I came across this brass pagoda-style bell (pictured above) at a second hand store recently. It’s dimensions are 7″ x 5″ x 2″. It was missing a brass knob screw (top of left post) but it did still have it’s original ringer/striker, that’s it hanging on the right side. I really like making Shrines and… Continue reading Oriental Bell Temple Shrine
A few years back I found this wire mobile at a Flea Market. I think this style is meant to hang photographs on. It had some interesting elements to it like a rusty patina on the wire, a version of alligator clips at the end of each dangling section, it was fairly large (20″ long… Continue reading Suncatcher Mobile DIY
This is MY TIME OF YEAR – I love Fall, all the colors, the cooler temps and HALLOWEEN. It’s also the start of the ‘Holiday Season’ which has many folks groaning as they check the available balance on their credit cards (Christmas) uggh. I say forget Christmas – Halloween is the best holiday of the… Continue reading Halloween Humor – Lighten Up People!
This post won’t be a breakdown of how I made this jewelry box as I’ve stepped out the process before in a couple of other posts. As usual, my apothecary cabinets start with a Kaisercraft base, in this instance I used the SB2204 Shadow Box Drawers. Remember, if you would like to try your hand… Continue reading 25 Drawer Apothecary Style Jewelry Box
Bear with me, I promise I’ll get to the Mod Podge business shortly, but first a little update. Been a little crazy here in camp Old Raven. As my sales continue to rise in my online Etsy shop I’ve been trying to cram in more supplies so I can make more goodies but the… Continue reading About Mod Podge…
Upcycle, recycle, repurpose, reinvent, whatever word works for you, I think it’s great when somebody takes an object that would normally wind up in the trash and gives it a new life. Case in point – the humble mint tin. You know, like Altoids, Yorks, Breez or Newman’s Own, etc. there are many manufacturers and… Continue reading Mint Tin Shrines
Crafters who sell their work online need to look far ahead on the calendar if they want to have a good supply of available stock on hand for holiday shoppers. Easter is the one I have fixed in my sights at the moment and I’ve been busy in my craft room making “upcycled Easter eggs”… Continue reading Upcycled Easter Eggs