Saturday, July 24, 2010

Can't think of a title. So...jewelry! It's pink!

When I write a post about jewelry made from something goofy, I sometimes debate whether to show you the finished jewels first, or the source material.

This time, much better to show you the jewels.




Have you guessed? Here's a look at the deconstructed source material...

I like how these jewels evolved in my head. I started out with simple shapes, embellished with bead dangles, as in the green drop earrings below.

But as I tried layering some of the shapes, I became very pleased - the material sort of became its own embellishment and no extra beads were needed.


Have you guessed yet?

Okay, here's what it was:

Whap!
Hee hee. I am quite proud of myself for not titling this post "No Fly Zone, " or "Don't Bug Me," or any pun with a bug in it. 'Cause I coulda.

Anyway, hope you liked the results.

Oh, wait - one last goof. It's Comic-Con weekend (a really big deal, here in Tinseltown), and I was thinking...If Nichelle Nichols needed something to wear to a Star Trek panel...


I'm just sayin'.

25 comments:

  1. Too cool, never would have guessed the secret ingredient was a fly swatter! I think the bracelet is my favorite!

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  2. wow...that is so cool! i never imagined it to be a fly swatter!!! very nice!

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  3. I would never have guessed you made all that jewelry out of a fly swatter, very creative. My favorite piece is the bracelet!

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  5. really you can just find anything and make jewelry. Great work. I like the braclet and the earings with the bows alot. I would so wear them. I would just stare at the fly swatter and go I can't do anything with you...lol I love the pink color too.

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  6. Michelle! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment :) Your jewelry is awesome, so inventive!

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  7. HILARIOUS! I was truly shocked at the surprise ending to this post. Awesome. I love your innovation!!!

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  8. OMG - how funny. Very cute, I would never have guessed what it started out as.

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  9. LOL.....girl you crazy, I NEVER woulda guessed that for a fly swatter! Thats awesome! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  10. YOU are amazing!! that was awesome!!! giggle!!

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  11. All the pieces are awesome, and what a creative resource!

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  12. Oh, too funny - I would have never guessed - mine mind was going back to the badminton birdies!!

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  13. I was thinking badminton birdie too. Very elegant.

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  14. OK, That's it!! You are soooo clever. I was impressed with the mint pendant but a fly swatter? You have a very, very creative brain! I have to follow you now, since I hate throwing anything away...I often look at items and wonder what next life is waiting for them. I think I have met a kindred spirit and an inspiring friend. I'm so happy!

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  15. I guessed it was a fly swatter! They're very cool.

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  16. Absolutely FABULOUS! Love it!

    Cheers,
    Madge

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  17. Utterly brilliant! The necklace is my favorite. If you hadn't said so, I would not have guessed fly swatter.

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  18. OMG, this is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I never would have thought of that in a million years. Gosh, now fly swatters will never be the same!

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  19. PS. Will link in a future blog post - my readers have just got to come visit here!

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  20. Wow-wee I would have never thought "fly swatter" when I saw these creations. I am still looking for one in a pretty color and a neat design to make some of these. I am mainly seeing neon ones now for some reason (yuck).

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    1. Oh and neato bandito you even made a clasp with it. You are so clever.

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