Thursday, April 30, 2015

Bracelet Made From A Vintage Dog Cookie Cutter

I remember my Mom making cookies every Christmas... tins and tins of them, which she would give away to friends and relatives. My favorites were always the sugar cookies and the gingerbread men, because she would roll out the dough and I would get to use the cookie cutters. Happy memories. I have a small collection of tiny vintage cookie cutters. I wanted to find a way to use them in a project.

I love giving myself a recycling challenge. One of my favorites is to see if I can make a piece of jewelry using a minimum number of new findings. That's how this little cookie cutter bracelet came to exist. 

To make this bracelet, I started with a tiny aluminum cookie cutter. The poor thing had been squished and was a little flat to begin with. No worries though, this made it the perfect surface to which to adhere a red "self starter" typewriter key. A couple of drops of E6000 and it was all set to go. I used a metal hole punch to punch a hole in each end, and attached a toggle from an old handbag and pieces from a thrift store chain. I made the bead dangles from reclaimed beads as well. In the end, I added 5 new jump rings and 4 new headpins.I found both at Everything else was made from vintage or recycled components. 

I'm not sure how certain pieces become "keepers" for me, but this one has. It's fun and quirky and I really enjoy wearing it.

Until next time!

Leaving you with this quote:
"Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment." - Bill Walsh
(Actually, if I were wearing this bracelet, I would be thrilled to receive a cookie-cutter compliment.)

1 comment:

  1. Love this bracelet...I especially love that almost all of it had a former life. Your quote and comment at the bottom made me smile. Have a great day!