Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Custom orders

Recently, I've been asked to make a couple of custom orders for two different weddings, one in the USA and one in the UK. Both were based on items I have listed in my Emporium of Curiosities Etsy shop.
The first was to make cards for the tables at a steampunk themed wedding. I had a similar ACEO (art card) in the shop, so I swapped the little cog for numbers which I die cut from gold card.
Steampunk ACEO
Wedding table cards being made

My second commission was to make 40 of my chandelier design gift tags, which are to go with wedding invitations. I thought I'd photograph them as I made them...

Removing the string!

Blending the ink background

Cutting ribbon while the ink dries

Stamping the chandelier

 I'm always happy to accept commissions and it's a real honour to be a part of someone's wedding day!


Sunday, 23 February 2014

What I've been up to, including my Etsy shop!

...So I was debating whether to continue with this blog or just put everything in my Pirate Treasures one, as all my Emporium things were on the website anyway. But then last summer I decided to open an Emporium of Curiosities shop on Etsy as well. So after much deliberating, I decided to do another post here and see how it goes! Not that I have that many followers and I was never the best at updating my blogs anyway...

My Emporium of Curiosities Etsy shop opened last summer and is a mixture of ACEOs, gift tags, cards, decorated wooden things and "assemblage" jewellery - made from a concoction of vintage finds and reclaimed broken jewellery.

Here's a few examples of paper and wooden things from the shop

ACEO vintage style

Paris gift tags

Decorated wooden box
Steampunk art

Altered key cabinet
 To see the jewellery, I've done a couple of posts on my Pirate Treasures blog here
I am not great at remembering to post on that one too, but you never know, I might get into the swing of it! I already have my next post idea planned for this blog!!