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Topic: Couture Earrings from Up-Cycled Rubber Seed Bead Packaging: With HOW-TO!  (Read 1135 times)
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« on: October 04, 2012 03:25:55 AM »

I am known for saving EVERYTHING--so when I first began making jewelry, I saved the black rubber loop-top "lids" and stoppers that came on sleeves of glass seed beads (see last photo if you are unsure what kind of packaging I mean). Then, last night, the craft muse struck, and I made several pairs of new earrings using this repurposed plastic, plus my own original polymer clay beads:







Here's HOW-TO:
-Next time you buy seed beads in the long cylindrical package, pop of the rubber top and bottom stoppers and reserve.
-Experiment with cutting into squares, strips, circles, or using the top mostly INTACT (as I did in first photo).
-Use Exacto knife or scissors. Scissors work once u break the pieces down, but exacto helps to take apart the oddly shaped "lid".
-Pierce through and run an eye pin through the stuff--EXPERIMENT!

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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012 09:46:22 AM »

That's a really creative idea, I like the thought of using bits you'd otherwise throw away
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012 08:48:00 PM »

That's a really creative idea, I like the thought of using bits you'd otherwise throw away

thanks!!! to me, "trash" is TREASURE Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012 11:57:40 AM »

Wow, I'm always so amazed how people can look at "trash" and turn it into something unique and lovely.  Wonderful results, these are eye catching and beautiful.
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