Category: Home Ideas

Turn your house into a home. Ideas to help you create your dream home. Handmade signs, home made candles, beautiful quilting and delicate furnishings. The little touches can be the most thought after in our homes. Create your space and be inspired. Mi casa, es su casa.

The Different Types and Uses of Jewellery Pliers.

Jewellery Pliers! There’s such a huge range to choose, with a variety of different uses. Emma at Make and Fable posted a great tutorial to explain the different types and styles of pliers. Make sure to show her site site some love and check out some of her other posts if you find this helpful.

Which jewellery making pliers do I need

There is an every increasing amount of different pliers available to help you in your jewellery making exploits, but when starting out, which do you really need?

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Reclaiming wooden furniture with fire!

How many old horrible dressing tables, coffee tables and other old fashioned pieces of furniture do you have lying around? Personally, I haven’t one… But I know where to pick one up! (Runs to the charity shop).

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What a great idea. Kendra Ochal from Buffalo, NY creates her furniture with heart and soul. “Everything you see is me. Love it or hate it; it’s every feeling and emotion poured into each item made”. Her shop KengCreations on Etsy has lots of wonderful creations to explore through. She also takes custom orders.

Why not upgrade one of your own awful old dressers to give your room a new lease of life?

What you’ll need:

  • Pyrography Kit, with 14 different tips for different shading and burning techniques.
  • An old piece of wooden furniture.
  • A Pencil, for the first draft (Unless you’re awesome and can do it by eye).

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Wax Paper Transferring.

Free hand is great, and we have seen some amazing bone burning and wood burning styles that wow us. But if your new to this, transferring your designs onto your wood to work around can be an easy way to keep your pattern/picture tidy.

We found a great tutorial from Unexpected Elegance on how to flip, and then transfer an image using wax paper and an ink jet printer. Give it a try, then let us know how you got on!

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