Category Archives: Creative Crafts

More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!

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More One of a Kind Bracelets from Repurposed Vintage Jewelry!
Hand Made Bracelet Selection

One of a Kind Vintage Bracelet from Tons of Treasures

Custom Yellow Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry

Purple Bracelet with Cameo by Tons of Treasures

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures

one of a Kind Green Rhinestone Bracelet

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

OOAK Bracelet in Coral Colors with Cameo

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

One of a Kind Rhinestone Bracelet with Green Rivoli

OOAK Bracelet made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

Latest Creations of One of a Kind Bracelets at Tons of Treasures

Assortment of OOAK Bracelets made from Vintage Jewelry by Tons of Treasures Commissioned Pieces Available!

A Few of my more creative moments resulted in these great bracelets! These and a few more are now available in the shop! … Oh, and YES, custom pieces are available.  Your vintage jewelry can be repurposed into a One of a Kind bracelet… just send a message for details!

Altered Art Dragon Bottle

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My husband, John has loads of Creative Ideas.  Since we closed our shop, and moved to a small space in another shop, we think that we are going to have more time on our hands!  Well during the unpacking process, we ran across some pewter dragons that John had found at an estate sale a while back.  He added one to a cool bottle then placed a couple of Swarovski crystals in the eye and on top.  The giant Chandelier crystal was soldered on top and burnished for just the right accent!  We’re putting this one in the shop tomorrow for $29.95.  Check it out!

Dragon Bottle Altered Art

One of a Kind Dragon Bottle $29.95

One of a Kind Anthropologie Type Bracelet

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Scrabble Valentine Wishes

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All those wonderful sentiments that are so pronounced around Valentine’s Day are swimming around in my head.  <br>

It is the perfect time to put those scrabble letters to good use and send my valentine/husband a lasting message.  (I love you, John!) 

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Vintage Rusty Keys ($3) Wooden Tile Holders ($1) and a Large Variety of Scrabble Letters (.25) now at Tons of Treasures.

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Key to My Heart!

 

 

Green Depression Era Candelabra Crystals and Peace Sign Hand Sculpture

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Green Depression Era Candelabra Crystals and Peace Sign Hand Sculpture

Putting together some Cool Retro and Vintage Collections. This one is making me think of St Patrick’s Day! The Green Crystals would be great for some kind of Altered Jewelry 🙂

November in Southern California ~ Trying to Bring in Some Christmas Spirit!

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...Added to a Wonderful Golden Wood Frame for Holiday Greetings!

…Added to a Wonderful Golden Wood Frame for Holiday Greetings!

The temperatures in the mid 80’s today couldn’t prevent me from adding some Christmas Spirit to the shop! Frames are big sellers here and I love to add Vintage Graphics for the Holidays!

Crowned Birds ~ How To Embellish Craft Store Birds

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Sweet Crowned Bird ~ just finished this one today.  Instructions on my blog

Sweet Crowned Bird ~ just finished this one today. Instructions on my blog


Click the link to see the entire pdf document with pictures…
How to Embellish Craft Birds Tons_of_Treasures 07012013So many readers have asked for the “how-to” that I created a document while I was working on my birds over the weekend. Besides the crowns, some of the birds were painted, too!

How to Embellish Craft Birds
Turn a Craft Store Bird into Royalty
Materials:
Birds from Craft Store (samples came from my stash ~ probably from the 1980’s!)
Decorative Paper (heavier scrap book paper scraps work well)
Nail Art (tiny rhinestone-like jewels for manicures – available online)
White Glue & Water
Tools:
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Pinking Shears
Paintbrushes
Glue Vessel (like an old jar lid)
Instructions:
Cut scrap book paper into strips 1” – 1.5” wide
Use pinking shears to cut these in half lengthwise
Randomly cut these strips into lengths for crowns that will fit birds (3/4” – 1 1/2” works well)
Wrap one piece at a time around thick paintbrush handle and glue together
Sort out jewels
Mix white glue with a little water in jar lid
Use fine stiff paintbrush to apply glue onto crown front
Develop design with jewels, adding glue as needed
(Tip: moisten other end of paintbrush to pick up single jewel easily.)
Use dry paintbrush handle to move jewels around and straighten as needed
Set aside to dry
Match bird up with crown. Apply glue to inside rim of crown and place on head.
Let Dry
Side note: Sometimes the birds are a little freaky and need some other embellishments. This little one needed to get her eyes done. I made eyelids and lashes and glued them on. One pupil was too small, so a dot of black paint fixed her up!
Place on perch, birdhouses, birdcages…. Wherever a little royalty belongs 
Feel free to e-mail any questions, or to share pictures of your birds! Tons_of_Treasures@yahoo.com