Yesterday’s Projects

Posted in Uncategorized on January 22, 2012 by pjack214
First, I think I will start with the one
project that I did today…although
it was inspired yesterday, or
last night when my mind just
kept running..
The base part of the necklace
came from a broken lamp.
The center part from Ace
Hardware in the hardware
section and the top part
I am not really sure…It
must have fallen off something
I was taking apart cause I found
it on the craftroom floor.
Add a bit wire and a chain and
you have this…..
I must admit, I borrow ideas form
other blogs or now my new
found love
On Pinterest they had 3 baskets.
One with the wash clothes,
one with hand towels
and one larger one
for bath towels.
My space was limited
so I did not put up the
larger one for the bath towels.
I love this idea.
I also borrowed this from
Pinterest. Only I have seen them
done in spoons and forks. Several
hung together. I had to add my
own touch and stencil the ivy
on the side of mine.
I purchased these skateboard shelves
last weekend at a sale. I loved them and
thought my grandson Caleb would like
them in his room….
Problem, they are blue, his room
is camo.
So out came the brown spray paint.
Now it will fit really well in
his camo room.
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Lamp Turned Candle Holder

Posted in Uncategorized on January 21, 2012 by pjack214
Last year after Christmas I ran
across a really pretty lamp
at Fred’s. I walked away
a couple of times but I
kept going back. I had
plans for that lamp.
The socket part where you
put the bulb was broken so
it was marked down.
 Originally $24.99 and I
got it for $5.00. My friend
Gail and My Repurposed Life
would be proud of my $5.00 buy!
Now according to the price
tag I would have paid even
more then $24.99 for it some
where else.
I cut the cord!!
And decided I was not going
to try and fix the socket
instead I had a plan to make
it a beautiful candleholder
with my brother Ray’s house
in mind.
But I had to look for a whole year
for the right globe to attach to it.
Last weekend I visited the
Rehab Store and found what
I thought would work great.
And here is the lamp.

Now it really glows.
Finished product.
Love the detail.
Hope my brother and sis in law
like it.
Just ignore the dust on it!
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Back to Hardware

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2012 by pjack214
Back sometime ago I played around
with making necklaces and earrings
using washers.

Thanks to PINTEREST I have
a renewed desire to
work with HARDWARE
Check out this necklace using bolts…
And then these necklaces …
Wonder what I will find to make next?
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Cooked Frog

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2012 by pjack214
Years ago when my son was younger
(he is 24 now) my friends mother
had a pond in her yard, and this
pond had tadpoles in it.
Cory wanted to watch a tadpole
turn to a frog.
Sounded like a great idea…..
We caught a few and a couple
did not make it but we had one

 Our tadpole changed into a frog nicely.
 But we figured we would let him get a bit bigger
and let him go in the creek that ran next to the house.

 Now mind you we raised this critter in a glass
 vase, you know the big ones that you put those
 fighting fish in……first it had just water, then we
added a rock for him and he seemed to enjoy
his home…..

 He stayed on the kitchen cabinet but one day
 while I was in a CLEANING mood, I decided that
he might want fresh air. So I put him in the shade on
the deck….only the sun moved.
When I went out, he had been cooked through
the glass……oops…..

And this is about how he looked…….legs thrown to the side and belly up.

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Ball Jar – Dish Washing Liquid

Posted in Uncategorized on January 17, 2012 by pjack214
Today has been a long and tiring
I met Theresa (friend) at the
fitness center at 6am
this morning… day off and
I was working out at 6am.
From there we grabbed some eggs
and coffee.
From there I went to Wally World
to pick up some paint
so I could go to my daughters
house to paint the baby boys
But between Wally World and
the painting I had time
to drill a hold in the
top of a Ball Jar
that I picked up at Goodwill
for .49 cents.
And using a pump from a lotion
bottle that I had been holding
onto just for this purpose…
I love it.
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Winter Without the Blooms

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2012 by pjack214
Winter can be so boring for
a photographer….unless
you open your eyes and
look around.
The colors might be
a bit dull but there
is beauty in so many things.

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Taking It to a New Level

Posted in Uncategorized on January 15, 2012 by pjack214
I have been messing with beads making
necklaces and earrings for a long
time, but I decided that I
needed to take it up a level.
A friend, Starla showed me some
of her work with beads and wire.
That just added the taste to my
But before I show you that, I want to share
The earrings are over 50 years old.
My Dad brought them back from Japan
for my Mom. She recently gave them
to me but I have piereced ears and these
had the screw on type. I just removed
them and added the wires for pierced
I wore them to work the other day
and everyone loved them, but I
felt that there was something not
I needed a necklace! Off to Hobby
Lobby. I got the chain and the bronzed
color beads, and to work I went.
I had the black beads. But the above
necklace is what I turned out,
pretty good match I think.
Now to the NEW level!
First trys.
Then I looked on the internet for
ideas…and I found some
really neat things….
so I made this….
I love it!
So many ideas out there to
find on the internet….
I joined Pinterest back
during the holidays and I found
this cute idea for a necklace.
I borrowed the idea using
different charms.
I made this one for me.
The upper part is a ring with
keys on it…then of
course the heart. The Keys
to My Heart!
So loving that idea that I made
one for my friend Debbie for
her birthday.
The upper ring has the words
written around it.
And since I had already had made
her some pearl earrings, I thought
the pearl was a great touch.
Now…..what shall be next?
You will have to come back to see
at a later date.
Thanks for stopping in,