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Precious Sister is the result of two sisters journey of nonstop creative explorations. We have a love for graphic design, photography, flowers, DIY’s, flea-market finds and “simply beautiful things”.

On these pages you’ll find inspiration and you can follow our creative projects. Our photographs illustrate objects which vi have collected and found during the years, like flea-marked finds to more nostalgic objects that has been passed on from grandparents. You’ll also find tips and ideas on how to create beautiful things for the home. It’s all about being inspired.

DIY: create your own designer Apple Watch band

Designer Apple watch bands come in a variety of features, however, they are pricy. It is hard to keep up your style by purchasing different types of designer Apple watch bands to fit every outfit. For this reason, you can use some DIY tips to make your own designer apple watch band to still remain stylish and unique. Here’s how to customize your designer Apple Watchband:

Tip one

 

• The Apple Watch comes with either a 38 mm/40mm/41mm or 42mm/44mm/45mm aluminum case.

• If you don’t like the look of the metal band, you can remove it and replace it with a leather band.

• You can remove the metal band by simply pushing one side away from you, while at the same time pulling the band upwards.

• Now, you have your Apple Watch without its original band. The next step is to install an aftermarket Apple Watch strap in its place. The Apple website gives instructions for installing the watch strap.

• Finally, with a little bit of creativity and/or inspiration from pictures you find online, you can purchase a different watch band to create your own unique Apple Watch design.

designer apple watch band

Tip two

Step 1

 

You can use fabric chalk or else a water-soluble pen to draw a design on a piece of leather, vinyl, or satin. It’s up to you how you want your Apple Watch band to look like! You can even use markers or high-quality pens for your designer Apple Watch band if you’re feeling lucky.

Once your drawing is done, let it dry. We suggest that you use a hairdryer to speed up this process. Once it’s completely dry, put the leather band in the oven for about 15 minutes at 60 degrees Celsius or until your drawing is burned into the material. You can also try ironing it under a piece of cloth if you don’t have an oven available.

When you’re done, you have a customized Apple Watch band!

Step 2: Cleaning Up Your Leather Band

 

If you need to clean up your leather band, and give it a shinier look, use some shoe polish cream. Put the cream on the rag and gently rub it into the leather. Then wipe off all of the excess creams and use a clean piece of cloth to buff the leather until it shines.

Step 3: Fixing Up Your Leather Band Edges

 

Put some heavy-duty glue inside the stitching holes and press together with a toothpick for about 20 seconds until the stitching has been set.

Congratulations! You now have a beautiful and unique Apple Watch band that nobody else will ever have.

 

Tip 3

 

  • A few tools and supplies: You will need a cutting board (wood or plastic), an X-acto knife, super glue, and a ruler.• Design your own Apple Watch band: The base is 20mm wide, and there are 8 different profiles you can choose from to get the look that best suits your style.
  • Measure twice, cut once: Take the Apple Watch band that you’re taking apart and hold it up to your wrist; then measure the exact length (in millimeters) from end-to-end.
  • Time to get to work: Using your ruler, mark where you’ll make each cut with a pencil. Cut along the lines with your X-acto knife.
  • Leave the best for last: Cut just enough of the Apple Watch band to remove the different layers. Because you’ll be gluing them back together, we recommend leaving a few millimeters of material on both end and cutting down the middle (for each side).
  • Use your ruler: To make sure you’re gluing the Apple Watch band back together properly, measure down both sides of each cut to make sure they’re the same length.
  • Glue it back together: Apply super glue to either end of one side, then hold it in place until its set. Do the same for the other side.
  • Get comfortable: Take your new custom-made Apple Watch band for a test drive. You can use your cut-up Apple watch band as a template to create more bands.

 

Tip 4

 

Get a strand of rubber bands. These can be found at your local dollar store or you can buy them online. Pick the color(s) you would like to use for your Apple Watch band, and wrap it around your wrist until it is as tight as you would want. Cut off the excess rubber band using scissors, measure this against your wrist, and cut the rubber band to this size for your Apple Watch band.

You’ve got a base material for your Apple Watch band. Now get some of your favorite beads or charms and place them on one end of the rubber band strand. If you’re having trouble getting any kind of grip with these items we recommend using a hot glue gun to attach them onto the rubber band strand. Make sure you use a large enough bead or charm so that it will not fit through the opening on your Apple Watch’s metal adapters.

You can now begin to wrap this rubber band strand around your wrist to measure how long you want it to be for your Apple Watch and cut the excess rubber band off. Now take your Apple Watch and attach it to one end of this rubber band strand by placing the metal adapters through the holes and attaching them to your watch’s side buttons. You can now slide on or your preferred beads or charms that you’ve attached using a hot glue gun, which will cover up the ends of the rubber band strand and keep them in place.

