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« on: November 22, 2005 09:45:27 PM »

i've been saving the little metal frozen orange juice concentrate lids from my restaurant for awhile, every time hot citrus dressing is on the prep list, i've been jumping on it, so i can be sure to snatch up these little prizes. i wasn't sure what to do with them then i came up with this idea:

 first, i drilled a hole with my handy fiskars hand cranked drill. then, i cut out a picture of some birds from a color copy of my precious german scrap, and matte-gel-mediumed it into the recess of the metal circle. then i covered the image with a slightly thicker layer of matte gel medium, and sprinkled it with these tiny glass spheres i bought from the daniel smith catalog a long time ago. they were originally used as the material that gave the yellow highway stripes their reflective quality. but now, they make kick ass pendants! (by the way, i know that you can get these at hobby lobby but in tiny packages for a lot of money. i think mine were like 5 bucks for a pound of them. while the glue dried, i had a nail poking through the drilled out hole so it didn't get glued over. when dry, i used a dry paintbrush to brush off the extra glass beads and it ends up being a thin layer of beads that make the picture underneath seems really sparkly. which i loooove! it makes me so happy when my end product is exactly like what i imagined before i started!

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005 09:50:59 PM »

Wow! That is really pretty and a great idea too!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2005 07:58:42 AM »

Wow!  That's fantastic!  Good tip about the glass beads - know ifyou can still get them that way?

My mom used to save those lids for me to use as mini paint pallettes when I was into ceramics.  I don't think I'd use a pendant that big, but maybe christmas ornaments!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2005 09:16:13 AM »

not sure if they still have the beads at daniel smith, will have to look into it. the oj lid is from a mini can of orange juice, only 4 oz. so the lid is just over 2 inches accross. here it is, on me, to put it in context.



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