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Monday, March 9, 2009

Snowy White "Chick-a-lites" and "Bunn-a-lites"?


After my snowy post, I was anxious to bring a little color to my blog. I'm not much of a snow enthusiast, but a color enthusiast? Yes, definitely.

I wanted to share a peak into my Recyc-a-lite projects. What are Recyc-a-lites? They are sculptures I make with burned out light bulbs. After friends and family have saved their bulbs for me, I had a couple dozen to make some characters with. Oh, and by the way, I'm in need of some more burned out light bulbs. If you have any bulbs needing a new outlook on life send them my way. I give "burned out" light bulbs a new life and prevent them from ending up to a "life in the dumps". Take a look.



Bunnies without eyes and beakless chicks. What's happening?

I'm working on some Recyc-a-lite chicks and bunnies for an upcoming craft show in April. By the way, this craft show is my very first craft show. The "Chick-a-lites" and "Bunn-a-lites" are the newest members of the Recyc-a-lite family. Some of the first Recyc-a-lites were penguin sculptures. My USA Bride and Quebec Groom penguins made it on display at the CHA convention earlier this year. The very first USA Bride and Quebec Groom penguins I made are now living in Quebec with my friend, Megan and her husband, Jean. They were a wedding gift for them last year. I also have a Recyc-a-lite penguin for sale at my Etsy store, Lilly Bug Boutique.

These bunnies and chickies are ready for a little color in their lives and so am I. Once painted, I will post some new chickies and bunnies in bloomin' color.

Talk to you later. C-ya! :-)

16 comments:

Stacey said...

Cute, great use of old lights.

Christine said...

Thanks Stacey!

Krissy said...

That is such a great idea!!

Christine said...

Thank you Krissy!

Autonomous Artisans said...

Those little chicks are fabulous, thank you foe sharing them with us on Autonomous Artisans. Would you like them to be entered into the March blog Challenge "New Beginnings"?

Christine said...

Yes, I would like them entered. Thank you Autonomous Artisans!

Audrey said...

That is amazing!! I love the chicks - you are very creative!

Christine said...

Thanks Audrey! When I was in high school I did a comic strip character named Audrey. Here's a link to a sample of my Audrey character,
http://www.lillybugstudio.com/audrey_page.html

Mich said...

What a fantastic idea! Your chicks are sooo cute, can't wait to see them with some color!!!

Dee Ann said...

What a great recycling idea. You are very talented. I look forward to seeing the chicks and bunnies gain their color.
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Christine said...

Thank you Dee Ann!

Gina said...

I love that your showing the process. I'm always fascinated by that. My sister and I are planning on attending our first craft show this year too. It's exciting and scary!

Christine said...

Gina,
Yeah, I know it can be a little overwhelming getting ready for a craft show, but exciting too. Good luck and have fun at your craft show! :-)

ODD imagination said...

I Love the chicks! I like to use burned out lightbulbs to make fun stuff too.

Franni said...

Adorable, upcycling at its finest!

Christine said...

Thank you Franni! :-)