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Monday, July 26, 2010

KEYCHAINS, EMBELLISHMENTS, JEWELRY AND MORE!!!

Happy Monday, everyone and I hope you all enjoyed your weekend!  It's gonna be a good-good day!

I noticed I have another new follower and would like to welcome her aboard!!!  I hope you enjoy visiting, come often; and, of course, if I can find you, I'll be around to check on you too!!!

Wow!  The weather here today is great!!!  After all the rain, it's finally cooled down; of course, the predicted temps for tomorrow is back to to 90+ degrees again, but I'm going to enjoy today!  (Who I am kidding, I make the most of every day as often as I can -- LOL!)

And..., I 'm  really excited with all the wonderful things ahead of me:  my debut as a Sassy Designer where I'll be debutting on August 5; I'll be leaving out for the CHA 2010 Craft Show the end of this week -- YEAH!!!; and soon after the DH and I will be heading out for a much needed vacation break!  (Oh-oh!  I'll probably get behind even more; but..., I promise I'll catch up!)

Today I have an interesting little project to share.  I was in a neighborhood Dollar Store yesterday and ran across some Poker Chips.  I don't know why at the time they caught my interest, but some little "bug" in my ear told me I could do something crafty with them, so I bought them.  Yep, plain ole poker chips ( I don't even play poker):



Anyway when I got home, I began trying to figure out what the heck I could do with them and this is what I came up with:



Needless to say, I'm quite pleased because I can now think of about a zillion more things I can do with them  and the list is endless --  keychains, embellies, jewelry and more!!!  A couple of these may end up hanging on a few of my purses!!!

Just think poker chips, small scraps of paper, paint, Stickles, Glimmer Mist, Crystal Lacquer, embellishments, or anything else you can grab within reach, and your imagination!!!

As an aside, my first attempt was to use embossing powder on the chips, but the heat gun melts the chips so you may want to avoid doing that.

Well, that's it for now and I hope you like my project; love you all...

I'll be seeing you!

21 comments:

"Um Buggin" said...

Good morning my friend! A very happy Monday to you too, as I can see you have been quite busy with all your lovely creations. A big congrats to you on your new D/T venture. Love the little jewelery pieces using the poker chips. You are so talented to come up with such wonderful gift items. Have fun at CHA, catcha soon.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey you are so creative.. these are just way to cute. I am so excited you get to go to CHA- and then a vacation with dh, you are so blessed my friend... hugs

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Oh wow. Love what you did with the poker chips. Can't wait to see a tutorial from you on this. Have fun at CHA. Take pics so we can see all the goodies there.

Dawn said...

I love your attitude sweetie! I try very hard to keep the positive thoughts for each and every day...some people make it harder.
Those poker chips are stinkin cute and I instantly thought purse decor also. Thanks for the hint about not heating, I probably would have attempted without a thought.
I love to alter items all the time.

Lori Apgar said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the heat gun tip =}

How did you poke the hole? I am hoping you used a crop-a-dile since I have one already!

Hugs!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, all!!! And thanks so much for your comments!

Lori, yes, I did use the crop-a-dile. Made it easy-peezy to put the hole in them; went through the chips like "butta" -- LOL!

Audrey Frelx said...

Dawn, if's there anyway you can help it or get around it, don't let nobody steal your joy!!! I get up every morning, after saying thanks for letting me "wake" up, reminding myself this is something I just won't allow -- life's too short as it is, my friend. My DH tells me everyday is Christmas and I try hard to live each day like that's just was it is!

Jean said...

Audrey, I love these!! They are so great and you can do so many different ones! I may have to look for these poker chips, such a great idea. Have fun at CHA, I know you will!

Mad Fat Girl said...

SUCH a cute idea!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great idea, and to think I through one out last week. These are great.

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I can't wait to get some!!!!! You are sooooo clever... and thank you for sharing this brilliant idea! Love it. Have fun at CHA and make sure you take tons of pictures.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love them !! Please try linking again - my project is there. It's after the ruffled purse little bag. Now another thing to add to my to do list - right next to the washer necklaces, the glass charms and more bottle cap creations!

flowerdisco said...

Audrey...my dear...you are unbelievable...even from poker chips you create something beautiful.
TFS!

Michelle said...

Cool, cool, cool! You are very inspiring!

Sammibug said...

Those are awesome, Audrey!

MsJay said...

These came out really nice. My favorite is the musical one. You can't even tell this was a poker chip. Hugs!

BeeBeebabs said...

Wow Audrey these are super cute cute cute!!!

Kingston's Kreations said...

Hi Audrey! These are amazing! How clever! I was going to ask the same thing about how you punched the holes then I saw you used the Crop O Dile. Isn't that a great tool! Cuts through almost anything! Congrats on being a Sassy Designer! That is so exciting. Have a super time at the CHA. I can't wait to see pics! Hugs!!!
Wendy

Jodie R said...

Audrey I love them! These would be awesome gifts for my co-workers for holidays and birthdays! You are just full of great ideas! I am so thankful you share with us!

**Treefrog** said...

What a cute idea Audrey, I'll definetly have to make some of these! I love to alter things. Have fun at CHA, I was trying so hard to go but couldn't do it this time. Oh and congrats on the new DT adventure!
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

paperscissors said...

kudos to you on thdt post tomorrow, i follow her blog so i won't miss your creation, always interesting! when i see poker chips, i see...nope not jewelry! but that's what i aleays admired about you!