Growing up in the 90s with a craft-loving mom means I was surrounded by craft supplies. Paints, crayons, Fimo clay, beads, pens to paint on ceramics, pens to paint on fabric… Oh, and kits! Calligraphy, silk painting, papermaking – the list is growing long.
I love that I was surrounded by opportunities to make, all the time. I love that I was encouraged to make, all the time. What I don’t like, is all the supplies left over that seem like they could only possibly produce the same (*cough*.. I’m trying not to say anything overly mean now) decidedly 90s aesthetic. I think we all know what I’m talking about (rainbow seed bead bracelets and Fimo clay jewellery?).
The last few days I’ve seen some things that has really challenged my view on these materials, and I’m downright excited to go home to my parents this holiday and see if I can breathe new life into some of the things just whiling away in drawers!
Image and tutorial from sodapop-design
Check out this adorable lace + clay bowl tutorial, just painted with acrylic to top it off. I’m picturing small dishes and tea-candle holders!
Image and tutorial from witandwhistle
I’m pretty sure I don’t have any glass-painting pens that are this textured, but I think the key to success definitely is repetitive patterns in a monochrome color scheme. Love the black-white contrast on this!
Image and tutorial from rebekahgough
Finally, who could imagine seed beads ever looking this good? I found several necklaces that I’d love to try to make, I put them all in my “to make” board over on pinterest. This is probably the one I’m most excited about. Hopefully I have some pictures of my own of 90s stuff revisited to show right past the New Years!