Raid Your Husband’s Tool box!

Or do some crafty-stash shopping at the hardware store! Last month I was helping some of my friends’ older daughters achieve their Junior Girl Scout jewelry badge and one of the tasks they had to complete was working with wire and another was to use a “found object” to make jewelry with. I had a few big washers in my stash and lots of wire so two-birds, one-stone I thought. I showed the girls how to make the pendants and they were happy as larks!

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After I got home I asked hubby if he had any washers he didn’t need and he said that he only has some small ones but I was welcome to them! Score! Earrings!

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I used a heavy gauge wire to do my first wrapping on the pendent and to make the hanging loop (I was afraid a thinner wire might break) then I used colored Artistic Wire to add color and string on beads. It was fun, easy and cute. Perfect to instill the love of jewelry making in a child. I feel like a role model!

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Have a great Sunday everyone. We will be putting up the Christmas tree (OK moving the Christmas tree that I assemble a month ago in the kitchen after I got it to make sure the lights worked) and decorating. We are even getting ambitious this year and putting decorations outside. I know, fancy right! Maybe I’ll share a picture tomorrow, I must warn you that I have no knack whatsoever for holiday decorating but luckily my kids do…maybe I can find an idea on Pinterest…no wait, if I go on Pintrest now I won’t get anything done today LOL! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

14 Responses

  1. Love it, will have to give this one a try. TFS 🙂

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  2. I love your use of the hardware and beads and the colors a wonderful! Great job…now to get into my hubby’s stuff!

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  3. Lol Lindsay!! Love it. My hubby’s washers etc. are mostly rusty, but that would be good for the steampunk look!! I’ve already purloined several to make moulds out of – nice chunky screw heads, washers, and nuts. They did leave a bit of a stain inside the mould!

    I love what you’ve done. The coloured wire and beads are an inspiration. You clever thing you.

    Shoshi

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  4. Too funny! You inspire me.

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  5. You are sooooooo creative!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  6. You as usual are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Glad you enjoyed my last comment, Lindsay! I tend to make moulds of loads of things. I’ve had great fun making things up with friendly plastic pellets. If you go here:
    http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/mould-making.html
    you can see my mould making, and here:
    http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/friendly-plastic-embellishments-and.html
    you can see what I made with the friendly plastic pellets (second half of the post).
    This post:
    http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/steampunk-clocks-mirror.html
    shows the mirror I made, using some of the gears etc. I also made some really rough rusty grungy ones from shrink plastic and Tim Holtz distress embossing powder.
    Have fun!
    Shoshi

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  8. PS Lindsay – I keep meaning to ask you – did you realise that when I click on your link in my “comments awaiting moderation) it takes me to your old blog which has no posts on it? I always have to find you in my list of blogs that I follow, in order to get through to here.

    Shoshi

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    • I know, It was a backup account I signed up for just in case, whenever I comment on a blogspot og it by default logs me in that way, it is annoying but there is several more steps to sign in under wordpress. I figure you know it is me LOL!

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      • I had to laugh at your comment on my blog, Lindsay – it figures that the Frugal Crafter would make moulds from something that was free lol lol!! I think I’d find it hard to use moulds that were not flexible, though.

        Shoshi

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      • OK Lindsay, so there’s nothing to be done about it then. Never mind, I’ll continue clicking on the link in my Blog List. Blogger can be a real pain sometimes!!!

        Shoshi

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  9. Very cute and pretty too. I was at harbor freight Saturday and scored big on things I could use to steampunk a card.

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  10. Wow, looks gorgeous, who knew!

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