Friday, July 6, 2012

K5 Art needs your vote!

K5 Art needs your vote!

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In the upper right hand corner of the blog is a place to vote so vote for your favorite - Thanks!

Here is my entry:

Miniature Garden Mini Terrarium

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Upcyclers June Creativity Challenge Entry!

The Upcyclers Team Monthly CREATIVITY Challenge for June on Etsy is underway and we were to take a glass jar (ie. a mason jar, left over food jar, wine/beer/liquor bottle, baby food jar) and upcycle it into something creative, so I chose to create a glass jar candle holder!

This glass jar candle holder has a natural rustic feel to it with a glass jar, dragonfly wallpaper, brown sparkle ribbon, and a hemp cord with wooden beads. It is 4 3/4" tall by 2 1/2" wide and includes a set of natural small pebbles / rocks and a battery operated tea light making it safe for burning anywhere (can be changed out with a regular tea light)!

Perfect for a housewarming gift, a dorm room, or simply enjoyed by you in your home!

Here are some photos of my creative process from beginning to end:

Hope you enjoyed the little bit of  "behind the scenes" look at one of my creations!

You can view and/or purchase this listing on Etsy here:

For more info on the Upcyclers Team, you can find them at one of the following places:

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

K5 Art: My Story

For those of you who have been loyal followers of mine, thank you for following me!  I thought it was time for a change, so I decided to test out tumblr.  After a few days of playing around and adding content to my blog, I wasn't impressed so I'm back here on Blogger and officially updating my blog.  Please excuse the mess while I do that.  For those of you who have not yet heard about K5 Art, I’d like to welcome you and be sure to say hello in the comments below!
This is the perfect opportunity for me to share my story of how K5 Art came to be.  I hope you enjoy the little bit of background and if you haven’t already, please check out K5 Art on Etsy!
Here’s my story:

In August 2011, I was at a craft fair selling my photography. I wanted something to do in between customers, so I chose a DIY craft tutorial to try something new. After searching through a few of them, I ran across a tutorial for Scrabble Tile Pendants and I knew that was the one I wanted to try. I purchased all the necessary supplies and started creating them at the craft fair.

As people came in to look at my photos, they were intrigued as to what I was creating “behind the scenes” and I received so many compliments and questions if they were for sale. I decided that once they were dry I was going to put them out on my table for sale and see what happened. Guess what? They all sold by the end of the night and I even had two custom orders!

With the new excitement, I opened an Etsy store and began to refine the creating process and find the best products and techniques to use. Once I was satisfied, I took some basic photos and uploaded them here to Etsy with much success!

So from a craft project to what K5 Art is today, I have found a way to grow my creativity and create a fun line of products. I am still refining my shop and products all the time and finding new things that inspire me but at the heart of it all it’s just about finding something and using creativity to turn it into something fun and beautiful!

Where did the name “K5 Art” come from? My favorite items to Upcycle are Scrabble Tiles and since my name starts with the letter “K”, I chose to use the “K” Tile. The value of the “K” Tile is 5 and Art is what I do. So, K5 Art is basically who I am and what I do!