Recycled paper cufflinks
Well over the past two years I have been making jewellery and accessories for women, so I thought it was about time I did a range of mens accessories in the form of cufflinks.
The cufflinks were made by layering birthday cards and adding some art work to them and then glazing to protect the finished pieces.
I am reasonably pleased with the out come and the three pairs above are my favourite.
The next thing to do is to see if I get a favourable response or not. Fingers crossed.
I have enjoyed making them and think they would look dapper with a crisp white shirt.
There is no reason women could not wear these, but I don’t know if women can get blouses with cufflink cuffs.
Hope you like them
I finally got to finish the hidden faces skull plaques today. They have been made by using recycled cards, magazines, beads etc. I have hidden faces from famous paintings in them, which gives them a strange appearance.
I really like Frida Kahlo and the festival of Day of the Dead and decided to create these plaques. There is plenty room for improvement but as a staring point I think they are good and I can see where the improvements are needed if I intended to sell them.
I enjoy pottering around and love to make items from recycled bits and bobs. Here I have made a wall plaque using driftwood, recycled jewellery, cards, magazines and papers. I never start with a plan it just seems to evolve, sometimes my creations work, sometimes they don’t. But I always enjoy making things.
I liked the idea of hiding famous paintings within my work and picked portraits of some iconic women. You need to look to find them. I’m not saying these creations are good but they have inspired me to make some more, but I don’t know what I am going to do with them all when I finish.
I need to work on the quality and the finishing off of these plaques, the trouble is I get engrossed and sometime I don’t figure out how things are going to fit together. I am not too happy with the glazing, I used Modge Podge which sealed the plaques well but I wanted to use dimensional glue but because of the curved surface this was not an option.
I also wanted to make a macrame hanging but I don’t know how to macrame, so the finish is not brilliant. This is one of my problems I just go straight in without practising before hand, I just don’t enjoy reading instruction, and sometime I have to learn the hard way when things don’t work as well as I hope.
It’s all about the fun!!