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November 19, 2009


As you all know I just love to re-invent JUNK!!!!!  I picked up a crystal clock at the thrift store and was planning to use it for one of my clock projects, but wrecked the clock trying to remove it........there was NO way I was going to give up on this beautiful piece of crystal so just stuck a picture in to the center.  Voila, it becomes a beautiful frame!
The tag was easily created using an office supply tag and my paris stamp set and a rhinestone earring finishes off the look.

I am so enjoying all the Christmas ideas people are posting on their blogs and have been busy working on some projects of my own so will get some pictures up as time permits!!!
Happy junking!


stefanie said...


Sandi said...

Just beautiful Janis!! Been missing you here in blogland. Have a great day today.

Marie De Marco said...

very pretty. upcycling junk who ever thought of such fun.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I'm going to be looking at those crystal clocks with new eyes after seeing what you have done with yours. I've seen these at many sales and always pass them up, not anymore. Thanks for the great idea!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Janis... ooh that is just beautiful! You are so talented... love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

June said...

Hi Janis,
This is just gorgeous!!! And your picture of it is amazing. Love it!

Lady Pamela said...

Wowser! (Is that a word?) I think I will look for crystal ashtrays and try the same thing. Thanks.

Cynthia K. said...

It is stunning! I several very similar to this one that I had planned on putting a picture in also, but I had not thought putting on the bling. But I like it and will run with your idea. Thank you...

Cynthia K. Beauty and Blessings

Carole said...

You should rename this blog JUNK QUEEN!!!! I bow down to YOU!
great ideas as usual!

Unknown said...

You really do see things with a different eye...a better eye!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous and BRILLIANT! Much better than a clock!

Rustydiva said...

I like this much better than a clock. It would make a beautiful wedding gift! Your special touch of the earring just makes the whole thing even better. Awesome picture too! I love the old black and whites.


Ana said...

Janis do you know how many of this little crystal clocks I've seen at thrift stores? What a creative and beautiful idea. Way to turn an oops into a wow. :-) Love your ideas and creations and can't wait to see more. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,

maría cecilia said...

Hi Janis, beautiful work!!!
maría cecilia

Maureen said...

Love it! Vintage bling makes everything pretty!

Cindy@shabbynsweet said...

Hi Janis, new to your blog and i just love it! I love giving new life to old treasures too, and what a beautiful job you did with the clock. A great idea! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us.

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Hi Janis, you are so cleaver, I wish I could be around you more often.

I am having a Christmas drawing with my followers, and you are one of them. I'll draw next week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Fabulous idea. I love it!
Happy Thanksgiving
The capers of the vintage vixens

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Gorgeous!! What a great idea!!

Journal Swag said...

Absolutely gorge! I have to take a breath! I LOVE it! Rock ON!


Journal Swag said...

Absolutely gorge! I have to take a breath! I LOVE it! Rock ON!


Gretchen said...

Lovely as always Janis.

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