Monday, July 25, 2011

Vintage Tape Measure Bracelet

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This project ranks up there with my Chalkboard Globe project for the coolness factor.  I've seen a few things made with tape measures and trim or even in the form of the image on scrapbook paper. So, I went to Ebay in search of vintage tape measures.
 The Ebay description said that it still smelled like oil from a workshop and boy were they right.   So the first thing I did was wash it in a bowl of soapy water to remove some of the "old vintage" grease.
 Before assembling this cutie I took the ever famous twine and wound a mini spool and threaded it on the outer layer of the bracelet, and distressed it with distressing ink.
 The most fun thing about this project is it's a gift for a friend, Gina, with Hiya Luv!!
Gifts are my love language, more so giving than receiving. Searching and discovering the perfect gift for a friend is energizing for me. I wish I could be there for her to open it!!
 







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22 comments:

Teresa said...

What a special bracelet!
You are so CREATIVE!
I just love your PASSION for creating!
It's inspiring!
Popped over to see your link for SNAP!
You are going right.
Need to check it out!
Hugs from Bainbridge my friend!
xo

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Beautiful! You are so super creative, I love it.

carlisle clan conversation... said...

I love it! You did an awesome job! Are you considering putting these in your shop or would you be willing to do a swap? I'm smitten!

Maggie said...

oooh i luv luv vintage tape measure will go hunting on ebay for some,
I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html
Have a fabulous week,
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Gina said...

I love my bracelet and was so in awe when I opened it!! Love it so much!;) thank you! Xoxo

Kate said...

Very cute idea thanks for sharing

NANCY LEFKO said...

Love this bracelet...what a great idea!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Today's Creative Blog.

This is a fantastic project! Thank you so much for sharing.

Happy Tuesday!

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

Luv It!
kim

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

This is adorable! Great job!

Kari said...

I love it! I never would have thought to make this. Thanks so much for linking up to this weeks Tutorial Tuesday at Newlyweds on a Budget and for the great inspiration! I can't wait to see what else you come up with and hope you'll link up again next week!

Kari
Newlyweds on a Budget
www.morganandkari.com

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

What a thoughtful and creative gift! So very clever and cute! Great job!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Chrissy your bracelet is just darling! Gina is going to love it!! I'm so jealous. ;)
Thanks for linking it up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/07/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-16/

Beth @ Hungry Happenings said...

What a clever idea!

Shona said...

Oh my! Awesome. So very creative. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sommer said...

Oh how clever! Would love to have you link to my party this weekend too! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html

Simone Howell said...

Gorgeous bracelet! Love it!! The colors are fantastic too.

Earl-Leigh said...

Wow...love it!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

okay, that is awesome! and "gifts are my love language" - so sweet!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is so cute!!! I would have never though of that, but I do love the color of the tape measure and the rustic feel of it!!! we are having a project party on my blog if you want to join.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/12/project-party-weekend-link-up-your.html

Hope to see you there! Happy New Year!
=Rachel

Anonymous said...

I would love to know where you find the parts for making this bracelet. (I have PLENTY of vintage tapes!) rocconi@suddenlink.net