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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

Antique or Vintage Collectibles · Crafting How To's · Decor · Distressed · Etsy · Etsy Seller · Upcycled

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

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Steampunk + Halloween = Love

It’s JULY already!!!  Wow, the last month just blew right by me, and it’s been a whole month since I’ve posted here – oh my gosh! I have been working in my craft room, but it’s mostly been replenishing items that have sold in my Etsy shop, Old Raven.  Things like my black widow spiders,… Continue reading Steampunk + Halloween = Love