Wednesday, February 29, 2012

day 53 red heart shaped pop tab earrings

On day 49 one of the comments was from memoriesforlifescrapbooks.
She said "Fun idea! They'd be cute painted red too :)". So i decided to try that and make them red. The paint and vanish made them so thick i could not get a chainmaille ring around the middle any more. So I attached the earhook to the side.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

day 52. Pop tab earrings with chainmaille on the side

Very busy studying for an exam on thursday, so this was a quick and dirty  (figure of speach ;) )project.

I also re-photographed the chainmaille pop tab earrings for the etsy listing. Did not completly like the first version. They are very hard to photograph nicely, because of the bend surface

You can find them here pop tab chainmaill earrings in tabsolute etsy shop

I also listed the heart shaped pop tab earrings. They were way easier to photograph  in a nice way.

You can find them here heart shaped pop tab earrings in tabsolute etsy shop

Monday, February 27, 2012

day 51 Pop tab butterfly painting

How do you all like the new layout of my blog? I tried to make it easier to read. I just love the background picture I am using so I kept that.

In the beginning of this project I made a pop tab butterfly. I good etsy friend of mine ordered 3 of them. I made them today. I also gave me the idea to make this.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

day 50. Pop tab candle holder

Woot :). I made it to day 50. To celebrate it I made a candle holder, with a burning candle.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

day 49. Heart pop tab earrings

I am getting pretty handy at wire wrapping. I was not a first. In the first days of this project i made a wire wrapped chair. It looked messy. Now I can see, I am getting the hang of this technique.

Do you have nights when you wake up in the middle of the night and think of an object you must make. I did this night and here it is.

Friday, February 24, 2012

day 48 pop tab owl

Made a pop tab owl today. I was planning on it to be light grey. For my miniatures a bought about 14 different colors to make them, but i did not buy grey or dark brown. So it has become a black owl.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

day 47. Pop tab pi painting

Geeking out again. Amy Phelps in Hickory, North Carolina  was making a pi a day. She chose to do pi . for the infinite (pun intended) possibilities. Those infinite possibilities fascinated me. I like to think i have infinite possibolites, so i decided to make a painting on the subject. Sadly she did not finished her 365 project. You can find it at


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

day 46 Pop tab fly

I like how this miniature looks. I think i looks like a miniature art sculpture :).  I like its little legs, antenna and wings. Days like this i really enjoy what I make.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

day 45 woven pop tab bracelet number 5

In 45 days i made 5 bracelet in total and this is one of them. Also made using a very popular technique on youtube. I used 100% recycled ribbon (XLribbon) so this really is very eco-friendly project.

Monday, February 20, 2012

day 44 pop tab chainmaille earrings

Today i tried a new technique again. This technique is called making pop tab chainmaille.  I wire wrapped them to make it more sturdy. I also have put them up in my esty shop so they are on sale :)
 tabsolute etsy shop

Sunday, February 19, 2012

day 43 pop tab painting number 5, with qoute

I like qoute's a lot, maybe some of my faithfull followers already guested that. This painting also was inspired by this girl who is making 365 stars for a year

Saturday, February 18, 2012

day 42 pop tab post card number 4

I saw this qoute on the t-shirt of somebody at the fitness centrum where i go. It made me smile, so decide to make a postcard of it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

day 41 Cow print earrings second try

This is the old version. Wrong paint and wrong varnish. The result was a  not very smooth look

The new version. This time the right paint and varnish which results in a smooth look. Als changed the chainmaille rings. I used black ones.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

day 40 happy pop tab carrot

A little bit in a hurry today. I went out to dinner with a good friend of dinner mine. It was fun, but when i got home i still had to do my daily craft.

I finally found a varnish that also gives a nice smooth finish.  Here is an other miniature, a vegetable this time, a happy carrot.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

day 39 pop tab belt black

I have not done this one for the 365 project yet. But have done this in the past. He was sold a few weeks back. But he is ready and up in my shop again.
You can find it at Tabsolute etsy shop

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

day 38 Pop tab girl

Everybody happy valentine day.

I made a date today for my pop tab guy. I thought he would like that :). She even has a small wire wrapped bow on her head.

Monday, February 13, 2012

day 37 pop tab bat

Good news. I finally found paint that gives a smooth finished when I paint. Bad news. I can not say the same of my varnish. O well, I going step by step and getting further every time.

And now for the picture. A very early halloween pop tab bat

I am also very happy to announce I have been featured by this beautiful blog Fabric Fascination
Go take a look and enjoy her blog :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

day 36. two pop tab flowers painting

I felt like making a pop tab painting again. I kind of like the outcome of it. It goes wel with the other three i already made. The style is similar.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

day 35 Pop tab angel

Tried the wire wrapping technique again. I am slowly getting better at it. Today i made a pop tab angel. I like it myself, because I like art to be minimalistic  but still recognizable what it is.

Friday, February 10, 2012

day 34 pop tab monster

An other miniature. A small, green, one eyed, two legs and no arms pop tab monster.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

day 33 Double pop tab earrings

That settles it. I need to buy myself a tripod. I made the camera more stable buy putting it on a sauce bowl. And here see the result. Finally a sharp pop tab earring picture :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

day 31. pop tab mandala

This person is making 365 different mandala this year. You can find all the different at .It inspired me to make my own.

Monday, February 6, 2012

day 30 cow print pop tab earrings

I held off on making other pop tab earrings because I do not like the way I photograph them at the moment. How ever I take them, they are always a bit blurry. If I have more time, I need to experiment more with photographing them. I want to find a way that I am happy with the result I get.  Enough ranting about my photograph style.

Today i felt like making cow print pop tab earrings. I do not really know the english word to explain that is looks like cow skin. Can some help me out with that?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

day 29. Woven pop tab bracelet version 2

The ribbon XL version of the pop tab bracelet on the day 25. Used the same technique to weave it. Instead of a lobster claw clasp I just made a knot at the end. It streches so you can slide it over you hand. I think this will also work if you want to upcycle shoe laces that are long enough.

Friday, February 3, 2012

day 27 pop tab snowman

Love this little guy. My little pop tab snowman. I changed a few things when making pop tab miniatures. I used crafting foam instead a felt. Also instead of using gouache to paint it i use acrylic paint. I think it gives it a much cleaner look. I also use a varnish after I painted it.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

day 26 pop tab coaster number

Second try on making a pop tab coaster. I did change how a wove around the coaster.I like the result from this one better then the one i made. It has a more straight and quadrangle appearance.

And the coaster in use.

day 25. Pop tab woven bracelet

Found this tutoral on pintrest and thoughed i would give it a try with the pop tabs. I used satin cord for the woven part. I think it will look beter with ribbon XL. I gonna try that also in a few days.