Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden are the design force behind Tatty Devine, the cult, offbeat jewellery brand they started 10 years ago that is now widely recognised for its signature acrylic silhouette shapes – from dinosaurs to chip forks to trapeze artists. The pieces are sold in their two London boutiques and at over 100 stockists worldwide, while their custom-made name necklaces have been worn by countless celebs. www.tattydevine.com.
In the first decade of the twenty-first century, as the perils of globalized consumerism became an omnipresent reality and a topic of which all were aware, a small critical mass began to eschew mass-produced domestic design in favor of producing handmade and recycled objects themselves. The craft revolution of the early 2000s gained early visibility with the renewed popularity of knitting, which in turn revived the dying arts of crochet, embroidery, bricolage and macramé, seeping from the fringes of the culture into its mainstream. In 2005, Victoria Woodcock and Ziggy Hanaor edited Making Stuff, one of the first alternative craft books to hit the shelves and draw the spotlight to this burgeoning movement. With State of Craft, Woodcock and Hanaor shake things up once again,...© 2013 Victoria Woodcock / Cicada Books · Reproduced with permission.
Mark where you are going to drill into the first ball; two points about 1.5cm apart. Drill into the ping-pong ball at the marks. Repeat for all six balls.
Double over a length of fishing line and thread the looped end into one of the holes, keeping hold of the ends. Thread the elastic into the other hole, making sure it goes through the loop inside the ball. Pull out the fishing line and the end of the elastic should come with it.
Thread on half the ping-pong balls, followed by the crimp tube if you have one.
Add the rest of the ping-pong balls.
Thread the two ends of elastic through opposite ends
of the crimp tube and adjust the length so both sides are equal. Squeeze the tube tightly with crimper or pliers. If you are knotting, tie two overhand knots with each end by making a loop around the long length and pulling the ends through so all the strands of elastic are fastened together; then tie the two ends together for good measure.
Cut off the ends of elastic close to the crimp or the knot.
TIP: To give your hair the Jim Henderson treatment, thread two white ping-pong balls onto a bobble and draw cartoon eyes on them.