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Advent is the 4 weeks build up to Christmas, which is celebrated around the World and considered the highlight of the year.
Advent and Christmas Crafts, are particularly popular in Countries in the Northern Hemisphere because the days are short and cold, leaving the population to spend long evenings indoors. But because the crafted Advent and Christmas Decorations and gifts are so pretty and are often a great way to make (occupy children during long evenings) with Children, Southern Hemisphere Countries have adopted many Northern Hemisphere Craft Ideas. Hence, Advent and Christmas Decorations look similar around the world.
We have selected a few of our most popular, Advent and Christmas Craft, items for you to view here.
Let’s start with the nuts and bolts:
Wire-art is said to have begun in the townships and rural areas, with children (and sometimes their parents) making toys from discarded materials they were able to recover, such as old fence wire, tin cans, bottle tops, etc.
Over time, the saleable value of these items was noticed, and people started to make items not only for themselves, but to sell to others.
So how did these wire sculptures become beaded?
It is hard to determine, but in Southern Africa, beads have been found in important historical sites across Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The uses of beads differ widely across the African Continent and the world, and include:
Relaxation, Worry beads are used in many cultures for relaxation, and as amulets to guard against bad luck.
Currency: One of the uses of Aggry beads from Ghana was a way of payment during early trade in Africa. Europeans first collected aggrybeads from the West Coast of Africa in the 15th Century.
Games: Some games are played using Beads.
Adornment: historically, beadwork was the insignia of tribal royalty.
Used for souvenirs and to raise awareness:
Contemporary uses now include beaded Souvenirs, such as wild Animals, (particularly the Big 5), Décor, and Gifts, Customized, Personalized, items and, art pieces.
The list continues to grow as the art form evolves.
With the various uses of beads, and with wire being a relatively cost-effective and strong structures for beadwork, it is only suffice to say that this mixing of Beads and Wire was a logical next step in the development of this art-form.
Independent, rural, Kraal, Artists have seen the commercial value of handmade wire and bead products and started selling these informally.
The Crafts started evolving as artists started seeing that new products needed to be developed constantly to stay ahead of the growing competitive pack.
This, coupled with formal organisations opening within the craft industry, innovating and refining the quality of the art through skills-training, this once haphazard collection of styles, became a respected art-form in it’s own right.
Even more so as people try to identify with something tangible, familiar, and unique in a fast-paced and sometimes impersonal shopping experience.
As the trends shift away from mass-produced, cheap imports, and ‘faceless’ products, a renewed appreciation for handmade, unique (no 2 pieces are the same) products, made by hand, accompanied with a story, is gaining popularity internationally.
Chicken, and other, Wire, Mesh, is increasingly used to make, Beaded, Wire, Baskets, and Sculptures of all shapes and sizes.
While our Bead and Wire Artists, depending on their heritage, all have their own unique style, they love the challenge of producing an original commissioned piece of art, Decorations, Gifts, and Favours.
Easter Egg Hunt Bags - These bags make an Egg Hunt special. They can printed - handpainted - machine or hand embroidered - or embellish them with beads and feathers or anything else you may want to add.
Order them with different coloured ears or ask for DIY Instructions
There are many different types on the market and their quality and properties vary greatly. Common, Craft, Air Dry, Clay, can be found in most Craft supply, and hardware, Stores.
Advantages of - Air dry Clay
1. No Special Equipment Needed -
This is easily the most wonderful feature of air dry clays: Most air dry clays are non-toxic and do not require any special tools or equipment, such as an expensive kiln.
3. Unique Structures Are Possible
Unlike ceramics, air dry clays can (and should) utilize internal armatures to strengthen the sculpture. Using an integrated armature means that you can build very thin structures (like horse legs) while still having them very strong.
4. A Different Kind of Durability
While ceramic is strong, it's also inflexible and has a tendency to shatter when dropped. CPC, on the other hand, dries to the consistency of a soft wood and therefore has a very slight amount of give. As a result, it's more likely to dent or chip rather than break apart. An internal armature gives it added strength.
