Thursday, May 23, 2013

Slidin' Away!

As Ferris Bueller so succinctly put it, "Life moves pretty fast."  You can take that many ways, but one of the ways that clearly emphasizes how quickly things can change is the way we take pictures.

Let's think about this for a second - we've gone from all film to all digital in the span of a decade.  I'm sure the folks at Polaroid and Kodak feel like they've been punched in the face, metaphorically speaking.  Truly, digital photography has changed our world in innumerable ways.

Take the ubiquitous slide, for example.  I guarantee that my nieces and nephew have NO idea what these were used for originally.  And how many of these little babies are out there, forever relegated to the obsolete wastebasket?

I've always loved slides because of their miniature nature, so it's probably no surprise that I've been stockpiling these unused slide frames.  Thanks to places like Manto Fev and The Paper Flea Market, my supply keeps growing!

I've been collecting them for years, but never had a concrete idea for them - until now.  Introducing - SLIDE PINS!

"bird" Slide Pin - available here

The idea is so simple, I can't believe I didn't notice it before.  But I've been wanting to do something different with my jewelry line, and these little guys fit the bill perfectly!

"Sacred' Slide Pin - available here

I'm having a total blast making these.  I've only begun this week, but I'll have many more to come - stay tuned!  :)

"Peaches" Slide Pin - available here


  1. I love miniatures and I decorate matchboxes just for fun, but I have to admit that slides and jewelry go together like peanut butter and jelly.

    1. I love minis and matchboxes too, Judith! And I am surprised that I hadn't figured out what a treasure trove these slides have become! :D

  2. I love these! You are so clever!

  3. Wow what a great idea! Hope you don't me "leveraging" - I have a box of these babies I've been thinking about how to use - probably more for an art journal - thanks for the inspiration Mel!