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« on: May 04, 2006 08:24:27 PM »

Well here is my before picture:  This was actually painted by my grandmother- she is not the greatest artist but I loved the colors.

I don't have a lot of wall space, and don't think I could revamp this so that I would be willing to put it on my wall.  Plus not that many people come to my apartment so who would get to see it after all my hard work.  I tend to like practical things.  And what is more practical than BRACLETS?!!?!

You probably can't tell but these bracelet's are made out of pieces of gourd.  Cut and sand the gourd pieces, drill holes, paint the back and sides, decoupaged bits of the picture on, covered the picture with Galaxy Glass, strung on stretchy string w/ beads, and it's a bracelet.

Then I was inspired by the glass marble bracelets I have seen on Craftster.  I made the marbles but don't have the bracelet forms yet.... pretty but not bracelets yet.

and these extra pieces will probably be made into necklaces

I still have lots of the original picture left so who knows what else I will come up with?

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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006 08:32:07 PM »

I like this a lot. Great idea and you didn't change your grammy's art, just turned it in to jewelry!

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006 08:46:03 PM »

That's a really creative way of transforming a piece of artwork.  I like the originality of your idea.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006 08:57:16 PM »

I was waiting for a big "revamp a piece into something entirely different" post.  I really like it.  And it's even better because it's like having a piece of your grandmother with you when you wear it.  Nice work.

And I may not look at thrift store paintings the same way again.  Hmmm.  More ideas that I don't have time to act on.   Undecided Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2006 11:07:48 PM »

that is such a great idea, i love it! i'm voting for you, even though i entered my own piece Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006 01:47:27 AM »

Thats really unique, and seems more respectful to your grandma than painting over her work would have been!
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006 04:11:08 AM »

this is great! first you did something totally different than expected. and also, each individual piece is now it's own work of art! i love the design on each one! i would love to have one of those little pieces on a pendant! lovely! you got my vote!

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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006 05:47:43 AM »

That is simply marvelous!

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006 08:58:32 AM »

i LOVE this idea!!

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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006 09:05:24 AM »

When you say "gourd", is that the vegetable?  If so, that's incredibly cool!  Smiley

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