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« on: December 05, 2005 09:58:34 AM »

Here is my first craft challenge entry!  (and with finals in two days, it was fabulous procrastination ;-)

So I tried to find the funkiest stuff in the hardware store and came across all these little sprockets and doo-hickeys.  Theyre only like 5 cents each so I was able to get a whole bunch (a variety of course) for 10 bucks and made this hardcore hardware jewelry set:

The set includes two pairs of earrings, a bracelet, and a choker/headband.  The first pair of earrings is just made of two little nut covers that I epoxyd to some post earring backs.  The dangly earrings have lengths of chain decorated with the little sprockets.  The bracelet I am particularly proud of, as I figured out how to make a toggle closure out of a gasket and wingnut.  The final piece can be worn a number of ways.  It is made of chain and sprockets on a memory wire frame, so it can be worn on the wrist, around the neck choker-style, or my personal fav: in the hair!

Most of the pieces are nuts and chain I picked up at the hardware store.  Additional crafty materials I supplied: jewelry jump rings, memory wire, epoxy, earring backs/loops, and pliers.  Hope you like!
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 10:12:26 AM »

Wow, I never knew metal nuts could  be turned into something so pretty!  Wink Grin  You've made some really nice jewelry!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2005 10:13:01 AM »

I really like!!!!!!!  You have inspired me - but I won't steal your thunder Wink




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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2005 10:19:47 AM »

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh. sooo cool.

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2005 10:28:21 AM »

that head band looks SO pretty in your hair... the whole set is beautiful... you did a great job

« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2005 11:44:00 AM »

I had a similar idea (of jewelry), for this , but I backed out of participating on this challenge. The nearest hardware store is only 4 blocks away, but when you have all this crappy weather & snow...

Anyway, you have my vote.

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2005 12:24:36 PM »

that's awesome! Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2005 01:40:31 PM »

Nice work!  You did a great job!

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2005 01:54:56 PM »

Gorgeous stuff!    Is it very heavy?
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2005 02:17:12 PM »

OOOOHH!!!!!! These are soo cool..  Shocked

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