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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Recycled Domino Art Saint Bracelets and Upcoming Italy Trip

One of my regular customers who is a fan of Saint Rita asked me to make a recycled domino bracelet featuring images of just this saint.   True to form, I can never stop at making just one of something, so I made three other bracelets dedicated to just one saint. 

St. Therese of Lisieux



St. Philomena

Our Lady of Guadalupe

...and the one that started it all, St. Rita.

Incidentally, I don't believe I've shared this information on my blog yet, but I'm going to Italy for two weeks this coming September with my daughter and son.  Two of the "must see" places we are visiting include St. Rita of Cascia's shrine in Cascia and St. Philomena's shrine in Mugnano.  These are two of my family's favorite saints and we are really looking forward to visiting these locations.   Other highlights of this trip include attending the Saint Gennaro festival in Naples, the Prosciutto festival in Parma, lots of shopping and time at the beach.  Cities we are visiting include:  Rome (of course - what kind of Catholics would we be if we didn't stop there, right? ), Vatican City, Venice, Murano, Assisi, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Naples, Pescara, Pompeii, Positano and Bologna.  We have some definite sites we want to see during our visit, but we are also open to suggestions from people who have been to Italy before.  Please don't hesitate to leave me a comment if you have any suggestions for "must see" or "must do" things in Italy.  I look forward to hearing from you. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Repurposed Domino Doll Swap Creation

Most of the swaps I participate in are with members of my various FLICKR groups.  (I have met some of the most awesome people on FLICKR over the past several years.  No matter what your interests are, you WILL find it on FLICKR.  Seriously.)  Anyway, the Altered Dominoes and Other Game Pieces group held a domino doll swap with the theme of "Rebirth."  Here is my creation which I swapped to Cindy:


The domino isn't the only recycled part of this little doll.  The wings are from a cake decoration I've saved for the past couple of years that I thought would make perfect doll wings.  I think they suit this little doll perfectly.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Repurposed and Recycled - Christmas Charm Bracelets

For the past several years, I've been making and selling my repurposed Christmas bracelets on EBay and Etsy.  These have proven to be wildly popular with buyers.  Not only are they unique, one-of-a-kind creations, they are recycled!  How cool is that?  My latest holiday creations are made from an assortment of wooden game pieces, vintage Christmas cards, postcards and gift wrap, mini Christmas ornaments and deconstructed Christmas garland which has been refashioned into bead charm dangles.  Also, for good measure, some of the bracelets feature polymer clay charms in various themes.  Here's a sampling of a few of my little creations which have just been posted to EBay and/or Etsy:




So...before you go and throw away those old game pieces or Christmas garland you don't need anymore, see if you can "deconstruct" it for another project.   It's perfect for Christmas jewelry, as you can see here. :)
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