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lmariann
« on: November 19, 2008 05:43:44 PM »

Made of beer can:


It was a molino:


Like this:


Plastic ribbon:


Plastic bottle:
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staplegunsamurai
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008 08:28:53 PM »

Super cute! I like the beer can ones especially, they look really nifty and modern. The little...rivet-thingies...at the bottom are just perfect.

Quick question for you, if you don't mind--the metal things you used to attach your ribbon (and former molino) earrings to your findings, what are those called? I've been looking for them everywhere, and my ability to find them isn't helped by my utter inability to tell salespeople what I'm looking for...
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lmariann
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008 01:26:36 AM »

Sorry...I do not even know the name in Hungarian. I just got them in a workshop!:) But I will try to find what is the name, then I will update you. Have a nice crafting day!:)
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steiconi
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008 12:03:04 PM »

Cute earrings!  But what's a molino?  Google showed me pix of windmills and a molino grinder, but nothing that looked like that!

The finding on the ribbon earrings is called a choker clamp, see them at http://shop.rings-things.com/cart/pc/showsearchresults.asp?idSupplier=10&idcategory=1087&customfield=&SearchValues=&priceFrom=&priceUntil=&withstock=&sku=&IDBrand=&keyWord=ribbon&exact=&resultCnt=10&order=&iPageCurrent=1&pageStyle=M

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lmariann
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008 01:06:03 PM »

In Hungarian we use the molino for the banner. I thought it is international word. Sorry:)
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 02:06:02 PM »

Thanks for showing me this on my board asking about water bottles. I never even thought of making earrings so I LOVE the idea. Yours came out fantastic.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2008 07:08:57 AM »

You have a great eye for turning junk into gems...nice!
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staplegunsamurai
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008 05:57:08 PM »

Sweet--thanks for your help, guys Smiley
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dancindharma
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008 02:41:35 PM »

WOW!  I love to see items recycled into art and other usable pieces.  Beautiful job on all the earrings!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008 07:58:23 PM »

My favorite are the first earrings--I like them all, but I love seeing recycled materials that don't LOOK like recycled materials. Very neat!
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