  • Inkpads: Archival (Jet Black) and dye based multi-coloured (Kaleidoscope Caribbean Sea)
  • Stickles (Crystal) and cerise pink glitter glue (Pinflair – suitable for multi surfaces)
  • Alcohol ink pen (pale pink)
  • Organza ribbon and ready-made ribbon rose (pink)
  • Set of silver plated earring hooks and fine cord end crimps
  • Angelina Fibre mix (greens and blues) and Angelina Film
  • Faux gems (green) and Gemtac glue
  • Domestic or craft iron (warm setting) and baking parchment
  • Jewellery making pliers (flat or snipe nosed)

Making the presentation card

  1. The card blank was coloured by blending multi-coloured ink in from the edges with a sponge. The surface was then lightly spritzed with water and blotted with tissue to create texture.
  2. The feathers were then stamped with rainbow ink and the sentiment with Archival. A little clear glitter glue was added for sparkle. The sentiment was coloured with alcohol ink pen.
  3. Two small holes were punched to hold earrings. Finished with ribbon and fabric rose.

 

Making the Earrings

  1. The feather stamp was inked with Archival ink. A sandwich of Angelina Film and Fibres (2 sheets of film with fibre between) was laid onto the inked stamp. This was covered with a sheet of baking parchment and a warm iron was pressed down onto the sandwich to fuse. When cool the fused sparkly sheet was peeled away from the stamp surface and the feathers cut out.
  2. Small crimps were used to attach the feathers to earring hooks.
  3. Faux gems were glued in place with Gemtac glue (formulated for sticking gems or beads to fabrics) and extra sparkle added with cerise glitter glue.

 

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My second project is a pretty feather pendant on a long chain.

Materials

  • I Shall Be Your Wings stamp set
  • Semi translucent shrink plastic
  • Archival Inkpad (Jet Black)
  • Alcohol markers (green and pink)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (Silver)
  • Heat gun and non-stick mat
  • Recycled necklace chain and Celtic pendant dropper (from my stash)
  • Silver plated jump rings
  • Jewellery making pliers (flat or snipe nosed)

Making the feather pendant

  1. The feathers were stamped onto shrink plastic with Archival Ink and cut out. A small hole was punched into the tops for hanging. The backs were coloured with alcohol ink pens.
  2. The feathers were then shrunk using a heat gun.
  3. The colouring on the feather backs looked a bit messy. Being a longer pendant the back is likely to show so I coated the backs with silver gilding wax to finish.
  4. The feathers were then added to the decorative pendant dropper using jump rings and the pendant hung on a long chain.

 

I really enjoyed making these simple jewellery pieces. Happy stamping, Anne x.

Sneak Peek Chocolate Baroque back on Hochanda TV Tomorrow

Good morning. I have had a lot of fun creating samples ready for Chocolate Baroque – back on Hochanda TV tomorrow (Tues 8am and 2pm – Freeview Channel 85).

 

Here is a sneak peek.

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