Wednesday 25 June 2014

From Tangles to Dread!

When making dreads there is often quite a bit of loose hair left over from the kanekalon synthetic hair used. While I keep the bigger pieces of left overs to add as splashes on future sets of dreads there is still the odd loose bit, off cuts from tidying up the ends or knotty bits cut off from the tangled synth hair.
When I'm making the dreads I keep a bag next to me to put all these odds and ends in, which usually ends up in the bin.

Recently I have been looking at this pretty tangled mess of colours and thinking what a shame it is to throw it away. So last night I did a little experiment.

I grabbed little hand fulls of the hair and palm rolled ( alot!), I did that to three or pieces and then using a felting needle I attached them all together. Next was more palm rolling, more felting and then some crocheting.

This was the result

This dread has only been sealed once so far and I need to tidy up the end but I am pretty pleased with the result :) I love how all the colours mishmash together.

Has anyone else tried this? What do you think?

Tuesday 24 June 2014

My ootd

An outfit of the day from me, well from last week actually.

Dress: Charity shop. Cat tights & legwarmers: eBay

 I love going clothes shopping in charity shops and have recently found some awesome things. I may be sharing some more of my finds here in the future if any one is interested?
On Saturday it must of been my lucky day as in 4 out of the 5 charity shops I went in I found some amazing clothes and accessories, all bargains! :)

 Do any of you enjoy clothes shopping in charity / thrift shops?

Saturday 21 June 2014

This week

Another busy work here at Black Sunshine HQ!
I have been working on a new dread kit which will be available on my shop tomorrow. In blends of black and grays with green splashes. Here they are drying out in the sunshine

I have also been dabbling in a bit of photography and got to do some experimenting with the band, The Shanklin Freak Show, at the weekend.

This was take at Fort Victoria in Freshwater (on the Isle of Wight). I know I have a lot of things to work on but I am quite proud of this shot.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Hair Supplies

My big parcel arrived in the post today from the awesome Diversity Hair.

36 packs of synthetic hair to play with, its like Christmas for me :)
Here are a couple of photos to show off the colours I ordered.

Expect to see lots of new pre made dread sets from me in some of these lovely colours over the coming weeks :)

All of the colours!

The last two dread sets I have made for my shop have been bright ones! And they have been my favorites to make.
The first set was the Random Rainbow which included blends of 14 different colours!

The set I finished today used less colours but are still as bright. I used neon lime, UV tropical, UV purple and hot purple ( all from Diversity Hair ).

At the weekend I made a big order of hair supplies so I will posting photos of my haul when they arrive :D I can't wait!

Friday 6 June 2014

This Week

This week at Black Sunshine dread making has been full steam ahead! I have added new accent dread kits to my shop and I am working on more.

I have a lot of odds and ends of synthetic hair left over from sets (I hardly throw anything away) so I started work on a random rainbow set, which has over 10 colours incorporated in it so far. Photos should be up soon :)

This weekend I will be doing a big order of synthetic hair, so if there are any colour dreads you would like to see available on my shop just let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

Synth Dread Key ring offer

That's right, the next 5 orders will receive a free synth dread key ring! They look super cute adorning your handbag or back pack. Get them while you can :)