June 15, 2012

Toolbox Challenge and Hop - The Reveal

In honor of Father's Day,  Sandra McGriff of Creative Chaos issued a challenge:  take something from "his world" and make a piece of jewelry out of it.  I rounded up some things from the garage (see previous post) and spent some time with paints and chemicals to alter some of the pieces:
 I decided I needed some fiber to offset all the metal, so I tore some strips from an old pair of jeans (OK, they were bib overalls - don't even ask about that!) and this is what I came up with:
For the first two bracelet, I used the denim - one with an oval connector I found and one with a colored washer wired on as a focal.  Then I made some "chain" bracelets - one with bullets and washers, one with washers and fishing lures and one with dangling washers. When you put these all together and layer them on in a big, messy stack, you get this:
And by then I was having such a good time and I already had the mess anyway, so I made up some key rings:



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12 comments:

  1. Fabulous job! I LOVE those blue jean bracelets on their own, but wow, does everything look great in the stack !

    And love the key rings too..I'm trusting since those are 'guy' items that maybe the dad's in your life will be receiving them tomorrow? lol

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    1. I don't know - someone suggested using them for purse charms - I might have to keep that last one:)

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  2. You really nailed (pardon the pun) this challenge! Fantastic job on all of them. I too love the use of the denim on the bracelet!

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    1. *groan* - that's for the pun:) But thank you:)

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  3. Great job. I LOVE the bracelets..Boho is my fav! Denim jeans huh? The keychains are fab too...how did you make a hole in the penny by the way? I was told I need to use a drill press which of course I don't have handy, hoping you used something I might have around?!

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    1. Thank you:) I made the hole with one of these: http://www.etsy.com/listing/78286605/tim-holtz-idea-ology-drill-press-two It works pretty well and is much cheaper than a drill press.

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  4. WOW!!! All of your pieces are AMAZING!!! Such a great selection of awesome pieces!

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  5. Your jewelry is so incredible! Love how you've used the cotton overalls with the toolbox treasures to create such amazing work! The mixed media art of your textiles and metal is impressive! And I love the "Dad" stamped macrame key chain -- so cool!! I think that your beautiful art would make Mary Hettmansperger smile!

    What an amazing challenge and hop!:)
    Namaste,
    Rita

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  6. I just read that Sandra said I should leave my blog url on the challenge blogs. I'm hopping too:) http://toltecjewels.blogspot.com/2012/06/toolbox-challenge.html

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  7. Very creative. I especially like the bracelet on the bottom and the keychains. I just posted my piece a day late. ingetraud.wordpress.com
    Inge

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  8. Very cool combination of things. You did fantastic.

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