Tag: craft

FATHER’S DAY

 

Looking for a gift for Father’s Day?  We have a great range of reasonably priced tools available in our shop and on our website.  Not sure what they would like?  Why not get them a gift voucher, available in amounts of £10, £20, £50, £100 and £200.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great week.

Isobel

St Patrick’s Day

May the sun always shine on your windowpane, may a rainbow be certain to follow the rain. (Irish Blessing)

 

It’s St Patrick’s Day this weekend which conjures up images of leprechauns, pots of gold and shamrocks.  Well unfortunately we don’t have the leprechauns or the pots of gold but we do have the shamrocks in the shape of our shamrock disc cutter!

If you are planning a St Patrick’s Day celebration with children, these glue spreaders would be great for arts and crafts activities and the vibrant green colour would fit perfectly with the theme.

If you are celebrating St Patrick’s day have a great time and good luck finding the pot of gold, I may just raise a glass of Guinness myself to cheers the leprechauns who guard it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

PS We have lots of other shaped disc cutters available, follow the link and take a little look.

Seaglass

 

I spend a lot of my weekends up in County Durham and one of my favourite places to go is Seaham beach.  Until the 1920s Seaham had one of the largest glass bottle works in Britain and during its days of glass bottles production, any waste glass was dumped into the North Sea.  This glass regularly washes up on the beach with the tide and after years of being tumbled smooth by the waves it leaves these beautiful glass pebbles on the sand.  Every time I go for a walk along the beach I pick some up and as I now have quite a large collection and a little more free time I thought I’d have a go a making some jewellery with it.  I have been having a look for inspiration and techniques on Pinterest and Youtube.  I would also love any advice from any of our customers, so if any of you have tried this yourselves I’d love to hear from you or see your creations.

 

I’ll keep you posted how I get on.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Isobel

Gift Vouchers

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If you have a special someone to buy for who loves crafts or modelling or even just collects tools why not give them a Proops Brothers gift voucher. Vouchers are available to buy in denominations of £10, £20, £50, £100 or £200 and can be used as payment or part payment for any order placed online, by telephone or for items bought in our shop. So why not take the guess work out of trying to find something they really want or don’t already have and let them choose for themselves from our huge range of products.

Gift Voucher

Thanks for stopping by.

Isobel

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Macrame Halloween Projects

Autumn has arrived and with it colder days and darker evenings. It’s the perfect time of year to get cosy and crafty indoors and with Halloween approaching our thoughts here at Proops have turned to all things black and orange. Now I have to confess my macrame skills aren’t the best, but I did find these brilliant Halloween themed macramé crafts on macramelovers.com, along with lots of other ideas, patterns and tips for macrame projects.

Macrame Halloween jewelry from “This Year’s Dozen”

http://www.macramelovers.com/blog/macrame-knots/macrame-halloween-inspiration/

 

We have a range of different sized macrame rings available in our shop for all your macrame projects. We’d love to see what you make.

 

Have a great week and happy crafting.

Isobel

lizz1

 

Halloween Craft

Macrame Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spoon Stamping

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Metal stamping is often associated with jewellery making but recently here at Proops Brothers we have noticed an increasing trend in metal stamping on cutlery. Metal stamping, specifically on spoons, can be a great way of adding charm and uniqueness to your standard silver spoons and are becoming more popular to buy on sites such as Etsy.

Jessica Numbers inspired us to write this blog as we love the quirkiness of the products she creates. Why not have a look at her shop on Etsy, jessicaNdesigns, to get some inspiration; whether it is to make your own or to buy as a gift.

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