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« on: October 07, 2011 10:41:12 PM »

I had been trying to think of what to make as soon as I saw this challenge.  I LOVE tape of all kinds (as anyone who has gotten a package from me can attest to) so I have a large assortment of duct tape, which mostly I just hoard.  So the opportunity to actual USE some of my stash was oooo so tempting.  It took me a bit to decide/find/discover what to make, but eventually I realized I needed a new belt.  And since I had bought a wicked belt buckle several years ago at a garage sale that had no belt to go with it, I thought I'd work with that.  It is a very distinctive belt buckle though, so I chose to make it into a changeable belt, so I could use which ever belt buckle I wanted to at the time.  And since I was thinking versatile and changeable, I also thought I would make it a reversible belt as well.  SO now I had a punk/rad/hippie belt...




This last belt buckle was what inspired me to start..and you may notice the extra addition.  That is my "survival" tool kit.  It has nearly everything I might need in a regular emergency.  No, I can't use it to make a fire, but it has all my favo mini tools and several more things.


Here's the outside all by it's self


And here it is open.  It has..
1.  Spool of waxed thread
2.  Small bungee cord
3.  2 small bull clips
4.  Crank flash light in a small tin
5.  1 water activated cloth tablet (in foil in tin)
6.  Small locking box knife
7.  Folding pliers with philips and flat head screw drivers, 2 bottle openers/pry tools, file, knife, and saw
8.  Four band aids
9.  3 needles
10. 4 aspirin(in foil)
11.  Flat head screw driver disk
12.  Fine point scissors
13.  13 safety pins
15.  Sharpie
16.  Small note pad
I used my favo Adirondack snaps.  They are large and have a nice heavy grip to them


It all came out nice and thin, which makes me very happy.  I used a few long prong studs to make sure the duct tape stuck to the zipper, and I used some glue inside to help the vinyl to stick to the zipper on the inside, but I didn't stitch the zipper.  It's originally adhered by the tape alone. 


This is my favo part.  I made sure and left some room at the head of the zipper, to make a small opening to be able to pop up a few things I pick up on my adventures.  I'm a magpie by nature, and can't help but pick up the odd knickknack (lot's of folks call it junk) on my travels.


And I used all but one of my duct tapes in this construction.  Some of them are not visible.  I used the green tape to reinforce the belt and the blue one to reinforce the tool kit.  I chose the bright silver duct tape for the kit because I wanted to be able to find it in a flash...beside it makes me feel like a super hero some how Grin

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011 11:12:59 PM »

I love it all.  The belt is smart and I like the way you can interchange buckles - and I really love the little toolkit.  I have something similar but it takes up space in my handbag. So much more sensible to hang it from a belt.
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011 12:02:13 AM »

I have been carrying around all these things in my purse (a purse I have been referring to as my bowling ball..) and I have developed some troubles in my shoulder.  And that was part of my inspiration to move things to a differnet location Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011 12:16:16 AM »

I have been carrying around all these things in my purse (a purse I have been referring to as my bowling ball..) and I have developed some troubles in my shoulder.  And that was part of my inspiration to move things to a differnet location Grin
Oh my goodness I have shoulder problems too - on the side I carry my handbag  Shocked I think I need to do an urgent clear out.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011 06:04:05 AM »

Duct tape is the bomb! I love what you have done with it. Nice job on both.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011 09:30:33 AM »

Your belt is a work of genius!  The survivor kit is cool too!
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2011 08:43:47 PM »

I think your belt is pretty incredible.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011 11:41:09 AM »

Yep. You rock... it's so amazing to see what different things you come up with- I'm deeply envious of your access to colored ducktape.. we only have the boring silver-ish kind over here.... That's why I end up playing with electric tape which at least comes in 4 colors most of the time Wink Did I tell you I duck-taped my favourite slippers lately? That stuff really IS indestructible. Yay to ducktape! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2011 09:48:43 PM »

im asuming we just click the this rocks button to vote? or am i missing something? I want to vote for this one!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2011 01:24:32 PM »

im asuming we just click the this rocks button to vote? or am i missing something? I want to vote for this one!

Thanks a bunch for trying.  I really appreciate it.  But the voting is over.  They are on to the costume challenge now.  It makes me smile that you wanted to vote for me tho Grin
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