Ink Jade Studio Website

I am now blogging at my own domain https://www.inkjadestudio.com/

All my items will also be on sale there. See you! 🙂

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Handmade Shea Butter Hand Balm

I made an ointment for the first time! This was for my battered hands.

Ingredients: beeswax, unrefined shea butter, grape seed and pomegranate seed oil, lavender and rosewood essential oils.

I put too little beeswax and too much carrier oil so it ended being really soft.  Works well except for being rather greasy so I use it before bed. Will put more beeswax and less oil next time. I don’t really like the smell of rosewood but am trying to use it up. Despite all the essential oils I put in it, the smoky, nutty smell of the shea butter was still quite strong.

Am wondering if I could use this to polish wood…

I poked it as it was setting in the refrigerator, That’s why you see a smudge..Ughh

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Spunky Eclectic Falkland in the “Autumn” Colorway

Last month’s 4 oz. Falklands handpaint has finally been plied and finished! If you remember, it originally looked like this:

Handpainted Braid

Spinning in progress:
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This braid had a melange of colors and I tried to separate the main colors but there was some blending and muddiness because of the way it was dyed. I then chain-plied everything. This was my first attempt at chain-plying.
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