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« on: January 21, 2004 08:47:50 PM »

huzzah and i recently made all kinds of jewelry out of old spiderman comics. i only have pictures of the final results, but the process is pretty straightforward.

first we made earrings by cutting out text balloons, laminating them with contact paper, inserting eyelets (the kind that are marketed for use on paper), and threading them through french hooks.  on a few pairs, we also did decorative stitching around the edges. the end results (plus a pair of ancient canadian postage stamps that we found in an old tin):

the earrings as they are meant to be seen:

we also made cuffs out of scrap fabric and isolated panels from the comic books. the first part of the process (laminating) was the same. we sewed the fabric into rectangles of the appropriate size and then sewed the panels onto them. then we used the same eyelets to create corset-style lacing on the backs.  we used ribbons and cords for the laces.

huzzah modeling:

finally, we used the basically the same process to make a necklace from america's finest news source, weekly world news:

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2004 11:36:39 PM »

Whoops, those photos are pretty darn big... I'll resize 'em.

Man, that "simul-feeling" panel cracks me up every time.  The guy on the silver sparkly one is saying "Push one button and it all ends," which is pretty cool too.  It was surprisingly easy to find interesting comic panels of the right shape.
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2004 03:19:00 PM »

I call for more shocking crafts involving the Weekly World News!
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2004 04:03:38 PM »

I call for more shocking crafts involving the Weekly World News!

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2004 04:20:53 PM »

gosh wordie - you look so much like this girl mary that lives here in kansas city - it's freaky. they say everybody has a twin...

anyway - your jewelry is awesome - and i agree, the wwn is under-utilized. how 'bout wallets? like the comic book wallet string? i made some wallets out of an old cookbook with super cheesy illustrations and they are awesome. i think the wwn would rock!

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2004 06:01:19 PM »

okay first i must say i love your hair (both of you lovely ladies) and secondly you're jewelry is soo hott! i never would've thought to use comics for jewelry, what a beautiful idea, great job girlies!

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2004 06:42:30 PM »

thanks, bettie! i'm blushing. we got lucky and inherited a whole box of old comics, so the projects may be endless.

and secondhandsmoke, huzzah is currently working on a wallet using some of the same ideas, i think... when she's done we can compare notes.

(also, if mary looks like the one with blue and violet hair, that's huzzah. i (wordie) am the one with red and brown.)  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2004 03:22:04 AM »

Apparently I look like everybody... at least everybody with funny hair.  As of tonight, that includes Bette Midler.  Some drunk old lady in IHOP told me I looked like her, and from what I could gather, it was because she's done something odd with her hair.  At least, I hope that's the only reason, since she's about 60.

I am working on a wallet in the same vein, made mostly of fabric with sewn-on comic panels (though it'd be easier if I waited to inherit a friend's sewing machine -- the cuffs are hand-sewn, but they're small).  You could probably make an all-WWN wallet using the techniques in the comic strip wallet thread.  

I also made wordie a picture frame for xmas using flat marbles glued to circles cut from WWN (focusing on classic words like "Elvis" and "aliens").  I think we may eventually make great strides towards remedying the underutilization of the Weekly World News.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2004 05:53:22 AM »

lol Grin
yes, i think you're right, huzzah-the wwn is underutilized-i'm gonna get me a copy today-thanks for the fun ideas!  and you don't look anything like bette!

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2004 10:12:35 AM »

they are super-fabby!!  Grin

i'm so inspired... my rather wonderful boyfriend has just bought me a laminator so i'm raring to go... plus i have a few old comics lying around, and a ton of wwn...

weee! can't wait!!

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