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Japanese Temari balls
Tue, Dec, 19

My name is Irina Levchenko. My fascination of embroidered Japanese Temari balls began quite unexpectedly. A friend of mine saw on the Internet unusually beautiful decorative balls and showed me, knowing that I would definitely be interested. Seeing this handmade wonder I could not remain indifferent and slowly began to learn about how to make Temari. It came out great. And then exciting events started to occur in my life: Meeting other Temari artists, event invitation to the Ukrainian-Japanese Center ( ]]>https://www.facebook.com/Ukraine-Japan-Center-125011520952938/photos/?tab=album&album_id=783817655072318]]>), and participation in an exhibition on “JapanMania”.
The most interesting and memorable event was a master class on Temari balls embroidery.

Basic understanding of how to make handmade jewelry with beads
Thu, Nov, 30

Want to try out some different designs of jewelry? Why not try some handmade one? Contrary to the general belief, if you know How to make handmade jewelry with beads you would understand how easy and less time consuming affair it is.

Simple handmade jewelry design ideas for everyone
Mon, Nov, 27

If you are one those hundreds of people who love to wear jewelry made by their own hands it is possible that at times you may be a victim of lack of ideas. To help you come out of that situation, here are some easy to do handmade jewelry design ideas which would make amazingly appealing jewelry with high aesthetic values.

A guide on how to make handmade soap
Thu, Nov, 23

Are you fancying the idea of making some handmade soap? If you are reading this blog, chances are high that you are. There are many methods of making handmade soaps. These are the cold process, the hot process, the re-batching and the melt and pour soap making. Let us quickly go through these methods one by one.

A quick note on how to make handmade jewelry
Mon, Nov, 20

In recent ties there has been a shift of paradigm when it comes to choosing jewelry. Against the contemporary mass produced jewelry, the demand for handmade jewelry is on the surge. In such a scenario, if you want to do a business of selling handmade jewelry, you should be looking at making them on your own.

A couple of handmade home decor ideas to stun everybody
Fri, Nov, 17

Everyone loves to decorate their homes. There is an eternal bliss in decorating your home with your own hands. Add joy and ecstasy to that bliss as you decorate your home with things made by your own hands. Here are some simple yet attractive handmade home décor ideas that will stun your family members and your guests.

Polymer Clay jewelry by Elizabeth Krutik
Wed, Oct, 04

Polymer Clay gives a huge perspective for imagination and creativity. It can be combined with paints, glass, epoxy resin, various pigments, powders, wood, and even metal. Soft and supple structure allows sculpting in various forms, both volume and plane as it is a versatile material.

Each master is happy when their products are popular with others; they bring joy and perhaps embody someone else's dream. That is why the production of even a small decoration that you put your soul, your skills, accuracy and a lot of love. There isn’t a craftsman who doesn’t love their work. The customer receives, not just a new product that is nice for their collection, but also gets a slice of the heart and soul of the craftsmen themselves.

Master-class on the creation of the Hair Band in the technique of tatting.
Fri, Sep, 15

This delicate headband will look good in any hairstyle. Emphasize your femininity and refinement of taste, decorate your hair and put you in a good mood, because you yourself have made an exquisite accessory.

 

Opishya - the soul of Ceramic art.
Sat, Sep, 09

Ceramists from Opishya are unsurpassed masters of their craft. They don't make sketches, all the creative ideas they perform at once. Among the large number of similar products you will not find the same. Ceramic pottery is made of local clay that  has a grayish color and  during the firing gets a light yellow hue.

Magical corner of Dream Catcher. Catch your dreams.
Thu, Sep, 07

My work on the dream catcher is held in a special “magical corner.”  Nobody bothers me here, and this helps me clear my mind for the job. I light some herbal incense and a candle to cleanse the space and I begin creating.

Normally, I do not know the end result of when I finish the amulet - the ideas and images come during the process of making it. With a custom order it gets harder and easier at the same time. It is easier, because I can imagine the person who I am making the catcher for and it is harder because there are specific requirements of each customer, which sometimes do not coincide with my inner feeling of how it should be done.