You can now slide your watch up and down this rubber band strand depending on how tight or lose you want to wear it. If need be, you may use a second rubber band strand to secure the ends together so that they don’t split apart when slid up or down the first rubber band strand.

You can now customize this rubber band strand further by adding more beads or charms from an online source to personalize your Apple Watch band even more. If you’re looking for a more professional look, consider getting a leather bracelet and cutting it down to the right size so that it will fit your wrist perfectly. This way you will have a designer Apple Watch band that no one else will have.

CLAY POTS & APOLOGIES

Hello dear readers, are you still with us ? 🙂

We hope you’re all well and that you have enjoyed the summer. We have had some beautiful days here, but it has certainly also been a very wet summer here in Denmark. Now we are looking forward to some late summer days and hopefully a beautiful Autumn.

We want to apologize for our absence during this summer. Lots of stuff has happened and sometimes you just don’t get to do everything as planned. But we have missed posting on our blog and we are excited about getting back to creating some inspiration for you. We also have some changes going on to our website. Hopefully that will soon be done, but we will tell you more about that later.

May you all have a gorgeous Tuesday
/ Annika & Sussi

CLAY POTS & APOLOGIES

CLAY POTS & APOLOGIES

TEA CUPS & SCRUFFY KITTENS

This collage is featuring some of my favorite objects, both to photograph and to collect. I have a thing for tea cups and mugs and I enjoy the feeling of having a cup in my hands, how it’s shaped, and how it feels to drink from it.

A while back I did a lot of ceramics and I was crazy about making mugs. It was almost a contest with myself to make one cup better than the other. It seemed like the possibilities were endless.

I wouldn’t say that I have a huge collection of teacups, it is more one of those objects I feel drawn to when visiting flea markets. That, along with things like little salt and pepper shakers, old illustrated books, beautiful old type & vintage posters.

I’m not really good at buying expensive finds, just because it has become popular. I like to look for odd little things that has no real value, except for its peculiar beauty. Like the scruffy kitten no one wants.

What are your favorite objects to collect?

Have an inspiring day! /Annika

teacup

teacup

ITALY: LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

I love traveling and experiencing new places and I find huge inspiration in learning about other cultures. I have always had a soft spot for architecture, food and smaller places that allows you to enjoy both nature and culture. A couple of years ago I visited Lucca in Tuscany, which was my first trip to Italy.

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

Lucca was, to me, a perfect place to be. You’ll find lots of great food and beautiful architecture right at your feet, while the mountains and the coast are only a short drive away. Florence and Pisa are also very close and the magnificent Cinque Terre will absolutely be worth your while.

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

Cinque Terre, “The five lands”, is composed of five villages built into a steep hillside. You can walk between the villages, while enjoying the breathtaking views of this piece of Italian Riviera. I have never in my life seen such a colorful place like Cinque Terre. It was like a painting.

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

LUCCA & CINQUE TERRE

Have a beautiful Sunday

Bring Out the Artist’s Personality with Abstract Art Apple Watch Bands

As an artist, there are several awesome ways in which you can bring out your artistic personality to fascinate and demonstrate to the world how you appreciate beauty. One of them is to invest in the beautiful Apple Watch bands. These abstract art watch bands are designed by an amazing community of independent artists, who have artistically crafted perfect designs for everyone.

Abstract Art Apple Watch Bands

Why Apple Watch Bands?

Over the past few months, we’ve been doing a survey. At the end of it, we learned something; many artists rock an Apple wristwatch. Nonetheless, we found the following to be some of the possible reasons for that:

1. Practicality

You already know that nowadays people wear wristwatches more to bring out their incredible sense of style than to check the time. After all, we can do that on our smartphones. Nonetheless, Apple wristwatches are among the best types of watches to have for fashion and sense of style purposes. This can be attributed to their artistic-oriented wrist designs, which are an artistic way to showcase your artistry.

2. Artistic Personality

Unlike many boring wristbands for other watches, Apple Watch bands are all designed to give your watch some personality, allure, and art. This is due to their well-thought-out bright and bold designs with complementary colors, which will perfectly go well with your distinguished wardrobe as an artist.

3. Durability

Apart from practicality and artistic personality, Apple watch bands are designed with durability in mind and that’s another reason they are a great choice for you as an artist. These bands are designed with a top-of-the-range material that will stand years of usage plus wear and tear without compromising on their unique looks. The material in question is vegan leather with a soft suede-like underside.

4. Comfort

Besides contributing to a refined look that coordinates with your sense of style, the above material will ensure your wrist remains comfortable in it. Even when you wear a band tightly around your hand for many hours, you’ll not feel your hand hurting. This is unlike other types of watches we wear for fashion purposes, which can prove uncomfortable if worn many hours at a time.

