Maija is a teacher so the RokRokInc. pencil earrings are perfectly
appropriate. Though otherwise she refuses to be too appropriate
or ever to become 'the conservative and boring teacher'.
"Even though life and work are not about just having fun,
you have to remember to play and be creative every day."
Here is how to make pencil earrings to bring color to your day.
MAKING PENCIL EARRINGS IS AS SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS
For Pencil earrings you need pencils, a small saw, a crafting drill, screw hooks, glue, sandpaper, pencil sharpener, crafting pliers and earring hooks.
- Saw the pencils into pieces with a mini saw.
Remember to leave enough length for sharpening the tip.
- Sand the other tip with a sandpaper.
- Drill about 1 cm hole into the sanded tip, in the middle of the color material.
- Put just a little glue into your screw hook and screw it in.
- Sharpen the other tip with a pencil sharpener.
- Attach the earring hooks and that's it!
NOTICE: Screw hooks in earrings are ideally as small as possible. But normally I use maximum the size 3mm x 8mm. Then you can use the drill pit size 2 - 2,5 mm depending a bit on the screw hook and target material.
In Munich there are quite a lot of flea markets. So far, my favorites are the night markets where you can also just hang and not just shop. Nachtkonsum has the biggest name in night market scene here in Munich. They have three locations: Tonhalle, Zündapphalle and Feierwerk. (Feierwerk is mostly in the summer.)
TonHalle in the Kultfabrik at Ostbahnhof in Munich is maybe my favorite here. I just love the atmosphere: live music, beer and flea market. Quite a lot standard sellers, as myself, but also a good amount of changing sellers who want to combine emptying their closets and an evening out. The general quality of the stuff is good.
Customers are 30% treasure seekers and 70% young people, hipsters and style pioneers. Outside the flea market hall you can find plenty of different kinds of bars and clubs. ...Though not my choice for night out but a ok place for one more beer after the market.
Check it out @ www.nachtkonsum.com. I highly recommend! Here some highlights.
Stylish and lovely Matea first with older RokRokInc. puzzle earrings
and then with her new RokRokInc. yellow Barbie sneaker earrings.
Zündapphalle is twice as big as the usual Tonhalle and when I visited there in the spring it was totally freezing. No heating so it was as cold as outside, hrrrr.... But of course it's not a problem if it is a warm weather.
All in all I like all the night markets in Munich and this hall is attractively rough but there is a couple of other disadvantages in this location. First of all you couldn't hear the music everywhere so there wasn't really party feeling. And secondly there were maybe just a little too many sellers and overflowing offer in products. But on the other hand it's big and therefore really comfortable to shop in.
As I was in the Zündapphalle in the spring Marja-Maija joined me with her
awesome upcycled denim cellphone pockets and small bags.
I was freezing as I was finishing my table but luckily I had my winter jacket on!
I bought this from M-M. It is perfect to my style, I love it!
On Saturday we had the very first do it yourself jewelry workshop in a workshop cafe called HUIJ. We were a small but very creative group and it was such a great day. Everybody got almost addicted in creating more and more and indeed there were many wonderful pieces made and great ideas implemented. And in the end we granted ourselves a glass or two sparkling wine as it was such a busy day. :)
In addition the local TV made a clip of us for the new youngster show.
And here it is: Upcycling Insert for Bavarian TV
ALSO SOME PICS:
I am a upcycling enthusiast, passionate rock fan and a lifestyle anarchist from Helsinki, Finland. At the moment I live here in Munich, Germany and my mission is to introduce the tradition of Nordic handmade design to Munich. Join me in joy of crafting and being against!
And as a small flashback to my roots I would like to show this piece of music video that is made in my tiny crappy hometown Kemi (Finland) by boys from back there. The video is shoot in our old "livingroom" Bar Koodi. ...And I have to say the video is pretty damn realistic, haha.
To begin with I could introduce the ideology behind my crafts. To me a piece of recycled jewelry is never just a piece of jewelry. It brings with it flashbacks of feelings, emotions and scents. And not only the memories from your own past but also the mysteries of other people. Upcycled items and materials had their earlier life and have many stories to keep. Vie recycling what once was finished gets a second life and more soul as you'll bring it more crazy happenings to be kept in secret.
I also think that the purpose of wearing accessories is to emphasize your personality and let it shine and be seen. And you don't need to settle for expressing only who you are. Why not to tell also what you feel right now. It is refreshing to change your appearance and be surprising once in a while. So: Mix and match, get crazy, be fancy or have fun but always do it with a dash of rock attitude!