Yah… not so much!

Ok why my brain thinks like this I will never know. We were hanging roller shades the other day and we had left over brackets. I saw it and throught, “Maybe I can cut off part of this and use it as a necklace pendant.” Yes, odd I know. So with my trusty heavy duty metal cutters I cut off the bracket part that you screw into the wall. With a metal file I rounded the edges.

Then I ended up with something that looked like this. I thought I could use one of my favorite mediums – resin; and fill the trough with it. I also scratched it up so it didn’t look so perfect.

So I got my resin and mica powders out. I mixed the resin according package directions and then added some mica powders to make pink and copper resin.

Then I taped the back so I could pour resin in the little hole in the middle. Now here is where it did not quite work out like I had envisioned in my head. HA HA! So I filled the small hole with the coppery color. But I did not let it dry. I thought I could pour the pink without touching the copper. WRONG! So they kind of mixed together and just kind of swirled a little.

So this is what I ended up with. Definitely not what I wanted. But what kind of artist would I be without showing you my flops? So here is my flop. I have no idea what I will do with it. It will probably go in my bin labeled found objects/ephemera.

O-well it was worth a try.

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  1. Jennifer P. says:

    I think you’re brilliant just for THINKING of making jewelery out of shade brackets! Flop or not, it’s the IDEA that counts :)!

    Hey, I put up colors and instructions for the stripes on the comment section of my post. Sorry that took so long!

  2. your brain works in a way that mine does not. You never cease to amaze me. Flop or not.

  3. um..wow..and I think it’s kind of pretty…but wow it must be noisy up there with all those ideas floating around…LOL

  4. Thanks for sharing your flops. Although, I don’t really consider your efforts a flop. If you paid me a million dollars to think of a project with that bracket, I couldn’t do it.

  5. Someone somewhere would pay decent bucks for this. Hold on to it…wait for that person to come to you. Your “not so much” might be their “what a find!” Ya never know.

  6. I think it looks pretty cool. It has this cool galaxy sort of look to it.

    You have much more inspiration than me. I would have just thrown them in the junk drawer for whenever I may possibly need shade brackets again in the future.

  7. I don’t think it’s too bad. The resin looks pretty fun. I never new you could add the color to it like that. Go Craft Diva Go!

  8. You never cease to amaze me Becky…

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