Hi! I'm Claire and this is my blog....... I am a Photographer and Graphic Designer who loves making pretty things, taking beautiful photographs and generally 'tinkering' around!

Here you will see samples of the art that I make from upcycled materials... I love bringing new life to something that would otherwise be discarded.

Hopefully I will be able to share all sorts of wonderful things with you all...Happy viewing xx
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

check it out...knitting needle bracelets!!

I have been wanting to do this for ages and finally found the needles and the time to make them in!!!

what do you think? I hope you like them as I have just gone and bought some more... and a crochet hook too!

see more creative loveliness here

Monday, March 19, 2012

upcycled jewellery

another look at some bright and beautiful upcycled jewellery

these are made with pieces of t shirt fabric and bits and pieces of beads and things!! All available to purchase here

DIY colour block footwear

This season colour is EVERYWHERE!!! If you walk into any shop you will be hit by a blinding aray of yellow, blue, red, orange pink and green.

I tried a pair of boots on ( similar to this)

 and loved them... looked at the price tag ($229) and put them back!! and then I had a thought..

I have a pair of black boots at home that I can dust off and add some bling!

heres how to do it its EASY PEASY!

take one pair of boots...

buy some glue and glitter....

cover the area that you want the glitter on with glue...sprinkle the glitter on ( I did a little bit first and rubbed it into the glue with my finger and then added more until I couldnt see the glue anymore)

wait overnight for it to dry, then cover the glitter area with another layer of glue (I did a thin layer) so that the glitter adheres to the shoe properly..wait until its completely dry (probably another night!) and...VOILA!

an old pair of boots with a new look!!! and it only cost about $5.00 ( and I have enough glue and glitter left to do about 4 other pairs!!!!)

I also got stuck into a pair of country road wedges that I bought at the seconds shop for $10 about 3 years ago...

 I bought some white and orange acrylic artists paint and just stuck some masking tape around the edges of where I wanted to paint. i did a coat of white, let it dry, then added 2 coats of the orange

I got my inspiration from these..

arent they gorgeous?... although I could never walk in them they look great.

Let me know what you think...I will be doing a pair of jeans dip dyed and acid washed next!

head over here for more creativity!