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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Maria!!! You are both awesome and a little bit evil! “I wear my sunglasses at night…”
    :) I have all three sizes of the iris chartreuse crystals, but haven’t decided what to do with them… yet!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D Maria, you made my day, this is so funny, i’m laughing when writing the comment :D

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D Julie, I can’t believe you wrote that :D

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    HaHaHaHaHaHa….toooo funny.

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I’m feeling a bit giddy myself tonight! I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! Thanks,Julie and Asia! I needed that!!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    You too, Deb!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Maybe we all needed a good laugh :D

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I know I did. I’ve been laying around with tea bags on my eyea because they’ve decided to be red itchy and puffy. Its annoying.

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    You know, we should BEWARE! This silly conversation could turn into something crazy… like that darn BB!!! ;)

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    HaHaHa…hmmm like making the most glare producing piece of blingy jewelry ever worn.

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Bite your tongue, Julie and Beth!

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fun pick, Maria!
    You are all too much! Thanks for the smiles. :D

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks, Jolene! It was one of those nights…

  14. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I feel like I am late to this party! You guys are a riot. WHO wants to do a bling challenge???

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Should I say Okay?

  16. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    NO! NO! NO!
    I still haven’t recovered from the last one!!! :)

  17. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky! It is now YOU who is the “evil” person! Aren’t you the one who really and truly started the BB thing… “Just for chucks…”

    Yep… I thought that was you! ;)

  19. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Glad to pass the mantle on…

  20. Asia
    Asia says:

    Hmmmmmmm?

  21. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia! Say NO!!! Say H*ll NO!!!
    What’s wrong with you??? Too much cold weather freeze your brain??? ;) & LOL

  22. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D Must be the weather ;D

  23. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    But Julie blingy involves CRYSTALS!!!!! LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF CRYSTALS!!!!!!! Big ones, little ones…all kinds of colors!!! I can you resist??

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Should be “HOW” can you resist?

  25. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Dear Deb: I *CAN* resist because:
    #1: I like pretty crystals…
    #2: Your comment was “most glare producing piece of blingy jewelry ever worn”… (direct quote)
    #3: pretty and glare producing are NOT the same!!! :)

  26. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Also… You were not in on the mind-numbing, stress-causing, headache-producing fun of the BB!
    Trust me… The answer is NO!!! ;)

  27. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Even “pretty” crystals can cause a glare when there are many. I think its why my eyes are irritated now. (jk)

  28. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    True! Can you even imagine how irritated your eyes — and your brain — would be trying to create a “blingy” piece of jewelry!?!?!
    Repeat after me: No Becky! No Asia!

  29. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh I would have to say no. Even though it would be kind of fun. Maybe when I find a job and have the extra money to throw into a silly challenge and everyone is all rested up from BB someone will think of a good one.

  30. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    We could rein things in and go with “pretty and sparkly” instead of “blingy”….(Is that a real word?)…It could be fun!
    Asia even made a pick with crystals!!! What better way to start the new year?!?!?

  31. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Jolene! Do you realize how much trouble you are asking for?!?!?!

    This one we can blame on: #1 Maria. #2 Becky. and #3 You Jolene. and then #4 me Julie since I do LOVE crystals!

    Somebody make up the “rules”…

  32. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Why not just agree to postpone your blingblast for a month or whatever until ya’ll are ready for it. Sounds like fun.

  33. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    See Granny has the right idea.

  34. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Yes yes yes I’m in for it :D Bling bling bling love the idea :D Why not throw in a big thingy as well LOL :D

    You toooo funny love these comments and pick :D

  35. CAS
    CAS says:

    I nominate a “repurposing” twist to this bling fest.

    How about “repurposing” a shiny, blingy brooch, pin or pendant in the piece? Or is that just too evil …. ;)

  36. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    No that’s kinda cool actually.

  37. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I like the repurposing idea! Makes it more of a challenge. :)

  38. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I also like the repurposing part of the challenge. I’m always looking for an excuse to visit the antique shops downtown!

  39. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well…ahem….I’m in if its a go. My Mom is giving me money for my birthday and has given me “permission” to spend it on beads and not groceries. Plus I already have several sparkly pin and pendant thingys I’ve planned to.repurpose. And a cart full of BGBM crystal I was hoping to get the money ro buy.

