Saturday, August 27, 2011

Collar failed

The collar didn't came out as how I wanted it to be :(

I had a great idea in my mind, and I really thought it would work. but now I see the finished result, it really sucks!
The fabric was really a bitch to drag, but also to hem. The overlock looked shit, so I had to hide it, so I stitched a black ribbon over it, which made it really.. Suck.
Maybe some ruffles (in lace or tulle. tulle is cheaper for when I mess it up once again) would make it better, though I'm afraid it will wrinkle in the same bad way as it does now. If someone could help me out. It's really not sellable now. Anyway I was going to keep it for myself. But I want it to be better when I want to sell ever some of these.
Here are some photos. Sorry for the flash and bad lightening, it's evening and we have only orangish lights.

At daylight. I lay it good to look good

Evening photo, where I didn't lay it good to make it look good. I just lay it as how it is. The ribbon turns around in every direction. It drives me crazy! Maybe the ribbion is too stiff, however I don't think that any ribbon is super limp.

Maybe I should add roses to make it more interesting. but that doesn't solve my problem.


I really wanted to make the neckcorset (see previous blog) in lace. Now it seems that my plastic bones (I don't know where to find others) are too big for this. They are more then a centimeter whide. I'm not sure if this will work out, as I wanted to sew ribbon over it to hide them. So this is something to think about.

I'm also going to try something other today: collars. It's going to be in black-purple lace. Here is an example of the fabric:

I also made some chokers, but these are for later ;-)

And I'm also going to make some art brooches (hand painted ones)!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Neckcorset tryout!

Yesterday I was looking around on the net for some inspiration on chokers. My eyes fell on neck corsets! I knew I had somewhere a pattern of this, so I wanted to try it out.
I made a mock up of it in white fabric. It isn't well cut and well stitched, and I almost killed my machine! I hate that bitch!
I want to make now a beautiful version of it in lace. But I'm a bit stuck with the boning. I don't know how to do the boning channels. I'm going to work with (sew on)plastic though. I don't have metal + I think it's quite stiff for the neck. It's also not mean to be a real corset, but more something like a choker, but with more the style of a neck corset and a collar.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Finished the heart necklace

Yes, the heart necklace is finished!
The hearts seem to be popular, I think I'm going to make more of these, or other steampunkish things with fimo and cogs, but other forms (not sure what yet)
And now the sales are going a bit better, I feel more motivated to make new things. I can't have an empty store, isn't it? And i'm more sure that my jewels will be (ever) sold.
I'm also thinking about working with paypall, so I can accept orders from non-euro countries aswell, but I still don't get it completely. I'm going to ask a bit around first!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wip Commission

Laura commissioned me to make a steampunk heart necklace. She wanted it to be a bit bigger then the hairclips I make. It's +- 5cm. You can compare it with the hairclip laying next to it.
It's ready for baking now. After the baking, the painting starts. I also had to use some bigger clock parts. Now I must see that I don't bake it to hot! I don't want to be poisoned by fimo again.

Here is the heart, waiting to be put in be put in the oven. That's what I'm going to do now. I really should stop starting to work at night, while being lazy at day!

I also made a new necklace today. It's verry little and elegant.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Locker necklace

I made a new necklace. In the locker, there must come a little drawing or painting. It will be a rose or a castle, but I'm not sure yet.
But I'm not sure about the necklace itself. What do you think? My main problem are the wings. When one thing doesn't hang how it should hang, everything hangs wrong.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Materials arrived + new earrings!

Finally I got my material!
I made some new earrings. This pair is up for sale now:

I also made another pair, but I think I'm going to put them in a set, because they are not that big.

I also featured many great jewellery in my journal on Deviantart. Take a look at those great inspirations! Journal

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


I totally forgot to update!

My jewellery supplies haven't arrived yet. It drives me crazy, only a part of it arrived, which I find verry verry strange!

Meanwhile, I made a commission for Tasja and a pair of earrings, which is already sold to a friend.

I also made two drawings,

A commission:

(and blogger is really messing up the quality, so view the larger image by clicking!)

And one drawing for myself. It's an abandoned factory. The photo is taken by Marco-art
This is also the subject I want to work around next year at school. I love the atmosphere of abandoned buildings. But I'm a bit afraid to go in. Not ecause it will fall on my head, but because I will get caught by police, or I would find there junkies.. That idea scares me a bit. So I think I won't draw from life, but from (selfmade) photos.

I also find my way back to blending and collage making, which I'm not going to show here. Why? Because I can make a lot of them, and for those who don't know much about it, it's not really interesing. I joined a forum called RE-creation, there I post my work. Now I really feel like making websites aswell, but I can't change mine all the time. I changed one of my free download layouts on my website. I'm quite happy with the outcome. You can view and download it here