Category Archives: make – accessories

anthill x thimblecap

Something awesome happened early this year. I was able to do a design collaboration with ANTHILL!

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Anthill is a social enterprise store in the city. They are one of the few places in Cebu where one can soak in culture and style. Not only do they support local communities and help spread the beauty of Philippine-made fabric, they also support independent makers. I’m just a girl with some stamps and it was incredibly thrilling to have been able to work with Anthill.

I was given several meters of neon weaves in four colors and had a crazy, good time. ‘

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We used travel and crafting-themed stamps. The name of the finished items: Passion Pouches.

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tutorial: easy way to turn rings into magnets

You know how when you’re asked to think of a movie title or a song on the spot and your mind goes blank? The same “mind freezing” phenomenon happens to me when I am asked to come up with DIY projects. This usually happens when local TV shows are the ones doing the asking.

So when I was told that I might possibly be doing another TV guesting featuring some DIY ideas, I politely asked the producer to give me several days to prepare. And below is one of the projects I came up with: turning old cocktail rings into magnets!

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “you needed several days to come up with this incredibly simple idea?” Heh. Yeah….

But anyway, here are the easy-peasy steps to follow if you’re in the mood to turn your accessories into office essentials:

You will need cocktail rings (the bigger/flashier the stones, the better), industrial glue, magnets, pliers.

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Remove the metal hoop from your ring using pliers. Just wiggle it until it breaks apart.

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Dab a bit of industrial glue onto one side of a magnet.

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Attach to the back of the ring’s stone. Let dry or cure overnight.

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And voilà! Bling for your notes!

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PS – This sweet and funny card is by Ecka & Pecka.

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goal: help make weddings instagram-worthy

Well, I hope.

A former officemate contacted me a couple of weeks ago about making decor for her wedding. She wanted map-covered 3D letters and a bunting in turquoise and apple green. I said yes for two reasons:

1. I wanted an excuse to buy Mod Podge. They are not available locally, you see.

2. I happen to love wedding-related commissions.

It was my first time working with Mod Podge. This thing is so incredible, I may have asked the jar to marry me while working on the 3D letters. The boyfriend was quite taken with the old school vibe of the label, too.

As for the bunting, I turned to the ever-reliable freezer paper. I thought about painting the letters directly using paint and a paintrush but it was one of those moments when I was simply, unquestionably overestimating my skills.

            

I found the fabrics for the bunting while looking for materials for another project. I love it when that happens.

I should have displayed the finished bunting hanging from our red/white Volkswagen but can you feel the summer heat from the photo above? Yeeeeah, there was no way I was going to take ten steps to said car. This is the tropics. The sun bites here.