The Artist Collection is a beautiful work of art by Mashia Crafts's fine artist, Angela Schiappa. Known for her abstract and majestic color combinations, Angela works carefully in each piece to make them a true work of beauty and originality. This collection allows the buyer the opportunity to own an original work of art that is also wearable.
The Artist Collection is a delicate combination of unique, colorful pendants adorned with hand-crafted flowers, crystals, fresh water pearls and extravagant feathers, all brought together in a waist-length, stainless steel chain.
Every piece is unique and no two are alike. The process of making the pendant consists on blending, by hand, the perfect polymer clay color combinations and enhancing them with hand indentions that make each piece stand out. Check out the collection and scroll all the way down for a 30% off coupon good for the entire week.
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Happy Friday everyone! Today's Fashion Friday will teach you a really simple way of re-purposing an old skirt into a super cute purse! It's super easy to make and the possibilities are endless!
You will need:
An old skirt
Scraps of colorful fabric
Hot glue gun
The first thing you'll need to do is remove the tag from your skirt and make sure to remove any major wrinkles from the skirt so it can lay flat.
Flip your skirt inside out and using a sewing machine, or by hand, sew about one inch from the end to seal your skirt shut.
cut your fabric scraps into thick strips. Mine were about 1.5 in wide.
sew your fabric scraps at the ends to make a long colorful strip.
Make at least three long strips and braid them together to make a resistant strap for your purse.
Sew the ends of your braided strap onto the sides of your purse.
Optional: using leftover fabric scraps, cut out different colors of fabric hearts and hot glue them onto your purse for an extra feminine touch <3
Today I am thankful for other people's trash, as funny as that sounds, it's true! I think just as much as like going shopping, I love taking trips to the dumpster and finding treasures! For the longest time now i had been shopping around (in stores lol) for some cute accent chairs for my apartment but everything I had found usually ranged from $75 - $100 and that is simply way out of budget for me. So I took a few trips to my local dumpster, and one day i finally found some chairs that seemed "makeover worthy" so I brought them home. My hubby was a little confused but I told them that this would make me happy so he went along with it. :) here's a before picture of what the trashy chairs looked like...
So the first thing I did was to figure out how the cushion was attached to the chair. I found that it was screwed in the metal, so I went ahead and unscrewed the cushion out like this.
This specific chair had five screws. When I was done unscrewing the cushion, I started to spray paint the metal structure of the chair.
I had to give it a couple coats and rotate the chair in different directions to make sure everything was covered in red. Next, I used the fabric of a pretty & matching curtain I had bough at Lowes, but any outdoor fabric will work too. I wrapped up my cushion with it and pasted it with hot glue. This is probably ideal to do with a staple gun but I don't have one so I improvised and it worked!
I made corner cuts and wrapped it up tightly.
When I was done wrapping up the cushion, I screwed it back up to the painted and dried metal structures and I was done! I wanted to make really unique chairs so I made sure my fabric matched lots of colors so I could paint my chairs with different colors for a more whimsical look :)
Pretty huh? So, today I am very thankful for that stranger neighbor who threw them out <3
Hello everyone! Today's Workshop Wednesday is about dyeing! For our Mashia Crafts stand at the Ybor City Market, we wanted to create bunting flags using materials we already had. We cut our fabric into 8.5 By 11 pieces and decided to give them a little bit of color! Check out this super easy tutorial that will teach you how to dye using stuff you probably already have at home.
Here's what you need:
Stay tuned for the Bunting Flags Workshop Wednesday on 9.19.12 <3
Ohhh Sushi! If you are anything like me, you are willing to pay the high price of quality sushi, just because it's worth it to you. Well, It is sooo worth it to me but it sucks when I can't afford it. :( so, I did some researching and found out that sushi is not all that expensive to make at home and once you buy the ingredients, they go a long way! So, I don't claim to be a sushi expert but the rolls I have made so far definitely satisfy my craving and I hope yours too. Follow these simple instructions and you'll be able to enjoy delicious, quality sushi without having to dress up and spend big bucks!
What You will need:
(I bought most of my ingredients at the local oriental market)
Sushi rolling mat
Roasted Sesame Seeds (I got mine at Publix for 1.99)
Asparragus (Steamables work great)
Cooked Crab meat sticks
Making sushi rice
For two cups of rice
two and 1/4 cups of water
4 tbsp. sushi vinegar
4 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
Stay tuned for more sushi recipes!!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today's Money Savin' Monday is a sweet and local deal if you live in Tampa Bay or surrounding areas. If you have been wanting to place an order at Mashia Crafts, and you just so happen to be waiting for the perfect SALE event, here's your chance. Visit us every Saturday starting Sept. 22nd at the Ybor City Saturday Market and get a FREE GIFT BRACELET when you mention this blog post. Also, find amazing deals like everything on our Etsy page for 30% off (including custom identity bracelets). Come check us out and all the other amazing local vendors at this awesome market! Its a free, weekly event and pets are welcome :)
The day my hubby proposed, I was 22 years old and we were both so broke that we actually thought... we'll get married at our parents' house and eat have caesar's pizza for dinner :) and we were ok with that. Deep down, obviously my dream was to have a princess fairytale wedding but I knew, or i thought, that there would be no way possible for things to go as I wanted them to. But, many things happened in our lives and I want to share with you some tips, tricks and advice on how to save big bucks on your big day!
If you are getting married on a tight budget and would like some more advice on how to save, please don't hesitate on contacting us and we'll give you more direct tips and advice on your specific questions <3 Hope you all have a lovely week!