Crafty Avocado Stuff

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from someone who had come across my Avocado Earrings and Avocado Necklace.  She had been looking for something avocado related and was in quite a rush because she was leaving the country soon and wanted to give something to her boyfriend.  (Awwwwwwww!)  She was looking for avocados because it was something they shared between them and something they both loved (Double awwwwwwww!).  Although the originals had already been given out as gifts, I had some extras (and that is why you never waste craft material!).  So, the earrings turned into keychains and the necklace turned into a rear view mirror decoration.

Anyway, when I met with her to exchange the goods, we had a conversation about avocados and her search for crafty ones.  She’d mentioned that she tried to find a plush avocado and wasn’t having any luck.  I ended up poaching the idea and did some experiments.

Avocado 03

Now, the stuffed avocado was cute and all, but what was I going to do with it?

Avocado Wristband 02

Since I’ve been working with leather, I had a few pieces of scrap from my projects.  It was a very simple process of attaching the avocado to the leather band and now it’s a useful pincushion!


Avocado Necklace

After making the avocado earrings, I decided to make a matching necklace.




I found that it was actually harder to make the necklace because it’s a bigger piece, which makes it harder to control the shade.

Recycled Crafts: Projector Slide Necklace

There is a store called Urban Source in Vancouver that has bins and bins of recycled craft supplies.  The last time I was there, they had a bin of projector slides and I picked up a few.  I’ve coated one with resin on both sides and put it on a chain.  Aside from the resin drying time, it’s a quick and easy project.  It might even be do-able without the resin coating.

Projector Slide Resin Necklace (2)

Projector Slide Resin Necklace (4)

Projector Slide Resin Necklace (3)

Projector Slide Resin Necklace (1)



Ikura Earrings

Continuing with the sushi and jewelry trend…



They were originally meant to be tobiko, but then I got lazy and rolled the little spheres too big so now they’re ikura.

Avocado Earrings

More food for thought (in jewelry form):

Avocado Earrings 01

Avocado Earrings 02

Sake Nigiri Ring

Salmon Nigiri Ring 02

Salmon Nigiri Ring 01

This is the first of my experiments for food made from polymer clay.  It didn’t turn out too bad, but the “fat” definitely isn’t white enough.

Practice! Practice! Practice!

K to Bridge

Something I slapped together with left over polymer clay:

I’ve been given an access card at work that I need to carry around with me if I don’t want to be locked out of my office.  I got sick of having to wear clothes with pockets to carry it around so I bought myself an ID holder to clip it to myself.  Then I got bored of the boring black button so I jazzed it up – nerd style.  This is actually just a prototype.  I need to actually spend time to sit down and craft one that’s not all wonky.

(Also, for security purposes, I swapped out my ID card for this picture.  I don’t actually work for Sephora… it’s the opposite, actually.  It’s where my paycheques go on payday.)

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