Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Every cloud has a Silver Lining!

When I dropped a lovely 1940's glass lampshade I was only cross/sad/upset for a short time because I remembered a post on Mobunny's blog about a piece of china her cousin had soldered
and made into a necklace for her. So I scooped up (very carefully lol) the shards of glass and made these two pendants, not sure they will become necklaces though as Matt has the idea that i should make a wind-chime from them as the glass looks very pretty in the light.

I had a day 'childfree' today, so after dropping my daughter off at drama, I popped into a local independent DIY shop and found a glass cutter and a pair of needle nosed pliers at a bargain price... and walked out smiling!
So tell me.... when did I stop getting excited by shoes and start getting excited over pliers??


  1. LOL, that's happened to me too, although I do still have a major flipflop fetish that balances it out a bit (except in winter).

    Your pendants look great. I'll have to remember to keep all the bits next time I break something.

  2. They would make a great wind chime - see we really never waste anything!

  3. What a brill idea. I might have to dismantle the one in my living room! Lol!

  4. lol Nicks at the pliers. I think not being to stand in high heels for more than 5 minutes takes the edge off the shoe shopping but I have to admit to spending moretime in the poundshops than R & B's lately.

    The glass looks gorgeous - I'm sure the finished article will be grat whatever you decide.x

  5. I got REALLY excited about my drill! Sad, isn't it! Love the soldered glass - looks really pretty and would make a lovely wind-chime

  6. you get excited over the weirdest things so I am not at all surprised lol

  7. Nicks...these are gorgeous. Next time something breaks here I will have to think twic before throwing it away :)

  8. LOL I can so identify. My firend got a pair of Lidstrom / Lindstrom (can't remember which) jewellery pliers recently and handed them to me to try them out. They are SO good that we were both going "oooooooooooooh" and "aaaaaah" when her husband walked into the kitchen, gave us the raised eyebrow when he saw we were having a When Harry Met Sally moment over a pair of pliers, and swiftly left the room again :D

    Love the glass shard charms.

  9. What a wonderful way to re-purpose. They are very pretty.

  10. This is creative. To make something from nothing.


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