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AsphaltQueen
« on: January 03, 2009 12:53:49 PM »

I've made a few of these so far. All the components are upcycled materials - junk jewelry from Goodwill, computer parts, watch parts, rhinestones from old craft projects... And everything has a coating of Diamond Glaze on it.

What do you think? Are they too "junky"? Comments (especially constructive criticism) appreciated!


 
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Tamarama
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 01:00:35 PM »

No, they're not too junky!!!  Smiley  I'm especially in love with the first one.  They're awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 01:38:33 PM »

Not junky! I like them a lot.
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2009 01:42:10 PM »

I dont think they are too junky! I dont think there is such a thing, is there?  What a neat way to recycle and reuse stuff!!!  I bet it is fun collecting the things you use, too.  They look like little treasures to me!
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2009 02:06:29 PM »

I don't think they are too junky. They have an almost steampunk mixed with magpie feel to them. lol.

They totally fit with a crafty persona. I really like the colors they have this sort of bronze look to them. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2009 02:32:18 PM »

They ain't junky at all! I loves them to bits Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2009 02:47:48 PM »

Like Eilea says, I also thought they looked quite steampunk.  I don't think they look junky at all, I think they're wonderful.  The one with the watch face is my favourite.  They'd look great hanging from a long, antique bronze colour chain.

What's diamond glaze, by the way?
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009 02:55:28 PM »

Awww, thanks for all the nice comments everyone! Smiley

What's diamond glaze, by the way?

Diamond glaze is an adhesive that also puts a clear glaze on stuff. It can kinda, somewhat give you a resin-like finish without the fumes, etc. Here's a link to the company's website.
http://www.diamondglaze.com/


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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 02:58:46 PM »

Ah, thanks.  I did google it but it was coming up with some kind of floor varnish - I might have been using google UK though.  I'll have to try that stuff out.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 06:21:18 PM »

I love them! Very high-tech.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2009 11:43:34 PM »

I love them!  I would totally wear one.
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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2009 01:18:46 AM »

They look neat.  I like the first two the best.  I think the third is a little "cluttered" looking, but not "junkie".  That's just my personal opinion.
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2009 06:41:55 AM »

Busy looking? yes
Eclectic? certainly

But I like the description of
I don't think they are too junky. They have an almost steampunk mixed with magpie feel to them. lol.


Steampunk mixed with magpie!
You've created a new genre!
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2009 09:33:49 AM »

hmmmm...gives me an idea for the rest of my box o' metal pieces for scrapbooking!  those are great!
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« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2009 09:52:55 AM »

Totally not junky! This is something that a person could go overboard on and then it would be too much. But I think you have just the right amount of "stuff" that's it's interesting to look at. Plus they're all laid out well. Nice job! Very cool.
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« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2009 09:56:29 AM »

I think the third is a little "cluttered" looking, but not "junkie".  That's just my personal opinion.

Yeah, that's kind of what I thought. I kept thinking I needed to add a little to this side, than add a little to that side, then I needed something on top of something else... and it ended up looking a little different than I had planned. Grin

And I love the comment about magpie meets steampunk. Wink
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2009 11:11:55 AM »

very cool and chic
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« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2009 12:49:23 PM »

i dont think they're too junky! they're gorgeous! just watch, in a few months we'll probably see things like these in stores.
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« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2009 01:07:37 PM »

Busy looking? yes
Eclectic? certainly

But I like the description of
I don't think they are too junky. They have an almost steampunk mixed with magpie feel to them. lol.


Steampunk mixed with magpie!
You've created a new genre!

lol it fits though!
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« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2009 02:11:39 PM »

I like them too..gizmodgery is a great name for it. They don't look junkie but a tad bit "busy", per se.
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« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2009 02:55:01 PM »

*totally borrowing this idea*!
i've got tons of old junk jewelry i've been holding onto to make things with *one day* and these would indeed look fabulous as pendants!
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« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2009 02:58:39 PM »

these are amazing! wisted!
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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2009 03:00:49 PM »

I agree, I don't think they are junky at all. I would wear any one of the three.
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« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2009 03:50:48 PM »

Totally not too junky! I love them!
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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2009 03:54:52 PM »

gorgeous!
I'm going to have to look into getting some of that glaze....
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« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2009 07:36:44 PM »

I purely absolutely love these.
I think the way you put them together is highly satisfying to look at, and the glaze that you put over them made them that much more rich looking.
A-mazing!
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« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2009 03:27:40 PM »

these are really great - the top 2 are my favorite - they are not junky at all.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2009 11:31:10 AM »

I love all these pieces.. Where do you find all the things that you put in them?
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2009 12:17:59 PM »

I think theyre very pretty, the flowers make them, very unusual Smiley

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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2009 01:00:24 PM »

I love all these pieces.. Where do you find all the things that you put in them?

Sorry for the delay in responding to this!

All of the components are just bits and pieces. Some come from Goodwill, some from swaps here on Craftster, some are just charms and/or beads. And there's a hodgepodge of old watch parts, computer parts, and just random miscellany!
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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2009 07:13:33 PM »

I like them a lot. I have very simple taste in jewelry, but these appeal to me. I vote you don't change them.
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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2009 09:44:20 PM »

Definitely not junky, I think they look very steampunk.
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« Reply #32 on: May 23, 2009 08:59:14 AM »

Wait . . . junky is a BAD thing?  Uh-oh . . .  Tongue

I think they're awesome.  I really like the third one with the teeny tiny key.
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« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2009 06:46:25 PM »

They are really neat. Just wondering, How do they hang? and how big are they actually?
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« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2009 06:52:12 PM »

They are really neat. Just wondering, How do they hang? and how big are they actually?

Thanks! They're all pin-backed and they vary in size, but most of them are around 3"-4" wide.
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« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2009 10:58:55 AM »

I think they're great. In fact, I've been planning on doing something similar myself and have been accumulating the pieces for years without ever really getting to it.
I was wondering if you used the Diamond Glaze as your adhesive to glue all the things together or if you used another method (ie- hot glue, soldering, super glue) Just wondering. Thanks!
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« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2009 05:38:09 PM »

I think they're great. In fact, I've been planning on doing something similar myself and have been accumulating the pieces for years without ever really getting to it.
I was wondering if you used the Diamond Glaze as your adhesive to glue all the things together or if you used another method (ie- hot glue, soldering, super glue) Just wondering. Thanks!

I used E6000 to adhere most of the parts, then used the Diamond Glaze for the clear coat. Diamond Glaze seems to work pretty well for small attachments (think resin-type applications), but I'm not sure it would hold larger items very well.
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« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2009 08:15:46 PM »

AH, the wonder that is E6000. Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2010 11:06:44 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2010 07:36:57 AM »

Wowza!!! Thanks a bunch, that means a lot to me! Hopefully I've inspired some others to turn their random junk into jewelry, too. Grin
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