Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Decadent Kane's Top Ten Crafty Creations

When I found out this blog did crafting, I was so excited.

Not only do I write paranormal romance but I love crafts.

Not many know that about me as an author because I don't go out of my way to make it very public. But I love to craft. Every year for the holiday season, I pick a new kind of craft to try and make handmade gifts for family. So I thought I'd give you my top ten list for crafting and maybe a few pictures to go with it.

10) Crafty gift in a jar

I made an entire set of jar gifts for all my friends and family one year for Christmas. It took months, but they were all unique and fun to do. Modgepodge was my friend.
Tutorial for a gift in a jar (note you can google mason jar gifts/crafts and find all sorts of stuff to try)

Picture of one of my gifts in a jar:

9) Fascinators! (or in my case top hat)

This is where I was first introduced to my favorite glue: E6000 and glue guns

One of mine:

8) Fairy houses

E6ooo is your friend and Hot glue gun. You can get stuff from outside like twigs, leaves etc... or from dollar store for gems, beads, flowers...grassy moss stuff, string etc... and then use only toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls as the circle top of the house. The bottom I made out of popsicle sticks. I suggest doing the bottom base first with popsicle sticks. Then do the top as a separate piece gluing popsicle sticks cut in half around a cut toilet paper roll. Glue both halves together decorate as desired.

One of my houses:

7) Pendants for necklaces:

This one is a bit tricky- but basic at the same time. You know those flat glass cabochons. I got mine from the dollar store. Fingernail paint and then strong glue like E6000

Picture of one I did:

6) String Easter eggs

Need: String, balloons, elmer's glue

Here's a picture of mine: I didn't get one of the finished product though.

5) Glass and elmer's glue.

Need: Elmers glue, food dye, glass.

All you do is create containers like you would for painting add glue- then a few drops of the food dye for the color you want. Mix. Then spread, drip, dot etc over a glass container and let dry.

Here's a picture of some I did:

4) Wire and beads jewelry.

A lot of detail goes into this, but once you get the hang of wire and the tools, then it becomes quicker and fun. There are a lot of tutorials online if you google search DIY wire jewelry- you will find everything from rings, necklaces, pendants, animals, spiders, earrings, and my favorite- ear cuffs.

Here's a picture of some elf earcuff wraps I made:

3) Pen/pencil holders for journals:

Ok this one is a bit difficult depending on how you want to do it. Let me put it to you straight- I Don't sew. Seriously, I will find any way around sewing that I can and my favorite thing in the whole world craft wise is E6000 industrial strength glue. It's awesome. I made no sew journal pen holders (the tutorial has sewing in it but I adapted it to suite my needs).

Here's a picture of mine:

2) Hard but rewarding: Clay dragons.

There are a ton of tutorials online for polymer clay dragons, fairies, elves, ducks, search clay tutorials and poof lots show up. These can be difficult because you have to put the extra time into small details, getting rid of dirt from hands as well as finger prints, and then baking time.

Here's a picture of one of my dragons:

1) Easiest and cutest: Sock monsters/ snowmen.

I made Halloween sock monsters based off the sock snowman technique. I swear this is the super cute and super easiest thing I've done. All you need is cheap rice and socks. Decorations as desired.

Here's the link for a tutorial:

Here's a pic of one of my handmade monsters:

Impure Bargains
Impure Series
Book 1
Decadent Kane

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: Ebook edition Dec 1, 2015

ISBN-10: 1514889870
ISBN-13: 978-1514889879

Number of pages: 224
Word Count: over 50k

Cover Artist: Decadent Kane

Book Description:

Desiderus has served Ba'al faithfully for nearly one hundred years. When Haven Rowe put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger, her fierce nature stirred emotions he hadn't felt since before Ba'al claimed him. With his sight set on consuming her body and soul, he'll use every deceptive idea at his disposal to make sure she belongs to him.

When Haven walked in on a demon stealing her brother, Jeremy, her entire world unraveled. Born to a family of magic users, yet unable to use magic of her own, Haven will do anything to get her brother back from the depths of hell, even if it means she has to bargain her soul.

With the help of a witch, Haven seeks out loopholes to the soul bargains that have been made. She either finds a way out for her and Jeremy, or they both might be lost forever. What she doesn't count on is the betrayal of her own body and the insurmountable attraction she has for the demon she's trying to escape.

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Surprised by the female's actions, Desiderus watched her run for a moment before his mind registered her actions. Her obsidian hair flew behind her with a strange bag slung over her small shoulders. In a way, he should have known Haven would bolt. Experience all but told him that. Many had run and failed. Desiderus shook his head and a grin spread across his lips. She wouldn't get far and not just because she was naked. He had a pretty good idea that Haven didn't worry about her loss of clothes as much as she worried about what he might do to her. He would have loved nothing more than to chase after her...but she needed to be taught a lesson, to understand what it meant for him to have her name, for him to be in control.
After quickly making Ba'al's sign in the air in front of him, a toad with a circle, magic flickered into the sigil like sparking a match. The sign brightened to an orange color. Desiderus had been a demon so long it took seconds to create. Under his breath, he let her name roll off his tongue in one easy motion, "Haven Rowe."
The color of the sigil sprinkled away on a breeze and black smoke swirled. Haven's image slowly began to appear, little by little, tantalizing, as if she somehow knew he wanted her body, far more than he had any other mortal female. Her legs came first, the lazy curve of her hips, he groaned with the swell of her heaving breasts, and finally her face construed in a perfect scowl piercing him with those damn blue eyes.
"Running will do you no good, Haven." Inside lust coiled around his core, urging him to do anything but stand there looking staring. Her skin shimmering with sweat, making his tongue slip out to lick his lips. He swallowed a groan at the thought of tasting her tanned flesh. Lost in his erotic notions he didn't see her foot until it was too late and a sharp jolt of lightning like pain raced up from between his legs, shooting over his spine and slamming into the base of his brain. Colors formed in his eyes and he blinked it away as his stomach churned. His knees weakened, but he kept himself standing somehow, adrenaline replacing the pain as anger mounted inside him like a lion.

"But that does demon." Haven turned to run for the second time and despite the throbbing radiating from his balls, Desiderus reached out for her, latching fingers around an ankle that had come up from the ground and Haven fell front first into the dirt with Desiderus falling on top of her.

About the Author:

Decadent Kane, author of the trouble with elves series, writes paranormal romance with heat. She lives in Wyoming with a full house: 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 guinea pig, 1 rat, 2 kids, and 1 fiance.

An elfess in human form, Decadent enjoys dipping her fingers into the human realm where she took pen to paper and began the tales of the trouble with elves. Her obsessions include reading, Dean Winchester, and honey.

She will devour your soul with glimpses of the feral ridden drow elves, with their dark skin and soul consuming. She'll sneak morsels of naughty thoughts to you via goblins, and seduce you into stepping inside the elven realm where females disappear when lust takes over among other elfish troubles.

Beware the sprites.

Follow the wisps.

But never look a drow elf king in the eyes...

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1 comment:

Decadent Kane said...

Thank you for taking the time to have me on your blog :)