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How to make personalised keychain hangers

Hopefully you enjoyed Christmas as much as I did. Too bad it’s already over again. I had a lot of fun with my family. As crafty as I am, I made a lot of gifts for family and friends myself. It’s so much more fun and also more affordable. The biggest benefit? People love it as those gifts are unique. Recently, I have shared a photo of some keychain hangers I made for Christmas. Some of you asked me how I made them and where to get them. Lucky you, cause today I’ll show you how to make your own personalised keychain hangers

Materials:

  1. 2-3 colors of polymer clay (I used this one)
  2. Letter stamps (I used those)
  3. Rolling pin
  4. Shot glass for cutting the shape
  5. Glossy sealer (I used this one)
  6. Wooden beads
  7. Golden beads
  8. Golden keychain rings
  9. Colorful tassels
  10. Robust polyester neon cord (you can get it in a store that sell jewelry making supplies)
  11. Lighter

Instructions:

  1. Roll your clay with a rolling pin and form long lines.
  2. Randomly mix your colors of choice together and roll again so you get a thickness of half a centimeter approximately.
  3. Select what you want to stamp into the keychains. I used the initials from ma friends and family members.
  4. Cut out the clay with your whiskey glass. I used a diameter of approximately 3 centimeter.
  5. Punch a hole with a pencil or wooden stick
  6. Bake the clay in the oven according to packaging instructions
  7. Let dry
  8. Use your glossy varnish for sealing both sides of the keychain hanger. You can apply 2 layers. Let dry again.
  9. Add beads and tassels in an order of your preference onto the cord
  10. Attach the hanger with your neon cord on the one side and with the keychain ring on the other side. Try to knot the two ends at the backside of the keychain hanger and use a lighter to melt the ends together.

Hope it works out for you. If you have any troubles, let me know in the comment sections below.

Etsy Shop Update

Polymer Clay Coasters

Hello after a long pause. I hope you are doing well. I have been working on updating my Etsy Shop with some new designs. In the meantime I also was lucky enough to get some new orders in, which is great. I’m making babysteps, but hey, better small steps, than no steps at all. Today, I want to share my latest designs with you. I’ve also developed a new shape.

1. Watercolor Coasters with silver accents perfect as wedding table decor

2. Royal Blue Watercolor Coasters with golden accents as wedding table decor

3. Mint Green Coasters with Black Sprinkles as garden party table decor

4. Geometric asymmetrical Coasters perfect fit for a Scandinavian interior styled home

Im thinking about adding custom orders in the coming months. I’m curious what you would be looking for. Leave a comment below if you are happy to share. I would love to integrate your feedback in our product development.

Furthermore, I’m working on adding a totally different type of product to my collection. So stay tuned. If you already have an Etsy buyer account you can follow us or favorite mahalolena by clicking on the ‘heart’ button when visiting our shop. I also recommend, popping by on Instagram for more decorating tips and style updates. Besides, you can share your style files with your newly acquired mahalolena interior decor via #shopmahalolena

Watercolor Polymer Coasters Mint Green Clay Coasters Geometric Asymmetrical Coasters

Have a wonderful evening. And stay crafty.

Freestanding charming bungalow in France

Living Area Hello folks. I hope you had a good weekend so far. It’s Sunday and definitely not fun-day, as I’m feeling demotivated and kind of meh. Do you know this Sunday feeling?This typical Sunday, where nothing goes right. You already wake up with a bad mood, cause you know today is the last day of the weekend and tomorrow your alarm will ring at 7 am, which when only thinking about it, sucks out all energy gained over night and leaves you with very optimistic look-out to the rest of day, thus an awfully negative Sunday-freaking-Blues. Hopefully someone out there has some sympathy for my Sunday-misery. Nonetheless, after a cozy breakfast with coffee and warm bread, the world already looked much different and I gained back my energy while screening my latest vtwonen magazine. Yes, something I do Sundays. And I got even more excited when I found an amazing home tour featuring a freestanding charming bungalow in France which experienced a total metamorphosis.

I’m happy to walk you through this beautiful, handmade home from Constance and Dorian who are located in France. What do I like about this place? The retro-look with Scandinavian inspired color combinations such as white and natural wood. Furthermore, the handmade aspect that turned the former ruin into a modern vintage home with a personal touch. It took the French couple 8 years to rebuild their dream house and they did it all themselves. Wow (!) And I thought I was hands-on..

Let’s take a look at the different rooms. Continue reading

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