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oooh handmade!!!

I love to upcycle/recycle.

I have been making Charm Bracelets, Boxes, Necklaces, Belts, you name it.. From Used Starbucks Gift Cards...

There are more pics on my LJ..come lookie.

Easy as pie  coffee
- cut cards into desired shape
- make hole
- place eyelet (there are tools for this at the craft store)
- add some beading (if desired)




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Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
That's really beautiful! Care to share a tutorial? :D
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
I put a quick a.b.c.d. instruction.
(no subject) - raydance - Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:36 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - buxcurtaincall - Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:38 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
That's really smart!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
Thx. It actually started as a project to make a curtain. Then, this came about. (I started the curtain project to raise $$ for a childrens transplant charity)

Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
That's a cute idea!
Did you just hammer in the eyelets or do you use a machine of some sort?
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
I punch the holes, then add the eyelets. There is a tool that stamps them into place, or you can do it with a pair of flat pliers.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
That is so cool!!!!!!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
Thx. Ive made tons of them. All shapes and sizes.

I've been trading some, gifting some, and etsian others..

But, it is a nice relaxing, stress reducing hobby. Plus, it prevents tond of waste from heading to the landfills.
(no subject) - livinluvinlife - Dec. 2nd, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
omg, that is so cool!!! looks like something i'd buy from a store!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks.

I have more pics of my other pieces on my LJ.

(no subject) - christine0701 - Dec. 2nd, 2008 04:03 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 2nd, 2008 04:25 am (UTC)
where do you get so many starbucks cards?
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:46 pm (UTC)
I have them saved from various stores... and I also get them sent to me from all over the world. I just put out a call for bux cards and they started pouring in!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Oooo what a great idea! I can't stand to throw some of them away because I love the pictures. ^^; Now I can put them to some use. :)
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
thx. Some of them do have amazing art on them!!

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Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC)
I know. I love to make old new. So quirky!

One of my friends LOVES these bracelets. I've made her about 7 of them!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
that is awesome! I never thought of that:-)
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Re: clever!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
awesome. I've been making a wall hanging out of old starbucks cards... mabye I'll pul lthat out and finish it..
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
I've been making a curtain. But, every time It gets too big .. it just doesnt hold together.

Then, I figured I would sew together two shower curtains and place the cards into it. (Kinda like a baseball card sleeve page)

It keep breaking my sewing machine needles.. But, I think it will work this time. (Once I get it done!)
Dec. 2nd, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
Theyre fabulous!!!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
thank you!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
That's awesome? Where do you put out the call for used cards? Don't want to cramp your space, but I'd love to ask for some myself!
Dec. 2nd, 2008 04:32 pm (UTC)
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Dec. 2nd, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Very cute! Nice, simple and stunning!
Dec. 4th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
thank you
Dec. 4th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
Do you coat the paper cards in something so it won't melt if it gets wet? The bracelet is beautiful and it looks like something I could make, I'm just worried about the paper desintigrating. Thanks for posting the picture! I may have a new holiday gift to give. *g*
Dec. 4th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
I do not coat them. But, I can tell you that I have worn my personal one for about 8 months now. Showers, handwashing, toddling twins.. and it is still in tip top shape.
(no subject) - lomer - Dec. 4th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 4th, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
What a cool idea! They almost look like little guitar pick charms!
Dec. 4th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
They are guitar pick shaped. I make guitar picks as well!! heh
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