The Wonderful World of Eggshell Carving

In many cases, Creativity can come out of nowhere and rock you like lighting. You’d be surprised with the multiple creations that can appear through different art mediums. Whether it’s a blank canvas, soy wax or even eggshells….That’s right, eggshells, the possibilities are endless. Take Wen Fuliang for example:

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Eggshell Carving In Xi'an

Mr. Fuliang, a retired wood worker, used his prior skills to create wonderful masterpieces through duck, goose and chicken eggs. After stumbling across an article about him through The Daily Mail, I was amazed to see how someone put their imagination into such a unique form.

Interested in the Eggshell Carving craft as well? Below is an video demonstration for those with LOTS of patience and an SCM engraver:)

Enjoy!:)

Photos are courtesy of the Dailymail.co.uk

Love is in the Air!

Hello Friends!

Tis the season of love and its celebration of, so why not aid your joyous time with Paige’s Perfections Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Loveliness:

Chocolate covered Strawberries

This fragrance of robust and juicy strawberries are blended together to truly put you on cloud nine. And the best part? They're covered in chocolate. What better way to celebrate your loved one than gifting a sweet treat with no regret?

This fragrance of robust and juicy strawberries are blended together to truly put you on cloud nine. And the best part? They’re covered in chocolate. What better way to celebrate your loved one than gifting a sweet treat with no regret?

Chardonnay

Cheers to you and your loved one! (Minus the hangovers of course!) This lovely fragrance blend of white grapes and light top notes of fruit is the perfect touch during this love filled season.

Cheers to you and your loved one! (Minus the hangovers of course!) This lovely fragrance blend of white grapes and light top notes of fruit is the perfect touch during this love filled season.

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package:

Here is your one stop shopping for that special loved one on Valentines Day. This heart woven basket is equipped with Chardonnay and Chocolate covered Strawberries candles along with a decadent Fresh Cut Roses bath fizzy. Encased in shrink wrap, this adorable basket is available while supplies last.

Here is your one stop shopping for that special loved one on Valentines Day. This heart woven basket is equipped with Chardonnay and Chocolate covered Strawberries candles along with a decadent Fresh Cut Roses bath fizzy. Encased in shrink wrap, this adorable basket is available while supplies last.

All Valentine’s Day loveliness is available until March 1st 2013. Whether you’re shopping for someone you love or love shopping for yourself, make sure everything goes Perfect.

XOXO

Paige’s Perfections

Exciting New Changes for 2013!

Hello Friends!

I hope that 2013 has been as successful and awesome as you’ve hoped, and continues to be so. There has been a few changes with Paige’s Perfections that I’m happy to share with you!

First off, Bath Fizzies have been revamped and are better (and purer) than ever! One of the latest and most moisturizing of the fizzies is the COCOA FIZZY!

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Rich, Decadent and OH SO luxurious, these EXTREMELY moisturizing Fizzies are a wonderful treat (especially for your sense of smell!) You can see the remaining available fizzies by clicking HERE.

Secondly, there are more candle/mug combos available! Working with Brooklyn Potter Chris Dewees has been more than wonderful and I’m happy to share such amazing pieces with you:)
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Last but certainly not least, I had the absolute pleasure of working with editorial and fine art photographer, Alejandro Cerdena. His amazing work has been featured online and in various magazines (including Vogue!) And yes, I’m name dropping:) You can see our amazing collaboration by visiting my Etsy Shop: PaigesPerfections4U.etsy.com or visiting and liking my Facebook page by clicking HERE.

That’s all for now folks but be sure to stay tuned for more exciting new changes! Be safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

XOXO

Recycling Creativity

Some may find it difficult to create art out of old scrap metal, paint and other leftover popular mediums. But what about Trees? That’s right, TREES.

Michael Neff managed to do it. I stumbled upon his Tree installation today whilst walking in my neighborhood. Pretty creative.

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“Suspended Forest is an installation of discarded Christmas trees under the BQE in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
After December 25th, New York sidewalks are crowded with stacked Christmas trees that no longer have a purpose. I wanted to figure out a way to give these trees another purpose, and perhaps encourage people to think about our consumption around Christmas. This year I hung 35 trees side by side by side in an unused space under the BQE in Williamsburg that is fenced off from the public. This area is bordered by Metropolitan Avenue which provides a lot of foot traffic, and therefore a broad audience. I enjoy installing art in the public sphere as it has the opportunity to be seen by and affect people who might otherwise miss it if it were installed in a gallery or museum.”
– Michael Neff (excerpt taken from Flickr)

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What creative piece did you create out of something used/unwanted lately? Don’t worry, there are TONS if you haven’t already:)

Enjoy!

Candle Tip 101: Smooth Candle Tops

Hello Friends!

I know many of you candle makers (and candle lovers of course) run into the issue of cracked candle tops when either making a candle or realizing you have cracks AFTER you’ve purchased a candle. Cracked tops or “holes” that appear on the tops of your candle can happen for a variety of reasons and often occurs with All Natural Waxes. FEAR NOT though! A simple solution is a HEAT GUN! On the lowest setting, use your heat gun to smooth over unwanted holes, cracks and bubbles and you’ll have yourself a blemish free candle:)

Remember though to ALWAYS cover your working area with newspaper to avoid spills. Enjoy!

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2013: New Year, New Fun, More Business!

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Hello Friends!

Yes, I know, you haven’t heard from me in a while. No worries though, I am back to continuing to discuss craft tips, tricks, joys and not-so-joyous moments to starting and running a craft business.

As many of you may or may not know, running your own business from the ground up is challenging. Throughout 2012 I have learned lots, researched LOTS more and learned from mistakes. Heck, mistakes are necessary to not only perfect your business but to learn and grow as a person. Nonetheless 2013, BRING IT ON! I look forward to answering questions and sharing new ideas.

XOXO

Paige Graham
Paige’s Perfections