Hello lovelies! Today I want to introduce my awesome new sponsor: Maren from Average Pony DIY!
Maren and I actually met at university a few years ago. Back then she used to sell very cute jewellery and accessories on Dawanda (which is basically the German answer to Etsy). In April this year she expanded her business and created “Average Pony DIY”, now selling materials for making your own jewellery and accessories. The shop is still growing and at the moment also includes the cutest washi tape I’ve ever seen, covered buttons and hand-stamped labels for your handmade makes. All products are absolutely swoon-worthy and come at very affordable prices. You can make your own personalised (and very professional looking) jewellery for no more than 1-2€.
I was super happy when Maren sent me a parcel with different materials to try some of her products. I loved how much care she puts into wrapping everything and decorating it with washi tape!
You basically glue the glass cabochon onto paper (if you want to print out your own image I found that photo paper works best), wait for the glue to dry and then cut it out and glue it into the setting. Pretty straight-forward, isn’t it?
Of course I tried to make some sewing-related studs, after which I noticed that it’s much much better to use photopaper, because normal paper soaks up some of the glue which can leave stains on the image.
I also tried book paper studs (“heart” & “love” in German).
Aaaand, of course, sewing machines I drafted in Illustrator and my favourtie colour, navy blue!
I really enjoyed making my own jewellery with Average Pony’s products, as it is very simply and quick, yet very effective. It’s perfect if you need a last-minute handmade gift.
I also ordered a few more settings and cabochons. My absolute favourite ones are the hipster animal necklace charms:
The two top ones (on light blue background) I printed off the interwebs, the other four I ordered on Average Pony DIY:The clear ones are the best, because you have endless possibilities! You can get them in different sizes from 8mm to 20mm.
If you find something on Dawanda which you’d like to order, I basically works the same way as Etsy. On the bottom of the page you can choose your language and currency:
Average Pony DIY ships internationally and if you have any questions about ordering, you can simply pop them a message.
Happy jewellery making!
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