First Junk Swap project!!!

March 19th, 2010 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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I used the metal hoop as the center of it, used a necklace to hand the whole piece from a hook on my porch, and of course the parts that are hanging are made from necklaces, beads and baubles.
This is how my suncatcher mini-chandelier loks right now.  Its hanging on my porch, and now that were actually getting some sun, it looks wonderful.
tried to get a close-up of some of the jewelery I used for it
this is some of the jewlery that I havent gotten to use yet- what will becomes of it???????
I used the metal hoop as the center of it, used a necklace to hand the whole piece from a hook on my porch, and of course the parts that are hanging are made from necklaces, beads and baubles.
This is how my suncatcher mini-chandelier loks right now.  Its hanging on my porch, and now that were actually getting some sun, it looks wonderful.

I used the metal hoop as the 'center' of it, used a necklace to hand the whole piece from a hook on my porch, and of course the parts that are hanging are made from necklaces, beads and baubles.

This is how my suncatcher mini-chandelier loks right now.  It's hanging on my porch, and now that we're actually getting some sun, it looks wonderful.


I received my junk swap package from Gloria (AKA MakinItHappen) on Wednesday. I picked it up from the post office n my way to work that afternoon. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot at work, I dug into it to have a peek. She was very generous and included lots of goodies for me, including bags and bags of old jewelery and beads. Also included was a random metal hoop- not sure it's supposed to be used for, but it gave me an idea. .   .


posted in: member junk, eclectic, glass, whimsical, porch

Comments (13)

greenlady2010 writes: love it. Posted: 3:51 am on October 1st
pofolksdecorator1 writes: Love your sun catcher. Does this site have a "swap junk" program? I would love to get in on it! I have been telling my friends to save their 'junk' jewelry, so I can make one of your suncatchers. Clever and pretty! Annie Posted: 12:57 am on March 28th
RanchDressing writes: This is really cool! Love the colors against your natural background in the photo...gives us an good idea of how pretty it is in person. Posted: 9:28 am on March 24th
cindyb82 writes: Great idea for using up leftover beads!!! Adding this to my project list :) Cindy Posted: 9:38 am on March 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Awesome jewelry haul! Sooooooooo many possibilities! Love the sparkly chime. Posted: 2:01 pm on March 22nd
shamrockerin writes: thank you, everyone! I have been adding it since I posted this pic. I really like the way it sounds when the wind blows the glass and metal pieces together. :) Posted: 8:52 pm on March 21st
MakinItHappen writes: What a great idea to use old beaded necklaces in your suncatcher. I love it!!! Posted: 8:06 pm on March 21st
LuAnn writes: Love your chandlier. You did a wonderful job putting this together. It looks great there.

LuAnn Posted: 9:07 am on March 21st
alicemom writes: Now that was using your noggin! Very pretty and I am sure the sun and sound is very soothing.
smiles, alice Posted: 1:53 pm on March 20th
ninnarae writes: These are great projects- I'll bet the sunlight is beautiful on the sun catcher mini-chandelier! Posted: 9:47 pm on March 19th
curlyrachel writes: that is gorgeous! i love it, especially with the lovely natural vista behind it! and i'm soooo jealous of all that jewelry!! Posted: 6:02 pm on March 19th
karilelek writes: very gypsyish, speaks to my soul. I love this. Posted: 10:46 am on March 19th
oldnews writes: This is really cool! Wow, you really made a haul with all the beads and jewelry, lucky you! I love your sun catcher, very clever! It would actually look REALLY good on MY porch... :)Marie Posted: 10:13 am on March 19th
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