  40. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Well, ladies, you asked for it! I guess the challenge is on… Except, some of us who don’t “like” bling don’t have anything to repurpose…will have to think about this..LOL

  41. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wow, you all set it up without even needing my input. :) who’s evil now?? ;) I think I just might be able to find something to repurpose….. does it have to originally have been jewelry or can it be something like maybe an old can-opener? (just throwing that out there, mind you) :) Julie, you set good rules last time. Asia, you had the most ideas for the BB. One of you 2 brains needs to set some guidelines here. I’ll give you a date: Valentine’s day. You may or may not add hearts. :) That gives franny and Frida and Asia enough time for delivery of goods. Is this a go??

  42. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Maria I can give you ideas on where to find blingy repurposable items. Go to the hair accessory section of any drugstore, department store, big box store. There are all kinds of sparkly things there just begging for a better life.

    Can opener Becky? Seriously?!?! LOL!

  43. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks for the tip, Deb! Although, I do have an old can opener…

  44. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    HaHaHaHaHaHa!!!

  45. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Yes! I’m running around the hause looking after blings and shiny stuff :D

  46. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Becky, I think you can repurpose anything you want to…although a can opener might be kind of awkward to wear. You would really turn some heads walking down the street. :D
    Does the repurposed part have to be the bling?

  47. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    But very convenient when one need to open a can ;)

  48. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO OH FRIDA!!!!

  49. Asia
    Asia says:

    Well just like Frida I will be running around the house, does the wine glass count? ;)
    Now one thing that I would love to have in the rules, that we all submit our designs on the same day, which will be the Valentine Day as suggested by Becky. I also have a question to all of you , repurpose, does that mean that I can use the stuff that I bought on an impulse and stuck at the back of the closet not knowing what to do with that stuff?

  50. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh Ladies! “If we weren’t all crazy we would go insane!” (Jimmy Buffett)

    Asia, I like the rule to post on the same day.
    Jolene, I think the “bling” can come from crystals and beads, so the repurposed object can just be part of the design. Does everyone agree???
    Maria, I don’t like much bling either. I do love a little sparkle however.

    As far as definition: I think we’d all agree that “repurpose” means an object that used to do/be one thing and it’s now going to do/be something else…

    Any other “rules” we need or want??? :)

  51. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Okay, do we want the whole piece to have crystals or a percentage?

  52. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m hoping for a percentage, what do you think? I only ordered a couple of strands!

  53. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Your call on that one.
    (Because you created the original “GLARE” ;)

  54. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I have an idea and I want to apologize in advance…..

  55. Asia
    Asia says:

    I just got an idea of an object :D :D :D

  56. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    No Becky NO!!!
    You can’t dangle that “idea” out there and make us wait until Feb!!!

  57. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Okay- The “piece” must contain mostly crystals, seed beads or anything that sparkles! The rest can include anything else-gems, pendants,can openers, etc. How’s that?

  58. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    LOL… literally!

    I agree with “mostly” and “sparkles” as long as we make hardware and kitchen utensils optional. ;)

  59. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fine! Do we take a pic of the “before”? Or just the new piece?

  60. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Why is Becky apologizing already???

  61. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Don’t forget pavebeads 8o

    I’m little hooked on the idea to incorporate something that wasn’t meant to be jewelry…. hmmm hmmm Think someone asked if it needed to be sparkly, I also ask that, or have I missed something ?

  62. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Deb; I wonder if Becky will use a spoon? It will be handy when she feeds Audrey :P

  63. Asia
    Asia says:

    Frida, HAHAHA :D

  64. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh FRIDA!!! You are TOO funny and a clever little genius dog! :)

  65. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb: She is apologizing already because she already has some crazy scheme in mind! ;)

  66. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Just to clarify–over 50% sparkly?
    I think a before-pic could be nice if the repurposed object is unusual or will be drastically altered.
    Becky, you could combine a can opener and a spoon for Audrey!

