Tuesday, 10 January 2012


The last workshop of 2011 in November proved as busy as ever, with so many things on the go.  Everyone had been provided with a multitude of beads plus drilled dominoes, bingo no's, mahjong tiles, bamboo tiles, acrylic charms, metal charms, kilt pin, washers, bottle caps and dome stickers, paper flower layers, jar, material, lace and plain stick pins.  Along with findings and tools to turn them into pendants, pins etc.  In the preparation for this I spent hours drilling the game pieces with the help of a drill press and a vice.  When lowering the handle on the stand for each drilling I lost count of how many times the ball on the end of the handle rolled off and across the shed floor, the screw thread having worn a little.  Still they were finally finished and ready for action.

Game Pieces

Above are some of the decorated items, including poker chips (on right) of which I have hundreds purchased at a boot sale, so trying to think of any way we can use them!  Bottle caps, washer, dominoes, bamboo tiles. We used alcohol inks, brilliance ink pads and stamped with Stazon.  Sealed with Klear floor finish or Glossy Accents. 

Kilt Pin

Bottle caps pins, pendant, paper flower ring and beaded feather one of a pair later made into earrings, this little group now reside with my dil Anu.

I have attached a chain to each side of the kilt pin above using lobster clasps which can easily be detached to use as a pin.

Unfortunately I forgot my camera, so the above are just samples I prepared for the workshop.  All for now, more embellishments tomorrow....Until then

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