Welcome to our first crafts give-away!
We have to be quick, because Kella, our first featured Crafter, is waiting! We'll tell you the rules, then let Kella tell you
all about what she does and what you could win!
The giveaway runs from today, 26th May 2010 to Friday 4th June 2010 - only entries between/on these dates will count and we will announce
the winner shortly after. To enter, visit one of Kella's online shops, then post a comment here telling us which of her wonderful pieces
you like most.
You must use a valid email address so we can contact you and the date/time displayed on your comment must be before midnight on June 4th
(UK time). Our decision as to validity of entries and the chosen winner is final. If you have any questions, please contact us, but
in the mean time, here's Kella....!
Hi, I'm Kella!
Hi I am Kella of
Kella's Creative Wishes
which started out as a blogshop which was launched last year October 2009. I have been an avid crafter and creator almost all my life and have dabbled in many mediums all self taught.
Kella's Creative Wishes aim to provide handmade items that are affordable, unique and enjoyable to wear or use depending on the item. The unique one of a kind items are perfect for gift giving or treating yourself.
Currently my product range is mainly jewellery but plans to expand my greeting card range are in the making.
Recently I have become very interested in art beads and handmade focal pieces which I like to incorporate into my designs. This has sparked an interest in the creating my own handmade focal pieces from scratch which can be used not only by myself but by others in their own jewellery designs, hence my new pendant range.
I try to make the pendants/focal pieces multi use, meaning they can be incorporated into a necklace design in many different ways, not just hanging as a pendant (although they can do that too).
Its important that the upcycled theme continue to be an element in my designs even with these newer pieces and so reusable materials are what I first think about when starting or planning a new design for a focal piece.
May Giveaway Prizes by Kella!
The three focal pieces I have donated for the giveaway are all based on similarly made designs that can be found in my blogshop.
The mini books are great fun to create and are made of upcycled leather. It has 16 pages that can be used to jot down your thoughts, or you can mount tiny photos of your loved ones.
The embroidered leather is also the product of upcycled leather and can be used in a bracelet or necklace design according to how it is attached (see mini sketch above), it is backed with felt to ensure it feels comfortable against the skin when worn.
Scrap copper wire is used to frame a hand painted piece of raw cotton which is backed with felt for comfort and weight. It can be used either as a hanging pendant with the option of having dangles attached to the copper jumprings (the jumprings can also be removed completely) or the item can be incorporated into the necklace design as shown in the mini sketch of a design possibility.
The pair of earrings are also created from upcycled leather, which has been accordion folded into shape before adding a silver coloured headpin and pretty lilac coloured dangles and glass beads.
The pieces for the giveaway would normally retail for £26.00.
How to find Kella's Creative Wishes
You can shop from Kella's Creative Wishes via these sites:
Kella can also be found blogging or tweeting:
This give-away is now closed, but we are aiming to run them on a regular basis - check our latest blog post(s) for details!