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Topic: Found Object Earrings: Two Pieces of Litter, Destined to Become ART!  (Read 1760 times)
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« on: October 21, 2012 06:45:28 PM »

I had the most serendipitous walk this morning: along my route, I found two discarded pieces of rusty metal (a washer, and some kind of key) laying on the side of the road. There were no other pieces around, and the two objects went so well together, I KNEW they were meant to become earrings.

All I did was clean the objects, wrap each with copper wire, and attach an ear wire. Voila! Thanks for looking Smiley





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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012 07:28:15 PM »

serendipitous indeed!  They made great earrings!  I would totally wear those!
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012 07:57:48 PM »

So great!  Makes me wish I wore more than just my gold wire hoops.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012 09:52:27 PM »

Wow!  What an eye you have.  They look terrific together.
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012 04:50:43 AM »

awwww...thanks guys! thanks for looking at the feed back! as i said, the universe was just sorta like: "here's some stuff to make earrings", so u can't really ask for anything more than that from the crafting-gods, right? Smiley

have any of u ever had stories of the perfect find, some discarded something that you KNEW was meant to be art, and that u transformed?
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012 10:18:13 AM »

Hmm, I want to try this. But wouldn't the rust be bothersome? I bought some things from Wal-Mart and i have a few keus around to try this. Thanks for inspiration
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012 02:04:33 PM »

Hmm, I want to try this. But wouldn't the rust be bothersome? I bought some things from Wal-Mart and i have a few keus around to try this. Thanks for inspiration

that's a great question with the rust:

i scrubbed at the objects when i got them home, and the rust is embedded within the metal (which is also why i prefer natural rust on objects rather than trying to create a finish artificially), so it does not flake or anything that would bother someone.

they will retain their rust finish, they are not sharp or dangerous, and as long as one does not put them in their mouth or anything, i'd say their extremely safe  Wink thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2012 11:55:12 AM »

What a great find you made.  I would have passed them by, and missed making those awesome earrings.  I used to be so "matchy" but I'm really loving the mismatched look now.
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2012 01:19:35 PM »

I never would have thought to make earrings out of them. They're pretty fab.
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012 09:30:30 PM »

I love how they are different and yet match so well together.  I am also a great fan of asymmetry and of the way nature can take man-made things and, over time, turn them  into something else which is beautiful.  Well done for seeing the possibilities in those two bits of "scrap" metal.
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