Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Making Nylon Flowers: Free Giveaway!!!

Making Nylon Flower Series:  Part 1 |  Part 2  |  Part 3

GIVEAWAY CONTEST HAS CLOSED. Thanks for all who have entered. 

Just a short post to announce this series giveaway.  The ladies from New Sheer Creations were nice enough to sponsor this series' giveaway prizes, so a special thanks to them... and if you haven't checked them out yet, go do it.  You'll love what you find (plus, they just lowered their prices for nylons.... 46 cents? you just can't beat that).

Okay, so let's get to the details.

2 Lucky Winners will get 
their very own copy of the book:

 "The Art of Handmade Flowers
by Jue Liu

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Making Nylon Flowers, Part 1: Tools

Making Nylon Flower Series:  Part 1 |  Part 2  |  Part 3

This is the first part of a series of 3 posts talking about nylon flowers.

In this post we are going to discuss tools of the trade.  What they are, what they're used for, and where to get them.  I will be plugging my favorite nylon flower store, New Sheer Creations, a lot on this post and hope you check it out.  They have everything you need to start out, and really good prices.


These are just your typical stocking fabric to the colors of your choosing. In the past, I have attempted to buy cheap ones and dye them myself, but I actually found that it's cheaper to just buy them, not to mention you have more range and consistency in the colors.  Tho, if you already have some around with runs, it would be a great way to recycle them into something pretty.  They come in many solid colors as well as aggregated colors that make your flowers look even more realistic.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Making Nylon Flowers: Series Forthcoming.

Making Nylon Flower Series:  Part 1 |  Part 2  |  Part 3

It's June.  I can't believe half the year is over and done with.  For June, I've decided to do a series on Nylon Flowers.  I've been teasing about making some posts on this subject for probably a year now, so it's about time I do so.  I've decided to split the series up in the following sections:

Part 1: Tools and Materials --- we'll discuss the tools and Materials that can be used for making nylon flowers.
Part 2: Technique, Making Petals and Assembly --- In this post, we'll discuss how to use the tools to make the flowers, some techniques that I've learned to make things a bit easier, and how basic assembly works.
Part 3:  Making Plumerias --- In this post, we'll actually make a plumeria branch.  I'll go thru additional techniques of making these flowers.