Baubles for Christmas – DIY glittter bulb

Here’s how I made a glitter bulb that looks like a bauble.

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A bit of white glue, a brush, and a bit of glitter.  Paint the glue on your bulb (don’t recommend using more than a 40 watt bulb).  Right after, shake the glitter all over the bulb where there is glue, and voila!


But if you don’t get to make your own glitter bauble, try one of our other Christmas products from our Etsy shop (accentcph).

We have a line of Christmas products – called CHRISTMAS TIME.  They include baubles made of upcycled acrylic – made from the leftover of our production of Claire de Lune Chandelier.

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We added two new products this year – Merry Christmas in three languages (Danish, English, and the middle language French, Spanish and Russian), and Three Wise Men. In clear transparent and transparent grey.

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The IT factor

Nike says    JUST DO IT

Folks have sung    Let’s DO IT

As a self-taught designer, it’s always been a longer and difficult process to name  (and market) my products when I get ready to go market.  The designs usually come very easily and quickly.  They are usually the result of an “AHA” moment.  Then there are the mockups, testing of the idea, the prototyping,  tweaking,  testing, the pre-production,  re-tweaking.   But then, when I am NEARLY ready to put it out, then what?

What do I call it? How do I package it so it’s attractive, appealling?  How will the retailers display it, and store it?  Will the consumers like the product as much as I do?  The packaging,  will they be as excited as I am about it?

The latest new products from Accent have that IT factor.  Their name suggests exactly what you do.   And much like what I think the Nike spirit is about, what comes along with the name is a sense of individuality, empowerment in YOUR choice, your choice on where to hang your lighting.

One of my other products – LOLLIPOPS – my version of the colored cord pendant lighting, which I thought answered a need to have an easy, (plug and play) solution to a simple lighting idea.
I added a plug at the end, so it was ready to use.  And on the models I give thumbs-up for, I have added a switch (allowing the user to easily turn it off and on without yanking it from the electric socket every time).

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So here I am – “Just doing it”  –  I am hereby launching my two new products:

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There are five models: Basic (shown above), Mickee, Trio, Torch and Chand
Shown above with Lollipop with a switch.

WALLIT

WALL:IT received runner-up award status in the prestigious A’Design Awards, Italy.

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Then, here is  TABLE:IT

tableITslot2Shown above with decorative bulb.  But can also be used with a lamp shade.

tableITbarrelblurALL3Table:IT  like WALL:IT has a support function.   It complements any cordset with shade holder,  (like our Lollipops, above).   The Lollipop is connected to the TABLE:IT, with a decorative naked bulb,  or as show above, you can add a simple lamp shade (like our Barrels).

The third  product  lined up and  coming in the IT collection – is  – Floor:it
Coming up …….

In the meantime,  have a good summer,

Claire

 

 

 

Amazing jazz singer Dee Alexander in Clairely jewellery

(Re-posted from 020611)

I am proud to have seen this video posted today. I had to share this not only because she is incredibly talented,  because she is wearing Clairely jewellery on her arms,  and on her fingers.

And to boot, fabulous music.

I had the good fortune to meet her two years ago, and enjoy her music.
Enjoy.

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Proud to be working with lucite too ….

Re-posted from Tue, May 17, 2011

Just saw an article about it being the 75th year of Lucite!!

It is so rewarding to be working with acrylic (another name for lucite).  It shines, it allows light to pass through, and can be used in so many ways.

Above:   my Chandelier table (perfect companion to my Claire de Lune Chandelier also in acrylic). ABC Home purchased these from me last year. ( and yes, I am beaming).

My signature product – my baby – Claire de Lune Chandelier which inspired the etchings on the table.  A great complement to the side table.

….. and of course – below –  samples of CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery, which is made from the material left over from cutting the chandeliers….

(cowrie shell cuff bracelet)

HAPPY 75TH, LUCITE!

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