Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My June For The Makers Box ~ Unwrapped

Hi lovelies!  Today I'm sharing my June For The Makers box with you.  If you're not familiar, For The Makers comes up with 4 amazing, original designed projects and sends you all the supplies you'll need.  Now that's a bit generic.  They are able to source some of the most incredible materials you've ever seen.  We're talking high quality, vintage, stuff that you can't get at a local craft store.  The projects range from jewelry to sewing and lots in between.  There's always 4 projects that form a cohesive, mini-collection based on that month's theme.  Now you may be wondering, but Lia, you've only shown 3 pieces above.  What gives?  Ahhhh, more on that to come!  {Click to keep reading!}

These were all the supplies this month!  June is the 'Honey Nectar' Collection, so you can already see the cohesion.

First I decided to have that instant gratification by completing the easiest project - the Linden Ring.  I really like this because it's so simple, but the peach glass rhinestone accented by the lovely pink baguette rhinestones makes for one heck of a statement ring!

Next up I made the Marmalade Bracelet.  I love how this one came out, it's super easy to make and fun to wear too.  The technique was simple - braid the strands of melon and peach floss onto the antique gold curb chain.

The Foxtail Twist Scarf was a little time consuming, but I personally love hand sewing.  I find it so therapeutic and relaxing so I thoroughly enjoyed making this, and I haven't taken it off either!  How amazing is the copper lamé fabric?  Some folding, cutting, stitching made the tube for the headband.  Then inserting the vinyl covered wire and stitching closed, and it was done!  I really love how cute it looks with a topknot!

Lastly, I was so excited to make the Wind Pollen Lip Balm.  But with Mercury in retrograde, something was bound to go wrong.  I accidentally got some water in my beet powder / coconut oil mixture.  Then I added all of the beeswax pellets and not the recommended 1 tsp.  Then I added all of the honey rather than a few drops.  Needless to say, I had quite the mess which resembled nothing close to what it should have, ya know, had I actually followed the directions and had the stupid water not jumped into my too-shallow vessel.  But I will try again, I just need to get my hands on some beet root powder!

So here are my three projects I made, I would have shown you my failed lip balm attempt, but it just took away from the prettiness of the other pieces.

If you're so inclined, I strongly urge you to check out For The Makers.  You can browse through their past collections (the tutorials and all are up on their website!), and subscribe to their monthly kit!  I've been subscribing for over a year now, and it's one of the best decisions ever.  I can't say it enough - the quality of the supplies they source is second to none.  I mean, even the jump rings are better than anything I've seen!

Check out For The Makers and let me know what you think!  What was your favorite project from the Honey Nectar Collection?


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