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Topic: I'm still keeping away the babies, but now, in style! (Embellished BC Pill Case)  (Read 4817 times)
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« on: November 06, 2005 09:09:13 PM »

So, here's my entry for the new life for old jeans craft challenge.  Right after I saw the challenge I decided I wanted to do it, but at first I couldn't think of something fun and original that I would actually like to make.  Then, suddenly, an idea just ocurred to me.

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http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/pillcasefront.jpg

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/pillcaseside1.jpg

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/pillcaseside2.jpg

So in case you haven't figured out what this little bit of my old pair of jeans is, it's...

An embellished birth control pill case!
http://userpages.umbc.edu/~mrich1/img/craft/pillcaseopen.jpg

I had about a billion of the cases laying around since I get a new one every time I fill my prescription.  Along with it, I get the little pamphlet about how you should buy one of their special cases that has some lame picture printed on it.  I decided it would be way more fun to make my own.

To make it, I first glued the denim down to the case.  For embellishments I glued on a few oblong pearl beads, a scrap of ribbon, and a beautiful handmade ceramic button (I just pulled out the wire toggle loop in the back so it would lay flat).  I then painted around the edge of the case to keep the denim and ribbon from fraying.

Cute and functional!
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005 09:37:16 PM »

This is an extremely cute and original idea! ... Not to mention functional...

But love it! =)
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005 11:03:47 PM »

Great idea!
It took me some seconds to realize what it was, since mine come in rectangled strips.
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 03:39:28 AM »

I gotta do that!  When I went on a retreat a while ago, I got some odd looks, and these would keep them away!  I was waiting for someone to do something for this BC case.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005 12:41:15 PM »

Great idea!
It took me some seconds to realize what it was, since mine come in rectangled strips.
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The first brand I used came in rectangular strips (Yasmin) but when I changed to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo I was secretly so excited because the case seemed to hold lots of crafting possibilities.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005 12:54:33 PM »

The first brand I used came in rectangular strips (Yasmin) but when I changed to Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo I was secretly so excited because the case seemed to hold lots of crafting possibilities.

When I switched to the Patch, I was all excited because it came in a hard case, which my Yasmin did not.  Wink

Now, however, I am Patch and all other BC free, as I'm trying for baby...

I just had to comment, as I love your case!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 04:40:22 PM »

haha, i love it!
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2005 06:43:33 AM »

ahh thats sweet!
i too suffer from the rectangular bc cases. sigh. they're cardboard too.
i'm totally the kind of gal who would switch brands just for the fancy cases... and i DO need more pills... *schemes*
anyway. back to the challenge:
i love anything with ribbon and beads, so i'm sold! great job!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2005 05:44:39 PM »

I love this!  I used to get Orthotricyclen, but then my copay went up to $25 and I already pay $75 for my other meds so I switched to the generic brand ($10).  It's in a yellow square case, not as sturdy as those pink ones.  I tried putting stickers on my old one, but they'd always come off.  And I told the pharmacist not to keep giving me compacts because I always reused the same one, but they gave me a new one anyway.
Great job.  Maybe I can make my yellow one fun, too.
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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2005 06:01:51 AM »

Thank you all for your nice comments about my case!
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