Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some chopsticks.

Hey, look what I found at the dollar store.


I deconstructed them in a flash: just a few quick zips with a pull saw.


 How much fun am I going to have with these?


This much fun!











I had lots of plain wooden demi-chopsticks left over.


What to do with them, what to do...?

Ah, I know!



Hair sticks, of course!

This is my favorite kind of project: fast and simple and cheep-cheep-cheap!  Three bucks netted thirty hair sticks and two dozen pieces of jewelry.  Whee!







Of course, an hour later I wanted to craft again...

26 comments:

  1. You are so amazing! Does your brain ever stop?!

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  2. Oh wow! I have a bunch of chopsticks I never actually use for eating... might have to look at them in a new light now!

    And that last line literally had me laughing out loud...
    Sophie

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  3. Love the hairsticks, I am looking at knitting needles at the moment, but haven't found what I'm looking for so far. Make mine number 37 with rice! Yum!

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  4. Oh wow! I love these, they are so fun and stylish and pretty and all for $3! I will be on the lookout for chopsticks like these now ;)

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  5. Ooh - I love the first necklace with three sticks on it and I love the hair sticks...brilliant lady you are!!

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  6. wow M great work. is there anything you can't make something out of? great work agian M!

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  7. Seriously talented...that you are! These are just beautiful! Thank you so much for linking your wonderful creation up at Frou Frou Decor today!! Have a great weekend!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  8. Oh, I would sooo wear those earrings! I'm always looking for unique and bold earrings to wear.

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  9. So creative! Thanks for sharing, I am visiting from new friend Friday.

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  10. I ♥ dollar stores! Great transformations.

    Btw, I was enticed to click your link from the Fabulous Friday Finds party.

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  11. WOW, I was just trying to think of something I could make using all those dirt cheap back to school supplies! Afraid my dollar store doesn't have such nifty pencils, but to tell you the truth, I might like them just as much using the plain old yellow ones! And those chopsticks are too cool :)

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  12. HAHAHAHA! I use child-sized chopsticks in my hair because adult-sized ones are so long I'd be poking people's eyes out all day long if they were protruding from my head. I love those danglies, though. Gotta go get some tiny eyelet screws!

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  13. HOW COOL!! you are amazing!! what kind of drill did you use to get that hole in the sticks?? i wanna play!!!

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  14. This is fabulous!! The colors are perfect and the possibilities endless. The hairsticks could also be bookmarks. Wonderful job, I like the way you think:-)

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  15. Awwwww man, I wish my dollar store had cute chopsticks! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

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  16. Hi, Karlalala! To do the eye screws, I made a starter hole with a tiny nail and a hammer, then screwed in the eye screw by hand. For the side-to-side holes, I used a little handheld Dremel tool-type drill.

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  17. Now I am stuck here with my mouth wide opened with amazement! These are beautiful! Are you some kind of genious?

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  18. your work is always awesome...no words to say more...what a good ideas you have in your mind...wow...

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  19. Are fantastic... Are very creative...

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  20. you're so creative - they're fantastic!

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  21. We're doing the giggle-snort thing over here at that last line...and I LOVE the hair sticks!

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  22. Lovely!!!! I am in love with all things Japanese, having lived there, and these are so much fun! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  23. Another great jewelery creation! LOVE it. Esp since I used to live in Japan and love all things Japanese! I'll be featuring these tomorrow! Thanks for linking up to topsy turvy tuesday's!

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  24. I need to get to the Dollar Store NOW! Awesome ideas!

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  25. I wish I had a store like that anywhere near me!

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