Knick-knack

I like the little things and I’m addicted to details. When an year and a half ago I red some publications about “inches” (the little square pieces at 1×1 inch) I decided to try a variation of them.

Hm, poor me, I didn’t even suspect how passionating this job can be! πŸ™‚

The very first knick-knack pieces I’ve made was from cardboard squares (1*1 cm), the front part was stamped with the frog stamps of my daughter and sloppy colored. The back side was covered with tissue paper.

The second one is a flower embroidered on a fabric. I don’t remember how its back was made, but I suggest that there was a second square glued to hide the edges of the fabric.

As I said in the beginning to make aΒ  knick-knacks is very addictive job, so I wasn’t able πŸ˜‰ just to stop my experiments.

The next pieces are made from the rests of a picture that I used for a card. They are not square, but are even smaller than 1*1 cm. Almost the same is the story about the little fishes. πŸ™‚

And what about the embroidery on a cardboard? These are my favorite pieces! I just made holes on the card board and embroidered what came in my mind.

I don’t like quilling very much, but I tried it also for the knick-knack. As you can see on the picture I varnished very well the pieces to make them harder. And just to add splendor πŸ™‚ I glued a pieces on a handmade paper.

The finished pieces are good to be used in a different projects. They fit to zippers, bracelets, pendants, cards, gift boxes etc.

These are made only from paper, now I’m experimenting to make a fabric and button ones.

Happy crafting, friends!

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Paper beads out of napkins

This is a video tutorial that I made last summer for Janice Mae and her Paper beads blog.

Making jewelry from paper is one of my favorites, so I’ll talk about it more in the future.

Watch the video and do not hesitate to ask questions if you have any.
Happy crafting!

Blue sun or yellow star

“Hey, mama, look what I found! It looks like a sun, but it’s a star, isn’t – it?”

Or it’s just a photo that shows the hand of my daughter. She holds a pair of paper earrings made from me. πŸ˜€