Scraphappy June 2021

I recently bought an Aquaflame. It’s like owning a small, slightly temperamental dragon at the moment, but one of the side benefits of buying her, is that I had to do some rearranging in the workshop.

So this month’s #Scraphappy doesn’t involve silver, it involves more traditional scraps 🙂 and fewer words than usual, coz it’s very simple 🙂

I have used a cocoa tin, the inner of an old slipper sock and the top of a Kilner jar that’s too corroded to use again for preserves.

Stone setting is a specialist skill, that requires specialist tools. You might remember an earlier post where I created some bezel pushers from different scrap; today I repurposed stuff from the bin to house my collection of pushers more safely.

And yesterday we repurposed some plastic milk bottles at the allotment to keep the nets (and #LovelySue) safe from the stabby bits of the posts and bamboo canes.

Oh. and here’s the finished ring you can see in the peg. It’s a remodel for one of my regular patrons. The four stones are 4mm flat backed cabochons and are: faceted green amethyst, green tourmaline, london blue topaz and a blue topaz.

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19 Responses to Scraphappy June 2021

  1. WOW. I wouldn’t know where to begin to express how amazing this is!!!

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  2. claire93 says:

    what a clever use of an old tin & slipper sock ^^
    Love the ring btw!

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  3. writinghouse says:

    Old tin and a slipper sock – the go-to materials of the reuse community! 😊 I love the use of the milk bottles as stab guards – just great!

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  4. katechiconi says:

    This is proper scraphappy stuff! Not that your previous posts weren’t, but this is reuse and recycling that we can all do, so I’ll be copying the idea for my scalpels and other sharp pointy things!

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  5. No stabbing in workshop or garden – excellent! Now to tame your dragon…

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  6. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Those are 2 very clever ideas – thank you for sharing them. Nice ring too!

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  7. dvberkom says:

    *a small, slightly temperamental dragon* LOVE that 🙂

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  8. when you tame that dragon you will have to give her a name. I love your “how to ” explanations, the pictures are very helpful for understanding the process. The ring is beautiful.

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    • So kind, thank you. I have named her…I was going to name her for Ivor The Engine’s dragons, but my first primary school teacher has the same name so instead I’ve opted for Little Miss #SmeltyMelty
      There’ll e some blogging about her once I get a bit more proficient.


  9. So good to see a use for at least one old kilner jar top – I’m never sure what to do with them.

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  10. tialys says:

    Simple but ingenious and fit for purpose.
    Love the ring too.

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