9th March 2014
After a great deal of thought and taking in all the changes in my life over the past eighteen months or so, I have decided that for the the time being, at least, I will only be posting once a week on a Monday from now on.......
OLD TEMPLATES AND FILES
I am sorry I cannot send out any templates, poems etc. that I may have previously offered in the past, the files have been lost and I have chosen not to redo them
Monday, 19 May 2014
Halogen Bulb Lens Christmas Bauble.
This idea is just a bit of stuff and nonsense! I hate halogen bulbs, they are a nightmare to put in and a nightmare to take out with that flipping sucker thing and I can guarantee that when I attempt to take a bulb out, the lens comes off on the sucker and the bulb remains firmly in place, aghhhhhh !!!!!
Anyway, after this happened to me twice in one evening, I took closer look at the two lens that had come away and wondered if I could make a Christmas bauble using them …. what planet am I on?????
I took some plain blue card, some glitter paper, two penguins from a pack of stickers I bought in Michaels in Las Vegas, some tiny foam pellets and the flipping lenses.
I drew round one lens to make two card circles, cut them out and created two “scenes” using the white glitter paper, two penguins and a bit of doodling.
I put a few of the foam pellets in each of the lenses …..
……. and then put a small amount of glue round the edge of each circle ….. carefully turning the lens over and sticking it on top, praying it wouldn’t get all gunged up ….. it did ……. so I cleaned the lenses up and started again.
Next, I stuck the backs of the two scenes together, putting a loop of ribbon in the middle to act as a hanger.
Then I glued a small length of pearl bead trim round the edge of the now two sided bauble to cover the join, and a bow on either side, at the top of each bauble over the ribbon …….
……. et voila! A mad experiment that went surprisingly well, and all from the lens of a couple of bulbs, who would have thought it?