  67. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA to Frida and everybody else talking about feeding Audrey. But hey I’ve seen some killer knife, fork, and spoon jewelry. She could make Audrey an entire place setting! 8)

  68. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    :D ¨

    I also think over 50% sparkly. And Jolene, hahaha That would be a statement piece :D LOL

  69. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Hhahahahah Deb now we talking :D :D LOL

  70. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I might actually have an octet of spoons or maybe sporks. :) If you guys want to know now, it won’t be a surprise. I like the percentage sparkly and the before and after picture. I hadn’t thought of feeding Audrey, but I am thinking of a living thing. Does that help?

  71. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LMAO you guys!! Think outside the jewelry box, ladies. :) You already are. And Asia slipped in there with her own idea. We all know how well Asia did with the last challenge! :)

  72. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh My Goodness!!!
    A *still* living thing, or a used to be living thing???

  73. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Does “shimmer and shine” fit in with “sparkly”? I want to use some pearls, does that count as “sparkly”?

  74. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Grandchildren might have use of a necklace of sporks? ;)

  75. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Ok, NOT a cadaver of any sort! :) I aim to repurpose a non-jewelry item into a piece of jewelry that might resemble a living thing… or not…. but no squirrel tails or rabbit’s feet although I think they and feathers should all be allowed. :)

  76. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    LOL, Frida!!!

  77. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Oh man! I haven’t gotten to BB yet!

    I DO like the can opener idea…one would look just like Flava Flav, but without the clock!

    Hmmm….I can see it now!!!!

  78. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    You guys are too funny!

  79. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    No prob Susie! You have til Feb 14!
    Join the bunch of us fools in our search for “repurposables”! :)

  80. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    OK. So are we calling it “Bling Blast”, Bling Fest”, or “Gettin’ Bingy With It?”

  81. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    SO happy you’re in this with us!
    I like all the names. As the newest member in… YOU get to decide. :)

  82. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Open to everybody! Asia already has at least one idea based on her use of THREE smiley faces. :) Limit of one kitchen appliance per design. :) >/= 50% bling which includes crystals, seed beads, or anything that sparkles. Do pearls sparkle?

  83. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gettin’ Blingy With It has my vote. Then I can turn on Will and dance around while creating. Accomplish 2 goals.

  84. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D Just took a breather for a while to test drive an idea and you guys are talking all that time. Welcome aboard Susie!!! Becky, I did see somewhere a necklace using a porcupine quills as a part of the design. 50% bling, oh that will be a hard pill for me to swallow, think bling, think bling… )D

  85. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its just color Asia….albiet shiny color…but still only color.

  86. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D

  87. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks for having my back Becky! I thought we were here to help each other? ;)

    Do pearls sparkle? If I shine a bright light on it, nearly anything will sparkle!!!

    I guess if I have to ask if it’s good enough, then there’s actually considerable doubt that it’s good enough. Fine!!! ;) I’ll just add more crystal and less pearl.

  88. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    The lady who cuts my hair has a brooch with pheasant feathers and shark’s teeth…..It is the coolest thing but I’m sure she won’t part with it! I gave her a piece of my jewelry for Christmas last year and now we always talk jewelry. :)

  89. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Julie if you powder the peals with sparlkly powder the pearls gonna sparkle :D

  90. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Porky quills would be awesome…throw in some birch bark and don’t wear it too close to your carotid artery. :)

  91. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Thanks Frida! That’s the way to support a friend with a pearl vs. crystal crisis!!! ;)

  92. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I wanted to vote pearls in, Jules, just asking cuz nobody had answered. You do whatever your little heart desires, honey! ;)

  93. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I personally think pearls sparkle its just not as obvious.

  94. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    :D I love pearls dunno if they sparkle but shine they do, I think… ohhh and you have 50% for other use ;) Or you (if you have really big pearls drill holes and glue crystals in the holes, ohh my I spinning away :D

  95. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Ahahahaha Deb ;)

  96. Asia
    Asia says:

    They have that iridescence in them, that definitely is a sparkle, Julie :D

  97. Asia
    Asia says:

    I see unusual amount of crystals in the BGBM, are you all making picks with crystals, that has to be the only explanation ;)

  98. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Its been like that the last few days Asia. This is why my cart is full of it. Saving it to see if Mom gave me money for my B-day. And Julie spread her addiction.

