by blukatdesign featuring handmade jewelry
LunaPic is a super fun photo editing site I discovered over a year and a half ago searching for a rain effect. I don’t like their rain effect but there is a nice snow effect, plus a lot of other great animated effects! I love any photo editing sites or apps especially if they are easy and fun to use! Many of you know I do computer aided design (CAD) for a living at Sholdt Jewelers in Seattle. This can be simple at times but it also can be very intense work so when I stumble across a simple fun site I get super excited! This excitement was short lived though when a fellow artist messaged me and accused me of copying their “work” even though I used my own photo!!! I simply plugged my photo in and I had a cool psychedelic GIF in less than a minute! I was then told I shouldn’t use this effect because they spend many hours making just one GIF! Heart broken, I decided not to share most of my creations. To add to the heartbreak this person was nasty and also accused me of not having integrity and that I was not creative!
Below is my original mandala design I created on WeaveSilk by permission and used for the GIF above, click to see all of my original mandala designs made into jewelry:
More GIFs using this same Mandala:
The next GIF is of my dog Zoe, I don’t believe I ever shared. I love this photo so much I had an artist ArtbyMel.G draw her:
It has been a while since I used LunaPic, that person kind of killed all of the joy I had using it but I will keep using the site occasionally and create more designs. I was told by some that when people question your integrity, it is their own integrity that they are questioning. Maybe I stumbled upon their little secret? Maybe they felt threatened because they were not up with the times and not using the apps that are available everywhere now. I will never quite understand how some people think or why they do the things they do! I love so much to support, inspire, encourage and teach others and not tear them down!
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See how to make jewelry from your photos here: 5 Easy DIY Jewelry Tutorials
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By BluKatDesign Jewelry on Etsy
Create your own unique fashion style with a statement necklace from BluKatDesign Jewelry on Etsy. A handmade one-of-a-kind statement necklace can add originality and pizazz to any outfit. A fabric fringe necklace in particular is comfortable and fun to wear, you can dress it up with an over-the-shoulder dress or go casual! These come in denim, red and green. Fringe statement necklaces would look great over a turtleneck, add some retro accessories for even more unique style.
See more necklaces and earrings made from repurposed jeans: Denim Jewelry Collection
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Would you wear a fabric statement necklace? How would you style it? I would love your comments!
By BluKatDesign on Etsy
Handmade jewelry can add so much uniqueness to your style. If you have a casual style like me, denim jewelry is the answer! Like your favorite pair of jeans, denim necklaces and earrings go with everything. Dress them up or go casual, you will always feel comfortable wearing original denim jewelry from BluKatDesign on Etsy. From “rag” necklaces, to denim beads or belt hoop earrings, surely you will find something that fits your unique style!
For more upcycled denim jeans jewelry be sure to check out BluKatDesign Handmade Artisan Jewelry on Etsy. There is more to come including pendants made from the Levi’s tags so stay tuned! Please follow BluKatDesign on Facebook to keep up to date and on Pinterest:
See more repurposed fabric and fiber art jewelry
It has been a long time since I have done any crafts other than jewelry! This upcycled fabric wall art is quick and easy to do. You can do so many variations adding ribbons, lace, fringe, yarn, beads or anything else you may have on hand! You could even do a landscape scene, the options are limitless! Great art project for kids too!
Materials: canvas, fabric scraps, decoupage glue, tacky glue
Tools: scissors, paint brush
2. Lay out a few strips of fabric to get an idea of the design and how much fabric you need:
3. Start gluing down the strips with the decoupage glue; paint some glue onto the canvas than add the fabric, painting over the fabric (you can take another strip of fabric to the bottom and top edges or use a colored sharpie so the top and bottom edges look finished) :
4. Keep adding fabric strips overlapping slightly:
5. I kind of like the “fringe” but I will tuck the ends under this one using tacky glue.
6. You can leave it as it or I painted another heavy coat of decoupage on mine, then you are finished! For more dimension, you can also embellish with cord, tassels or buttons using a hot glue gun when dry but I wanted this one simple and flat.
Want to see more quick and easy wall art idea? Check out my post: 5 Easy Wall Art Projects
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