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Topic: 14 bits of junk into 3 Legged Pinch Tweezer Holder Bug  (Read 11221 times)
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« on: April 04, 2012 02:09:03 PM »

This is my new holder for my pinch tweezers, made from 14 pieces of junk found in one drawer..this one..

You can't really see the parts I picked, so here is a pic of them and the list of what became what.

1.  Hair elastic: Used to make the glow rings at the back end.  I painted it with glow in the dark paint.
2.  One sheet sushi grass:  It is used for a decoration on the abdomen, just above the glow rings.
3.  5 small plastic clothes clips: The kind used to hold shirts together in packages.  I only used 4.  They are the claws at t he end of the arms.  Painted just a bit with pearl paint.
4.  Road kill glasses:  I found these last summer in a gutter.  They are very scratched up, but I liked the shape of the lenses.  I took it apart and used the lenses as wings (painted with pearl and glitter paints), the arms and cross piece for the legs and arms.  The nose piece became part of the antenna display.
5.  Large thumb tacks:  I used the orange ones to hold the suckers onto the legs.  I imagine them as a type of horn off the back of the suckers, probably used for mating.
6.  A broken dollar store clamp:  I broke the ends off and used them as feeder arms at the mouth.
7.  Red plastic suction cups:  I used 3 of them, one for the tail and the 2 legs.  I pulled out the hook part and used that for the antenna display.
8.  2 rubber caps from bottle toppers (see 10):  I used these for eye stalks (the other one is under the number 12)
9.  2 long pin push pins:  It is hard to tell in this photo what it is.  It is a plastic disc with a long push pin.  I stuck these into the bottle topper caps and used those to glue to the bug.  The second pin is by the number 12
10.  Acrylic bottle topper:  From a dollar store in the 90's.  I used that as the tail point.  I ended up painting it with pearl.
11.  Cardboard tube from a roll of paper:  I think from an old school calculator.  It forms the body of the bug.
12.  2 scrap booking bottle caps:  These are the base of the eyes.  I glued them to the eye stalks.  I took out the white glue down discs because it looked too cartoony.  I glued sparkle pompoms (the only things I added btw) into the caps and then painted over the pompoms with glow in the dark paint.
13.  Hair elastic:  It's not very stretchy any more.  I took off the buttons and used the elastic  to bind the legs/arms to make it as sturdy as possible.
14.  Another hair elastic:  This time I used the decoration.  It became the chest plate.  Mostly added to give a better surface to glue the legs to.

Besides that stuff, I used glitter pompoms on the eyes, then dotted them with green puffy paint.  I used Martha Stewart paint for all the other paints.

I used the wee hinges as the elbow on the arms, so the can be crossed in front OR opened up.  In the open picture, the pinch tweezers are in his arms.

Here is a photo of his back.

I think he ended up looking rather happy about holding my pinch tweezers Grin  And I'm happy too, because I will be able to find my handy dandy pinch tweezers now Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012 02:26:36 PM »

I think you will always be able to find your tweezers, who would DARE steal them from such a frightening protective beast, eh? LOL, total awesomeness.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012 03:39:16 PM »

I love the photo of the drawer - it makes me realize the potential of some of my junk drawers!

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012 03:52:51 PM »

I saw this thumbnail on the homepage and immediately thought... "I know who made this, suereal!"

I'm pleased, and not at all surprised, to see that I was right Grin. This could only come from your awesomely inspired brain. It's really cool to see the before shot!

« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012 05:12:46 PM »

Yes! Love it and I knew it was you from the thumbnail too Cheesy! It's awesome that you used so much of your junk drawer and not just one piece from it. He's wonderful and useful, great job  Grin!
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2012 06:18:31 PM »

This is fabulous!
1 drawer.
14 parts.
A TON of creativity!

Suereal, I love how you wrote out the whole anatomy of this creation.
Yes, it does make us wonder what the heck lurks in OUR drawers!!

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012 10:47:31 PM »

A great creation, suereal! I love all the different parts you used- and the ferocious result Grin I wonder what you would do with all the boxes-of-stuff in my basement Wink
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012 09:38:50 AM »

Awesome bit of recon and totally what the challenge is all about!  Did u name him/her yet?  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2012 07:58:56 PM »

I have imagination envy.  This rocks!

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012 08:57:47 AM »

Your imagination amazes me!  You seriously rock!


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