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Jewellery Club | Adventurer

Sunday, 28 August 2016
The time has come to reveal this months jewellery club! Whooo hooooo! This months theme was called 'Adventurer', naturally inspired by the great outdoors. I really enjoyed designing this month and wanted to continue a similar style from last month which is completely sold out. Anyway, let's take a look at the main listing image.

Super cute huh?! In this months package I created a large mountain necklace with crystal snow drop, adventurer shield brooch, some bear dangly earrings with pretty bows, a pair of teepee studs and a temporary tattoo set.

I decided to make the jewellery in birch laser engraved wood to give a natural outdoorsy finish. I had a little problem with the first load of wood as our local laser cutters accidentally done them all on MDF! So instead of letting them go to waste I decided to paint a couple of the mountains up and make cute little hanging pieces! Yay for cuteness!

By the time I got the wood I had just two days before dispatch day to hand paint 360 wooden pieces and package everything..... Q coffee.... I just about managed to get it all done on time and here is the final result....

How pretty are all of those wooden pieces?!? 

In this package you will find:
-Dainty silver birch wood necklace with crystal snowdrop (RRP £15)
-Birch wood teepee Stud Earrings (RRP £6)
-Statement Bear Earrings with Mint Satin Bow (RRP £7)
-Birch Adventurer Sheild Brooch (RRP £6)
-Adventurer Rockin Tattoo Transfers (RRP £5)
-A sprinkle of magic

This month was crazy! I think in the end my favourite piece was the mountain necklace. I even made an extra one for myself and have been wearing it pretty much every day! :D I'm so glad that I managed to get all the pieces made in birch wood as I think the little hand painted accents look fantastic! 

If you missed out on this month we still have a few more available over on Etsy here

The next theme will be donuts and will be available as usual on the 1st of September at 9am over on the jewellery club website here.


Daily Doodle - Illustrators Block!

Friday, 12 August 2016
A few months ago I received an awesome shiny new sketchbook from Ohh Deer in collaboration with Urban Outfitters! This amazing book is titled 'Daily Doodle'. The daily doodle book is basically an A-Z of drawing prompts. A fantastic idea for artists if you come across block! Here is what the book looks like.

I have been using the book as prompts for new possible ranges and I wanted to share with you some of the designs I have created inspired by this book.

I have also been turning the completed illustrations into stickers and sticking them into the book! :D Check out a couple of them below :) 

I really love this book and i'm super excited to fill it with loads of super cute colourful illustrations. The only downside is sometimes trying to squeeze all your art into one little triangle can be difficult! Hence I created colourful glossy stickers! :D 

You can find this book over on ohh deer here

What do you think of having a daily doodle sketchbook? Would you buy one?

Make Your Own Childrens Belt

Sunday, 7 August 2016
Yesterday I dusted off my sewing machine in order to make some things for our boys that have been on the list to do for quite some time now. Top of my list was to make a belt. Here is the completed belt....

Isn't it great?! To make one of these you will need:
-1m 1" printed grosgrain ribbon (I found mine here)
-1m of 2mm thick coordinating webbing, 1" (I found mine here)
-Coordinating thread
-Belt Buckle (I found mine here)

I managed to source all of these supplies from eBay but you should also find them at your local craft store/habadashery. So let's get started!

1.  First we need to secure the ribbon to the webbing. Hold this in place and sew using a topstitch close to the edge.

2.  See down both sides of the ribbon to secure.

3. Next we need to attach the belt buckle to the webbing...

4. Follow the instructions on your manufacturers packaging to attach the belt. Mine didn't come with any instructions so this is how I done mine... Insert the webbing through the little space near the teeth. I folded mine over so it would give the buckle something sturdy to sink the teeth into!

5. Next I covered up the buckle with a piece of felt and hammered the teeth down to secure. Test it by pulling it! It shouldn't come loose at all!

6. Lastly you need to finish off the other end of the webbing. To do this I used a little fray check along the edge. But also sewed a little box with a cross in it just in case!

And we are finished! Whoooo hoooo!

I'm planing to make loads more of these for my little ones! If you make one using my instructions be sure to tag @ or # houseofwonderland as i would love to see how it turned out!

Have a magical week!