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Proudly Sharing My Artism For About a Month

For a while now, I have been using antique ladies watches in my jewelry. Inspired by my niece, I finally created a way to use the antique watchbands as well. I suppose it is a little bit odd to take what might be a perfectly good watch apart and use the face in one place and the band in another, but hey it’s what I do. I am pretty happy with the result.

Watchband Bracelet

Watchband Bracelet

Watch Face Charm Bracelet

Watch Face Charm Bracelet

Watchband Bracelet #2

Watchband Bracelet #2

Here is another bracelet I have finished. It is also made with pieces of antique watches. In this case it is the crystals.

Watch Crystal Charm Bracelet

Watch Crystal Charm Bracelet

Thank you for your consideration and have a great weekend.

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Just What is Repurposeing? – If You Care

April 13, 2009 Leave a comment

My artism involves what I lovingly call repurposing.  Basically that means I take old things, usually things you wouldn’t make jewelry out of, and turn it in to new, hopefully beautiful jewelry.  I started with old bottle caps and then went to electric typewriter keys and scrabble tiles.  The following is a less than complete list of things I have repurposed or am working on repurposing:

  • Game Pieces (Scrabble, Monopoly, Stratego, etc.)
  • Old Costume Jewelry (Charms, Charm Bracelets, Pins, etc.)
  • Pieces of Broken China
  • Guitar Picks
  • Watches
  • Spoons

My latest effort involves antique watch crystals.  Those are the plastic pieces that cover the inner workings.  After discovering that soldering did not work and was not attractive, I stumbled on drilling them and sewing them together with thin wire.  Inside I put crystals and other small stone chips.  I am pretty happy with the result.  I think I will put the smaller ones on charm bracelets and leave the larger ones as pendants.

Watch Crystal Charms or Pendants

Watch Crystal Charms or Pendants

Prior to working on the watch crystal puzzle, I completed a stuffed charm bracelet using antique merry-go-round charms and pink and mauve stones.

Merry-Go-Round Charm Bracelet

Merry-Go-Round Charm Bracelet

Well, enough of my showing off I suppose.

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Time-Bandit-Ten in Graham, WA

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April 7, 2009 Leave a comment

Disney Artism

Well, hello everyone.  If you can’t already tell I know very little about blogging.  Mostly I want to connect with other TBTL 10’s all over the country and promote my artism (jewelry making).  A little good oldfashioned capitalism to supplement my teacher’s salary.  I hope you will take a look at my store.  My latest piece is a repurposed (i will explain later) disney charm bracelet to which I have added beaded dangles.

Thanks for Your Consideration

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