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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Wear a Paperclip

Hi y'all...first things first. I have to give a BIG shout out to a couple of wonderful blogs. Imagine how thrilled  I was when I checked my mail and found that I was a Top Ten  winner, and the Pick of the Week over at The CSI Project  for my 
"Song Birds" ...Wow and Double Wow!!!  Thanks so much to their guest judge Janny.  
I also found my "Game Cabinet"  featured by Megan @ Polish The Stars
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Now on to my "quickie" project...wearable paperclips! Does that make this a "green" project? I thinks so. I have way too many paper clips...ever since I discovered gem clips...or is it gym clips? Whatever, I like em' way better than paperclips.  So what do you do with all those extra paperclips?...make a craft, of course! I searched everywhere grabbed my needle nose pliers, and my extra large paperclips with an idea...wire rings. I straightened the clips by hand and then proceeded to twist them together...like this...



After twisting I wrapped it around my finger to make a good fit...then twisted again...like so...

With four wires to work with I start twisting again...this time with the pliers...

I tried several different kinds of twists...random, flower, and heart. Here are the results...









Amelia loves these and even wore one to school....a definite sign of approval from an eleven year old girl! I couldn't resist taking pics with the beautiful Spring flowers...not to mention that I do NOT have model hands! I would love to hear what you think...will you try it? Thanks for stopping by.
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14 comments:

Lori Stokes Wright said...

Very crafty of you Lori! I think I will give it a try today. Your use of flowers is a gorgeous way to stage them. [I don't have model hands either, so we'll see what I can come up with :)]

Alicia@ eco friendlu homemaking said...

Oh I agree the flowers are just gorgeous!!

Katherines Corner said...

Sweet! That's hard wire to work with too. Well done. Hugs and thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a cute idea! You are very clever! And it's thrifty too!

gail said...

Your paper clip rings are very cute. I love how you have them staged in the flower!
gail

Jody and Stan said...

I never would have thought to use paper clips to use in a project. I love the way the flowers turned out. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


Jody

Stacey said...

Very nice Lori!
Cute!
Thanks for linking up this week - hope to see you soo!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Jenny said...

That is so creative! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see please follow back :)
Modern Modest Beauty

Our Delightful Home said...

This is such a creative idea! I would also love for you to link up to my Linky Party via http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-11.html

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

cathy@my1929charmer said...

A very creative idea. The flowers turned out so pretty, and the paper clip rings so very cute. Great use of staging. I like all of the rings. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Hi Lori! Love the rings and the staging. Super cute and clever idea! I've got a lot of those clips hanging around the house, so I might just have to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing them! ~Mary

D @ The Shady Porch said...

I love ideas that use everyday items...and your rings look cute too! Thanks so much for sharing at the Rock N Share! I shared this on my FB page today.

Toqua's Crafts said...

WOW! Who'd have thought paper clips could be so pretty?
I found you via CSI Project

Christa said...

Very cute!

Love the photo staging in the flowers, too. :)