I feel like rocks are having a moment right now. Geodes, agate, quartz. It's all making a comeback and is very on-trend. Try things out with one of these rock-themed DIY projects!
The last two days I showed you a fabulous...
Metallics have been all the rage for the last few years, but 2011 was the year they really shined (heh). So, like any dutiful design blogger, I decided to apply the trend to a simple DIY project and even mixed in some paint dipping shenanigans to boot! It's a regular ol' trend explosion up in this joint--but classy, of course. Always classy.
This faux-porcelain, (faux) gold-dipped bowl (well, it's more of a dish, really), is capital E-A-S-Y. My clay molding skills haven't been put to much use since I was about the age of 7, and even I could pull this off. If you're ready to dive in and start DIYing your way to trend heaven, here's what you'll need!
Lauryn says, yes, it IS possible to paint ceramics. Case in point: she found the less than appealing color brown teapot shown above at a thrift store. Her vision for it was a wee bit green. So she assembled her materials, which included rubbing alchohol, a paint brush, a lot of patience and Americanna Gloss Enamels paint by Decoart. Here's what it looks like now:
Ceramist R.J. Vogland creates the most stunning 3D effects with ceramic that I've ever seen. Each made to order mural is constructed of hand-sculpted tile. Mr. Vogland not only does pools, he also creates wall murals,
Indie Fixx teamed up with artist Andrea Oda for a helpful tutorial on applying custom images to enamel pendants and other jewelry. The instructions are for an electric ceramic pottery kiln, but seems totally accomplishable. (Is that a word?)
1. While the kiln is warming up, stick your enamel pieces on a wire shelf to create oxides on the surface of the copper. You can also take your copper piece and fire it with a torch in order for the...
Drink in the coolness of Inv/Alt Design's Snap Cups. They're cups, and they have a snap on them.
You could snap them together, snap a handle on them, or snap on a wine glass stem.
I guess if you've got ceramics skills you could try a DIY route, but these are cool enough to warrant a purchase.
New from Unica Home is the ‘Pug with Velvet Bag’ lamp ($4,595) by Dietlind Priess. Per the website, the lamp is ‘an amalgam of fantasy, artistry, and humor.’ Besides the crazy canine expression, the pup is also sporting human hands. The figure reposes upon a velvet doggie bed–thus the ‘With Velvet Bag’ part–which, when touched, produces a barking sound. According to Priess, she strives for ‘technical perfection that produces a riot of...