5. Customization

Customization is an important consideration for any real artist who is all about imagination and creativity. You want to pick a wristwatch you can wear in many different creative ways to bring out your broad sense of style.

The Apple wristwatch is a very great choice for this purpose because you can customize it with several types of bands from the same manufacturer. The bands come in four different colors that are all perfectly compatible with the watch and are going to coordinate perfectly with your wardrobe; black, silver, gold, and rose gold. You can invest in each color to expand your customization options.

6. Universal

There’s no denying the fact that there are many different types of Apple watches on the market. For example, we have about seven watches in the company’s wristwatch lineup released in different years since 2015;

  • 1st Generation Apple Wristwatch(2015).
  • Series 1 Apple Wristwatch(2016).
  • Series 2 Apple Wristwatch(2016).
  • Series 3 Apple Wristwatch(2017).
  • Series 4 Apple Wristwatch(2018).
  • Series 5 Apple Wristwatch(2019).
  • Series 6 Apple Wristwatch(2020).
  • Series E Apple Wristwatch(2020).
  • Series 7 Apple Wristwatch(2021).

Now, Apple wristwatch bands are compatible with most watch series from the manufacturer as the connector size and shape are standard across the board. That allows artists to continue using their existing Apple wristwatch bands with any new Apple watch they acquire.

Final Thoughts

As an artist, you can bring out your creativity and show your sense of style as well as sophistication by investing in an Apple wristwatch and the bands that are designed to be used with the watch. These bands come in different amazing colors that will perfectly complement your wardrobe and style, showing the world how unique and limitless your creativity is.

HOMEMADE BREAD

Since 2007 I have been eating gluten free. In the beginning I mostly bought the gluten free food I needed, but with time, when it became more of a life style, I started to bake and make my own bread, cakes and so on. I have always appreciated food and I love to cook, but the awareness living gluten free has brought to my life, is probably what I am most grateful for. It has forced me to listen to my body, feel the difference between bad and good foods, and it has really taught me to enjoy homemade meals.

HOMEMADE BREAD

Bread and desserts are some of my favorite kitchen endeavors. I love the smell of homemade bread and even more to eat it. Dessert is something I especially like to make for others. I just love the expression someone gets when they take that first bite of a really yummy dessert.

HOMEMADE BREAD

When I started out baking I always used a recipe. The bread in these pictures is one of those “let’s see what we have in the cupboard” kind of bread. I have a basic recipe I use and then I change it, according to what I might have at home. I like baking this way, but I can’t give you the exact recipe here. I can tell you, though, that some of my added ingredients are oats, linseed, sunflower, buckwheat, and rice flour.

HOMEMADE BREAD

BASE RECIPE: makes 1 loaf

1 cup water
15 g yeast
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp honey
2 1/2 cups gluten free flour

Let rise for 1 hour.
I sometimes let it sit for another 30 min in the baking tray before baking it.
Bake about 30-40 min. at 220 degrees celsius.

HOMEMADE BREAD

HOMEMADE BREAD

 

Have a great Saturday!

WOOD FLOWER POT

Hi guys. I was actually going to post this yesterday, but I was busy doing things and I totally forgot about it. Anyway, so I’ll do it today, show you this wooden flower pot that I made for my magnolia tree.

WOOD FLOWER POT

Those of you who follow us on Pinterest might remember these very gorgeous worn looking flowerpots from Pottery Barn. Well, that was the inspiration for this project. I wanted to achieve a similar look to in my flower pot, so without really having a plan to follow, I decided that the wood I had laying around, was going to determine the look and the size of the pot.

*the following description of how I built the pot is not an exact plan, but more an inspiration to how you could make and design your own.

WOOD FLOWER POT

I used scrap pieces of planks from pallets and scrap plywood pieces. I cut 4 identical pieces of plywood for the sides. The planks were cut into thinner pieces to go outside the sides of the pot and their length was adjusted to the length of the plywood sides. I put everything together and added 4 pieces of wood to the inner corners to strengthen the construction. Then I added a bottom and feet and I made a trim to go on the top edge of the pot, but didn’t attach it yet.

WOOD FLOWER POT

I stained the wood blue before I painted it white, because I wanted to see if some of that stain would show through when I distressed it later. I only gave it one coat of white to keep as much of the wood structure as possible and when it had dried I sanded it down to give it a worn look. (Remember to paint the trim as well). The stain didn’t shine through as blue, but more a grey color. If you’d like a more intense color to shine through, you should use a colored paint instead of stain.

WOOD FLOWER POT

Before I planted my small magnolia tree, I covered the inside of the pot with plastic. I use the bottom of one of those sturdy see-through garbage bags and secured it to the top edge of the pot. Remember the trim we made, but didn’t attach? Nail that to the top edge on top of the plastic. This way you get a nice finish and the plastic edge wont show.

