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« on: May 16, 2011 06:15:20 AM »

So, I was in the M&M tube swap and thought I'd make a simple little cuff to roll up and put in the tube.  Although I got a bit carried away and it ended up too big.

I took a fabric belt, cut a piece off and attached a snap to it.  Then, I dug around and found a piece of lace that was sewn on.  As for the 'gears', I got stumped.  I tried to find old clocks or whatever and didn't have any luck.  We finally went to a flea market nearby and there was a whole red wagon full of little kiddie wind-up toys.  Bought five of them, brought them home and busted them up with a hammer (my children were mortified).  I spray painted the gears different colors (did use copper nail polish, also).  I took a tiny piece of copper wire out of an old digital alarm clock and wrapped it around the largest cog.  The little rhinestones were rescued from an old coin purse that I never used. It turned out a lot better than I had anticipated, although still a little bulky. I had never made repurposed jewelry before and it was so much fun!

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011 07:05:52 AM »

Gorgeous! I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011 08:15:29 AM »

Very nice. I like the juxtaposition of the the gears and lace.

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011 09:16:53 AM »

Really pretty!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2011 03:07:22 PM »

Really cool, and good job improvising where your bits and bobs came from! Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011 08:56:13 PM »

I love it. Better than M&M's and that's saying a lot  Grin
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