Monday, May 27, 2013

Deserving a second chance

Today 27th May 2013 I am officially saying goodbye
to chicken wings, Caesar salads,  chicken nuggets, chicken
noodle soup, in short: all chicken dishes. As some of you
people know I have been cutting off eating meat and
today I have decided to let the chicken go. Boo.

The rational thought behind this is the untasty look of how
animals being slaughtered. I'm a real animal lover ya know.
What meat concern, I still eat seafood. I'm not sure if I'll scrape
 down this one. Will see.

So! Lets continue with the actual topic of this post: DIY.
I love being crafty and fixing things. When a piece of
jewellery is broken, I always try to find a way to repair
it. Even the extreme damaged ones. I just can not find it
in my heart to throw the old but still useful pieces of
metal, chains, beads etc. Some of my friends finds me a
hoarder really..

All you need is a plier. And some creativity of course. 


Create a design in your head first: where do you want to attach the charms, will it be a 'potpourri' style? etc.

Apart from recycling jewellery, I've also made some carrot cake charms that is made from Fimo clay. 


 This was my last chicken meal: 'chicken kebab' pizza by Domino's - took 2 slices of it. It was a nice goodbye.

44 comments :

  1. really lovely post. i always enjoy your photography so much.

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/

xx rae

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  2. I can't throw any old jewelry away as well!

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  3. I am always taking pieces of jewelry to bits to make new and improved pieces! :) xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  4. i've tried and tried to cut down meat... it's so so so hard. especially for my family where meat is like a necessity for every meal haha

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  5. you are so talented! and kudos to you for letting go of chicken. i have gone back and forth with the whole meat thing. the same reason as you, i call myself an animal lover and yet i still eat meat. i support cruelty free but still at the end of the day, i wanted to give up meat. i slowly began to transfer my products over and bought products with the leaping bunny label. hopefully one day i'll be able to let go of the meat thing. kudos again and good luck to you!

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  6. Oh Nice DIY tip! it's inspirtional :)
    Those carrot cakes look gooood too!

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  7. Great Blog♡

    † http://www.missleotejournal.blogspot.pt/ †

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  8. Wow, you are so crafty! I have such little patience for crafts.. haha. The bracelets and charms look absolutely gorgeous. And good luck with your meatless journey... I know I would have a tough time!

    -Mei
    http://meihearts.blogspot.com

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  9. The carrot cakes are so adorable!

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  10. I'm really impressed by how you're able to cut meat out of your diet. Good luck with your pescatarian diet! (:

    Also, you're so crafty! It's amazing! ^^

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  11. Mooi armbandje! Goede manier om oude sieraden te blijven gebruiken! :)

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  12. Ohhhhhhh, chicken nooo. I have to admit: RESPECT! I couldn't give up on meat and I do not like constrictions in food. Hats off to all vegetarians.

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  13. good for you! nowadays there are plenty of meat free substitutes and alternatives. i try to make veggie recipes more so than ones with meat in them. and that bracelet looks gorgeous!

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  14. The bracelet turned out really lovely! You are so creative. The carrot cake charms are cute :3

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  15. Cute bracelet! Awww man, I tried going vegetarian once and lasted about 3 months. Good luck on your non-chicken endeavor.

    http://parodiesoffashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. You are just so always creative :)

    Congratulations! Welcome to the world of being semi-meat free! My brother is like you, he doesn't like other meats so much but he loves fish so I don't think he could ever go vegetarian, but I never liked fish (okay I lied, I was OBSESSED with sushi), but it helps to know that all animals suffer (even fish feel pain), and it was quick to stop.

    If it helps with seafood, I would watch The Cove. Very eye opening!

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  17. Cute!

    Thanks for your comment!

    http://petitemini.blogspot.se/

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  18. That carrot cake charms are way too awesome. I'd love to see you make the banana version! hahaha
    thx for stopping by my blog!

