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« on: June 19, 2011 06:37:00 PM »

oh how I wish I'd gotten before pictures!  But I'll do my best to paint a before picture <queue dream sequence>

wOooooOwoOOo WooowoowooOOOOoo... ...............

I have been getting more and more into earrings and have been getting sicker and sicker of of digging through my wee little drawer of earrings to find the right pair each morning.  So, I went to the thrift store in search of something with an area to attach some mesh for displaying my pretty ear trinkets. 
I searched and searched and in the second thrifty store I found the most perfect, disgustingly painted... thing.  Don't know if it once held a picture or a mirror or if it simply framed nothingness, but it had an under-the-sea theme complete with little 3-D fish glued on and a few dings here and there.  I gladly paid the $4.50 asking price and merrily brought it home to show hubby my find!

I chiseled off the fishes, sanded down the destruction they left behind (along with whatever else I could smooth out), primed it up [hurry up and dry] painted it a few coats of a relaxing shade of NEON PINK [hurry up and dry dry dry] and then I spent many blissful hours doodling my favorite things all over it.  Then I sealed it [take your time drying, I'm taking my tired butt to bed] and the next morning I hot glued some plastic canvas stuff to the back (yay, green!  now it's my fave color combo!), where the picture or mirror would have nestled in, glued a strip of cork along the bottom of the back of the canvas for studs to poke into and VOILA!  My earring display! 

I love love love it!  just need more earrings to dangle from it Smiley    ahem... hint hint future swap partners  Wink












Oh!  and Frost Yourself is from "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days".  I always thought it was cute and it popped in my head as an appropriate way to start the doodling for my jewelry.  Plus, it game me a reason to make lots and lots of snowflakes!  Smiley  Yay, snow!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011 11:57:00 PM »

I'm really going to have to make myself a jewellery display, I think you just inspired me!
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011 12:13:27 AM »

Wow! That's great! I could do with something similar myself
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011 09:11:01 PM »

I 100% love it! Great doodles!
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011 10:10:19 PM »

Ha ha ha. I kept reading the "Frost Yourself" over and over trying to remember what chick flick it was from before reading all the way to the bottom. Lo and behold the movie title is right there. I totally remember them being all dramatic about frosting yourself in diamonds.

I love all the little doodles on it. Looks like we've got ourselves a bit of a sci fi/fantasy nerd. I see a tardis, what I think is a star treck symbol,and a badass warriors sword.

I also think I see a pickle, which rocks. (I <3 pickles too.)

I spy with my little eye, someones dog tags. Can't read them though which is probably a good thing with the kind of info on them, but I was wondering whether it was you that was in the military? I'm in the Navy myself and love meeting other crafty service members.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011 03:04:50 AM »

Plastic canvas!!! Genius!! 
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011 07:23:50 PM »

Ha ha ha. I kept reading the "Frost Yourself" over and over trying to remember what chick flick it was from before reading all the way to the bottom. Lo and behold the movie title is right there. I totally remember them being all dramatic about frosting yourself in diamonds.

I love all the little doodles on it. Looks like we've got ourselves a bit of a sci fi/fantasy nerd. I see a tardis, what I think is a star treck symbol,and a badass warriors sword.

I also think I see a pickle, which rocks. (I <3 pickles too.)

I spy with my little eye, someones dog tags. Can't read them though which is probably a good thing with the kind of info on them, but I was wondering whether it was you that was in the military? I'm in the Navy myself and love meeting other crafty service members.

LMAO!!!!  That's quite an eye you've got there, I can't believe you figured out the pickle!!!!  Everything you said, is correct.  I am indeed a bit of a sci fi & fantasty nerd  Cool  And the dog tags; my hubby was in the Marine Corps  Wink


Thanks everyone, I'm so glad you like my doodles  Grin  (and I must say that the plastic canvas is working beautifully!  Wink)
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