Monday, December 31, 2012

2013 Can't Get Here Soon Enough!

I am working today.  It still feels like the weekend and with tomorrow being a holiday it is hard to get as much accomplished as I would like.  
For many of us involved in the craft industry this has been a very busy holiday season.  We all leave in about a week for the annual Craft and Hobby show in California.  The convention was moved up a few weeks so we don't have the luxury of thinking "I'll get that done right after the holidays" like we usually do.  
The clock seems to be ticking faster and faster.
I have given you some hints about new projects with new product in 2013.  I am working around the clock on experiments, samples and finished pieces.  I just can't wait to start 2013 with some exciting announcements!
I thought I would leave 2012 with this image of something I really like: a new piece.  I promise to show you all how to make something just like it in 2013!
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone that popped through today, what a fantastic end to 2012! Wishing all our family, friends, suppliers and wonderful customers a very happy 2013 filled with an abundance of love, laughter and prosperity. See you next year! x x x


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last trading day of 2012!

Our last day of trading in 2012! 40% off all Christmas decorations and cards and 10% off everything else in the shop. ONE DAY ONLY Monday 31 December from 8:30 until 3pm.


Monday, December 24, 2012

Last Minute Touches

Here it is already, Christmas Eve.
I am still putting a few last minute gifts together.  One item needs a chain.  One needs a charm.  Happily all my Christmas resin projects cured beautifully and I can safely wrap them up now.
I hope everyone enjoys these next few days of holiday time.

Happy Holidays!

Wishing all of you that celebrate Christmas a blessed and happy one! We are off to what should be an epic family Christmas dinner (judging by all the preparation!) in a bit, can't wait! We will be back on the 27th x x x


The Tretchikoff project - items now available at Vamp - 24 Dec 12

Tretchikoff postcard box set 
Contains 50 iconic artworks
12cm x 16cm
R165 for the set


From the Philipa Green Design Collection: 
Chinese Girl Bangle - Gold on Black
Chinese Girl bangle - Red on Clear 
Express your passion Baangle - White on Black 
Perspex
R425 each

Lost Orchid Cushion cover 
50cm x 50cm 
R340

Miss Wong cushion cover 
50cm x 50cm 
R340

Chinese Girl cushion cover 
50cm x 50cm
R340
 

Lady of the Orient cushion cover 
50cm x 50cm
R340

Last framed prints for this year just in -24 Dec 2012

'Come back to me'
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Ben Grib.
Printed by Essie Letterpress 
Size: 24cm x 33cm
R425 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white

'What little boys are made of'
Hand drawn & printed limited edition Letterpress print.
Artist: Ben Grib
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 24cm x 32cm
R360 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white
 

 'Pajama Bear'
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Ben Grib 
Printed by Essie Letterpress 
Size: 24cm x 33cm
R465 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white

'Rambunctious'
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Limited Edition Letterpress print
Size:24cm x 33cm
R480 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white

'You, Me and the Sea'
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Ben Grib
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 24cm x 32cm
R535 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white

'Ostentatious'
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Limited Edition Letterpress print
Size:24cm x 33cm
R485 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white

'Wanderlust'
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist : Ben Grib
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 32cm x 24cm
R480 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white

 'Goodbye Winter'
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Artist: Jordan Metcalf
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white 
Part of the Artist Almanac

 X
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Johnny Kotze
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white 
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

the Rain again
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Ben Grib
Printed by Essie Letterpress 
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

Swing into Spring
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Mieke Wertschnig
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white 
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

Day of the dead
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Greg Darroll
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

'Hello is it me you're looking for?'
Limited Edition Letterpress print
Artist: Ben Grib
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size:20cm x 26cm
R385 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white 
Limited Edition of 50

Summertime
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Clement de Bruin
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white
Part of the Artist Almanac Range
 

 White Hart Winter
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Simon Berndt
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

Freedom Day
Limited Edition Letterpress
Artist: Katrin Coetzer
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white 
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

Family Outing
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Adam Hill
Printed by Essie Letterpress
Size:28cm 
R600 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white 
Part of the Artist Almanac Range

Month of Pi
Limited Edition Letterpress print of 50
Artist: Gerhard Human
Size: 28cm x 37cm
R600 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white
Part of the Artist Almanac range
 

'Family Outing'
Artist: Kim Longhurst 
Limited Edition of 5 archival print available on Fujirag paper.
Size:22cm x 26cm
R585 professionally framed in Obeche wood in white

Black Cabs
Limited edition hand pulled silkscreen print
Artist: Luzelle van der Westhuizen of Mengsel 
Size: 44cm x 61cm
R1200 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white
'Hello'
Limited edition hand pulled silkscreen print
Artist: Luzelle van der Westhuizen of Mengsel 
Size: 31cm x 44cm
R750 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white

 
 'Robots in Love'
Neon Pink
Limited edition hand pulled silkscreen print
Artist: Luzelle van der Westhuizen of Mengsel 
Size: 31cm x 44cm
R750 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white

'Robots in Love'
Grey
Limited edition hand pulled silkscreen print
Artist: Luzelle van der Westhuizen of Mengsel 
Size: 31cm x 44cm
R750 professionally framed with Obeche wood in white


Moonbasket crochet light shades just arrived at Vamp -24 Dec 2012

Half scallop stitch pumpkin shade in rust with a red frame
800mm
R3000

Scallop stitch ball shade in blue 
450mm
R1600


Seed stitch pumpkin shade in Sage 
500mm
R1600

Hydra stitch ball shade in cream
450mm
R1600

Peacock stitch ball shade in cream 
450mm
R1600

Friday, December 21, 2012

Wrapping Up Christmas Resin Projects



These are the last of the bezels I am making for Christmas gifts.  They make me laugh out loud.  
I have featured the art from Lisa's Altered Art on this blog in the past. I featured her one inch circles earlier this year in our first Jewelry Resin tutorial so it is fitting that I am ending the year with her art too.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

This weeks new furniture stock at Vamp - 21 Dec 2012



Exquisite Solid Japanese Oak sideboard by E.E Meyer
Length – 151cm| Depth – 51cm | Height – 96cm


Solid Japanese Oak drinks trolley with cork top by E.E Meyer
Length – 79cm| Depth – 40cm| Height – 71cm

A set of 7 dining chairs re-upholstered in Hertex Twine in Granite
Height of seat – 45cm| Height of back – 71.5cm| Size of seat – 47cm x 43cm


Pair of retro dining chairs in Beech wood. Re-upholstered in Hertex Edith in Daiquiri
Height of seat – 46cm| Height of back – 81cm| Size of seat – 45cm x 40cm

Retro GH Starck armchair re-upholstered in Hertex Bondi in Leaf
Height of seat – 47.5cm| Height of back – 91cm| Size of seat – 49cm x 51cm

Metal drawers re-sprayed in tangerine
Length – 46cm| Depth – 63cm| Height – 132cm


Tall Imbuia Shelves with red accents
Length – 62cm| Depth – 30cm| Height – 135cm

Oak bench with slanted shoe storage shelf
Length – 107cm| Depth – 29cm| Height – 41cm


Solid Japanese Oak dining table. By E.E Meyer
Length – 152cm| Depth – 90cm| Height – 77cm

Vamp bookshelf in Sapele with Meranti legs and red accents
Length – 118cm | Depth – 30cm | Height – 76cm


1950’S Vintage ballerina prints by Monte: Sugar Plum Fairy and Cotillon
36cm x 43cm