It all started with a trip to the hardware store that morning. I love LOVE love going to the hardware store! I love the faces and the quizzical looks I get when I ask employees about stuff and they have NOOO idea what I am talking about. For example:
Me: Excuse me...Do these washers have lead in them? The package would say right?
Nice Employee: Yes they would be clearly labeled. Those are zinc coated. They do not have lead. Uhhh what are you using it for? (Here is where they want to impart some of their hardware knowledge on me)
Me: I'm going to make a necklace out of it.
Nice Employee: (Nodding head) Okay then...
And then they usually walk off because they have no idea what I am talking about and probably think I am crazy. It happens a lot. I'm used to it.
Duct Tape is awesome!
I found that my cricut cuts rectangles out with holes in the corner that is perfect for making little book pendants!
Just add a cover and a jump ring!
Tada! Cute right? I love this one!
That was kind of a surprise craft. One of those ones that just comes to mind and the Heavens sing type of a moment.
Here are the books stacked.
I had originally went to the store to buy washers for necklaces because I wanted to make something a long the lines of these.
"Mother" in different languages. Looks fuzzy in the picture though.
This one was made with a Pirates of the Caribbean themed scrapbook paper. It has the Pirate code of Captain Jack on it. I loved the last one which was IX. Ye shall wear clean underbritches.
I had made some more washer necklaces but I had made them with paper I had printed on my inkjet printer and heartbreak followed because the ink ran. I wasn't a fan of how the others turned out. Like I say for every cool craft I do there are 5 in the garage no one sees.
I also worked on perfecting my Tree of Life pendents that I saw on Craftster.
This one was the one I made for my Mom with some Turquoise that they had picked up for me a few years ago when they went through Arizona.
Overall I think it was a great use of my free evening which spurred three days of crafting off and on.