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Title: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on May 06, 2010 11:00:35 AM


I have had this idea rolling around in my head for awhile now.  It was nice to have a reason to pull it out.  Theses are made with shrink plastic, ribbons, grommets, glitter glue, kilt pins, jump rings and thread.  The medal of service has a glow in the dark star (because everything should glow in the dark...) and the purple thumb has a self cover button, and a purple thumb made from polymire clay and a fingernail from a dollar store.  The yucky green nail polish is also from a dollar store.  There is a wee drop of blood on the end of the needle (glass bead) so the wearer does not get stuck with the pin.




Hope you like them.  This is my first challenge here at Craftsers, but I'm looking forward to many more.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: rlynn on May 06, 2010 11:17:41 AM
i LOVE this.  LOVE.  there have been some really great entries but this is by far my favorite.  its such a clever idea!  bravo!  and now i want my very own medal.  wisting! 


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: ZoeSoteria on May 06, 2010 11:18:42 AM
I love them! I think they're awesome and a great way to use kilt pins- I keep seeing them in my craft store and wondering what I could do with them. In craft we trust!  :)


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: rlynn on May 06, 2010 11:20:04 AM
harumph.  for some reason i cant wist.  fine then ill favorite them here on craftster.  brilliant project.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: astrangeone on May 06, 2010 11:24:56 AM
Great idea!  So cute too.

We all deserve one!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: reavesad on May 06, 2010 11:28:50 AM
This is so creative! I love how they turned out!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Strawberryh on May 06, 2010 11:40:56 AM
I love it I have stabed my self so many times I think I earned a purple thumb!
COOL!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: chicanapunk84 on May 06, 2010 01:07:14 PM
Love 'em. It would be awesome to win those for a contest.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: QuietChampion on May 06, 2010 01:55:51 PM
Ah! This is delightful. Fabulous idea, excellent execution. You should be proud.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: LimeRiot on May 06, 2010 02:31:42 PM
Clever! Purple Thumb Award - I just love it!! This is such a great idea and and truly fantastic execution.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on May 06, 2010 03:28:18 PM
Thanks everyone!  It was tons of fun to make...and I think ALL Craftsters need both medals......but I want to meet the person who doesn't need the Purple Thumb.....I bet there is not one


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: LimeRiot on May 06, 2010 03:47:52 PM
Thanks everyone!  It was tons of fun to make...and I think ALL Craftsters need both medals......but I want to meet the person who doesn't need the Purple Thumb.....I bet there is not one

I've been wounded many times in the line of craft duty. Friendly fire mostly.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: beckashell on May 07, 2010 01:34:15 AM
I wasn't going to vote because everyone's entries were too great. But these are AMAZING. They look so great AND they make you laugh. You've got my vote.

What an amazing first challenge.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: zombiecakeses on May 07, 2010 06:46:15 AM
I love them! They are so creative and well thought out, and they look amazing!

Clever you!
Fabulous! <3


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: teaandcraft on May 07, 2010 07:37:00 AM
These are wonderful! Great idea, brilliant execution.  I'm expecting a lot of tributes to show up ... I know *I* want to make one! :D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: craftewoman on May 07, 2010 07:39:35 AM
I am loving this!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Belladune on May 07, 2010 08:09:55 AM
thats way to cool... makes my pillow super boring! lol


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Juliana13 on May 07, 2010 08:50:08 AM
such a great idea! i love the "we run with scissors" and the purple thumb! you did an awesome job :D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: PixieVal on May 07, 2010 01:31:23 PM
I love that this is so different from everything else. These are truly wonderful, and I would proudly sport one!
We run with scissors!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Retro_Rose on May 07, 2010 07:55:22 PM
brilliant


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: BonEsInspired on May 07, 2010 09:36:23 PM
Those are super duper cute. Nicely done!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: eternallyeve on May 08, 2010 04:12:10 AM
Yep, totally rocks! :D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Crying Goddess on May 08, 2010 11:48:31 AM
Awesome job! I love them to death.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on May 08, 2010 11:56:44 AM
WOW! Thanks so much everyone.  I wasn't expecting such an exciting response.  I sure hope some peeps get inspired to make there own crafting medals.  I think we each deserve one...'cause we rock hehehehe ;D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: raeraethejetplane on May 08, 2010 03:15:16 PM
This rocks! I especially love the purple thumb.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: custardfairy on May 08, 2010 07:40:07 PM
These are so exquisite I can't stand it.  Fantastic work.  They're just perfect!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: onceupon on May 08, 2010 07:52:51 PM
These are so so so rad. It definitely makes me want to come up with my own medals, too. Awesome AND inspirational!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: CeciliaTmontoya on May 08, 2010 09:39:20 PM
This is so cool!!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: kinewa on May 09, 2010 07:40:27 AM
Those are absolutely adorable.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: lacey0828 on May 09, 2010 11:28:11 AM
Very clever and interesting. They're really neat.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: vianny on May 09, 2010 06:19:19 PM
I really like your project.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: fayeven on May 10, 2010 07:54:09 AM
these re so wonderfully clever and well-executed!  ...and just *so* in the spirit of craftster! <3 <3


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: sweet_communist on May 11, 2010 02:20:56 PM
These are spectacular.  You've got my vote.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Riechan on May 13, 2010 07:21:12 AM
very cool!!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Spiffyhink on May 16, 2010 09:58:57 AM
What a brilliant idea, and so beautifully executed! I want some of my own now! Awesome job!  ;D ;D ;D I especially love the clever phrases you put on each of them.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: MamaToMany on May 18, 2010 04:36:18 AM
great idea!!1 Thia is so clever!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on May 18, 2010 01:22:14 PM
Thanks so much for all the kind words!  This was my first challenge and it was very exciting.  I hope to see some other medals of crafting posted at some point *hint*.

and Thanks to all who voted for me


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: FacesByHaleh on May 23, 2010 02:05:34 PM
These are SUPER!  I love the thumb hanging off the "purple" thumb. Are you offering to share a
step-by-step how to? I'd love to make some for Halloween to give to friends and family.

haleh


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: LA-Fairy on May 26, 2010 08:12:44 PM
That is awesome!
What is a purple thumb though? A crafters green thumb?


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on May 27, 2010 12:26:31 PM
That is awesome!
What is a purple thumb though? A crafters green thumb?

It's like a purple heart..wounded in the line of crafting in this case.


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: downtownmonsters on June 02, 2010 04:46:42 PM
oh my goodness i love these so much!!! i want some of my own!!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: babalina58 on March 12, 2011 03:52:06 PM
 I have no clue how I ever missed these this is too funny really you crack me up!!


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Witchhippie on July 11, 2011 07:56:00 PM
I am a new crafter. My friend is slowly showing me the way. However, I am not very creative and never think of things on my own. I applause you for your great idea…. I am open for suggestions !!  ;D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: Cherry48 on August 11, 2011 10:16:57 PM
GAH! i love them sue! the colors are awesome and the sayings are priceless  ;D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: EarthybyNature on November 09, 2011 11:14:38 PM
Groovy pieces you made here! I totally dig them- they are just perfect!
kudos!!!  ;)


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: suereal on November 10, 2011 11:58:19 AM
Thanks EarthybyNature!  I love how things keep bubbleing out of the past here.  This was my first challenge AND my first posting (over a year and 1/2 ago) so it was nice to be reminded about it.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Medals for the War on Commercialism
Post by: BirdBones on May 03, 2012 02:09:49 PM
You crack me up, my dear! The purple thumb is beyond awesome and a true achievement Craftster-Scout-wise ;D