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A New Book! Bling it Up! Debuts

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Bling It Up!: Super Cute Craft Techniques to Add Decoden Sparkle to Phone Cases, Purses, Jewelry & More

Bling It Up!: Super Cute Craft Techniques to Add Decoden Sparkle to Phone Cases, Purses, Jewelry & More

For all of you that have been wondering about my absence for the last few months, I can finally divulge some details – I’ve been writing books! So I do apologize for being gone for so long and hardly updating at all x_x But I am still here, and I’ve been working on even more projects that you’ll soon hear about just like this one 😀

Bling it Up! is the book that released most recently, and it’s filled with 16 over-the-top decoden projects. What’s decoden you may be wondering? It’s a craft that’s huge in Japan and basically translates to “phone decoration,” but it can apply to lots of other personal belongings too. It consists of covering your phone with loads of over-the-top glittery and whimsical items like rhinestones, jewelry findings, cabochons, and other trinkets, some of which are applied with fluffy ‘whippy’ frosting to make your items look like a big mound of cake >w< That's not to say that decoden hasn't been around in the US before now — a lot of awesome artists have shared their decoden creations on the internet. But what’s so great is that until recently, you needed to buy silicon bathroom sealant to achieve the whipped frosting look for your decoden pieces, but Mod Podge recently came out with their own frosting adhesive called Collage Clay – it’s non-toxic, comes in two colors, and is much more user friendly!

Making this book was a load of fun because I got to play around with so many trinkets and clay food. You’ll find projects inside that range from simple rhinestone decorated items to all-out frosted goodness. There’s inspiration for several cell phone case ideas, journals, tablet cases, boxes, and the like. The beginning section also goes into how to sculpt different foods with polymer clay, like macarons, ice cream scoops, and Pocky. It’s a short book at only 48 pages, but it’s really chock full of tips, techniques, and projects that should jumpstart some ideas for you 😀
If decoden sounds like something you might enjoy, I hope you’ll give it a look!

In the meantime, I have to keep working x_x But know that I’ll be back very soon to let you know about more of the projects I’ve got going! Thank you all for your continued support!

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8 thoughts on “A New Book! Bling it Up! Debuts

  1. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added”
    checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four
    e-mails with the same comment. Is there any way you
    can remove people from that service? Appreciate it!

  2. I purchased your book from Amazon. The designs are very cute. The cell phone covers are what interested my daughter the most. I like the jars and boxes. Also the notebook cover is really neat! . We have lots of clay and beads (amongst other crafty things) and we are always looking for new ways to use them AND something that will interest us both. The book was really fun, colorful and full of ideas and the price was really reasonable. These projects will be good for some weekend crafting that will be perfect for my daughter and me.

    • I’m so glad the book gave you some great ideas! I hope you and your daughter have a lot of fun making the projects — they’re definitely very addictive ♥ Thanks so very much for purchasing the book, and if you ever want to share some of your creations I’d be ecstatic to see them! 🙂

  3. When I initially commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each
    time a comment is added I get three emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
    Thank you!

    • Hello,
      I did some research and found that this is a very common problem with some WordPress users x_x Unfortunately there’s nothing I can do to opt you out, but you should be able to find an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of those emails to stop getting them. Hopefully that works out for you!

  4. Hello cholyknight! congratulations for your book and projects. Book is looking really I will buy it soon. I would like to learn super glittery craft techniques.

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