Nov. 13/16 – A couple of weekend projects. A large circuit board, gears, and sterling silver spider pendant. Old & New – Organic & Mechanic! And a large sterling silver, 11mm genuine pearl and gears ring.

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Something a little different. A wine themed upcycle!

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I’m not usually in the habit of picking things up off the side of the road, but I couldn’t resist these two pieces. Found them separately, a few weeks apart.


First the wine rack. In good condition but the metal finish was ugly.


Sprayed it with black engine enamel (because it’s what I had on hand). Really happy with the result!


I assume the table used to have a glass insert. Someone replaced it with plywood and screwed the plywood to the underside of the hardwood table! I needed to figure out what to put over the plywood.


Wine labels will cover it nicely!


Applying the wine labels then the clear coat. It took about 10 layers of clear lacquer. I plan on adding an 18X18 piece of glass in the insert over the labels as well.


All done!! Refinished Wine Rack and Wine Label Table.


Aug. 31, 2016 – Driftwood and Watch Parts Puffin. Did a little beachcombing along Dallas Road in Victoria, BC and found a piece of driftwood that looked like a bird’s body. Couple of days later…a puffin!

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Aug. 31/16 – Trying something new. A circuit board heart pendant! :)

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April 28/16 – ‘Gearing Up’ Thrift Store Dr. Martens

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I’ve been wanting to do this for years and finally got the chance. I found a pair of Dr. Martens at Value Village for $14.99. Drew some circles on them. Free-handed various sizes and types of gears onto them with acrylic paint and voila! One more coat of acrylic sealer and they’ll be perfect.



Apr. 27/16 – Finally put Mickey in a shadow box!

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April 26/16 – Busy day today! My Steampunkiest Watch Parts Guitar to date. Pretty happy with it.

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