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51  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Vanity Tray Set on: March 30, 2014 11:46:10 AM
A $5.00 piece of wall art from the Dollar store became the tray. I broke the glass, painted it black and silver, lined it with scrapbook paper and two strips of black pleather from an old purse, and did several coats of matte sealer.
Dollar Tree mirror, used a set of gear stencils, black and silver paint, metal chain,took the back off an old earring.
Round mint tin, green nail  polish and glossy sealer, and took apart a new hair clip.
Used a green bottle,  domed silver piece from broken jewelry on the top of the lid, wrapped screw top lid with leather strips and chain, green cabochon I'd had forever plus part of an earring on the front, tied a broken metal bracelet around the neck(with a little glue), and painted it with  clear jewelry glaze  for extra  shine.
52  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / rayguns! pic heavy on: March 23, 2014 06:18:06 PM
I love this one! The frame for it was a lucky junk day find. It's the base to a broken aqua bubbler light, spray painted gold. The red bubble piece at the end is a pomegranate juice bottle. This pic came out kind of dark, need to take another! Part of the black is highlighted in a very nifty gold, but it doesn't seem to be showing up here. red rhinestone squares around the neck of the bottle.

And another! The medallions with the arrow were giant pink and cream 80's earrings, the question mark was from a dead keyboard. The stand was a piece of laminate shelving (yep, junk day!), the inner roller from receipt paper, metal round whatsit, a pizza box triangle plastic bit painted black and beaded.


This one was an  experiment. napkin rings,  another juice bottle, mini cocktail glass, a quilted style light bulb(not visible from this angle), annnd-a Barbie hairdryer. Not entirely happy with this one. *shrug*


And a work in progress. A Vulcan Nerf gun. Picture it yellow and orange! It didn't have the tripod or ammo clip, it doesn't work, it was all of one dollar-so I figured I might as well paint it. Like how it's turning out so far.

53  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Calvin and Hobbes above my couch on: March 23, 2014 06:06:22 PM
Nothing fancy. Calvin and Hobbes display I rescued from the bookstore,a junk day frame I painted black, and wrapping paper background.

54  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Goodwill Clock steampunked up a bit on: March 23, 2014 05:29:16 PM
No before picture on this! Anyway, found a plain wall clock, with open cutouts around the frame.  I  took some old plastic gift cards, painted them green, then glued them to the back. Then the fun began!
Spaces are filled with watch movements, watch faces, keys, beads, charms, washers, bolts, a chunk of pyrite...you get the idea. Add a mechanical 'angel', and it's done.


55  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Last mirror of 2013, a big one! on: December 21, 2013 11:11:46 AM
Hanging in my room,until the next craft show. It cost 7.00 from the Habitat ReStore, and was a shabby beige...rattan,maybe? I reattached the backing,and found a 1976 date. Spray painted it silver. Then,dug in the jewelry and beads.
For an idea of size.

Detail shots.





56  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Femme Raygun wall piece on: December 04, 2013 08:08:28 PM
I painted this ages ago. It was a fabric covered piece, with an oval glass painted insert and metal decorations. So, painted the fabric greenish, the glass shades of gold and brown, the frame highlighted,and the metal with brass. There it sat for months.
Finally got the bug to do something with it yesterday. The small green frame was from a thrifted shadowbox I disassembled,the woman's portrait from a coffee table book of wallpaper design I saved from the trash,added a tiny gear and rhinestone to her hair. Raygun is a water pistol, painted with airbrush color,nail polish, and acrylic paint. Added the last two rhinestones,the tip from an ink pen, a plastic screw piece, and an auto fuse to the raygun.  Since there is no glass over this, I wanted the raygun on hooks, but didn't have any. So, used some barrel glass beads topped with pearls from deconstructed jewelry. The message inside the little gold frame is, 'And they say diamonds are a girl's best friend!'  I showed it to my daughter, and she said 'THANK YOU for not making it pink!' Hee.



57  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Time for a coffee break! Geek Style. on: December 04, 2013 07:44:56 PM
So,when digging through the bag of computer keyboard keys,I found a couple that said pause/break. I had a few small frames,but no appropriate scrapbook paper. I looked at the gift wrap aisle, the greeting cards,all over the dollar store. Then I thought to look in housewares. There were two coffee themed pot holders left,for a dollar each. Cut off the top fabric,get out the glue,and there you have it.



While I'm at it, here's a couple more,using home keys. I have just enough e's to make one more, maybe tomorrow.

58  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Two pendants on: December 02, 2013 01:15:45 PM
Just experimenting. A freeform bead and wire tree(loop on the back), and the other is a small green rock, a frame finding, a scrap of paper, wire, and jewelry sealant.
59  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / pair of geeky prints for a kid's room on: December 02, 2013 01:09:33 PM
Moon and sun framed prints from Goodwill,originally bought for the frames. There were some paper elements glued over them I didn't like and removed, then removing the glue residue was interesting! Some of the color ended up removed, which I liked around the moon, but I colored in the yellow again. Cut out an earth,a few stars, and two rocketships from a scrap of wrapping paper. Originally I wanted to do something fun with small toy rocketships, but couldn't find any. Then, when I was sorting through my bag of computer keyboard keys, I found a 'wake' and a 'sleep' button, and remembered these prints.




60  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / A few trinket boxes on: December 02, 2013 12:52:34 PM
goodwill wooden jewelry box,deer from a broken shadowbox,had fun painting it!

Another jewelry box, painted it.


Experimenting. Decoupaged a crumpled,painted paper towel on a box I painted purple.


Playing with stuff from the jewelry stash,the purpley goldish box color didn't photograph well.

Odd earring, and a lot of my odd tiny beads, painted box.
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