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« on: December 08, 2005 11:26:20 AM »

I hate computers.  This is now my 4th try to post this.  After 2 times just doing it wrong, the third time was ready to go and my internet kicked me out!!!  Making me crazy.  So anyway, here is my entry.  It is made out of screens for a kitchen/bathroom tap.  I used gorilla glue and a glue gun, patina and a pin.  I am sorry I don't have a step by step, but it was very unorganized getting to the finished product (trial and error).  So, hopefully this post will be successful and you will be looking at images below.  Enjoy.

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Ok, I had to add this.  This pin is a little freyed on the edges, and kind of sticks to sweaters, so I think it works much better as a hat pin.  I actually wore it on a sweater, but my coat kept sticking to it.  So, here's a little honesty, doesn't work so well as a brooch, better as a hat pin.
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 12:56:25 PM »

Wow, that's pretty darned awesome.  I never would have thought of doing that...screens for a kitchen/bathroom sink you say?  I've never heard of such a thing.  Smiley  It's lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 01:17:10 PM »

WOW!  how much did you spend?  I bought some of that stuff before to scrap book with, tomake pumpkins and I could only buy like a $25 roll of it, SO needless to say I split it with friends.  I think that is very nice looking.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 02:41:19 PM »

Great idea, and it looks fantastic!  Looks like you bought the pre-cut little circles that fit inside the faucet, right?  I think those would be really cheap (in with the sink gaskets & o-rings & such.)
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 03:21:48 PM »

I didn't use the sheets you can get at craft stores.  I think this stuff is thinner, and it comes cut in different sizes for different faucets.  I spent maybe $2 on the screens.  They are just little round inserts that go into your faucet to regulate the water flow a bit.  The center one is shaped like a bulb, and flat on one side.  You can find them by nuts and bolts in smaller hardware stores, or boxed by the plumbing stuff in other stores.  They are about 25 cents a piece.
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 03:23:52 PM »

Oh cool When I went back and reread the post I realized you said for the tap, DUH?!?!
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 03:34:06 PM »

Wow, that pin is fabulous! I love that you made it out of a faucet screen!  How about the edges?  Are they sharp?
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2005 03:57:00 PM »

Unfortunately the edges are a little sharp, not stab your finger and bleed all over sharp though.  It's more like "attaches to sweater" sharp.  I have found the frayed edges catch on anything with fluff, including scarfs.  So, a cute t-shirt would be the appropriate accessory for this accessory.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2005 03:58:43 PM »

it's very crafty. if i saw someone wearing it on the street i'd never guess that it was made out of hardware. how did you make it look rusty
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2005 03:58:54 PM »

Nice nice nice. How innovative.
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