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playing with forks

I bought a new tool today, wire triple bail pliers, and I just couldn’t wait to try it out.  I have been trying to master bending fork tines for over a year, and just can never get them to the way I want them.  I never realized that these pliers existed until I read a fellow bloggers post this morning, so off to Michael’s I went.  I was lucky to get a 50 % off coupon by text yesterday, thanks again Michael’s !!




A friend has asked for a fork bracelet, so I decided to try out the pliers on her bracelet.  I found them very easy to use and am glad I made the purchase.  While in my workshop, I decided to make a necklace from a spare fork top I had cut off for a key ring, and I tried my first attempt at a money clip.  The money clip was made from a spoon handle, I don’t know how functional it is, but it was fun to make.

I also was looking forward to using my light box, and since I use 3 lamps, I thought I would adjust them to give a more dramatic look.  Have I mentioned that I love my light box?  lol






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How To Make a Low Budget Light Box

I have a hard time taking pictures.  I live in a log home, so I don’t have the light reflecting walls, it also makes it impossible to grow plants, except in one window.  I have tried turning on every light and it doesn’t seem to work, I have also tried taking pictures in direct sunlight, but they are always backlit.  I have wanted a light box, but didn’t want to spend the money.  Today I watched a video on making your own light box and I had everything but the light bulbs, so off to Lowe’s I went.

Here are the supplies needed to build your light box:

a box, poster board, yard stick, scissors, razor knife, tissue paper and tape.

The video will show you how to cut the openings and place the poster board and tissue paper.

You will also need 3 clip lights and 3 natural light bulbs, I bought mine at Lowe’s 23w CFL’s.

I took some pictures with my new light box and I was thrilled with how they came out.  All of the items have been posted on my blog so you can see the differences.

What do you think?