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Australian graphic designer Amy Moss is the talented creater of this retro ice cream parlour and the woman behind the stylish blog eat drink chic .

She explains step by step how to make this party your own for a wedding a birthday or just for fun. Her site offers free downloads of her cute paper designs.

Here she has created a memory game on popsicle sticks you can download and make yourself.

Ice cream soda labels and a recipe for the drink

Fancy fast food wrappers designed by Amy Moss for fashion week

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Sailor button earrings from Kawaiicph sweater from Petit Bateau

I bought some vintage buttons in a second hand store and made some jewellery from them. It is very easy to make these earrings:

First you cut of the button part with a diagonal cutter. The backside needs to be flat.

Then you glue on the earring studs, so simple, I gave them a lacquer coating afterwards so they are shiny and more durable.

Picture from my book Dansk Tatovering by Jon Nordstrøm. This picture is from a documentary from 1969 by Nils Vest and is a film about tattooing.

From the book Dansk Tatovering : graphics by Tattoo Peter, 1940

I love the naive and romtantic graphics you find in old-school tattoos.

Bikini from my vintage pin-up magazine goes nicely with the sailor style, would love one like it…

Kids sailor fashion with neon belt from Tommy Hilfiger.

Turning used Lego parts into grown-up toys. These ear studs are very small.

Lego means “I assemble / put together” in Latin and this toy continues to surprise in its ability to generate new ideas in the people “Lego-ing”. Even grown-ups find themselves engulfed in this game, and with a 4 year old in the house I have a perfect excuse to play..

It really requires patience to drill holes in hard plastic with a heated needle, so I took a break after doing one pink “diamond” Lego earring…

Fu manchu beard and Frankenstein Lego men earrings, definitely an icebreaker at any party!

I started making jewellery from vintage Lego parts a long time ago but haven´t showed them here yet, so here they are. Every time I wear them they generate nostalgic memories from people I meet.

Huge dark green Lego diamond ring, -actually a special Lego spare part and with an intricate construction.

Lego neon-yellow crystal diamond ring, also cute worn with a long colored string as a necklace.

More Lego crystal rings

Organic Lego leaf structures here used on hairpins.

A more classic variation is this smoke coloured Lego part ear stud. The shelf is from Retro Villa.

Giveaway here ♠

Tiny glitter shoe earrings in a shoebox from Harrods

I have a miniature stash of all kinds of tiny treasures the perfect size for jewellery making.

Bottle opener with bow

I have shown these sodapop earrings before, on the left you can get an idea of how small they are. I have given them a lacquer coating.

Playing card earring studs, decoupage and lacquer coated.

Vinyl record earrings. I made the hole by using a heated needle.

Mobile in my son´s room from acryllic squares which I drilled a hole through and hung on the ready made wire-mobile. It spreads the colours round the room when sunlight hits it.

I wanted to show you a DIY idea for your children´s rooms. My son´s room is very small and I wanted to give it personality and atmosphere. I had some leftover black paint, som masking tape, and a black pen. I drew the tree with a pencil and masked the lines with tape, then I painted twice. The branches are made with the masking tape afterwards and also painted twice. The small insects and characters are drawn with a black all-surfaces pen by free hand.

At the tree trunck I drew grass with the pen, it was the most difficult for some reason.

The boy on the swing is Silas -my son- this he loved! He is part of the magic tree and we tell many stories about the characters.

Tiny characters formed themselves on the tree.

The gentleman spider and Silas on his swing

Just wanted to show a miniature sodapop earring I made. The hole in the sodacan for the jewellery parts, was made with a needle.

I don´t usually take pictures of my food but this was such a nice snack: Home baked warm bread with cottage cheese, small tomatoes, fresh basil, salt and pepper, yummy!

Post a comment here and you could win a Kawaiicph giveaway

I am happy to have so many readers of my almost 3 month old blog and decided to make a giveaway present for you.

How to enter the giveaway contest :  Under comments you write which Kawaiicph jewellery from this post is your favourite (you can only choose 1 item each) and why you should be the winner. Remember to leave a way for me to contact you. If you get chosen you win the jewellery you have selected as your favourite. Monday, April 18th. I will select the winner ☆ and send the giveaway present to you!

Number 1 Star Necklace

Number 2 Flower Ring -adjustable size

Number 3 Heart Stud Earrings

Number 4 Coin Earrings

Number 5 Star Stud Earrings

Number 6 Bear Star Necklace

The jewellery is handmade and the earrings are sterling silver. This is how it´s made:

First I warm up the cernit clay with my hands, then I cut out the clay into the shapes I want. Remember to make holes with a needle before you bake them. The clay is baked 30 min. in the oven, afterwards they are given 2 layers of lacquer coating. The clay is glued to the jewellery parts with uhu superglue.

Which is your favourite jewellery? Leave a comment below and you could be the winner ☆

I read the supercute blog by Sara from Minimega. She creates beautiful paper graphics such as postcards, posters etc. and shares her creative ideas on her blog. One of her posts is with jewellery made with cernit clay and I had to try this for myself. I really like these molds I bought on etsy. It is easy to use the cernit clay, my only problem is when I glue the pieces on to the jewellery parts. Especially the earring studs don´t seem to stick. I have tried with reular jewellery glue and with a glue gun. Maybe you can help me?

I solved the glue problem with superglue instead of jewellery glue. The neon flower ring i my favourite. I have more colours in cernit clay and will try some og the others, the bow is gold but looks more cookie coloured…The bright neon colors turn out nicely. After they have baked and are cold, I have given them a glossy lacquer coating.

My moodboard in my new office calls for something pink and I need more lighting. I have two old lamps from Netto without shades which were partly put aside for garbage but then I remembered an idea I saw from Retro Villa:

Foto from Retro Villa

This is a great and cheap way to redesign old lamps, so I decided to try. I used string from a bulding supply store meant for bricklaying in neon pink. I didn´t find out an easy way of using the string. It is difficult to wrap it around but with som patience it turned out nicely I think.

I put transparent glue on the knot I tied in the beginning and at the end:

Below you can see the white version of the lamp:

In the dark the whole room now glows with an amazing pink colour:

Mette Helena from Retro Villa, who creates beautiful things and has the cutest shop with vintage wallpaper, also has a facebook group where you can see more of her cute ideas here.

Foto from Retro Villa

After many failures I finally learned how to make the origami paper crane and here is the result. I have borrowed books about origami at the library but I still think the best way to learn paperfolding is by video tutorials where you can repeat and watch again. Inspired by blogger Brinja ´s miniature creations and Origami Jewellery I have decided to try to make the cranes in tiny scale for earrings. You can see the result at the end of this post!

I just wanted to show my new jewellery box from NoMess which is perfect for tiny jewellery parts.

The small colored acryllic boxes from NoMess are really cute, and a great idea for a jewellery gift box. And below are some origami lillies I made, click here for instructions.

And this is how the tiny cranes turned out: They will need two varnish glue coatings and they will be ready for earhooks!

And tadaa! Tell me what you think.