I started to dissect it by removing the tiny screws from the front plate. The center lens and the two finder lenses (the eyes) popped right out.
The center lens was a perfect fit inside this old pocket watch case. The clock is just a picture I cut out of a magazine and glued to the inside of the glass. Of course, everything looks better surrounded by rhinestones.
I glued vintage sheet music to the flat side of the eyes with white glue. They look like little bubbles.
S & H Green Stamp + side lens + vintage shoe clip = necklace. I popped these lenses off by prying them up with a little screw driver.
I couldn't forget the Blue Chip Stamp. I glued the stamp to the inside of the top lens and then attached it to the antiqued filigree using E6000 glue. A rhinestone bead and a couple of glass beads add some extra sparkle.
Like most of us, we were a Brownie camera family when I was growing up. I'll never forget the time my younger brother pushed me in the lake as I was trying to take a picture with our new Brownie. His excuse: "I wanted to see how big the splash would be." So much for the vacation photos, and no one remembers if the camera ever worked again. We were also a Blue Chip Stamp family. Those trips to the redemption store were always such a treat. This is why cameras and trading stamps go together!!
You can click the links below to see a few more of my repurposed camera ideas.