Today I have a sponsored review for you from Riku's Raving Hama Revolution.I contacted Riku after seeing she was looking for testers for her new designs and wares and after contacting her we discussed a custom design at a discounted price of £6.00 which included postage, I was also able to tell her what I liked and pick a colour chain for the necklace.I could also pick out two bonus gifts and I picked some Sailor Moon stickers and cards. Riku informed me that commissions usually take a week maximum but are normally much quicker. A few days later I received a photo of my commission, which I instantly knew I was going to love! Riku then popped in the post to me.
Just for fun I asked Riku a couple of interview like questions so I could get to know more about her before posting the review!
Q: Who are you? What's your name, and can you tell us a bit about yourself?
A: My fb name is Riku Brennan, I'm a cosplayer, crafter and big gamer.
Q: What made you want to start Riku's Raving Hama Revolution?
A: I started Riku's Raving Hama Revolution a couple of years back as I was rubbish at most conventional art eg, drawing and painting. I was a huge fan of minecraft and I used my lobby games in minecrafts as virtual hama studio then translated that to hama bead.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about owning Riku's Raving Hama Revolution?
A: I love making pieces of jewellery and canvas art pieces that nobody else has. It makes the job worth it to know that you have worked hours on a canvas to please someone.
Q: What would you like Riku's Raving Hama Revolution to achieve in the future?
A: Stalls and to get my name out there as a bead artist, since not many people do hama art.
Q: Is everything at Riku's Raving Hama Revolution handmade? How long do you spend crafting on a weekly basis?
A: Everything is handmade from jewellery pieces to canvas pieces to 3d sprites. I work alone so I spend at least 10 hours a day doing hama, either making hama or making templates for future pieces.
Q: Do you try and incorporate cute things into your décor at home or at the office?
A: My room is my workspace - so I'm surrounded by anime and video games custom art that I've commissioned from other artists.
A while later after a postal issue, a jiffy bag marked fragile arrived! This is what's inside! Look how awesome it is, this is Sailor Uranus doing her World Shaking attack! (She is my second favourite Sailor Scout!) Everything was sealed up in a cellobag.
Inside were my bonus items, the necklace and a business card.
Look how much detail went into this, it must have taken forever to plan out and make! I so, so like this! It's really beautiful and colourful and the perfect size. I was a little apprehensive about it being of hama beads as I wasn't sure how sturdy it'd be but it really feels quite robust.
Here we go! This is the necklace on, it works so well with this t-shirt too!
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Ta-ta for now,