21 September 2009

The Bag of Scrap Part 2

Happy Monday Lovelies! If you tuned in last week, my blah to Tada! transformations came from this bag of scrap:

It was an inexpensive purchase from a New York Flea Market but boy, it was a bottomless bag of odds & ends waiting for a make-over! Let's see, I already made a funky belt, several statement necklaces and even a dressy hair clip, and still I'm left with a lot of baubles and beads:

Today, I picked these out from the lot:

They can work as belt buckles or brooches because of the metal slots & pin functions at the back. But this is how I decided their fate:

I turned them into shoe clips!

I used some beads that I already had in my crafting box and with some wire, wound the beads around the gold fixture. It had a metal clip at the back that can easily be attached to a plain pair of shoes.

Here's another version using teardrop-shaped pearls and crystal beads.

Definitely a blah to Tada! if I should say so myself!

21 comments:

  1. That's definitely a great Ta-Da! Very creative

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  2. Very cool!

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  3. Good Monday Morning Shaz & Brandy! Thanks for visiting =)

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  4. Very cute...you're getting alot of mileage out of this bag!

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  5. wow, you do know the art of recycling. those are awesome. great job.

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  6. it's going to take me a lot more of scrap to hate you, man. ugh. i was trying to guess what you're gonna do with those. i couldn't think of anything. you genius, you.

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  7. How beautiful!! I've been wanting to do this with clip-on earrings, but I don't have any plain shoes to do it on, haha! I love yours though!

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  8. THANKS Lisa, Tom Tuttle, Traci, Disney and Dolce! So nice to hear from you this Monday morning! This bag of scrap...it just keeps on giving =)

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  9. the second version is so cute! Reminds me of Teardrops on the dancefloor:DD

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  10. oooh i love it. i'm thinking of some shoes in my closet right now that could use a face lift like this...

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  11. Hi PrettyPinkRat, MsVeve and Made Sweet! Thanks so much for the compliments...hope this will inspire you to jazz up an old pair of shoes. MsVeve...I hope those are HAPPY tears on the dance floor =)

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  12. love love love it!! This is my favorite so far of the scrap bags!

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  13. I've never, ever come across a reference to Womack & Womack in blog comments before :)

    Pretty and fantastic (pretty fantastic?) projects Claire. I'll be back for more x

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  14. Thanks Clair!!! I'll be visiting you, too =)

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  15. Thanks Christina! Have a great week =)

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  16. Thanks so much for checking out my blog Danielle!

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  17. I can't explain how much I LOVE these. They are amazing. Totally gorgeous, and I would definitely buy those in a store.
    You're so cool!

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