Newest Darby Smart Designer!

I was accepted as a designer on Darby Smart about a month ago (so it’s not so new anymore) and I was given $50 to shop for supplies on their store…yay! What is new is that my box arrived last week and I am so excited. So here’s what is in my box; t-shirt yarn, swarovski crystals, pearl trim, embroidery thread (in various colors), a gold curb chain and Martha Stewart acrylic paint (I really love the color)

 

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The top of the box was ‘mutilated’ but that’s not unusual with international shipping. I can’t wait to show you what I make with these…(patience my darlings). More exciting is the fact that if my designs get accepted, then the DIY kits will be available for purchase on the Darby Smart store, so you can make your very own accessory (or gift it to a friend). You can also purchase DIY project kits by other awesome designers and join the maker movement :)

And if you are a creative junkie like me and would like to become a Darby Smart designer, visit their website right now. Once you get accepted, you then have to submit your designs for acceptance and then full production of your DIY project kits. As excited as I am about Darby Smart, there are 2 drawbacks for me personally;

 

1. They do not accept payments from cards outside the US. Thank God for the free $50 they gave me.

2. You stand a greater chance of getting your design(s) accepted if you use supplies from their store. This is so that they are sure they can get these supplies in large quantities if you make it to production stage. However, this may be a challenge for designers outside the US because of (1) above.

 

All in all, I think is a great opportunity, if you are so inclined . No, I am not being paid for this (that’s not a bad idea though). I am totally for pushing the maker movement forward and I think Darby Smart is doing a great job in that department.

 

For updates on what I make with my Darby Smart supplies and more, please follow Koltureshoq (button is to your left) and remember to share this news with your creative designer friends :)

 

Ciao,

Omo

 

 

DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace 2

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Remember this DIY Chain and Pearl Necklace I posted yesterday? Well, someone requested that I make her one. And I did. And it was awesome.

I even think it was better than mine.

What do you think?

I gotta go now but please hit the follow button (to your left) to get more awesome updates.

See you soon.

Love,

Omo

DIY MULTISTRAND CHAIN AND PEARL NECKLACE

 

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It just hit me right this minute how much I’ve abandoned this blog. I mean I come here from time to time and try to hook up at some link party or the other but I have missed sharing my projects with you guys. I have taken to Instagram lately and I just get so lost in the sea of amazing pictures that actually assume I have shared my pictures here as well.

 

We have a lot of catching up to do and I’ll make up for it…I promise. In the interim, here’s a picture of the multistrand chain and pearl necklace I made a month ago…what???

 

It’s really easy to make, trust me and I soon will put a post (although, there may be no step-by-step pictures, but not to worry)

 

I really think it’ll go well in other nude, neutral or pastel colored beads. What do you think?

 

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Love,

Omo

 

DO YOU TALK TOO MUCH?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Good morning,

Read: James 3:1-12

“Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James. 1:19)

We all talk too much! What heartaches are caused, homes broken up, friends separated, wars incited by some hasty, angry words! Much of the conflict in the world is caused by a combination of narrow minds and wide mouths.

You will not often get into trouble by listening; and most of us can learn more from what others say than what we have to say.

A man once said, I have a confession to make. Many of the troubles I have encountered in the past I brought on myself because I opened my mouth at the wrong time. I have caused much heartache to myself because I did not keep to the biblical injunction, “swift to hear, slow to speak” (Jas.1:19). I opened my mouth too wide.

Jesus said, “Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the Day of Judgment (Mt. 12:36). If you don’t hold your tongue, you may have to eat your words!

Prayer: Lord teach me when to speak, and when to be silent; in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

(From ‘The Voice of Christ Today, 2014 Edition’ Daily Inspiration for Personal and Family Devotion, Page 210. A publication of The World International Sacred Peace Movement, Grouped Soul).

Say Cheese (Cake)! – Easy DIY No – Bake Cheesecake

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It seems I’ve been very interested in food these days (surprise surprise). With me pinning food recipes every other day, I decided to give this one a try. And boy is it delicious. Plus you can’t use “I have no oven” as an excuse not to try and make this easy no-bake cheesecake. I found a recipe on …. but switched it up by adding whipping cream to the mix.

Here’s what you’ll need

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For the crust
Digestive Biscuits
Butter

For the filling
Cream Cheese
Condensed Milk
Whipping Cream
Vanilla extract

For the topping
Cherries
Cornstarch
Water

What to do

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1. Crush the biscuits, mix in the butter and press the mix to the bottom of your pan or or dessert bowl.

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2. Whisk the cream cheese in one bowl. Then mix the whipping cream and condensed milk in another bowl until it forms a stiff peak.

3. Pour the whipping cream mix into the cheese and whisk until it’s all properly mixed together.

4. Scoop the cheese filling and spread on the crust. Refrigerate for about an hour.

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5. While the your cheesecake is in the refrigerator, prepare your topping. Pour the cherries into a saucepan and place on low heat. Mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with about 5 spoons of water and pour into the cherries. Let it simmer for about a minute the turn off the heat and let it cool.

6. Bring out your cheesecake and drizzle some of the cherry sauce on it.

7. Get your dessert spoon and dig in.

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Trust me, you want to try this recipe. It’ll definitely make you say cheese ;)

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What would you like to add to your cheesecake? Please let me know in the comments section below.

Lot of love,

Omo

Watch Out!…..DIY This Chain Strap Watch

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I’ve got tons of creative blog mentors. Whenever I need to get my creative juices running, I go by their blogs and I’m never disappointed. Take for example this totally chic, totally DIYable look-like-I-bought-it-from-a-store chain strap watch by A Pair and A Spare. You know I can’t resist something like that; so I hacked one for me self ;)

Visit her blog to see the full tutorial.

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Have a great Sunday y’all

Love,
Omo