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Upcycling
Thu 17-Nov-11
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Ruthdigs
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Loving these spoon hanging hooks: http://hutchstudio.blogspot.com/2011/07/hanging-jars.html

 

I've had an idea for a while now - could you make jewellery from old silver cutlery - a bangle perhaps?  I see the fork tines bent out into spirals to keep any sharp points from digging into you.

I used to have an oil burner formed from a fork bent into 3 sides - the flat handle part made the base. The stem was upright then the tines were splayed out and slightly bent up at the tips for the tea light candle to sit in.  Then there was a spoon welded on to the upright which bent over with the bowl above the candle to put your scented oil in.  Fabulous thing I thought but I fear it may have got lost in my moves.  frown

Thu 17-Nov-11
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I've seen lots of lovely ideas with cutlery, can't remember where now though roll_eyes I love those hangers though and I love upcycling and I would post the pictures of some of my artwork that uses recycled materials but I can't from my flikr account aargh, so here's one link and here's another link (apologies to those who have seen them before, not done much in the way of art work just lately, apart from trying to do some cushions for my daughterroll_eyes)

Thu 17-Nov-11
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Joanna, I have seen these before, but I could visit them many times and never get bored with them - they are beautiful, and you are very talented. welldone

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Fri 18-Nov-11
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I haven't seen these before and they're beautiful Joanna.  welldone  Some thought provoking pieces too.  This is top notch upcycling!  big_hug  I'd love to have the skill set to do this or work with metal or wood or stone but sadly I haven't got.  Not yet anyway!

Anyone else do anything amazing on the 'upcycling' theme?

Fri 18-Nov-11
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scarily good ...i have many good intentions and flit between projects i hope i finish some of them one day ...lol

Fri 18-Nov-11
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I have been saving material scraps from various places to make into a quilt one day. I have promised myself that once the renovations are done I will make it but have no idea when that will be!

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Fri 18-Nov-11
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Ruth, one of the things I do is make bags from the legs of old denim jeans.

I also revisited a site yesterday, funnily enough, I think it's called Magpie's mumblings where another lady makes amazing jackets, quilts and other things from denim.

I'll have a search and link it.

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Fri 18-Nov-11
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Ah, here y'are, this is the link - this talented lady likes all the same things as I do " funny that !!!

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Aha, I have already mentioned this (I had that feeling of deja-vu ..... smile )

see here.

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Fri 18-Nov-11
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I think I must do that often Val, repeat myself that is.

Thanks for all the kind comments ladies, glad you like them. I am in the process of making cushions for my daughter (and have been for rather tooo long) and some of that includes recycled materials or odds and ends but I did buy the backing fabric for these, so not so much recycled material. cheers

Fri 18-Nov-11
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brightspark said:

Ah, here y'are, this is the link - this talented lady likes all the same things as I do " funny that !!!

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Aha, I have already mentioned this (I had that feeling of deja-vu ..... smile )

see here.

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I think I must do that often Val, repeat myself that is.

 

Steady on old loves....you're supposed to be the juniors of the forum....not much hope for the rest of us...perhaps we'll just sit in the corner and dibble....big_laughbig_laughbig_laugh

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Fri 18-Nov-11
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There's no hope for me Elsawhistle

Fri 18-Nov-11
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Was that meant to say dibble Elsa, or do you mean dribble? - bearing in mind the rest of the comments, maybe a freudian slip?

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Elsa, I don't quite know what you mean by 'junior' - I do receive old age pension ...... or are you suggesting that you are  r e a l l y   old? whistle runaway

 

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Sun 20-Nov-11
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Age is just a number, try not to fret about it.wink

I'll try that again!

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I totally agree and we cannot do anything about our age anyway so don't stress about it!

 

 

 

 

All my sums tonight have added up to 9!

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