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« on: April 05, 2014 08:04:16 PM »



My lovely wife (Arachnea) told me about Craftster and about the monthly craft challenges. She's so awesome and is helping me write this as I've never navigated Craftster before. I was told this month the challenge was to use a container and re-purpose it, so I grabbed some Welch's juice containers:



They became the focal point of my Steam-punkified goggles:



Because I wear glasses, I even fit an old prescription into the goggles so I could see out of them more easily:



Essentially, I used dollar store items to create most things - the silver corrugation is from princess tiara's in the kids section - The red interface is a binder sectional, the goggle base is a pair of goggles from the "tools" section. I spray painted everything with a copper - and spray painted the front pieces silver. The juice containers make up the body of the goggles - the spherical part that sticks out, to which other things are attached. The strap is a belt from a thrift store.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2014 08:09:41 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2014 03:02:37 AM »

Very cool transformation Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014 12:04:42 PM »

Wow, I love this!
You must have a very creative mind to come up with something so unique out of simple items! Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014 07:42:37 AM »

Woah, what a transformation!  I would have never guessed this one.  Great work and attention to detail.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014 08:06:03 AM »

These are awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014 08:09:25 AM »

Very cool Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2014 08:13:42 AM »

So creative! I'm into steampunk too!
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2014 10:03:36 AM »

What?!  You even put subscription lenses in?!  You are awesome.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2014 10:22:51 AM »

They are so much fun! You'd never guess they were juice containers in a former life, great upcycling!
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2014 10:56:44 AM »

These are great!
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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2014 03:06:58 PM »

So clever! They are like 3 sets of glasses in 1. The way the rose colored covers can come on and off is really neat.

And great that your wife introduced you to craftster Smiley. Welcome!
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2014 03:40:12 PM »

These are the bomb!  So clever how you retrofitted with your prescription as well Grin
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And great that your wife introduced you to craftster Smiley. Welcome!
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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2014 07:10:22 PM »

Wow, thanks for all the positive comments everyone.  It's nice to get some good feedback for my first thing on here. 

The prescription lenses are from an old pair of glasses that I took the arms off.  They just pop out super easily too, so people with good eyes can wear them as well.  I didnt like having to try to put them on over my glasses every time, so I gave this a try and it worked out surprisingly well.

Oh, and me wife is awesome for introducing me to craftster.
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« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2014 08:29:25 AM »

that is a great re-use
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2014 01:02:19 AM »

I love how you hid your old glasses in there! Nice start for your craftster career Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2014 12:58:42 PM »

Love them! And I will swifty swipe your idea and make my own!  Kiss
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2014 06:41:42 AM »

A very brilliant transformatioN!
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2014 11:55:41 PM »

Well done & welcome to craftster! Wink
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« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2015 11:24:19 AM »

These are so awesome. You'd never know that they started their life as garbage!!

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