Here's what I have been working on lately - a not-so-nutty craft. That is to say, I have not used any nut shells this time. Instead, I picked up an empty plastic cake box, which was to be thrown away once the cakes were eaten, and repurposed it. The result is beautiful and, more importantly,... Continue Reading →
I found a piece of wood - a twig and brought it home. It was sturdy and lightweight and made me feel it had potential. What could I make with it? something pretty for myself. I toyed with the idea of a wardrobe accessory. I cleaned and brushed it; rubbed it with sandpaper. It definitely... Continue Reading →
How many of you have seen a banana flower? If you are city folk, you may'nt have seen it. This is what it looks like: Do you think you can make a pistachio shell replica of this? Here's how to make pretty little banana flower earrings with pistachio shells. Materials required: Pistachio shells - three... Continue Reading →
This article is to demonstrate how I made two angry birds (red) - a standing bird and a flying bird - with walnut shells.
My very first experiment with nut shells was to make earrings out of pistachio shells. I love eating pistachios. Though they are a bit expensive, they are a very healthy food, nutritionally dense. According to the Wikipedia, the pistachio is a desert plant, a member of thee cashew family. The pistachio shells split naturally a look... Continue Reading →