This is not a proper tutorial. This is a supplement to THIS DIY.
After gluing the layers by way of the center bracing, you will want to secure said layers using twisty wires. This step is optional, sure, but I have found out that the extra support of the twisty wires help.
Also, I should note that you can also use wood glue instead of hot glue. I have reinforced this chandelier with wood glue and I think it has become a lot more durable.
When I started my stamp-a-day challenge, I knew that at some point, I will have to purchase the following:
Speedball carving set
More rubber erasers*
Thankfully, some time mid-June, I found myself on Etsy and chanced upon this set. It was comprised of a Speedball Lino Cutter and a dozen of large eraser blocks! The best part: the seller is from The Philippines, too.
There is only one tip: Seek help from a people person.
As I mentioned in my last post, we joined a local handicraft fair last weekend. June is the the Business Month in my city and major malls ended the celebration with a 3-day sale. Parkmall decided to showcase local artisans and businesses. We received an invitation a week before the opening.
Then I turned into a sewing robot.
After the pin pricks, painful back, and frantic inventory-taking (of our Black Bile merchandise), we breathed a sigh of relief when we were finally able to set up. It helped that the mall provided us with the coolest of booths.
Of course, setting up was probably the only thing that we were confident about. The selling bit? Not so much, no.
The boyfriend and I are a couple of introverts who like to make things. I sew, he draws/paints. And because we are certain that we want to do these things as long as we live, joining fairs was an option that we had to take. This was our second. Compared to the first, we had less awkward costumer encounters. Of course, we had only less than 5% of the boyfriend’s sister’s skills; she’s a saleslady to the bone. We owe a large portion of our sales to her, truly. It was impressive to watch her make a sale and talk up customers. If the neighboring booth sold her skills, I’d have gotten several bottles for me.
By the time we hit up our 3rd fair, I hope we’re already as wonderful as she is. Gosh, such lofty dreams! I am talking about the customer skills, by the way, not the thought of joining more fairs.