Blue Media - our first Micarta series
Micarta is a very interesting material made of laminated fabric or paper, using resin to create a solid piece for working.
Actually micarta is the name of a US based company that uses this very technique to produce heavy-duty knife scales - the originally intended purpose of this versatile material. Over time micarta established itself as general name for the material or procedure.
The many possibilities of micarta as basic material are outright fascinating and I will immerse myself deeper into this technique once spring arrives, for in winter the crazy lab is cold as the heart of Elizabeth Báthory.
Piece for piece I use solid pieces of micarta to create more pendants and even earrings. Here we have some of the recent creations:
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|Gastro wrote about RealiTea|
Even though I published a few stories in magazines in the past, it is always a delight to appear on the papers myself!
|The stunning art of the Hmong people|
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|Awakening old jeans to new life|
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|Handmade micro macramé jewellery and shimmering insects|
Let me introduce Yen with her wonderful micro macramé jewellery and her shimmering insects, made in bead embroidery technique.
|From Hand to Heart: Thao Nguyen|
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|From Hand to Heart|
It is about time to introduce ourselves as people, not just the business we represent. Let us start with Sang, a lover of homemade tea and coffee specialities and, as this page points out, handmade products.