3. februar 2014

More candlesticks

These candlesticks are really addictive so here are some more that I have made lately.
They will be decorating my staircase until they find new owners. (My wall is a work in progress, I want it filed with a lot of random stuff so that it becomes a collage)

One is in blue and white with an chinese theme.

This one is also in blue and white with a touch of greyish beige. 

This one is a little more colorful burgundy red and green with the white. 

I like this trio in my staircase so I don't mind if they dont sell :)

27. januar 2014

Candlesitcks from repurposed china

I dont have my own workwshop so I have to use my livingroom or kitchen when I have a project going. But my china jewelery created a lot of dust when I cut the plates so I need to be outside for that. Norway is either very cold or very wet during the winter months so no more jewelery will be made until spring. That made me thing if there were other ways to upcycle cina and in a way tht wasnt as messy. Then I remembered some candlesticks from Anthropologi that I saw a few years back. I googled a little and found the picture again.

Inspired by this I started by going on a treasure hunt at my lokal thrift shops.

Then I spent a lot of tme trying out different combinations and when that was done I had to assemble the whole thing. I realised that the candlestick would become very heavy so just gluing would not be enough. So off to my local hardware store I went to get a metal pole to put i the middle for stabilisation.

Then I had to drill holes trough all the parts, cut the matall to desired lenght and then finish off with some glue.

My first attemt looks like this:

Its 60 cm tall in white and silver. Sadly I realised that noe of the parts had a little crack in it after assembly so I will keep this candlestick for my self.

The next two are a little shorter and they were given away as christmas presents.

9. desember 2013

Facebook competition

I've decided to have a little pre Christmas competition on my Facebook page. All you have to do is like my page and comment under the picture what gift you want. The plan is to announce one winner on monday December 16th, but if a lot of people participate there is high chance of me picking more than one. For more information and pictures you can follow the links below.

1: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/662246/
2: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/569127/
3: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/669231/
4: http://epla.no/handlaget/produkter/668520/

7. november 2013

Repurposed ties

I've had some old and colerful ties laying around for ages. I have tried several things with them but nothing really worked befor I got my hands on some flex frames. They were just the right size so I could turn the ties into small coin purses.

I love the bold and colerful pattens from the 70s

But after making these purses I have learnt to love the less colerful and more tradidional brown stripes as well.

To open you just squeeze the two sides togheter.

5. oktober 2013

Purses of reused material

Judging by the activity on my blog you might think not much creative work has been done by me lately. Luckily, that is not the case, I've just been to busy to get the things i have done online.

I'll start off by showing you some purses in various sizes suitable for many things.

 They are made for many different tings such as tablecloths, pillowcases, old tapestry, ribbons and more.The flat one has a strap that can be attached so that it can be used as a wrist clutch.

The two biggest ones are big enough to carry shampoo bottles and are lined with oilcloth so that they can be easily cleaned if something got spilled inside them. 

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