Month: December 2018

Etsy Shop Haul

After the iamacrylic workshop yesterday, I popped along to the shopping centre in Bristol to a popup Etsy shop (Thanks to Etsy Made Bristol). So great to see a mix of local crafts all in one place! I would love to be able to have the money and ability to one day have a shop in Bath where I can sell local makers items. I really think it would do well and there are so many amazing creators in and around Bath! Alas, with the rents that the council charge, this dream would only become reality with a lottery win I feel.

Anyway… onto what I picked up from the shop!

 

Okay, so the cheeseboard I actually purchased from iamacrylic after completing the workshop. I’ve always wanted this necklace because, well, it’s a cheeseboard, what’s not to love!

Next up is a lovely sewing coaster made by Fiona Clabon Illustration. I plan to give this to my nan for her craft room for Christmas. I should of bought one for myself too really…

And finally… an awesome David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust necklace by YayRaeFlay. As soon as I saw it on it’s display in the shop I just had to own it! A great mix of wood and acrylic.

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i am acrylic WORKSHOP – Take 2

After my last visit to iamacrylic, I jumped at the chance to do another workshop with them. This time I wanted to step up a gear and give myself a bigger challenge.

I’ve always wanted a necklace that showed two things that I like and go well together… Tea & Biscuits! Surprisingly no one had created this yet (well, all the searches I had done I couldn’t find anything). Not that I wanted to copy, just inspiration. Anyway, I did some sketching and came up with the below.

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Because I had done the workshop before, I kept in mind the tips I was given. Layering was the main thing I remembered, making sure not to make it top heavy and to be sure that everything would fit.

Come the actual workshop, I made a couple of modifications to my design.

  • The tea sitting behind the cup shape as this made more sense
  • The handle of the cup was now part of the overall cup shape
  • The teabag tag would dangle on a bit of chain from the tea

I managed to just about get this done within about 4 hours! I’m actually really proud of this piece and was overwhelmed by the lovely comments I received with iamacrylic shared it on their Instagram.

I’m that happy with it that I’m looking into purchasing all of the tools and acrylic to make some more to sell.

Would you be interested in purchasing one if I were to do that? What would you be willing to pay for it? Please let me know in the comments 🙂

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