Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"You Learn"

You Learn
by Jorge Luis Borges

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,

And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning
And company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises,

And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,

And you learn to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn...
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure...

That you really are strong

And you really do have worth...

And you learn and learn...

With every good-bye you learn.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to Make Resin Mirror Charms

These are super adorable resin charms with mirrors on the back! It was an idea that randomly came to me while I was working on other resin pieces. I did a few experiments and they worked very well, so I wanted to share the method with everyone. If you know how to work with resin, this is very simple to make!

Here is a video tutorial on it! Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nightmare Before Christmas Tile

I love Nightmare Before Christmas! I've always loved it, ever since it first came out of the movie theater. I remember at the time, no one cared for the movie, but not until Disney bought it, the popularity skyrocketed!

I made a resin tile inspired by the movie and also this tile is part of my contest entry I'm planning to enter. I hand painted the image in layers to give a 3d effect. It's really hard to see in the photo, but it looks pretty cool in person! This piece was very difficult to make too since I had to redo the coating several times! I'm happy i was able to finish it because I had moments of wanting to give up! I hope you guys like it!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Finished Fawn!

Here is my finished crochet Fawn by Pepika! I made it for my little sister because today is her birthday! Yay! She is 21 and all grown up!

Anyway, I crammed last night finish making this and I finished around 1 am in the morning. I spent countless hours and I struggled a lot. I usually struggle with a new pattern, so there were times where I almost wanted to give up! But overall I think it turned out pretty good and most importantly, my baby sister LOVED it! So mission accomplished!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Resin Charms My Friend Made!

I purchased these super adorable resin charms from a friend I met on a craft facebook page. Mind you, I rarely buy resin pieces from people because I have the mentality of "why buy it when I can make it myself?" lol! Plus, the ones I have bought in the past were not made very well, so I just stopped buying them and started making them myself! But these are different! They are well made by a very talented girl named Angel. Here is the link to her shop! http://angelsresin.storenvy.com/ Definitely worth checking it out because she makes some awesome jewelry!

I just wanted to share these to the whole world because I love them so much! My favorite is definitely Stitch (genetic experiment 626)!
I also want to say I'm glad I met so many awesome people that I share the same passion with through facebook, blogspot, and youtube. Yay for internet!