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The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

Hi everyone – I have a special post for you today. Reuse, recycle, upcycle, reprocess, reclaim, re-purpose, remake, remodel, upcycle, new use, salvage, economic sustainability, convert, transform, regenerate, fabricate, re-manufacture – and the list goes on.  Now apply those words to arts and crafts. Today’s world is swollen with options, a place where there are… Continue reading The ReUse Market – Best Deal In Town!

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

Hey everybody, we’re in the home stretch for the Alchemist Compass project. At the end of Part 3, I just finished ‘altering’ the compass. I might go back and add a layer of clear coat over the grid paper and jewels as I’ve done on other compass projects.  We’ll see. I want to keep the… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 4

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

Welcome back everyone.  I call this the Alchemist Compass but though the compass has its importance in this piece – it’s the box that’s going to catch everybody’s eye so let’s continue with that. This is where I left it in Part 2. Here I’ve reattached the lid portion of the hinge and I’m removing… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 3

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

Am I the only one who goes into their craft room and comes out minutes, hours, days later wondering what happened?  I think craft rooms must be similar to worm holes in the universe – it’s magic in there! So, I’m in the process of turning a yard sale ring box and dime store compass… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 2

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The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

Hey everybody!  How’s your Summer going? This week I decided to make an Alchemist Compass.  I’ve made a couple of these before and really enjoyed the artistic journey.  These projects end up being small decorative items you can add as an accent to a coffee table or office desk but though they are small they’re… Continue reading The Alchemist Compass – Part 1

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Shabby Chic Jewelry Box/Stash Chest

How’s everyone’s summer going?  I can answer in one word: FAST!  This summer I’ve been trying to expand my territory for where I find Vintage and Antique treasures to list in my Etsy shop Old Raven, as well as, finding those “raw” treasures that will be the springboard for a new altered art project for… Continue reading Shabby Chic Jewelry Box/Stash Chest