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December 11, 2012

Findings Tree Art

I saw this amazing idea for making a Christmas tree out of findings and jewelry bits.  Loved.  Had to try.


Due to the fact I now have to upload all photos here via Photobucket (or else pay $2.99 a month for additional storage on Blogger), I am greatly reducing the amount of photos showing the steps of how to make the item, and the work in progress.  I used a piece of black suede paper, which I adhered to a piece of cardboard.  Then on a separate piece of paper, I used a ruler to draw the triangle shape, cut out the center, and taped the open triangle stencil to the black suede.  This helped to keep the edges straight as I glued stuff on. What took the longest was selecting what bits to use!  

This is my version.  I completely forgot about making room for the base of the tree!  I wasn't happy with the way the glue soaked through the suede so fast.  I was afraid that they'd all come off as the glue dried but so far it's holding.  I just need to get it in a frame.


11 comments:

  1. How cool! JoJo, you do the neatest stuff. I didn't know about the photo thing here at blogger. Guess I'd better figure that out because I am posting one every day now with the new tarot format.

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  2. Thanks!! I don't think you have to worry; sometimes I post 25 photos at a time, so my storage filled up really fast. I supposed I could go back to posts from 2006/2007 and delete a bunch of photos to make room since no one, not even myself, reads those old posts anyway.

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  3. This is really cool! I think your version turned out wonderfully. It is gorgeous!! I love the idea.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  4. I don't usually get too excited about craftsy things, but this is gorgeous! I love it! I want it!! Great job! I'm jealous!

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  5. Perfection - even if Botophucket is being a pain in the proverbial!

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  6. What a fab idea, it looks fabulous!

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  7. I didn't even know you could store photos in Blogger! I have so many Vincent pictures on BotoPhucket I have to pay them anyway.

    As for your resourcefulness, it never ceases to amaze me.

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  8. Thanks so much everyone! It was fun to make although at the time I must admit to some expletives muttered under my breath. Plus it took all afternoon which I wasn't expecting. It looks easier than it was.

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  9. Awesome!! I love this idea! Turned out beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful tree! It turned out very nice, don't worry.

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  11. What an amazingly neat idea! I just love it! I have left-over bits of jewelry making stuff I could utilize this way!

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

    P.S Thanks for your sweet comment today.

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