5. Can be Combined With Other Media
This is a big one: While ceramic pieces can have other materials added after they have been fired, air dry clay sculptures can have these unique materials integrated right from the beginning where they form an integral part of the sculpture.
Not even polymer clay can boast this because it also needs to be baked in an oven.
Polymer clay is oil-based and basically a plastic.Polymer clay is a great misnomer! It is not in any way, shape or form Clay.
Polymer clay requires an oven to cure. It will not dry/cure when left out (it will harden, but you can easily get polymer clay softeners in craft stores or simply use coconut oil to soften it and make it workeable again)
While regular craft paints, varnish, gloss or even nail polish can be used on dried, air dry clay, polymer clay, you need specific polymer clay varnishes or water based varnish, for cured polymer clay.
Ceramic clays, – are clays that require a kiln to cure. These include earthenware, stoneware, ceramic, and porcelain.
Clay, Bisque, refers to items that have been fired once and has no chemically bonded water left in the clay. Bisque items are hard and insoluble. A Bisque can be painted with craft paint, watercolour, or natural dyes, and varnished, or painted with acrylic paint, glazed and fired.
Crafting with Concrete, Cement, Papercrete, and, Plaster of Paris, is messy and requires one to have the ability to follow instructions. Read up as much as you can BEFORE you start. You may prefer, Concrete, Cement, to Papercrete, or, Plaster of Paris.
Messy it may be, but the possibilities of what you can make with Concrete, Cement, Beton, Papercrete, and, Plaster of Paris, are endless.
Easter Table Decorations Place Name Cards on Recycled Upcycled Wine Cork Gold Easter Bunny and Origami Napkin Serviette Bunny.
This simple Decor Idea will enhance any Easter Table.
Concrete Cotton Cloth Draped Egg Cup Tree Trunk Tealight Candle Holders decorated with Easter Bunnies Flowers Carrots and Egg Shell Grown Herbs.
Concrete Egg Cartons Trays for 6 & 18 Eggs filled with Easter goodies will surely have something for a large group of people.
6 Egg Concrete Egg Carton Tray filled with Easter Bunnies and other Easter Goodies Chocolate and Egg Shell grown Herbs.
This is an eyecatching and yummy edible Easter Table Decoration Centre Piece
Clay Easter Decoration - Gifts - Favours - The Trays can be reused as condiment holders - Tealight candle holders - The terracotta pot makes a perfect egg cup and with a sprig of greenery on the second indent will look stunning on any Breakfast table or tray. For Easter the pot has been planted with watercress in cotton wool which has grown into a bright green ball.
The Clay or Concrete hand holds the same Terracotta pot, Easter Bunny and a clay forever flower. The hand can be used for anything you want. As a vase, condiments, flower pot, candle, etc. holder. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The hand is very versatile and makes an extraordinary centre piece, gift or party favour for your guests.
Add different paintable Clay Easter Bunnies - Paint them yourself or leave them blank and let your guests paint them. For no mess and easy clean up provide Watercolour paint palettes and a few brushes.
Egg Hunt Bags - These bags make an Egg Hunt special. They can printed - handpainted - machine or hand embroidered - or embellish them with beads and feathers or anything else you may want to add.
Cotton - Hessian - Jute - Burlap - Paper
Easter Decor Gift and Favour Bags
Paper Carrot Bags
Unique Easter Table Decorations Herb Microgreens Potjie Pots which can be use as Candle Holders or Bric a Brac Containers after the Herbs are eaten.
This Herb Microgreen Container with a Terracotta Pot can be used as a Candle Holder after the Herbs are eaten or simply replant it with any sprouts.
This hancrafted pot or bowl, planted with watercress adds a pop of colour to any decor. Herbs planted in cotton wool will sprout quickly and can be used at an event to compliment what's on the menu. The pot can be replanted or be used as a mini bowl or tealight candle holder.
