Friday, November 7, 2014

Junky Flower Picture Holders

I've been on another jewelry making marathon in preparation for a two day craft show I have this weekend. Earlier in the week I had everything priced, packed, and ready to go, then I was finally able to clear my mind and work on some small quickie projects.  These two quickies only required about 10 minutes to gather the junk, then another 15-20 minutes to glue them all together.   

The ingredients:  plucked paper flower remnants, butter knife, rusty old bolt, flower frog, two stray lamp parts, and two rhinestone buttons.  I added part of a drawer pull to the pile after this picture was taken.

Give Thanks stamped on the back of old game cards.  Perfect for Thanksgiving.

Two of my favorite things:  rhinestones and rust.

The inspiration for my junky versions came from this sweet picture holder that was given to me several years ago.

The base of the Swarovski crystal flower and the top of the stem are both magnetic and hold the picture firmly in place. 

I used very strong 1/4" magnets for my rusty and junky versions.  Both the bolt and the flower are magnetic so there was no need to use glue.

To keep the bolt from flopping over I glued it to the inside of the base. 

     
When Thanksgiving is over I'll simply replace Give Thanks with some special photos.



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30 comments:

  1. I love your combination of rust and rhinestones. Who knew that an old bolt could be so chic!?!

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  2. You are SO clever!!I am still trying to figure out how to make my glass doorknob into a sign holder and you come up with two in less than an hour. You've got the talent!

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  3. If those elements were in front of me, I would have never figured out what to do with them. Your creativity amazes me.
    Have a great sale this weekend - sell it all !

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  4. Those are simply adorable! Rhinestones and rust...yummy!

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  5. So gosh darn cute!!! Just love what you do with rusty old findings and rhinestones.

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  6. I always love seeing the fantastic things you create, these are so original and lovely, I'm sure they will be snapped up and you'll have to make some more. Truly original.

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  7. Oh I just love these! They are so pretty and are perfect for Thanksgiving. I can see them used for all seasons...enjoy. Have a fantastic weekend.

    Blessings, Vicky

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  8. These are so pretty! Love the rusty and rhinestones! Cute as a button!

    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Rust & Rhinestones are my favorites also! Brilliant what you came up with out of the pile!!!! Love them!!!

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  10. Betsy, I think I just found a new passion. Rhinestones and rust! These are so clever. I love them!

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  11. Those really pretty - what type of glue do you use for something like that?

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  12. I stared at your pile of junk for a while trying to figure out what it was going to become, before flipping to the after picture......I had no idea...Then...Tada...You made a gorgeous, photo sign holder.....You have a gift...An incredibly creative mind!!! I love them

    Carol

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  13. You do rust and rhinestones better that anyone I know...Love them!! Hope you have a great show. I'm working on things for my big show that is on the weekend after Thanksgiving.
    ~Cindy

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  14. Love them Betsy! You are SO creative--what a wonderful ability--to take a pile of junk and turn it into something beautiful :)

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  15. Oh, I love these! So amazingly creative! I would have never guessed what that little pile of goodies would be used for! Too cute. xo Karen

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  16. These are really fun, Betsy! Hope you have a wonderful show!

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  17. I always think I've seen my favorite thing on your blog and then you come up with something else that is just as wonderful. These are so great. I want.

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  18. Don't you love the rhinestones and rust phenomenon? It's like peanut butter and jelly. Destined to be joined together. Great ideas. You always come up with such creative uses for odds and ends.

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  19. I love the rust and rhinestone! Brilliant!

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  20. I love how you take random things and make them into things of beauty. These are gorgeous!

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  21. Betsy, love your creativity, as usual!
    The combination of industrial and bling is a winner! :)
    Susan

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  22. They are just great, Betsy! I love them.
    I hope you had a successful show and sold lots of your beautiful jewelry pieces.
    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  23. Super duper cute Betsy!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. These are so cute and great! Rust and rhinestones are perfect together!! Hope you have a great day!! xo Holly

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  25. These are so cute! I love them!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  26. Awesome...I just love what you create!

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  27. Flipping out over these photo holders. They are awesome!!!

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  28. You are the queen of make-do, re-imagine, and creativity. You are the fabulous!

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