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:
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'.
Mr Spock,they have landed.ReplyDelete
Too cool, never would have guessed the secret ingredient was a fly swatter! I think the bracelet is my favorite!ReplyDelete
wow...that is so cool! i never imagined it to be a fly swatter!!! very nice!ReplyDelete
I would never have guessed you made all that jewelry out of a fly swatter, very creative. My favorite piece is the bracelet!ReplyDelete
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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.ReplyDelete
Michelle! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment :) Your jewelry is awesome, so inventive!ReplyDelete
HILARIOUS! I was truly shocked at the surprise ending to this post. Awesome. I love your innovation!!!ReplyDelete
That is just freaking genius!ReplyDelete
OMG - how funny. Very cute, I would never have guessed what it started out as.ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
YOU are amazing!! that was awesome!!! giggle!!ReplyDelete
All the pieces are awesome, and what a creative resource!ReplyDelete
Oh, too funny - I would have never guessed - mine mind was going back to the badminton birdies!!ReplyDelete
I was thinking badminton birdie too. Very elegant.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
I guessed it was a fly swatter! They're very cool.ReplyDelete
Absolutely FABULOUS! Love it!ReplyDelete
Utterly brilliant! The necklace is my favorite. If you hadn't said so, I would not have guessed fly swatter.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
PS. Will link in a future blog post - my readers have just got to come visit here!ReplyDelete
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).ReplyDelete
Oh and neato bandito you even made a clasp with it. You are so clever.Delete