Monday, November 17, 2008

From Trash to Treasure: Altered Game Pieces

Last week I shared teaching duties with Heidi at her Meetup. ( She showed the group how to turn an inexpensive chain bracelet and some brads into a wonderful piece of jewelry. My contribution to the class was taking some old plastic game pieces, altering them with alcohol inks, stamps, embossing powder and clip art, and turning them into unique pendants. Here are two of the completed pieces (I think they were done by Heather -- if I got that wrong, please let me know!)

And here are some of the brad bracelets. This is Evelyn's. She decorated the brads with some stamped images and some from my favorite source, Paper Imagery Designs. (

This one was decorated with patterned paper.

And this one I finished at home -- the class was so full that Heidi and I couldn't sit! I added some rhinestone brads between the larger ones (also decorated with patterned paper) for some extra bling.

If you'd like to see some more, check out my friend Melissa's blog, Artful Textures. (

1 comment:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Eileen, Love the pendants made from game pieces and the bracelets are fabulous..I want to know more.
Please.....Are the brads just put though the links and then folded back on the other side?
Brenda(PID member)