Beyonce Henna Design

Did you see the music video Hymn for the Weekend ? Beyonce henna was so beautiful we had to do an homage I see this becoming a popular design, so I figured we would start practicing . Any other henna artists excited?  I wonder what show we will get to see for the Beyonce and Coldplay Superbowl halftime show.

If you would like to make your appointment to get a henna tattoo, Beyonce henna style, send me an email  to set up your private appointment.

henna, hennas, beyonce henna, beyonce, beyonce henna design, coldplay, music video, michigan, michigan henna artist, michigan henna, henna tattoo, tattoo design

Beyonce henna design from her new music video with Coldplay

Want to know more? Read this quick history of Henna:

Henna is an all natural dye for the skin. Henna is extracted from the Lawsonia inermis tree by drying and grinding leaves and stems. The greenish powder, when mixed with an lemon juice, makes a temporary red, brown, or orange design on a porous surface. Indian families use henna in ritual skin painting, called Mehndi, for birth and marriage celebrations. Arabic and Turkish cultures also use henna. Western cultures have adopted henna to make temporary tattoos and organic hair dye. The Lawsonia inermis grows in hot, arid regions like North Africa and India. For centuries, people ground the foliage of the plant into a powder to dye cloth and skin. The strong pigment, lawsone, actually temporarily stains the skin. The dye is a dark pigment, but does not alter the surface permanently.
 

Want to see more Indian inspired henna designs like Beyonce’s? See our Henna Bridal Designs gallery.

 

beyonce henna, beyonce henna design

 

Pumpkin Painting ideas

Happy Halloween (almost!)

An annual tradition that has been going on for 15 years now in my family has come and gone yet again- our Pumpkin Painting party!  I love this time of the year to be with my family and we all get together and have a competition and a vote to see who’s pumpkin is the best decorated of the whole year. We also fry fresh doughnuts and since all of the men in my family are musical, we have a Monster Mash jam . It is my favorite family event of the year because of its quirks and creativity and everyone has FUN.

 

Here are the photos of our pumpkin painting ideas :

including – a Veggie Tales pumpkin painting, Cinderella’s carriage, Darth Vader pumpkin painting idea, an alien, Pinocchio  pumpkin painting and my mom made the best overall pumpkin by making it into a blacklight lamp with fluorescent paint covering it.

pumpkin painting idea, Cinderella's Carriage pumpkin painting idea

Cinderella’s Carriage pumpkin painting idea

Darth Vader Pumpking painting ideas

Darth Vader Pumpking painting ideas

golden pumpkin carriage pumpkin painting ideas

golden pumpkin carriage pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

Turkey pumpkin painting ideas

 

larry and bob from Veggie tales, pumpkin painting ideas for kids

larry and bob from Veggie tales, pumpkin painting ideas for kids

How to make Mini Fruit Cones

How to make Mini Fruit Cones

Anyone who knows me, knows I cannot cook. However, I do get creative food ideas every once in a while, so they need to come out! This one I am particularly happy with. I was in charge of bringing the fruit to a  4th of July party, so I needed to think of a more creative way to present it than just a bowl. And DING! a light goes off- mini fruit cones ! I worked out the idea in my head, then made it happen. Here’s the tutorial for the perfect party snack Mini Fruit Cones

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial – How to display fruit for a party

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

Mini Fruit Cones

 

Supplies needed


Joy Mini Cups; Mini Ice Cream Cones for Kids, 42 Count (1 Box (42 cones))

Norpro 5135 Double Melon Baller

OXO Good Grips Melon Baller

Good Old Values Bamboo Toothpicks, Pack of 1000

 

Step 1

First, cut all the fruit you want – I went all melon because then it looks like ice cream, but you can use any fruits. Clean them, cut them into workable sizes, and start BALLING ! We kept all the sizes in separate bowls so it made assembling easier.

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

Step 2

And you will have lots of fruit leftover that looks like rotary dial phones! (we cut up that fruit and served it in a large bowl and it was yummy)

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

Step 3

Here is the dish of fruit kabobs we assembled. We mixed up what fruits were on the top and bottom, too. In the bottom of each cone, though is a cherry de-stemmed.

Most Important Tip! The kabob assembly can be done the night before, but wait to place the kabob in the cone until the day they will be served because the cone will get soft after 3 hours.

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

And ta-da! Mini fruit cones assembled and ready to be loved!

Mini Fruit Cones tutorial,  perfect party food display,  How to arrange fruit for a party, ice cream party, kids party, kids party food, summer party food

Jewelry Supplies on Etsy

Hello Artists and makers ! Today’s blog post is for YOU ! I’m writing today about the Etsy shop I co-founded for jewelry supplies on Etsy . The shop is World of Rocks and it features high-end jewelry supplies on Etsy for jewelry making, beading, crafting and more. Our etsy shop has sapphires, rubies, quartz crystal, citrine, druzy ((which I LOVE)) , jade, emerald, kyanite, peridot and much more!

Here is a small sampling of what we have for jewelry supplies on Etsy :

[etsy-include=WorldOfRocks;16823138]

 

Henna Tattoos – Baby Belly Henna

Happy Spring everyone! Starting to see more skin lately, here in the great state of Michigan. The majority of the Arctic weather has about passed here and once again it is the beginning of sandal & tank top weather which means the salon is starting to be buzzing with clients once again.

Lately the majority of my clients have been lovely mothers-to-be getting baby belly henna, pregnancy henna, prenatal henna (whatever you call it, it is so adorable!) I have said it before and I’ll say it again, as a henna artist in Michigan, one of my favorite henna designs is prenatal henna – mandalas henna designs, tree henna tattoos, floral henna – all of it is so fun!

Check out my latest henna tattoos for pregnant women . For the first one here, this is the second time I have gotten to do a henna design for this mother. The first time she was carrying twins with this tree design some of you might remember

prenatal henna, pregnancy henna design, michigan henna tattoos

prenatal henna, pregnancy henna design

henna tree tattoo design for baby belly

tree henna tattoo design for a baby belly

 

This time around, she wanted a tree, but since it wasn’t twins, she wanted a similar design.

We did a single tree design with 5 flowers around it, symbolizing each member of her growing family. So sweet.

pregnancy henna design with a tree

pregnancy henna design with a tree

At her appointment, she had a few friends gathering around her as her support group. They each got henna tattoos done as well. Here are a few:

foot henna tattoo, henna tattoo, ann arbor, michigan , kelly caroline

foot henna tattoo Ann Arbor, Michigan

henna hand tattoo design, michigan henna artist

henna hand tattoo design

Another fun appointment lately was for a set of two good friends who were about 3 weeks apart in their pregnancy so they decided to get henna tattoos together to celebrate their upcoming births.

One of the women chose to have a mandala henna tattoo with a floral theme.

Mandala henna tattoo, Michigan henna artist

Mandala henna tattoo Michigan

 

Her friend chose also a symmetrical mandala design but with an OHM symbol in the center to represent peace for her birth.

ohm henna tattoo, michigan henna artist, kelly caroline, prenatal henna

OHM Henna tattoo for pregnancy symbol

And for my favorite picture, here is a very lovely picture of the two mommies together with their prenatal henna designs

prenatal henna designs, henna tattoos michigan

prenatal henna designs

 

Haven’t had enough mandalas? Here is a bonus