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« on: September 02, 2010 02:12:51 AM »

Really, this is the first thing I thought of when I saw this challenge. It was made as a present for a friends birthday in october (yes I'm early, but early is good) who want to look, as she put it, artistic. What's more artistic than pencils? A perfect match I thought. Plus I haven't crafted for a challenge for awhile so it was good to get back to it. Here's my entry:



A rainbow pencil fan-style necklace!

I used a packet of coloured pencil and 1 HB (the yellow one 3rd from the left) that I sawed to size and drilled at the top.

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Plus a matching bracelet from the left-overs, I don't know if this counts for the challenge, does a set count as one item? But I still want to post pics:



The zig-zag was a bit serendipitus. This was my first time using a saw so it turned out wonky. I used the angle to my advantage to get the cool zig-zag effect.





The set:



Things I learned while making this set:

1. It is very easy to saw through pencils
2. Tools are not as scary as I thought
3. It is hard to drill through cylindrical objects
4. I like drilling through pencils because of the lovely puff of colour that occurs when you hit the lead.

I hope you guys like this. I'll update (in october!) when my friend gets her present!

-Ralph
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010 06:12:45 AM »

I love this idea!  My mom is also an artist and this would make a great gift for her!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010 07:59:25 AM »

Just gorgeous! Your friend will be thrilled!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010 09:29:13 AM »

The necklace is cute and so appropos to your friend's request, but what I loooove is the bracelet!!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010 09:56:47 AM »

Very crafty, colourful and cute!
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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010 04:11:03 PM »

I like your project but I would cut off the points off the pencils in fear of being stabbed. Or you can see about fitting beads at the ends and glueing them on. Otherwise great job.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010 03:08:20 AM »

the colors are so pretty, and the bead at the end is a great idea!! very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010 09:41:25 AM »

Nice! Did you use a hand drill or a power drill? I find it's way easier to do little fiddly things with hand tools.
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010 12:39:00 PM »

I know some Arty girls that would LOVE this set.
I might have to find a drill and get crafty.
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010 07:05:22 AM »

Nice! Did you use a hand drill or a power drill? I find it's way easier to do little fiddly things with hand tools.

Yes, I used a hand drill, power drills scare me. I used a craft knife to make a groove to fit the drill bit into to avoid slipage.

I like your project but I would cut off the points off the pencils in fear of being stabbed. Or you can see about fitting beads at the ends and glueing them on. Otherwise great job.

I've worn it briefly a couple of times for photos and sizing and not found stabbage to be an issue. The coloured leads are pretty soft and the knecklace length has enough give to simple move instead of stabbing, but thanks for the advice.

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