One of my all time favourites in leather earrings has always been the rose leaf earrings. Last weekend again I had the printing workshop on. Here's how they are done and how they look when ready.
You'll need: Leather, scissors, rose leaf, printing colour, baking paper, iron, small painting brush, earring hooks, jump rings and a thick needle.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Pick rose leaves when you have them or buy a rose from a flower shop.
- Dry the leaves flat between a fat book. (Takes only about 24-48 hours.)
- Buy a soft and thin leather jacket from a second hand shop or flea market.
- Cut it into pieces.
- Glue leather two sided to get a more stiff look.
- Paint the back side of the rose with printing paint.
- Press the leaf lightly on the leather.
- Let the printed leaves dry.
- Attach the printing colour by ironing through the baking paper.
- Cut to shape and make the hole for the jump rings with the needle.
- Finish with jump rings and earrings hooks.
- AND THERE YOU GO! Click here to see the ready earrings ››
I was always very bad in deciding things. Like today I was going to print more logo tags for the jewellery but I just couldn't decide should I choose the black and white logo or the logo with red roses. What do you think?
By the way this logo was originally the first logo of our former punk rock festival Alhonkaturock in my home town Kemi. And the designer is our art specialist Max. He also designed this new piece of street art that we have on our wall now. It's a tiger bat inspired by one of my favourite bands: Tiger Army.
Here's some of my February second hand outfits. Though I basically every day wear second hand clothes, for some reason I can not get the picture taken. I guess it's that I'm part the old school generation and I have always taken a lot of pictures – but not of myself. And I feel selfies somehow really difficult. But luckily I have my colleague who is becoming my designated photographer.
Inside/Outside! ...Retro skirt is from Finnish designer house Arola from the 70-80's. The jacket is from Nachtflohmarkt in Munich, bag from a second hand shop in Nürnberg and the belt from outdoor flea market in Helsinki.
This second hand dress I found on my trip to Kemi from a second hand shop and the belt I got for 50 cents.
Another use for my cute second hand bow belt. I found two of the same (one black and one gray) in two different second hand stores. And I love 'em both.
My new second hand leather vest. So cool. I bought it from a Facebook recycling group. And basically I like the idea of Facebook groups where you sell and buy. But I just never comment a picture that somebody else has already commented. It just feels too complicated. But if I'm the first one or the only one wanting to buy – then perfect!
My current favourites: second hand Valentino Orlandi bag that I bought in a second hand shop in Nuremberg fro 15 euros. And a makeup bag from Plyymienkeli who makes bags out of zippers.
I obviously can not resist woollen skirts and stuff with studs. I got these for 10 euros in UFF second hand shop in Helsinki.
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Now I'm totally exited about the nail polish finished stuff. It is fun to make them and nail polish brings bright colors and great texture to my jewelry. ...Though like you see in the video that it is not so easy to hit the target so you might want to cover your floors when making these.
This weekend (actually all week long) I'm home alone. And I'm not gonna do any things I hate. So that means: no cleaning, no make up, no cooking... Presumably I will just to hard core crafting and meet some friends. Enjoy this Saturdays Tune by Slap Betty from my home town Kemi.
Here some my January-February secondhand outfits. I hope you get some inspiration!...
My Friday feeling skirt fitted really nicely to the wall at the office. The belt is from second hand store UFF in Helsinki, the skirt is from Kattilahalli flea market and the boots I got from my cousine. I love the eighties vibe combined with a dash of rock.
Two hoochie mamas in furs on a vintage shopping tour in Kallio, Helsinki. Our second hand furs are from Germany. Of course it is debatable if one should wear fur... But then again: would it be better to let these old old jackets to rot somewhere and instead buy new jackets? I say not.
Once again I wear the bow belt that seems to be my favourite this month. This skirt as well I got from an old colleague of mine. The shirt is not secondhand but it already about 10 years old. ...A bit tight but still fits, haha. The jewellery are made out of old leather jackets that I bought from the Recycling Center here in Helsinki. Leather Swallow Necklace, Leather Bracelet and recycled nail polish painted leather star earrings.
Here my beautiful mittens that I bought from the outdoor Sunday flea market in Hakaniemi in July. Unfortunately I lost one of them the very next day. Sad. :(
This scarf has become my favourite this winter. I got it for one euro at the Kattilahallin Kirppis flea market in Helsinki.
...Always when I'm tired I accidentally wear grey. I guess the aim is to be unnoticeable and blend in the wall. The jacket and the belt I got for 1,5 euros in the summer from an outdoors flea market in the summer and the dress I found at the Kaivarin Kanuuna flea market last month. This outfit is soooo warm!
I'm trying to learn how to take selfies. It's hard. But I want to how you more of my second hand clothing. ...So anyway: this perfect jacket I found in London. I paid 15 Pounds for it which is quite a lot for me and I wouldn't usually pay that much but I have been looking something like this for some time and usually mens jackets are way too big for me, so I thought what the hell, I will take it!
I met with this rockin' singer Minttu a while ago and we agreed to design a jewelry set for her and her bands fans. The starting point of the designing was that Minttu loves pink and lilac, shock coloured hair and stars. Also the core of their band logo are bright red and turquoise and stars. This is what I made. What say you?
I had to make a quick visit to Kemi, my hometown for my great uncles funeral. I had only a couple of days time so I didn't have time to do much. But here some greetings from the Northern Finland!
I always go for a flea market tour in Kemi with my goddaughter Liisa who also is my official second hand clothing stylist who never says no to even crazy ideas...as long as they look good on me!
This time we only had like two hours and as you maybe very well know: that is totally not enough time. But I managed to find something though. A dress, two belts (one for using and one for the pyramid stud earrings) and cartoon clips for making maybe earrings.
Here's my home street in the midday sun. Finally light in the North as well. Really pretty indeed!
For RokRokInc. jewelry I got from my friend Raija some amazing stuff that she found from her storage. Take a look!
In the end I had also time for a couple of glasses of wine with in the moonlight that shone really bright that night.
Kemi is an coastal city in the Northern Finland. This is how it looks in the winter.