Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Puzzle Pendants

Just the other day I finished my first puzzle pendants of the new year. I have 2 huge puzzles that we put together years ago, sitting down in my basement and this is a great way to recycle them.

I was looking at these huge puzzles just a few months back wondering what in the world we should do with them. I hated to throw them away, yet why save them and have them collect dust when we are never going to do anything with them again. This was the perfect solution...now when I need some new puzzle pieces, I just go check out my stash in the basement and select the ones I want to use.

Some are comprised of two pieces and others are made up of four. It is so much fun to twist and turn them to decide which side should be the top and which one the bottom. I just finished my second batch yesterday....I'm coming up with lots of new designs and ideas for these pieces. Available through my ETSY shop: http://www.artfulcreations.etsy.com/

13 comments:

Lynda said...

These are so pretty, Ruth!

Karen June Miller said...

Hi Ruth! Happy New Year! What a clever item to use for pendants! Had you seen this somewhere or is this another one of your "originals?"

Hugs, KJ

Ruth Welter said...

Hi KJ, really nice to hear from you...

To answer your question, you will find many artists use puzzle pieces for pendants. They take a lot more prep time and work to get them ready but they are so much fun to create.

Ruth

A wildlife gardener said...

Happy New Year, dear Ruth :)

Here's to another successful year in your art...love the puzzle pendants...so pretty :)

Come and see my snowy landscape...

http://ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com/2010/01/importance-of-finding-beauty-in-light.html

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Ruth,

Oh my - I love your new puzzle pendants. What a great idea to repurpose your old puzzles and create something new and beautiful.
You are always coming up with wonderful ideas for your art.
Your bubble trees are fabulous - love the sky colors.

Sending you warm wishes for a Joyful New Year.
Blessings,
Erin

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Ruth

I love these!
I've never seen anything like them before, how clever and creative you are!!!

Gail xo

Catherine Holman said...

Great pendants Ruth!

Suzanne said...

I love the shapes of these puzzle pieces you've painted! Beautifully painted too! :)

Donna said...

These are so pretty, Ruth!

The Rose Room said...

Ingenious and creative Ruth! Rachaelxo

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi ruth!
oh these are truly special! i love them!

Charm and Grace said...

Ruth, you amaze me with your crativity. It never would have occurred to me to do that with puzzle pieces, but they are beautiful!

:) Christi

Mary said...

What an imaginative idea! They're lovely!