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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stocking Butterfly




A butterfly is seen as the personification of a person's soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead. The Ancient Greek word for "butterfly" is  which primarily means "soul", "mind".

One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guestroom and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. However, large numbers of butterflies are viewed as bad omens.

The Russian word for "butterfly", also means "bow tie". It is a diminutive of "baba" or "babka" (= "woman, grandmother, cake"), whence also "babushka" = "grandmother".

some of the Nagas of Manipur trace their ancestry from a butterfly.

In Chinese culture two butterflies flying together are a symbol of  LOVE. In some old cultures, butterflies also symbolize rebirth into a new life after being inside a cocoon for a period of time.

Some people say that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck. However, in Devonshire, people would traditionally rush around to kill the first butterfly of the year that they see, or else face a year of bad luck. Also, in the Philippines, a lingering black butterfly or moth in the house is taken to mean that someone in the family has died or will soon die.

The idiom "butterflies in the stomach" is used to describe a state of nervousness.


Artistic depictions of butterflies have been used in many cultures including Egyptian hieroglyphs 3500 years ago. Today, butterflies are widely used in various objects of art and jewelry: mounted in frame, embedded in resin, displayed in bottles, laminated in paper, and used in some mixed media artworks and furnishings. Butterflies have also inspired the "butterfly fairy" as an art and fictional character, including in the Barbie Mariposa film..


How to make Stocking Butterfly

Here is a Video for your easy reference, made by me

Materials Required:
1. Stocking Cloth (different colours)
2. Aluminium wire
3. thread
4. Pips (different colours)


Method:  (click on images to enlarge anytime)



1.
Take a piece of Aluminium wire.

2. Take object. (as u want, for shape of wings 
3.  Wrap aluminium wire around the object. Like this..

4. Tie both the ends of wire tightly and now take stocking cloth and cover the wire completely. 

5. Make sure the stocking cloth is stretched completely so that it looks like shaded cloth and tie the end tightly. Join 2 wings with kundan and tie wire.
6. Take only 2 pips.
7.Tie it using a piece of aluminium wire or thread..      









You may please leave ur comments/suggestions.

- Pinx :) 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stocking Flowers



Stocking flowers, the most beautiful and creative one. Its a very interesting craft that you can try out. The main thing you will need for making stocking flower is lot of aluminium wire as everything you need to make is with the wire itself....






























 





Materials Required:
1. Stocking Cloth (different colours)
2. Aluminium wire
3. thread
4. Pips (different colours)
5. Green tape
















Method:




1.
Take a piece of Aluminium wire.
















2. Take object. (as u want, for shape of your petals















 3.  Wrap aluminium wire around the object. Like this..


















 Think of the petal of any flower that you would like to make, take a piece    aluminium wire and make the shape and size of the petal with the wire.










4.
Tie both the ends of wire tightly and now take stocking cloth and cover the wire completely. 









 









5. Make sure the stocking cloth is stretched completely so that it looks like shaded cloth and tie the end tightly. In this way make as many petals you want for flower.







 









6. Take some 4-5 pips.














7.Tie it using a piece of aluminium wire or thread..
















8. Arrange petals one by one to the wire.






 


















 

                In this way you can come out with this beautiful creation.-







 

U can also use this procedure......For this one..








Steps:
                                                                
                                                                  1. Take wire or stick.



                                             2. Take cotton, top of the wire in round shape.



                                               3. Take stocking cloth and cover the cotton..




 4. Tie it with thread







                                                                      5. Tie pipes..




                                                                    6. use green tape..




 






 





 


 





I Hope u will try these flowers very soon....

Pinx...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sponge Rose Flowers


The rose is the national flower of England and the United States, as well as being the symbol of England Rugby, and of the Rugby Football Union. It is also the provincial flower of Yorkshire and Lancashire in England (the white rose and red rose respectively), of Alberta (the wild rose) in Canada, and of Islamabad Capital Territory in Pakistan. It is the state flower of four US states: Iowa and North Dakota (R. arkansana), Georgia (R. laevigata), and New York (Rosa generally). Portland, Oregon counts "City of Roses" among its nicknames, and holds an annual Rose Festival.





Roses are ancient symbols of love and beauty. The rose was sacred to a number of goddesses (including Isis and Aphrodite), and is often used as a symbol of the Virgin Mary. 'Rose' means pink or red in a variety of languages (such as Romance languages, Greek, and Polish).




A red rose (often held in a hand) is a symbol of socialism or social democracy: it is used as a symbol by British, Irish, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Brazilian, Dutch and other European labour, socialist or social democratic parties. This originated when the red rose was used as a badge by the marchers in the May 1968 street protests in Paris. The White Rose was a World War II non violent resistance group in Germany.





A bouquet of red roses is often used to show love. It is used as a Valentine's Day gift in many countries. Above bouquet was sent by pinx to me...


Lets learn......



Material required:
1. Sponge (white or ant colour u want).
2. Scissor
3. Thread.
4. Wire.

How  to make white sponge rose flower:-

STEPS:

Step1:
          Take all the materials.
          Sponge, thread, wire, scissor..












Step 2:
           Cut sponge lengthwise (length as u want).










Step3:
         Fold sponge from the center.











Step 4:
           Wrap sponge around the wire. Like this..












Step 5:
           It looks like this (top view..)










Step 6:
          Tie this sponge with the help of thread.. like this..













YOUR WHITE SPONGE ROSES ARE READY TO DECORATE....












                                                                      U can also use green tape for decorate wire (for its stem)..





I hope U will enjoy....






Pinx...