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Topic: Earrings and necklaces. Fun with washers and dollar store toys! (TONS of pics)  (Read 939 times)
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« on: April 28, 2008 10:18:20 PM »

After lurking around here a ton I have finally decided to share what little trinkets I've made.

First off, I have taken a great liking to sticking a red hot paperclip in the heads of Army men, and Winnie the Pooh characters.

Winnie was the first, and I love him dearly. As for Eyeore, I'm worried about putting him on a chain, because he's actually rather large. Baby got back. But maybe I will try it anyways. Grin

Necklace! The Army man is too light for such a heavy chain, so I haven't worn it yet.

My most worn toy earrings. I made two more pairs for friends, but I didn't take pictures. Boo.

And the rest of my dollar store fun are either from a kids tool kit, or from a little shopping container. Terribly adorble.
And entirely out of order.

My favorites, they're so cute! But I don't wear them, I only wore them once. As cute as they are, they're kind of big. ;P

Probably my second most worn pair of toy earrings.

They're screwdrivers, btw.

Yes, I'm pretty sure they say Chocolate Nuts.

I also tried my hand at some things slightly more...elegant? Haha, anything is more elegant than kid toys!
But either way, I looove the look of those steampunk items, so I went off looking for gears of some sort. Instead I came across locking washers. I think that's what they're called. Either way, I grabbed a bunch and made some earrings.

To be quickly followed by an assymetrical necklace.

It took forever to get it right, and it's still a tad wonky, but I think it came out well.

So, any comments or critiques would be greatly appreciated. Especially about the necklace. I'm a bit iffy about it, because my friend said it looked strange when worn. I think it came out well, and would look better if I wasn't wearing a POTC shirt. Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 10:25:55 PM »

everything is so cute! i freakin love the washer earrings!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008 10:32:53 PM »

So very cute!  What a great use for locking washers - I ended up with a ton of extras from various purchases of yard furniture, grill, tools, etc.  Now I have an idea of what can be done with them!

Thanks for sharing!

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008 11:11:58 PM »

adorable earrings! and lol - chocolate nuts.

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