I’ve been busy in the garden over the Easter holidays. It was lovely to have some sunshine to work in, here’s hoping it will not be our only good weekend for a while!
My borders are now all neatly edged with our latest product, decorative top garden edging. The easy to install design made short work of my rough edges and being made from rigid plastic which contains a UV stabiliser, it means I don’t have to worry about cleaning and maintenance – a quick hose down every so often and they should look good for a long time. We have three colours available, black, terracotta and blue grey brick.
Spot my little photo bomber in this one, I didn’t even see her until I uploaded the photo – my little cat Freya was enjoying the good weather and my hard work!
We will have other designs available soon – this rope top style is currently in production and will be on our shelves soon so keep checking back.
Don’t forget we have lots of other gardening products available, pop over to our website and have a look in our DIY and gardening section.
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We’ve been getting crafty in Proops again and making some candles using our candle moulds. We get asked occasionally the best way to use the moulds to stop the wax leaking and the candle sticking, so I plan to put together a little video of the process (and to show you that experienced candle makers can get it wrong sometimes too, I may even post a little bloopers video of how not to do it).
I’m sure I’ve told you all before that I like to give something personal to my nearest and dearest for special occasions and I had a thought of using our push lid solid aluminium storage tins to make some scented tealight candles. These could be personalised with labels for birthdays, Christmas, Halloween or any other occasion you can think of and at £3.50 for a pack of three they won’t break the bank either. We will also be listing these in larger quantities. I plan on making some seasonal scented candles in them for my friends and family, personalised with some lovely individual labels for Christmas. Of course, you could customise these cute little pots for other gifts too – they are the perfect size for earrings or cufflinks. Have you used any of our products in a way which we haven’t thought of? We’d love to hear your ideas.
All our candle moulds are designed and made right here at our factory and our designer, Richard, has been working on some new candle mould designs for us, so keep checking the New Arrivals section or the Candle Mould section on the website for the latest designs.
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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.
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One of our customers sent us this image today. How great is that! Lots of our, I don’t want to upset anyone here with my choice of wording so shall I say, more mature customers remember visiting our shop on Tottenham Court Road back in the day with their fathers or brothers or uncles. Unfortunately we no longer have this item in stock – I doubt it would get passed by the Health and Safety crew – but we have lots of other great products and we still offer free postage today!
If anyone else has any memories of Proops in Tottenham Court Road or any old articles or adverts we’d love to receive them.
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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.
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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”
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.
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.
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?