Anyway, now that I'm "back," I wanted to share one of the homemade Christmas gifts I gave this year that was done in the spirit of recycling.
This really was an experiment with something that I'm sure nobody would think to recycle, but it came out pretty sweet. If you have little kids who love Play-Doh like I do, you may recognize the little colored bits in this pendant as being those tiny pieces of dried up Play-Doh that get stuck in the perforated plastic heads of those barber shop guys.
Yup, I was just nutty enough to see an art project in these little dried up Play-Doh scraps. I filled a silicone mini muffin pan with a little resin, poured in the Play-Doh bits, poured in some more resin, and out popped this cool, shiny disc. I bent a loop with some jewelry wire, glued it to the back, attached a cord, and gave one to my sister. Oh, and I have one in my jewelry box now too. It's definitely a conversation piece!
Bet 'ya didn't think you could turn crumbs of dried up Play-Doh into beautiful jewelry now, did you?!