  99. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Hehehe Asia ;)
    Latly there has been many picks with crystals hasn’t it? ;)

    ohhh and cubic zirconia sparkle :)

  100. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just did not pay any attention to them before, got my first strand in the bag :)

  101. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Asia, The crystals are SO beautiful. They are very much like Czech glass but with more shine and sparkle. Think about what Deb told you. They really are just another piece of color… but sparkly color.

  102. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Gotta play the martyr!!!

    No way ladies. You already disrespected by pearls, so I’m going BLINGY with crystal instead. It’s just crystal in the same color as the pearls! So there!!! ;)

  103. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Asia in 2 days I fillef my cart with 20 items 18 of which are crystal. Gotta weed some out but thats how much there had been. And I wasn’t on that much yesterday because of my eyes bothering me.

  104. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I didn’t disrespect the pearls!!!! Never!!!

  105. Asia
    Asia says:

    From the BLING ? :D

  106. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ladies, my megrims ( as they say in England) have already begun!
    Remember: Play nice!!

  107. Asia
    Asia says:

    But it is so much fun to do mischief, we have a cardiologist on staff he must be 80 years old, he is such a fun to have around, this Christmas he got a name tag Dr Mischief, he is wearing it proudly, having fun when somebody calls him that name.

  108. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Okay why is Maria saying something about a flat fish? Because that’s what wiki said that was.

  109. Asia
    Asia says:

    Deb, did you type it wrong?, I got depression, low spirits, a whim or fancy, still not getting it, must be the English!!!

  110. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Nope I typed in megrims. Even had a photo.

  111. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OMG 110 COMMENTS!!!!!!!

  112. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I can’t stop laughing! You guys are so funny! Megrims means migraine or depression. But, I also did see the photo of the fish… Gotta stop reading all those historial fiction books!

  113. Asia
    Asia says:

    That is what I do every time I look at your pick, Maria :D :D :D

  114. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think pearls DO sparkle! Have you seen the iris green biwa sticks? B YOOO TI Ful!

    I sat “Gettin’ Blingy WIT It”!

  115. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Okay… Now I’m getting a megrim!… because I have an awesome idea and awesome beads, but nothing to repurpose. I *know* what shape/type of object I want, but can’t find anything. BTW: my garage is NOT a user-friendly space!

  116. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh no Susie! You’re giving it the BLING and the street-talk accent! Too funny!

  117. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Okay, we’ll put it on record that “pearls do shine; sparkle and are iridescent”! And, yes they can be part of this “Bling Fling” or whatever we’re calling it!

  118. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Still playing the martyr…

    Oh no! I already changed it! Too late to make me happy, so I’ll just find me a good megrim and cry… cry… cry!
    HA HA!!!

  119. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Susie LOL :D Ohh I have forgot to say that I adore your doggie, so cute :)

  120. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ha ha! And when I arrive wit my bling, I’ll be riding in my ghetto sled! :)

  121. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    So, I take a little break to have dinner and watch a movie with the family….when I come back, I’ve missed out on pearls, fishy headaches and all kinds of silliness!
    You ladies are the best!!!

  122. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Come on Jolene! Get your priorities in order!!! We have a challenge and you choose to spend quality time with your family instead??? ;)

  123. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I’ve been checking in every now and then. The conversation is just too much fun!

  124. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Well, Julie, I was on LB, but they put on Batman #2. I couldn’t resist Christian Bale! ;)

  125. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I did the same, Jolene! Went for a run, almost passed out at the end for lack of energy cuz I spent too much time on LB today instead of eating anything decent… and come back to 50 or so new comments! I def need to see that ghetto sled! or is it just a megrims mirage?? :)

  126. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Christian Bale was def worth ditching LB!

  127. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Asia–I wish we had a Dr. Mischief!!!! Ours are mostly way too crabby. We do have one ID doc, though, who gave us all Target gift cards for Christmas. He said without us he would be out on the street begging for food. :)

  128. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    My apologies Jolene!!!
    Christian Bale… then family… then LB. ;)

  129. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Becky, do you think I can repurpose a hubcap? Maybe one of those “spinners”!

  130. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    LOL, Susie! A hubcap is sure to draw mores looks than a can opener and flatware. :D

  131. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Oops…more, not mores.

  132. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Susie that would be a feat of engineering if you could do that and it still spun. And would def out bling Flava Fav…. boi!

