Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mini macarons tutorial (Polymer clay)

Today's tutorial will be on mini macarons. I love love how macarons look and taste, so it no doubt that I have to make them. I'm not too good at baking so I can only make them using clay. The macarons are small but simple to make and you only need one tool. Let's get started!

Things you need:
-One coloured clay (The colour you want your macarons to be)
-White clay
-A needle tool
-An oven
The first step is to create two small balls from the coloured clay (I'm using pastel pink). Make sure both are as even as possible. The sizes of the ball depends on how big you want your macarons to be.
Next lightly press the ball down to create a flat circle.
Which should look like this. Don't make it too flat.
Use the side of the needle tool to press the sides down lightly.
It should have a little dent like this. Do this step all around the side of the clay.
The clay should now look like it has been divided into two.
After you have formed a straight line around the side of the clay, use the needle tool and poke the bottom half of the clay. Lightly poke and use circular motions to create look of the macaron after it has been baked.
There should be little small holes but they cannot be too deep.
And you're done with one side of the macaron. Now just repeat the same steps for the other side.
You should have two sides now!
Next, take a small piece of white clay. This will be a filling for the macaron.
Press it  down lightly and it should be the same size as your macaron.
Put them on top of one another.
For the last step, lightly press them down together. Look at it as you press and you will slowly see it taking the form of a macaron!
Finally, bake it and your done!
Put them in little jars and it looks really cute. This is really simple to make and you can make it in any colour you want. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Good luck!
You can get this macaron necklace at my etsy store, Gemnesis. Just click the shop tab above. Please remember to like my facebook page as well!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

It's been long

It's been such a long time since I last blogged. I got really busy with work and there was simply was no time to do any crafting. I'm sad... But.... I recently manage to create a few little things and they are up and selling on my Etsy shop. If you want to visit my shop it can be found on the top bar: Shop. If not search for Gemnesis!

These are the five things that are up right now:
I'm calling her Mika. It took me such a long time to get this right. Maybe I should do a post on how my clay dolls change. For some reason, I can't get them to look as nice as the ones I see on tutorials and I don't want to copy the whole style. So it took me some time to get things right.

Mini macaroons in a jar!!! Okay wait for it.... *SCREEEAAMMSSS* I love how this turn out! I'm a sucker for pastels and I love how cute it looks! I must say I almost died at the fifth macaroons but I persevered and it gave me fabulous results!

The idea seemed cute at first.. you know.... tiny bears in jar. Unntill..... after putting them in, people have been telling me they felt sad for the bears squeezing in the small jar. What do you think?

I always create bracelets using the materials as you see in the picture so I decided to go for a change and made a necklace instead. I must say, It always looked good and a bracelet but I'm loving how this looks as a necklace. Just like a statement piece.

The last one that I uploaded was this hand drawn birthday cake cameo setting necklace. I'm not too good at drawing so this was actually collaborated with my friend. We managed to sell a few of this at the flea the last time. These necklaces are really unique and I absolutely love them.

I hope I can post more and update my Etsy more. I'll try!! But in the mean time I would really appreciate it if you can Like my shop facebook page and instagram. I would be really thankful!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Flea: Every Little Thing (public garden)

Hey all! Sorry for the super lack of updates. Work has been really crazy and when that was done, I was busy preparing for my next flea! Yes, we will be having another booth with Every little thing Market. The previous flea was a success so I'm really excited for this one.

I will just be showing you some pictures of a few things that you can find but only a few cause I'm still busy with preparations.

Want accessories which you won't find another wearing? You have to come down to grab this handmade accessories.
First up would be this lovely bracelets! They are adjustable and all one of a kind. The colours this time are much brighter to welcome our sunny season!
Next up I'm launching new accessories made of wire. All of them are one of a kind as well. This is the first set of wire accessories that I made fully from scratch! Come down, take a look and bring them home. Hey, No one will have the same as you.

So details for this flea is:

Date: Sat 8 June 2013- Sun 9 June 2013
Time: 1 pm-7 pm
Venue: Old hill street Police station (Former MICA building) Near Clarke quay MRT
More details:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Busy, I'm sorry!

Just a short post to tell you guys that I have been really busy with work thus the lack of updates. But I promise I will have something to show you once I'm done and also working to setting a online shop for myself.

Till then go down and like the Facebook page because there will be more updates over there Or you can follow me on Instagram : geraldinedotcassandra.

As for now, bye bye and I'll be back!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Flea at public garden

Hello all! Did the flea three days ago at the National Museum of Singapore with public garden. At  awesome time there. it turn out better than I expected! Had lots of fun doing this flea. The most fun I had out of all the fleas I did! I got a good space, the crowd was good and I had lots of people who came down to help and support me. Thank you!

It was nice to see people liking my stuff and buying them with a smile on their face. I will definitely want to have a flea with public garden again maybe sometime round June if they have one. Seems like they have it every month.

Here is one picture of my booth. Took only one although there were two days. I thought I did take the pic but I can find it.

Haha!! I still have a lot to improve on my layout. After looking at others I realized that. But lots of people ask me if I was selling that at the side but I couldn't....well... cause the limbs were falling off. I can't sell them that.

I gave away many name cards for those two days. So for those new readers to my blog, Welcome! I have tutorial on many different things and also try out different DIYs for fun if not its just me being random. Fell free to ask me anything. I don't have a online shop as for now cause I'm really busy with work and all. Please like my Facebook page cause more likes means more surprise for me and you and there will be regular updates on my Facebook page.

Thank you to all who came over to support me and also to those who bought my creations and to my new readers. Thank you!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Flea: Public garden (April)

Hey all! I'm sure from the title you guys will know why I have been gone for so long. Yes, I manage to get a space for this April at the public garden flea! Super excited to get the confirmation email. Its been a long time since my last flea a few years back so I'm really looking forward to it.

Thus, I have been really busy making things and preparing for the flea. I won't say much but I'll show you a small preview of what you can find  on the day itself.
 Lots of bracelets of different designs. I made them with different styles so there's lots to choose from.
 Simple bow clips. All different prints.
 Children hair pins. Different designs as well.
This will all be sold as key chains!
Besides all these, all tutorial made items will also be for sale. Here are some pictures to refresh your memory!

There will be lots of other items I made that I did not show here so come down and check the rest out! They are all handmade and all different. There will be more necklaces, rings, earring holders, photo frames and more!

Here's the info for the flea:
Date: Sat 27 - Sun 28 Apr 2013
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Time: 1 - 7PM
More info:

I'll see you there!