Monthly Archives: April 2012

A Literally Green Idea

Like most good DIYers, I’m all about recycling. If I can make something pretty at the same time (and do it quickly), all the better. So when I ran across this seed starter idea over at Made, I was immediately taken.  All you need is some shredded recycled paper, flower seeds, cookie cutters, and water. In a nutshell, you take shredded paper (I think newspaper would look really great) and wet it down, put it into cookie cutters (or just roll into a ball), and then sprinkle seeds on top. After the shapes dry, just plant them and watch them grow!

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Draped out of Tape: Incredible Masking Tape Dress

Over at Burda Style, there are pictures of a stunning dress made out of masking tape. Esther Boller created the dress using interfacing, a zipper, and more than 17 rolls of masking tape. The dress took over 80 hours to create and won a National Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Of the dress, she said:

“I made this dress for the Scholastic Art and Writing competition. It’s made completely out of masking tape and let me just tell you that it was a bit of a sticky situation (haha pardon the pun, but I just couldn’t help myself). I was inspired by architecture and an empty butterfly chrysalis.”

You can read the entire interview with Boller about the dress here.

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Ingenious Shadow Paintings

I just stumbled across an art installation (the first one below), which blew my mind. With a little research I found that the artist is Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan. He makes “shadow paintings” by using ordinary objects and background lighting. The results are stunning.

Shadow and light "painting"

"Crisis HAHA"

"Plastic Portrait"

Wow

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First Post. . .

I never know how to start these things. In a nutshell, I’m have a penchant for jewelry design and making pretty things. This blog will serve as my catalogue of inspiration. I will also be posting anything that I find pretty, inventive, clever, or just downright cool. In the meantime, allow me to plug my Etsy shop, Sunny Raven Designs (which I will be doing quite frequently). Here are a few of my favorite pieces for springtime:

Dusty Pink Rose Ring

Dusty Pink Rose Ring

sunny garden necklace

Sunny Garden Necklace

blue and cream garden hair pin trio

Blue and Cream Garden Hair Pin Trio

pink and lilac west german flower choker

Pink and Lilac West German Flower Choker

a chain of flowers in blue

A Chain of Flower in Blue Bracelet

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