  133. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’ve just reread this entire thread from top to bottom and rolled laughing. Ladies I think “we’ve gone off of the rails in a crazy train” to quote Ozzy Osbourne.

  134. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    :D ohhh my head it feels like it sparkle and all stuff I look at: is that possible to incorporate? I have a couple of ídeas now! Everthin gettin pimped now 8)

  135. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Just caught this crazy thread. Too much fun! And I’ve go a ‘repurposed’ Glenn Campbell singing in my head: “…just a rhinestone can opener…..”
    Btw, I think the name of the challenge should be BEWARE THE GLARE- consistent w/ this FP, the FP has that pair of safety glasses, and the challenge seemed to be more about glare than bling, originally.
    Can’t wait till Valentines Day to see the results!

  136. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    EEka Mouse join us!!

  137. CAS
    CAS says:

    Now … now … only SMALL diesel locamotives and freight cars should be allowed … large ones just get too messy.

    What ever did I start with “repurposing”???? :D

  138. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I’m in! (she says as she sans the room, looking for something to fall victim to repurposing & crystals).

  139. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Whoo Hooo more passengers on the crazy train!!

  140. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    That would be “SCANS the room”

    CAS, I can see a necklace of several tiny toy train cars’ encrusted w/ sparklies, circling a throat!

  141. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yes my original statement (while everyone was saying nooo-ooo-ooo) was the most glare producing piece of blingy jewelry ever worn. I think it was agreed to tome it down.

  142. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Blast….”tone” it down. Tiny keyboard is going to cause me to type something inappropriate one day.

  143. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    :D Even with a big keyboard I occansionally write inappropriate stuff 8o

    Yes more joiners!!! CAS are you with us to?

  144. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Soooo funny!

    I think I know where I can get a “smaller” hubcap!

  145. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just catching on some reading, when I’m supposed to be working (bad me, but I can’t help myself), maybe we should advertise more about the challenge so more people will join in. Welcome aboard Eeka Mouse and CAS!

  146. Asia
    Asia says:

    A smaller hubcap LOL :D

  147. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Is she getting that off some kiddie pedal car?

  148. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oh, I’m IN! I have a bunch of old “blingy” brooches and pins just waiting for rebirth as something pretty … and “blingy” … oh, most decidedly “blingy” … ;)

  149. CAS
    CAS says:

    Or maybe it’s from a hubcap display … maybe a door-to-door hubcap salesman came by and …..

  150. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!! I slept in and missed all of this! :) Susie-I’ve seen hubcaps on tricycles. Want me to hunt one down for you?

    My kids draw names-each other and spouses- for Christmas. They get their people a serious gift and a silly gift and every year the silly gifts have a theme. This year was a strangulated version of Americana. Shopping was done at local Goodwills. You should have seen what they all found. It so would have fit into this challenge! I need to get some pics and post them.

    My point is, there is a huge treasure trove out there just waiting to get pimped!

  151. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    And pimp them we SHALL!

    I have an idea where to get my mini hubcap….or…maybe something equally audacious!

  152. Asia
    Asia says:

    Oh why, oh why did I get myself into it, I know it is just a color, but I’m normally a neutral color person and here I’m trying to incorporate bling, the repurpose part is fine, but the bling is making my head spin!!!

  153. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Squint and it wont look so.shiny. lol

  154. Asia
    Asia says:

    :D :D :D

  155. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    OMG, There’s nothing left to say!!!

  156. Asia
    Asia says:

    Candy, are you in?

  157. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Asia, just get some “neutral” bling colors!

  158. Asia
    Asia says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaah

  159. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Like a rhinestone can opener…. Eeka that is perfect!!

  160. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    160 comments I only did this so it wouldn’t be uneven 149!

  161. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I mean 159 daen keyboard. Now its uneven again.

  162. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    :p

  163. No Photo
    franny says:

    i think, like Alice, i’ve just fallen down a rabbit hole & entered a parallel universe!!….i had read a cupla references to a BLING challenge in some other picks but it wasn’t until i put some crytals in a pick (for my own reference) that i stumbled across this mind-boggling conversation!

  164. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    franny join us :D :D

  165. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Frida, I love that fact that you are recruiting chickies! Enjoy your POD day!