    Cheers from Jakarta,
    SUPERNICE

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  19. Wo, nice idea, so original.
    I love your DIY (:

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  20. Oh wow! I am a big meat lover and taking chicken away from me would be very hard. I wish you luck and I like the decision you made :)
    Good luck !

    http://karyankchan.blogspot.ca/

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  21. Beautiful jewellery. I really admire you for cutting out meat. At the moment I only eat chicken and my goal is to one day probably stop that too for the same reason as you.

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  22. those carrot cakes are super cute!!!

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  23. Lovely DIY!
    I also don't eat meat ;) (for the same reason!). I can't even
    remember when I ate it for the last time :P I think that's a good sign! haha
    I do eat fish once in a while ;)

    xx

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  24. That's a really pretty charm bracelet ! :) Nice job. I'm also quite a hoarder, there's all kinds of pearls and chains and earrings without pair, that I can't just throw out ! I love to recycle them as well, make something new. :)

    Indie by heart

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  25. wow this looks amazing! you're so creative. I wish I could do the same haha

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  26. Wow - cutting out meat is a massive lifestyle change, I applaud you and good luck! I tried cutting out meat for lent once, but it didn't work out well! xx

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  27. Oooh, you're cutting out meat? Kudos to you!

    I' partly vegetarian, meaning I rarely eat meat but only eat chicken like twice a month when I visit the parents. It does upset them that I don't eat meat. Only reason I've cut is out is that I don't like the taste, even chicken!

    Anyway...

    Loved this DIY post. It is Oh so inspiring.

    Halima

    xx

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  28. Good luck! and great DIY! xoxo

    loveekierramakayla.blogspot.com

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  29. The charm bracelet looks beautiful! I love re-purposed jewellery.

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  30. Great!
    I love cake motif.
    It is so cute.

    akiko

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  31. Good for you! I have been a vegetarian for more than ten years now myself.

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  32. no chicken? that sucks! hahaha! anayway you sure are very creative huh!
    lovely bracelet! and those polymer cakes were cute too

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  33. I love DIY posts :) this bracelet is so pretty, and I have so many broken pieces of jewellery in my box that I could try and make into a new piece. Those cakes look delicious, and adorable too xx

    Gemma ♥ | MissMakeupMagpie.co.uk

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  34. Love the cute charm bracelet you made! I hoard things too, but usually they are useless things I can't do anything with, lol~

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  35. Your pictures are lovely - the ones from your last post are really inspiring. The sky can look so beaut

    CAN'T BELIVE YOU MADE THIS BRACLET - you've got a talent

    do you have bloglovin I dont wanna miss any more of your lovely posts
    take a second to stop by my blog, daisysausage.com

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  36. Vegetarian? That must be so hard! I'm not sure I could live without meat. Mind you, I do agree that the way these poor animals live and are raised is not ethical at all. Which is why I go for game meat my family hunted as much as I can. That way, at least they lived a happy life in the woods and didn't suffer. Plus, we waste very little. :)

    I really love your talent at making cute things. I still have that little fimo bread charm you gave to all the contestants of your first giveaway, back when you only had 100 followers. Eheh. It is so cute! :)

    Love, Moon
    blog | twitter

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  37. I had the same idea and guess what, i made bracelet on my own :)

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  38. Amazing pieces! You are very talented! I love silver and everything that has the word love - so, your new bracelets made by yourself are really great, very much my taste! The carrot charms to! I also like making bracelets, necklaces or bags... by the way, welcome to being vegetarian! I am since I was a child and I never felt the need of eating meet, but I respect my friends who say "I can't eat without it". Anyway, each as they like, of course, but I think you feel great without it!

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  39. ooh the bracelet is so beautiful!!! love it!!! :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. i stopped eating meat at the beginning of the year but it was too difficult for me to continue since my mum cooks dinner at home and my family are meat eaters so i took a step back and became pescetarian. like you i want to eventually become vegetarian in the future :) best of luck with your new diet change!

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  41. amazing! *_* I should try this as well!

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