June 04, 2009

Tick-tock

Last year, I dismantled a non-working, vintage clock with the idea of repurposing all the little pieces into something new.

I sent the gears, along with some of my grandmother's buttons, to be commissioned into a Steampunk necklace (which I adore).
Then, feeling marginally creative, I added a remnant from a vintage appliqued quilt to one of the pieces...framing it...
I made a robot for a creative challenge...
and added a bit of vintage lace and a button 
to another piece as a wall hanging.
Clock...this week's Theme Thursday

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In keeping with the ticker reference,
it was time to cut off my hair.

Short is good.


I'd been growing it out for 8 months...
who knows why...

18 comments:

Waterstone Jewelry said...

What fun! That's it. You've inspired me!

Leila Marvel said...

Wow this is so great, I love your inspiration and how you showed where you started from. Thank you for sharing your creative process.

willow said...

Cute new hair! Yep, it suites you well!

You are so creative with the clock pieces. Love it!!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

nice! love the hair and all these little pieces of you!
my dad actually made some clock part collages in the 70's...he was always on to some creative hobby or another! you just reminded me!

Golden West said...

Cute new do - suits you well!

Golden West said...

Just read all the comments and noticed I mimicked Willow almost word for word, which is actually kind of amazing when you figure there are over 500,000 words in the English language.

Victoria said...

Amazingly creative!
Great do, too!

picciolo said...

love the new hair! And you certainly made good use of that old clock
: )

Sweet Repose said...

Love the new do, perfect for you!

Love the clock parts as necklace embellishments, very creative!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Love the hair cut! And I love how you're always working on some sort of project or another that inspires you...

What does one do with all these creations when she's done making them?

M.Kate said...

You look good with the hair..and when you are here, i'll give you my old clock for some more tick-tocking...

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

Going ga-ga over the new cut.

So sassy!!

T. Kimberlyn said...

Love the new hair cut....and the lip gloss : )

vicki archer said...

You look totally fab Charmaine - your hair cut is wonderful and suits you so beautifully. xv

A Cuban In London said...

First off, congrats on your new look. It looks very nce. Secondly, I loved the end product of your experimentation. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Helen said...

On you ---- short is perfect.

Kris said...

Bits of clock are great.

Jill said...

Clock faces are my favorite and the other parts I keep thinking someday I'll do something with. Thanks for the inspiration!