Vintage metal bracelet

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Registered: 01-14-2013
Vintage metal bracelet
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Wed, 01-23-2013 - 9:55pm

Vintage style is my favorite, we always see this mental beads on machine.

I collect some, and beaded this necklace. Very easy and so cool.

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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:35am

I loooooove recycled jewelry! I have a necklace with the weirdest little bellows thing that came out of a broken refrigerator! I'm forever saving "interesting" stuff that I might use some day.....so much that I have to clean out the studio AGAIN so I can get into the attic! Seems everyone I know calls ME (and that's  good!) when they decide to quit a certain kind of crafting and passes their stuff along, too, so I'm crammed with all sorts of stuff.

I have a foot tall of round wooden disks with a hole in the middle. Dunno what they will be yet! Furnished the doll house with all sorts of bits and pieces of found stuff. The overhead "lights" are all different kinds of buttons. One lamp is made from the hubcap of a toy car on top of a something that is a spring like thing but wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. One room's floor is a portion of a beat up grass mat. Small boxes became trunks and large upright jewelry boxes became closets. Scraps of materials made sheets, pillow cases, napkins, towels and other linens. A piece of heavy HARD foam became a platform bed. The sink is a little storage container, with a hole drilled in it and a strainer from something or other that I had saved. I made newspapers by cutting out a single column from a real one.....same for the phone book.  Scraps of paper were trimmed to make piles of paper for the craft room. One floor is made from paper bags, glue and a touch of varnish. A waste basket was a cap to something in a former life. I cut burnt (not entirely) birthday candles to size for the candle holders........and loads more! It was geat fun!

Marti

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Fri, 01-25-2013 - 1:27am

I'm very happy that you are also interested in jewelry making, share your work with me. Hope we can be friends and learn from each other. :D

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Sat, 01-26-2013 - 8:24am

I think we already ARE friends! I'll get some pictures of some of the things I've made or remade and post them here as soon as I can.

Marti