They say, admission is the first step.
I admit, I am a KNOBAHOLIC!
Lately, any creative idea that pops into my head has something to do with knobs and/or pulls. I cannot help myself!
I have had these symptoms before regarding other creative stuff and I know from experience that I just have to ride it out.
School is going to start in a few days and that will put a damper on my knobbing, so I enjoy it while it lasts.
Here are some pictures of the latest cabinet knobs and pulls I made.
Another idea that is growing in my mind is the third part of my Tips and Tricks for Product Photography.
It is very likely going to be about non-misleading photo editing. So, I am already gathering material but the idea will still have to marinate a little longer.
If you follow my blog, you know that I have been working on developing a line of handmade fused glass cabinet knobs and pulls.
Previously, I have been making fused glass jewelry and my website, Etsy and Artfire store are dedicated to jewelry. So, I thought it would make more sense to separate the two categories and make a new website and Etsy store for only the knobs and pulls.
I found this awesome site that enables you to make a flash-based website for free. They have so many great looking templates that are easy to modify to your requirements and you don’t need to know anything about any code or how to make a website at all.
It came out great! Click on the picture below and check it out!
Some time ago I started experimenting to come up with fused glass cabinet knobs and pulls. (You can read the post about it HERE.)
Above you can see my first finished line of knobs. I am still working on making elongated pulls that match them. And I already have some ideas for more styles.
The bases come in satin nickel and dark oil rubbed bronze which looks great with the warm colors like yellow and brown.
I will post some more photos once I get them.
My kitchen needs help.
It’s been softly whimpering for years but my husband and I are very good at turning a blind ear towards these kinds of things.
Upon entering, at the time we bought the house, the first thing that would come jumping for your face like an alien face hugger was the pink counter top. Well, to be correct, people informed me that this color was called ‘salmon’. You know, the kind that was the latest fad in the 1950s.
We did away with the fish colored eye insult but since neither of us have even the smallest inclination of the home-maker kind, a lot of other stuff has been ignored until now.
I picked out a muted yellow paint for the walls and the bucket of spackle stands ready.
The biggest problem is the cabinets. They are very plain and I don’t think there is much that can be done to rescue them other than maybe adding some cool knobs and pulls.
So, we have now finally arrived at the main motivation for this blog post!
I have started fusing some trial knobs and despite the fact that I still have to refine their overall shape a bit, I am very pleased with the first samples.
These first three will be roughly square-shaped but I definitely have to try some round ones as well.
Although it will be quiet the pain to shape the fine silver inclusion into vines and leaf shapes, I could not resist trying it since it seems more of a kitchen motif.
But I am also very partial to bubbles in glass and it would be a lot easier, given that I will have to copy the design about 25 times.
The next step will be to find some nice and preferably low price hardware for the knobs. On first glance, they seem to be quiet expensive.
If anybody has some suggestions on knob and pull hardware, I would appreciate you sharing.