Sunday, 20 May 2007

GPP Street Team Crusade #8 - Cheap Tricks

Well, suffice to say I cannot lay my hands on any artwork at the moment... but there are a couple of items I'd like to mention for the Cheap Tricks Crusade.

The other day I had an electician come over to install some sensor lights.... he left behind quite a a length of wire. When I removed the plastic coating I found some awesome thick copper wire... great for wire wrapping or for use in jewellery making.

Also, something else that is cheap is once you have used an egg .... keep the shell, wash and dry and remove any membrane that remains. Crush up and colour and then attach to your collage - gives a great textured effect!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

Great trick with the eggs. I should try that and put it to my collage. ;)

michelle ward said...

janine - free copper wire, now there's a cheap trick! i know you'll put that to good use! thanks for playing.....can't wait to see some of your work when you get more organized in your new home. thanks for playing.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'll have to remember that about the egg, great idea! I like the idea of free copper wiring too.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the wire trick, I'll have to start looking for old wire now to use in my jewellery

Penny said...

Love your cheap trick ideas! One of our closest friends is an electrician, he no longers looks at me weird when I start going through his scraps. In fact, I just give him a list of what too look for and he saves it for me...I did not ask for copper wire....hmmm, I think a phone call is in order! LOL