Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Pick a Number, Any Number

I knew exactly what I was going to create with these bright yellow aluminum number tags as soon as I spotted them.....

It's a necklace countdown.

A handful of bright yellow numbers plucked from a basket while treasure hunting at My Friends and I last month.  They were in pretty good condition and just needed a little cleaning.

Do you have a birthday on the 2nd,  3rd, or 4th?
Mine's on the 1st, but I couldn't find one #1 in the basket.

Or how about an anniversary on the 5th, 6th, or 7th?

One thing is for sure, you won't get lost in a crowd wearing one of these.
What's your lucky number?

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  1. Awesome Betsy! Love them. My birthday is on the 3rd, my anniversary on the 7th, lucky number is 4.... hmmm. Looks like I need to order three of these ;)

  2. These are really fun, Betsy...love how graphic they are!

  3. I was thinking the same as I scrolled down the differnt numbers. Thats a good way to describe yourself in a crowd! Lol. As always, a great repurposing!
    Warmest Regards,

  4. Fun!!! Yep, one would not get lost in the crowd! Yay, there's sunshine out today, still cold but at least the sun is SHINING BRIGHT YELLOW LOL


  5. They are really cute! Great idea. It's so neat to have a vision and to carry it out.

  6. You always find fun things!!! Love the "sunny" repurpose!!!

  7. great find!
    they are bright and fun.

  8. What a lovely necklace idea, and such a great way to remember a special date! Glad to hear that you enjoy gardening books--I do, too! I have several garden catalogs that I need to start going through and figure out what seeds I'll get this year. Have a great rest of your week!

  9. These are so much fun! My lucky # is 4! lol Sweet hugs!

  10. Very cute! I was always fond of #7.

  11. So cute Betsy! Mine is number 3!

  12. Fun, my lucky number is 13. Di

  13. ILove your idea. You have such an eye for spotting something most people would pass up. I need to "look" at things in a new way.

  14. Another fabulous idea!! Your mind never quits!


  15. Love them! You come up with the best ideas like nobody else.

  16. Great idea! And they're just the perfect size for necklaces! (But then you already knew that...:0)
    Wonderful, sentimental pieces. Oh, and mine's 9. :)

  17. You always have such a creative vision for these bits and pieces! The contrast of the industrial-ish numbers with the delicate silver accents is gorgeous. :-)

    My lucky number is 8 although it has nothing to do with anything in particular such as a birthday or anniversary. Come to think of it, I'm not even sure it's lucky ... I guess I just like it.

  18. All my dates are double digit! And, don't know what my lucky # is, but yellow is a very favorite color of mine. :) These are so fun and gorgeous!

  19. I have a fondness for the number nine - no real reason. I like its shape and the sound of the way it is said in the South - with two syllables! The bright yellow would perk up a drab winter's day.

  20. I'm always amazed at what you come across and even more so by what you can do with it! Sigh. So fun to see you create.

  21. These are awesome!!!!You somake me want to go junkin':):):) Got my necklace and the special charm TY!!!!! I so love it!!!!

  22. Betsy, these are so fun! I have a thing for numbers, especially #3...you'll find it all over my house!

  23. You already know what to do with the numbers as soon as you saw them? OMG! Your talent is so superb Betsy. You might even have a career in fortune telling hahaha

    As always, I am amazed. I now lack of words to praise your work.

    Have a great week!

    PS I love the new display pic on your profile. :)

  24. Very cute...I could see wearing one of these in the summer with a crisp white tank...love it...gonna pin it. Always waiting to see ya over at my "royal" blog...Tiff

  25. Betsy--the numbered necklaces are very cute.
    you did a beautiful job.


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