WOOD FLOWER POT

Now plant your tree and enjoy your little project 🙂

Dress inspiration: How Men Wear Bomber Jackets

Fashion and style are things many people appreciate as no one wants to look bad. The bomber jacket style has taken over the fashion world as many people are purchasing these jackets to add to their stylish clothes. The men’s black bomber jacket 2021 has brought a great deal of style and classiness to men. For a casual outfit, bomber jackets are the outfit for you as they go along with different clothes. This being said, it is also smart for you to learn about how to wear bomber jackets. Today, we will be learning about how men wear bomber jackets.

dress bomber jacket

What are bomber jackets?

Bomber jackets are men’s outerwear that offers men warm and long-lasting jackets they can wear for extensive styles. The men’s black bomber jacket 2021comes in different colors, sizes, styles, and materials that work to offer you the chance to pull off a cool outstanding look. Different outfit opinions come with a man owning a bomber jacket. Let’s look at some of the ideas of wearing bomber jackets;

1. Bomber jacket with trousers

When dressing up in a bomber jacket with trousers, you need to be sure of the style revolving around this outfit. You can use the bomber jacket as an alternative to the blazers and as long as you pair it with slim-leg trousers. Do not choose to wear the bomber jacket with baggy trousers as this does not match up with the jacket.

These jackets are the best for you as they allow you to have a classic look that is top-notch. With wool trousers, you have to be keen not to come out looking like you are heavy.

2. Bomber jacket with a T-shirt

Certain outfits don’t look complete without wearing bomber jackets. The moment a man is dressed in a t-shirt with jeans, the look seems normal and without class. To make the appearance seem classic, you should consider getting a bomber jacket to dress it with. Doing this enables you to create a whole different look for yourself.

3. Black bomber jacket

 

With the men’s black bomber jacket 2021, you should be aware that there is a certain way of wearing this bomber jacket right. Since the jacket is black, you can wear it over a white shirt to complete your look. You can also decide to be in all black and pair the jacket with black trousers and a shirt. The men’s black bomber jacket 2021 is an excellent choice for most men.

4. White bomber jacket

White bomber jackets are beautifully made and very attractive. This is because of how bright they look as the white color does capture the attention of many. If you are looking for the perfect spring look, you should start considering the white bomber jacket as it does work out great for you.

You do not have to worry about the jacket not pairing well with other colors as it does. No matter the colors you use, this bomber jacket allows you to rock your various looks. You can pair the jacket with some white sneakers and jeans as the look does look fabulous.

5. Long bomber jackets

The long bomber jackets do make you look very stylish and enable you to create that specific statement look that you are looking for. The only thing you need to know is that when wearing a long bomber jacket, you have to pair it with slim pants and nothing baggy. You have to do this to ensure that you balance the appearance you are looking for.

This bomber jacket is good for you, especially in the winter season. These jackets are excellent for you as they are warm and do not spoil the look you are going for.

dress bomber jacket

6. Bomber jacket with a hat

There are different hats you can pair your bomber jackets with. The men’s black bomber jacket 2021 offers you the chance to wear any type of hat you want. You can pair your bomber jacket with a baseball cap, hat, or even a maven. If your cap does have a logo, do not pair it with any varsity-style bomber jacket as it will not be a perfect look for you.

Combine your bomber jacket with a cap that is different in color from the color of your bomber jacket. Try out different hats to get the specific look you hope to attain. There is much headwear you can rely on to pair with these jackets and be very stylish.

7. Bomber jacket with shirt

A man that pairs their bomber jackets with shirts is very attractive to look at as this look does work great for them. Combine different colors to achieve the cool look you seek to get which is what many men strive to get. Depending on the type of trouser you are wearing, you can either tuck the shirt in or not. The men’s black bomber jacket 2021 does allow you to wear your favorite shirt with it.

8. Leather bomber jackets

When it comes to leather bomber jackets, you need to be careful how you wear them as it does require a little bit of seriousness. This is because one wrong move can spoil your whole look completely which we don’t want to see happen. There is the men’s black bomber jacket in leather that you can purchase and get to enjoy many outfit ideas.

Leather bomber jackets protect you from the cold as they are warm and inviting. You do not have to struggle with pairing these jackets with anything as they go hand in hand with different types of trousers.

Lastly, bomber jackets are the go-to jackets for any type of look you want to achieve. The men’s black bomber jacket can be paired with denim and polo shirts of your choice. There are so many ways of pairing these jackets as you have seen above which means there are so many ideas you can work with when you want to wear a bomber jacket. All in all, who does not appreciate a man in a bomber jacket? I know I do not as these jackets are fantastic on them.

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