Very cute Mini Potjie Pot planted with herbs makes unique and eyecatching Decor Gifts and Favours suitable for any occasion. Plant Herbs Microgreens Succulents or Flowers.
Hot Sauce - Chillie Sauces and other Homemade Condiments.
Add an interesting Customized Personalized Label commemorating a special event....party....wedding....and use the bottles as Decoration Gifts and Favours
Funeral, Memorial, Wake, Remembrance, Celebration of Life,
No matter what it is called, the reasons,
to have a Service or Ceremony, are the same.
Experiencing the Ritual
Taking part in a formal Funeral, Service, Ceremony often serves as an important rite of passage with both cultural and religious significance. It is seen as an important milestone and growing experience on our way to adulthood in that it marks the time in our lives when we must face and cope with the reality of death. It also allows us to fulfill our cultural and religious obligations, not only to the deceased, but to our family and community as well.
Reconnecting with Friends and Family
Funerals, Memorial Services, and Wakes bring loved ones together.
Close family members and friends, as well as those we may not have seen in a while, come to us in our time of need to lend their support.
In fact, they form our support system—offering us their counsel and loving touch.
It is with them that we are able to share stories and fond remembrances of the departed—painting a greater and more beautiful picture of his or her life and the impact they have had on others.
Beginning the Healing Process
Funerals give us the chance to begin the healing process.
Rather than keeping our intense feelings bottled up,
we are able to grieve openly in a safe and supportive environment
where the shedding or expressing of such emotions is encouraged and appropriate.
With the help of friends and family, we are given the opportunity to ease our emotional burdens and the time to sort out our complex feelings.
Feelings that, if suppressed, can have a harmful future effect on us
as well as those around us.
Honoring Their Memory
A funeral provides for the dignified and respectful care of the deceased.
The event itself is our way of paying special tribute to the life of a loved one and the positive influence they have had over our lives.
Holding the service allows us to feel that we have done the right
and honorable thing for them.
It is also our chance to remember and honor them our way,
not only in the manner in which they would have liked,
but in a manner that is important to us.
Having a Funeral allows us to feel a sense of closure.
It is the time and place for us to say our last goodbyes.
It gives us the chance to tell our loved one the things
we did not or felt we could not say during their lifetime.
And it is the grand occasion on which to express
publicly how much we loved them and how dearly they will be missed.
Simply put, the Funeral is a way for us to say our peace
and move on with our lives.
Happy & Sleepy are adorable little Ghosts. Great as Table Decorations Gifts and Favours
Make these Ghosts your own. Paint them with any paint or watercolours Glow in the Dark or Neon Glitter Paints you already have. Wrap them in gauze, spiderwebs, etc. Let your imagination guide you.
Halloween Candle Holders
Cauldrons Potjie Pots
Black Cauldrons Potjie Pots with Herbs. Use them as Table Deoration. Let your Party Guest spice your Halloween Pumpkin Soup with the Herbs at the Table.
Life cast Hand Hands - these can be made to look gory and scary for halloween with a bit of (ketchup) "blood" holding some bones , spiderwebs, etc. Let your imagination run into Halloween Paradise to come up with the perfect decor solution.
Draped Concrete Cement Ghosts - These are easy and fun to make with a bedsheet, any cotton cloth or towel. Make them super scary by lighting them up with solar fairy string lights. Strategically positioned they can double as Guards and Garden Feature.
These Tattered Shredded Cloth Ghosts Ghouls can be displayed as is or be dipped in concrete cement for outdoor use.
Party, Decor, Gifts, Favour, DIY, Craft Ideas
One of the best parts about throwing a party is going CRAZY with all the party items that really bring a theme to life. If you're looking for party Decor, Gifts, and favours, for your next themed event, don't waste time running around town.
We have, Party, Decor, Gift, items in every category.
And the best is, that we can personalize, customize, custom make, realize your Party, Ideas. From, Decor, Gifts, Favours, to Lighting with Lanterns.
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