Sunday, July 18, 2010

Watch the Birdie! Part 3: red rubber baubles.

One last post, in my series of Badminton Birdie Baubles. If you saw the two previous tutorials, you will recall how I took this package of dollar store shuttlecocks:

And turned them into pendants like this:

And some earring like these.

Pretty cute, and so fun to make.

However! I felt super guilty, ignoring the round red tips of the birdies in favor of working with the easier, more feminine lacy bits.

I mean, jeepers, you guys! Just because something looks like a red rubber clown nose - no reason it should not become jewelry, is it? Is it? And so, in a spirit of non-judgmental inclusiveness...

Some amusing avant garde rings.

And some fun and funky wirework pendants.

There. I feel much better. You see, we must not judge in advance. Anything can become jewelry!

That's right, I said anything. If anyone wants to challenge me, I would love to take it on.
And a big thank you to today's lovely model J.P. Patches, a local Seattle TV icon. Everything I need to know, I learned from J.P.


  1. In the last photo, the ring on the right looks like a smiley peeking out of the rubber. How cute is that?

  2. and I thought I've seen everything. Good gosh golly wow, can't believe what you've managed to make with ordinary shuttlecocks.

    Love it!

  3. well you used everypart of that birdie...thats cool. I do like the one that looks like a smilie peeking out. The second pendent with the yellow bead in it looks nice. its smiple, but still edgy too. I need to borrow your train of though some days.

  4. Wow! I'm super impressed- you are crazy creative! Now how about parts of a faucet or some rusty hardware or something from the garden like the leaking rubber hose?! Have fun! Patsy from

  5. ever tried making anything from an old tennis ball?? ... i dare you :-0)

  6. You are amazing. I especially love those pendants. Never, ever, woulda thunk it! EVER! Thanks for you comment on my bracelet. I know...I love to pick up special stuff and then....

    So we'll have to remind each other to USE IT!

  7. You amaze me each week with your creativity! Love the birdie necklaces - so clever! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  8. How creative! Thank you so much for sharing this at Anything Related!

  9. Wow! I kept browsing after the tennis ball project and I just love your blog! I am your newest follower!

  10. hey!!!
    I just read your other post.....
    your tennis ball bracelets are great fun.
    good for you!