Hiya! If this your first visit to this series called My Winter Games, here's the basic idea. I have been on a mission to repurpose 247 of these strange little doohickies:
They used to be packing clips for skis. Non-recyclable and unwanted, they were bound for the landfill until I agreed to take them for a crafty challenge. (Click here to read how it started.) In previous rounds I turned them into planter bases, tray handles, purse handles and hanging hooks.
Today in Round Five, something sssso different, sssso unexpected! My favorite sssso far. I give you...
Hee hee, aren't they the cutest!? Here are some more...
Perhaps you're wondering what part of the doohickie I used! Another look at that closeup:
If you remember Round Four's hanger hook project? The snake heads are actually the tiny discarded pieces from the center of the ski clips, when I sawed them apart to make the hooks!
I do so love my beaded rattlers. I had a blast trying out different materials. I think my favorite is this one, made from an old-fashioned type of bead called a chevron. It looks very snaky to me!
These serpents shall live in my house as friendly totems, to help calm my fear of the real kind.
And you will not be at all surprised that some of them have become jewelry. They make delightful memory wire wrap bracelets:
I'm still experimenting with different jewelry designs - you may see a glimpse a bit later.
In the doohickie count, I can't really claim to have used up any more - but I find merit in the fact that I did not have to throw out the tiny midsections from the hook project.
Total used so far still stands at 96.
I'm so glad you all seem to be grooving with the project! Thanks for all the nice comments and emails, you guys!
In case you missed any: