Miwa Koizumi PET project

I wrote several entries about crafting with plastic bottles (see links below), this one is more of an inspiration: I’d like to present the PET-project and the wonderful PET jewelry.
Fantastic, aren’t they?

Flower with sash

Here at unikatissima:
Knitted/Crocheted Bangles
Plastic Bottle Beads
Plastic Bottle Box
Knitting Loom from Plastic Bottle
DIY Shrinky Dinks
Box from woven PET stripes

Entries with the tag ‘plastic’

Tea Bag Envelopes

unikatissima Tea Bag Envelopes

I’m collecting nearly everything (and that’s how it looks here, too ;-)) and from now on I will collect used tea bags, too, to make beautiful envelopes from.
I’m really curious about it. ;-))
On the photo you see my Rooibosh tea bags. I find that the Rooibosh tea gives the most beautiful colour, a very warm red-brown :)

By the way it must look great, too, if the tea bags are sewn together and/or if they are embellished after assembly, e.g. by embroidering, painting or stamping them.

Recycling Tea Bags into Art Projects: How to Create Tea Bag Envelopes

“Tea Ceremony” – sewn tea bags
(via Wewer Keohane)
Sas Colby Teabag Art Discourse – stamped tea bags
T-Bag – Tea Bag Designs – painted tea bags

Here at unikatissima: Paper Crazy Quilt – embroidered paper

Polymer Clay Tsunami Cane

unikatissima Polymer Clay Tsunami Cane

Loooong ago I found the tutorial on how to make the polymer clay tsunami cane and tried it then immediately.
I find the cane really beautiful, but unfortunately I made more of a disk that I couldn’t reduce anymore.
It lays since years cased in a plastic bag and seems now to be quite hardened and brittle ;-(
But I can’t throw it away yet, I could still get an idea about what to do with it ;-))

The Tsunami Cane

Here at unikatissima: Reducing Polymer Clay Canes

Online Cone Calculator

My entry ‘Constructing a Cone’ was much to wordy ;-), therefore I wrote an online cone calculator.


Note: Unfortunately the online cone calculator seemingly doesn’t work under all circumstances and I don’t have the time to struggle through. That’s why I write the formula by all means behind.

Well, you have disabled javascript, which means that the online cone calculator doesn’t work anyway.

You have 2 options now:

  • enable javascript
  • calculate the cone data yourself using the following formula.


The black cone is what we want to get.
small diameter = smaller desired diameter
large diameter = larger desired diameter
height = desired height
QT = small diameter / 2
RS = large diameter / 2
PQ = QT * height / (RS – QT)
PR = PQ + height

PT = √((PQ * PQ) + (QT * QT));
PS = √((PR * PR) + (RS * RS));
(√ is sqrt is square root)

angle to cut away =
360 * (1 – ((2 * π * RS) / (2 * π * PS)))

inner circle diameter = 2 * PT;
outer circle diameter = 2 * PS;

unikatissima Example Cone

And now proceed:
Draw two centered circles with the inner and outer diameter, draw the calculated angle and cut it away.
The result should be a template for a cone with the specified measurements ;-)
If you don’t have a protractor you can print and cut the degrees disk from the entry ‘Constructing a Cone’.

If you want to know more exactly what you’re doing here, check the entry ‘Constructing a Cone’ after all ;-)

Here at unikatissima: ‘Constructing a Cone’

Crochet Cables

unikatissima Crochet Cable

Recently I ‘discovered’ crochet cables via the ravelry group ‘Crochet Celtic Cables’.
I knew them for long but up until now I never found them very nice.
This is different now ;-))
They seem to be as versatile as their knitted ‘siblings’ and I will surely get back to them once more.


unikatissima Crochet Cable
Crochet Cables – Fun and Effective
Crocheting Cables Photo How-To
Cabled Embroidered Purse
Crocheting Cables – 6 stitches
Adventuring Sage Cable Vest
Even an instruction for Tunisian crochet cables:
ARNie’s Method for Working Tunisian Crochet Cables

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