A Simple Monday "Ah Ha!" Moment

September 21st, 2009 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Come here my little pretty!
I of course love the clean metal and the wire mesh of these bedazzlers.
Keys are always fun.
I tied them on with ribbon for bonus points.
Now the fact that these doo-dads are little bendy wendys was very exciting.
Dinner for four with junk ala elegant.
Come here my little pretty!

Come here my little pretty!

What are these dastardly little things any hoo?! I have no idea, but I do think they are pretty cool. Although many ideas ran through my mind.... these wirey little napkin rings seemed to best fit the bill. I tried them initially as hair rollers wich was not such an "Ah Ha!"moment. Editor's challenge # 6 under my belt. Life is good.

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Comments (10)

Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nope. These were all part of Ms. Kathy's bag of tricks! Heehee.
Candy Posted: 7:28 am on September 23rd
MimiToria writes: Yes, indeedy, these Chinese fingers were stuck on one of us white girls fingers. Whom it was is still a mystery, but I do remember having a laugh over it. Probably Ms. Sue's finger! lol
What a great re purpose you created here Sue. I had no idea what you'd come up with when, I believe it was Candy, presented these to you.
Ken- so cool to have an explanation of these thingamajigs too.
Posted: 8:35 pm on September 22nd
JunkArchitect writes:
This was a tough junk challenge but you pulled it off Suzy…great job.

Posted: 4:42 pm on September 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Wow...is all I can say!! Simply elegant!
xojanis Posted: 8:46 am on September 22nd
shabbychick writes: Su-Z-Q! You have done it again (I really had no doubt...ha ha!)!!

Your little napkin rings are loaded with metallic elegance! Amazing...just amazing!

(And, Candy - I believe one of those did get stuck on "someone's" finger too...such cheap entertainment, right??)

Well done "again", my friend!!

Kathy Posted: 8:43 am on September 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Excellent job, Sue! I think Ken hit the nail on the head with the "chinese finger" explanation. Didn't it get "stuck" on someone's finger that night? Thanks Ken!

Nice going as usual.

Posted: 4:39 am on September 22nd
alicemom writes: Wow Ken I am impressed. Sue you did another fabo job!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:30 pm on September 21st
StrangeCargo writes: Hello Sue, nice job with this mysterious find. I believe your wire mesh hardware pieces are known as "chinese fingers", which are used when stringing steel cable for replacement on an existing cable drum. In our facility, we have a 100 foot high warehouse serviced by an automated robotic crane. The crane runs on a steel track and elevates pallets of product via this vertical cable moving the shuttle up and down to the proper bin location to store. When we are required to replace the cable for normal preventative maintenance, we cut the old cable and splice the "chinese finger" in place with new cable. Now tethered together, the old cable is removed and the new cable is strung in place. Pretty neat.

Ken Posted: 6:09 pm on September 21st
RustyDiva writes: You HAVE to reveal when you find out what those are ~ too cool!! And even cooler now that you have worked your magic on them. Killer!!!!!!!!!

K Posted: 5:12 pm on September 21st
greencolleen writes: how clever is this ;). but what the heck are those things???
the addition of the keys wonderful. Posted: 3:35 pm on September 21st
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