Thursday, January 20, 2011

I {heart} Flowers

I am so excited about this project, I finally have it all done to share with you all. One of the reasons I am super excited is because I just love flowers. Anything that has to do with flowers I am a sucker for - fabric, paper, stamps, home decor, accessories, and the list can go on and on. Another reason is because this project takes something old - aka trash - and turns it into something beautiful. So I feel like I am doing better at my part in recycling.

When I saw these flowers I knew that I had to make them. And they were not super hard. I saw them done, but I did them a little bit different to suite my needs and skills, and of course to make it my own. It all started with a simple empty can of soda. I am not a fan of soda so when I bought this my kids kept asking who it was for and they found out it was for them to drink I could not have made them happier. And a perk is that you can have different colors depending on what color is on the can! (this one was mainly purple)

This one here is my best one. I got the curling just right on it. There were some that well yea, they could still have qualified as trash.

Once I had a few good ones made I thought now what. I have these way cute flowers, but what am I going to do with them? I thought about a necklace, but I did not have enough jewelry stuff to make a necklace, so they became a bracelet. Which I have to say I think is perfect for these.

I tired it two different ways - not extremely different, just a teeny tiny bit.

The first way, pictured above was to place the flower with the large ovals between it.

When I tried it on I had only put one flower on just to see what I thought of it.

The next way, which I have to say was my favorite - it was also Conan's favorite, was to have a small chain connecting the roses together. I like this way because it really makes the roses stand out more.

I did the same thing here as with the big rings, I attached one flower and tried it on before I committed to attaching more. And part of my likes it with just one, but then I also like it with more. Good thing these are easy to make!

There you have it, some fashionable recycled jewelry. And I made it, which says a lot because I do not really make that much jewelry!

This is my entry for American Crafter. Go and check out all the talent that is out there.

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Linking up to: Someday Crafts, Sugar and Dots, Sew Much Ado, Allie Makes, Somewhat Simple, House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic, Paisley Passions, Elle Belle Creative, Night Owl Crafting, Blue Cricket Design, Fireflies and Jellybeans, It's stinkin cute, Life as Lori, Finding Fabulous, Truly Lovely, Creation Corner, Shabby Nest, A few of my favorite things, Sunday Showcase, Craft-o-Manic, Embellishing Life, Sew Chatty, Making the world cuter, Made by You Mondays, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Tools are for Women too, CRAFT, Sew can do, Keeping it Simple, So very Cheri, Ladybug Blessings, Sugar Bee, A Diamond in the Stuff, Little Eme, Vintage Wannabee.
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  2. Really pretty! Love the flower and also the chain!

  3. The bracelets look really cute! Good job.

  4. Amazing!! Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

  5. UMMMM... Those. Are. AWESOME! Too cool!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  6. Just swinging back to tell you I'm featuring this as one of the Making It With Allie Features this week! Come on by and grab a button!

  7. Wow girl!!! These are beautiful!!! Awesome job on the recycling bit too!!! :) Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays! Can't wait to see this week's project!!!

  8. Very cool, would have never thought of that! Thansk for linking up to Time to Shine Tuesdays!

  9. this is great.. thanks for sharing!

  10. I would love to know how you made the flowers. do you have a tutorial, or a link to one where you found out how to make them?


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