3 SA Craft Blogs (and the Fall of South African Crafts)

Something weird is up with the South African craft scene. South Africans aren’t making as much as before, and although there’s a drive to support local, South African’s are buying handmade items from larger profit-driven businesses rather than from the actual crafters who need the moola. Here are three South African bloggers who make their own stuff and show you how to do it yourself, plus ways that you can support local artists… Read More …

8 Polymer Clay Creations That Break The Mould

I dug a little deeper into the realm of polymer clay art and came across so many different styles and so many exquisite pieces… This collection showcases some of the incredible talent out there, ranging from hndcrafted jewellery and ornaments to art and handmade dolls. I’ve even thrown in a link to a polymer clay project by South Africa’s Manda Theart if you’re interested in giving it a go yourself. Read More …

Inspiration: Beaded Coasters and Tiles

There are some really clever crafters out there who combine the two while adding a touch of their own personal style.
What I find exciting about this is that these beaded coasters don’t need to be JUST coasters – the designs can be framed as they are to make quirky art, or use a square design to make your own beaded tile! Read More …