  166. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    OMG. Just found this thread. What have you all been up to in my absence?! I have been reading your comments and laughing my butt off!

  167. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LOL Coral have you gone and found the threads regarding the Big Ball challenge? Go to Julie’s Fresh Picks and find the one with the 32mm brass ball. Whole thing is hysterical!

  168. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Coral you ahould join us too ;)

  169. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You go Frida!

  170. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Maria I love our challanges, so glad u made this pick :D

    Hi Deb ;)

    I’m working one a thingy that might be part of a blingy jewelry ;)

  171. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Just got my blingy box today! Had to don sunglasses! So many sparklies…not enough time!.

  172. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Ahhh…I have not started yet. Did pick up cheap item at Kmart though. Cant find this other thing I know I have…somewhere..

  173. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Heheh know what u talking about have also looked around after stuff that i know I have somewhere… hmmm Crystals sure bling protection glasses is advisable 8)

  174. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Yep on tingy is repurposed and pimped, now blingy beads and stuff need to be added to make it into a bracelet :D

  175. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Can’t wait to see it Frida!

    I haven’t gotten my bling box yet!

  176. Asia
    Asia says:

    I gave in and went to buy some crystals as my bling box is still on it’s way, have already some repurposed things, wish me luck!!!

  177. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I have more bling on the way!

    Asia you will do just fine! Actuallt I wasn’t to fond of the crystals, I do love some bling but the crystals I had a hard time with. I think I getting more and more friend with them :)

  178. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Frida, you are friends with everybody!

  179. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Friend with the all the beads? Na I think I can find some no no no but if you make a challange with them then maybe I could work with them ;)

  180. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie is right you are friends with everybody, so you will just do right. I have some bling on the way too, but God only knows when it will arrive here, I love the challenges so I can do things that I will not normally do as I need a lot of practice :D :D :D

  181. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Ha!

    I got a package of shinies yesterday, and all I can think to myself is “What was I thinking?”

  182. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Does the repurposed item need to be a household item?

  183. Asia
    Asia says:

    I don’t think so, Susie, I have a couple of you can say household items and a couple others that are not. I think I will be thinking the same when my box arrives ;)

  184. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I can’t think of anything I use crystals with….maybe earrings.

    STILL looking for my mini hubcap!

  185. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I have two strands crystals that I got for free in BCBM and lunch special, they have been in the bottom of my stach for a while, very friendly of me ;) However now I start to like them. Prob would have loved them from start if they were diamonds LOL

  186. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I keep the BGBM up all the time, but never see the free stuff! :(

  187. Asia
    Asia says:

    Got my box with crystals, some of them are good, others not so much, what was I thinking!!!

  188. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    that this will be a great learning experience! :)

  189. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Ladies! This thread is INSANE! and way too fun and funny!
    Aren’t you glad you listened to me and started loving the crystals? They are really friendly and love to be talked to! ;) LOL

    btw: I have all 5 of my blingy pieces finished and photographed!

  190. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Five pieces???? Already done???????? Must have been all that vacation time you had…..

  191. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I am not in love with my crystals…not even close!

  192. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Five?!?! I haven’t even put together one. I would use the word “love”–it’s abut too strong. But I am liking my crystals, I just can’t design with them! ;)

  193. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Oops! Meant “a bit ” not abut. :D

  194. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Julie, you maniac! 5!!!!!! I finally have time today to hunt down the only 1 thing I have a repurpose plan for. Guess I’d better get my butt off this chair!

  195. Asia
    Asia says:

    You have five, I better get of to work too!!!

  196. Amberly R
    Amberly R says:

    I’m in! This sounds like fun! :)

  197. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    READ ME!!!
    this is “THE” original convo! Too funny! Get ready to LOL! :)

  198. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m still laughing at the original “Glare”, we really are on the count down now, can’t wait to see all the designs :D :D :D Becky,hope you got your octopus ;D

  199. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :)

  200. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    WOW!! If someone from outside came on and read this they might decide to come find all of us and have us committed. But I just had a much needed laugh.

  201. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    With Deb’s last comment ….200?!? Wish I had more time to join in…but at least it’s fun to read…you guys are too funny! Good luck and I can’t wait to see your creations. ;-)

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