Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Games People Play

This is an easy idea for a quick little gift for a friend. These jewelry pieces were made from dominos.
To make the necklace, you must first drill a hole large enough for a jump ring to hang freely. The dominos are best prepped by either sanding lightly with fine sand paper, or soaking a few hours in bleach. Any permanent stamping ink will work on these (I like Stazon). I finish the edges with a Krylon marker.
The pin above was finished with a spray acrylic and the pin below was finished with diamond glaze, with a few mini beads sprinkled on top. I use self-adhesive pin backs, but I reinforce with E6000 glue
So simple, and such a conversation piece. Many old game pieces can be turned into fun jewelry- use your imagination!

JANE, I'm waiting for your address, one of these is for you!

I'm joining Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville. Don't be a party pooper - go see what other thrifty ideas are being shared!

11 comments:

  1. Well how cool are you!?! You need to sell these if you don't already!
    Cindy at Lakewood

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  2. Amazing pieces of jewelry. Love the uniqueness of them.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my place! I love your blog! ~Marcy

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  4. I saw one somewhere on a blog where they LEFT the domino dots and glued in rhinestones - - - then decorated the reverse side. I thought it was AWESOME! Great idea - - -

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  5. Now I'd love to play with those...especially the 'time' piece.
    Great way to go Thrifty ;-)

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  6. Patti,
    I never seen Domino's used for jewelery before,what a great idea! I seen cool pieces made from Scrabble or old typewriter piece, but nothing as creative as this!
    Deedee

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  7. You did a great job on them - pretty.

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  8. What a fun idea! I am always so amazed at how creative this blogging community is!!!

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  9. Hi Patti!

    That is gorgeous! I am a amazed! So very creative! Thanks for sharing today. Thank you also for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!
    ~Hugs~
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  10. I never realized these were so easy to make. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

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  11. I can remember running to Big Lots and clearing them out of boxes of dominos at a time---one snowy weekend when I still lived in NY I made over 50 pins and/or pendants in one day! My fingers would be stained with alcohol inks for days afterward!

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