Friday, December 5, 2008

Repurposed game pieces for resin pendants.

A recent dumpster dive resulted in finding a brand new box of resin. I have always wanted to try using resin but never had the opportunity. So now was my chance! I took some game pieces that I had found a while back and flipped them over to their backs. They have a little well that can be filled with trinkets and works as the perfect frame. I used several layers of resin to give a dimensional effect.
These are some that I have posted for sale on my Etsy site. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought a mold so I could experiment making some different ones. It's time consuming but so much fun because the possibilities are endless. Check back to see more.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Repurposed glass bottle tops turned into Christmas ornaments.

I've been collecting glass bottle tops for several years because I thought they were pretty. I would pick them up at garage sales, thrift stores and sometimes on ebay. Not sure what I would do with them they laid in a drawer just waiting. I came up with the idea of using them for Christmas ornaments.

So I got out some wire and some beads to wrap around the base of the glass tops.

The beads I used are glass beads from a broken vintage necklace.
I wrapped the wire, making sure it was secure and added beads at intervals as I wrapped the wire up into a spiral ending with a little loop.

Here is the finished ornaments on my Christmas tree. And when Christmas is over I can hang them in a window to enjoy year round.