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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necklace made from a clothes hanger on: January 14, 2013 03:56:59 PM
Wow!  Really!  Thank you so much!  I was just thinking today that I wanted to start making things and taking pictures of them again, and posting them.  This may just push me back into this world!
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Swirl Wire Ring made from a clothes hanger on: April 14, 2012 06:11:28 PM
Oh, it's beautiful!  I must try this too.  Those hangers are HARD to bend, aren't they?
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / t-shirt earrings on: March 08, 2012 03:19:32 PM


Remember back when everything was bright psychedelic tye-die?  I have a set of sheets from that era.  These are made from 1/4 inch by 6 or 7 inch strips of the fabric cut side by side so the colors would match.  I merely ruffled them on to ear hoops.  Bright, cheap and fun!  They go great with jeans and a t-shirt.



And the bottoms of the earrings.


Sorry for the blurry pics - I'm not sure why my camera and I aren't getting along.
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necklace made from a clothes hanger on: February 29, 2012 06:08:24 AM
I tried the jump rings, but by the time they were bent, I couldn't cut the wire with my diagonal cutters.  Someday, I'll have to get heavier wire cutters I think!  (You're right, they're really hard to bend too -- I often craft with aviation safety wire, which is also hard, so I guess I don't mind hard wire Smiley )  I'll have to post some of my aviation wire earrings when I get around to taking pictures.
 
5  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Platonic Solids Earrings on: February 28, 2012 06:11:51 AM
Oh, I have some Glossy Accents somewhere -- I'll give it a try. Thanks!
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Platonic Solids Earrings on: February 23, 2012 08:45:58 AM
Thank you all for the kind words!

And thanks for the tip Crying Goddess -- I'll look for some of that glaze.  Do you know what it's called?
7  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Platonic Solids Earrings on: February 22, 2012 02:58:15 PM


Just after Christmas I saw these platonic solids. I thought to myself Wow, wouldnt that be a terrific necklace!.



They ended up tedious enough to make that they became earrings instead of a necklace.  I printed the templates from her site at 1 1/6 scale onto card stock. Then I cut out, scored and glued the shapes.  They were a real pain to glue, but eventually I got them all glued up (I used tacky glue).  I should have taken a picture of them in my hand they are about a centimeter each.



After they were dry, I decided that I wanted them dark gray, so I colored them with charcoal, and sprayed them with matte fixative.  Then I strung them up on some wire, and hung it from an ear wire.

They still looked a little crude, but I love them.



On their inaugural wearing, one fell out and I stepped on it.  Smashed.  My wonderful husband suggested that if I remade them, I should fill them with epoxy to harden them.  I just may they are my favorite earrings to date, and only lasted one wearing. *sigh*

Do you have other suggestions for how to make paper earrings sturdy?
8  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necklace made from a clothes hanger on: February 21, 2012 12:49:35 PM
I didn't heat it up or do anything fancy (though I like the idea - I may try it out!).  I cut it with diagonal cutters (just about ruined them - use decent wire cutters if you have them), and I bent it with pliers.  I did use the "soft"-est hanger that I found in my closet.  Smiley

Thanks for the nice comments!
9  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necklace made from a clothes hanger on: February 17, 2012 03:29:32 PM
Wow!  That's a really neat video!  Thanks for sharing that with me!
10  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Necklace made from a clothes hanger on: February 15, 2012 12:41:04 PM
Thanks for the nice comments!  I do like the necklace a lot (though I think I'll replace the ribbon with a chain before I wear it next, or glue the ribbon so it doesn't slip off when I horse around with my kids).

And I didn't realize that Alexander Calder was also called Sandy.  Thanks for making me look that up!  It also made me notice that he died the very day I was born.
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