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May Crafts Giveaway - Kella's Creative Wishes


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!

Giveaway Prizes from 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.

Minibook from Kella

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.

Embroidered leather from Kella

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.

Poppy Pendant from Kella

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.

Upcycled leather earrings from Kella 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!

Comments (28)

Gravatar for Kira Withers-Jones

I love the little leather books with all the beads and threads hanging off. I imagine that the magical look of these books would inspire all sorts of interesting things to write inside.

Posted by Kira Withers-Jones on 26/05/2010 12:46:54

Gravatar for Gail Reid

I adore the beaded book thongs... I can imagine twiddling it about as I read.. and you're right, why shouldn't books have bling too?


Posted by Gail Reid on 26/05/2010 16:55:21

Gravatar for Hayley from Bambi's Boutique

I love the books! They look like little books for fairys or some other strange garden creature. Would be great to use to write down inspiring quotes, or even just as a decorative item. I can really imagine on of these books in a moss covered summer house or something similar.


Posted by Hayley from Bambi's Boutique on 26/05/2010 17:53:12

Gravatar for Dot

The little books remind me of my childhood days of wandering around the Parsonage In Haworth looking at the tiny books on display that the Bronte sisers made as children, I used to go home and try to do the same, but the brontes books didn't have the bling attached of course! ;)

Posted by Dot on 26/05/2010 21:30:50

Gravatar for Thea

The minibook pendants are really cute! I like the Cherry Blossoms one the best.

Posted by Thea on 26/05/2010 21:46:02

Gravatar for Joy

The through the keyhole bracelet is a lovely, unique piece.x

Posted by Joy on 27/05/2010 10:11:28

Gravatar for Fiona

A really interesting range of products, hard to choose a favourite but I guess I would go for the purple square earrings.

Posted by Fiona on 27/05/2010 10:21:46

Gravatar for Stefanie

I love the little books. regards Stefanie

Posted by Stefanie on 27/05/2010 17:09:04

Gravatar for Nicole Brooker

I love the Yellow Peony Brooch its gorgeous.

Posted by Nicole Brooker on 28/05/2010 12:31:34

Gravatar for jen english

It's hard because there are so many lovely pieces but I really love the Key To My Heart necklace. The key and little heart are so cute!

Posted by jen english on 28/05/2010 17:38:07

Gravatar for Lauraine

Totally love the books but everything looks so great and really beautifully made

Posted by Lauraine on 30/05/2010 13:50:38

Gravatar for Madscouser

Loads of lovely, individual and unique peices there but I have to say that my favourite is the The Game Necklace and Mini BookPendant. Stunning detailing, great mixed textures & looks brill! :-)

Posted by Madscouser on 31/05/2010 20:39:04

Gravatar for Adam Wood

The little books are fantastic. Now I just need some Borrowers!

Posted by Adam Wood on 01/06/2010 21:50:10

Gravatar for claire woods

I love the little books - perfect for me a bookworm!

Posted by claire woods on 02/06/2010 09:53:57

Gravatar for Claire Lawrence

Everything in the shop is beautiful! My favourite piece has to be the 'Pure' pendant necklace, I really like the effect of the green ribbon thong with the shell-look shining pendant!
I also really like the 'desire' leather pendant focal piece, thats gorgeous too!

Posted by Claire Lawrence on 02/06/2010 15:01:13

Gravatar for andrea tinkler

key to my heart is beautiful. very nice products, wish i was this creative

Posted by andrea tinkler on 02/06/2010 20:24:38

Gravatar for Michael Sander

Just came across your site. Awesome stuff. Those books are absolutely fascinating. Also really like that you use recycled materials to inspire your designs. Keep up the great work!

Posted by Michael Sander on 02/06/2010 21:20:37

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Posted by SARAH SCOTT on 03/06/2010 18:19:11

Gravatar for LISA

keyhole bracelet great

Posted by LISA on 03/06/2010 20:03:48

Gravatar for MARK

Stuffed Strawberries with strawberry scent good enough to eat!

Posted by MARK on 03/06/2010 20:15:05

Gravatar for Thelma

Vintage Aqua Necklace loving it

Posted by Thelma on 03/06/2010 20:19:05

Gravatar for Ruth

what an unusual range of goodies!! love thye leather earrings-keep up the upcycling!!!

Posted by Ruth on 04/06/2010 09:13:54

Gravatar for Maureen Lacey

Love the little books, as a crafter myself [portraits ]I appreciate your skill and imaginatation,..fairyland books!

Posted by Maureen Lacey on 04/06/2010 09:15:28

Gravatar for Hel Cruse

Wow! I have loads of bits and pieces laying around. I would love to be able to be this creative. I suppose Practise makes perfect! I should get working, taking inspiration! Thank you

Posted by Hel Cruse on 04/06/2010 10:55:20

Gravatar for Hel Cruse

And of course, it would help if I commented on which items I like. the little books! My imagination is already running as to what is inside them!

Posted by Hel Cruse on 04/06/2010 11:00:50

Gravatar for (Keywords Removed)

The mini books! Are so cute! I want to buy lot of this and display it :) and I could use them as a personalized gift! So cute!

Posted by (Keywords Removed) on 05/06/2010 05:45:01

Gravatar for Matt Chatterley

Hi everyone and thank you for taking part in this wonderful giveaway!

Just to let you know, the competition is now closed and all entries upto midnight on Friday 4th June (GMT) are now going to be put into our virtual hat.

We'll update this our blog with a new post once we have a winner - so keep reading!

Posted by Matt Chatterley on 05/06/2010 19:23:43

Gravatar for Selina

Love the mini books and maybe i will make something similar when i find some time. Btw, why all the best crafting sites and blogs are from UK lol. Looks like i'll need to move over there if i want to make it :)

Posted by Selina on 21/06/2010 09:26:56

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