Monday, 24 July 2017

A light DIY modern, rock inspired mirror


Hello everyone!
Hope you're doing fine.
Well it's been such a long time that I did not post anything here (from January -thaaat long!) and this happened for a number of reasons: First of all, as many of you know, my family and me moved to Luxembourg. That is not an excuse you may think. Yeah, probably you' re right but the thing is I do have a lot of stuff to be occupied with here (as I like to say 'such a small country so many things to do').
Second of all, some months ago I opened an account on Instagram and I am pretty excited about it, so I post most of my activities there which is something I enjoy because I prefer photos do the talkin' at this moment in my life.
Last but NOT least, I have no diy/jewelry making activity right now due to the fact I have not brought all this equipment here since we moved in such a great rush (we had to find an apartment, move and do all the paper work in less than 2 months!). This is something I missed terribly and now that I return to Greece for vacation I am going to fix it pronto (Oh yes, all the craft equiment is going to be triumphantly reunited with its anxious owner!).


Nevertheless, I did manage to do an one and only craft this period of time because I had to 'fill' an empty wall. The wall decoration in rentals -here in Luxembourg- is a pretty complicated story since the renters are entitled to do very very tiny holes on the wall (or not at all at some 'strick landlord' cases).
So, I wanted to create a very light mirror fixture because I could not hang the heavy mirrors I had at home. Moreover, I had to use all the beer caps I kept all this time which were in fact quite lovely and extraordinary (pink elephants, cherries, dwarves, guillotines (!) and many colorful logos from a number of different Luxembourgish, German and Belgian beers).


To make a long story short, I did a light and modern mirror with very few materials: Just a mirror, a good glue,a hanger triangle hook and the beer caps, of course.
First of all I had to see how many beer caps I needed in each beer cap circle I made (I also tried to put them in a way that no identical cap was next or close to another).


Then, I glued one by one, the one next to the other, and I made the first circle of the mirror frame.
After that, I glued the second circle quite close to the first one.
I waited for about a couple of hours (that of course depends on the kind of glue you have -make sure that it is a strong one and also do not use a glue gun because it 'll make things messier than easy. I for example used this one which proved to be great for the job).


Finally, when I was pretty sure that the beer caps were very steady, I glued the triangle hook at the back of the mirror.
And there you are!
A light, easy to make, modern, rock inspired mirror!
I'm ready to read your comments.

Till next time
Take care
xxx
Dimitra


Friday, 20 January 2017

A fresh start in Luxembourg

Hello there,
Hope you are doing fine!
Well me, I'm having a great time in the new country that my family and me have moved to about four months ago: Luxembourg.
I know I should have written more about all of this earlier, but  I preferred to curb the enthusiasm and express my feelings when I have a pretty good picture of it (well as much as anyone could have of a country in such a short period of time, that is!).
So in a few words what can  I say about Luxembourg? I just looooooove it!
It's a beautiful country with an amazing natural beauty and a fairy tale atmosphere in almost everything about it!
And when I say everything I totally mean everything.
From the landscape to the architecture of buildings (from the ones of the Medieval era till the most recent) as well as the country's public administration in all fields of life (which is something that looks like a fairy tale to a Greek!).
No wonder  why this country is supposed to have such happy inhabitants in global ranking!


Here are some photos from some short walks and trips we have had in various towns, villages and sights.
I promise there'll be much more!
Till then, take care!
Love,
Dimitra


View of Grund from Le Chemin de la Corniche -"Europe's most beautiful balcony"

The ArcelorMittal Building in Rue de la Liberte


The Vianden castle

Place Guillaume II at Christmas time

Christmas market -Golden lady






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