August 5th, 2009 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Grammy when she was four.


The photo is between two pieces of glass held together with an old clip.

Here’s a strange collection of parts that ended up working together perfectly.

Bead Loom, Hanger and Clip

The Loom is interesting all by itself.

The crustiest, rustiest hanger I’ve ever seen.

Walco Indian Bead Loom, New York City

Grammy when she was four.


Grammy when she was four.


Photo: Jim Healy JunkArchitect (Copyright 2009)

This old Bead Loom was a recent flea market find that was way too cool to pass up…especially for $1.00. So I dug deep into my junk pile and combined some rusty and crusty parts to create an unusual picture frame.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy healy@att.net
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Comments (20)

nancat1946 writes: terrific idea and thanks for sharing. you should be very proud of your clever self ! Posted: 11:16 pm on April 7th
GreenerPastures writes: Very Creative! Posted: 6:57 pm on January 10th
karilelek writes: Has there been any marriage proposals on this site yet? Posted: 9:32 am on August 11th
suewhitney writes: Love,love, love, love, love. Slow, slow, quick,quick,quick! Did I say love? Great job as always, Jim!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:12 am on August 10th
lutrell writes: jim this is some of the thing my husbands has in his junk house -----look at the old files with corn cob handle. Posted: 6:12 pm on August 9th
writes: This is really good Jim. Fabulous job!

Posted: 1:44 am on August 9th
TrashyChick writes: Jim, your idea of tuning the loom into a frame is so very cool! Love your junk.

TC Posted: 10:45 pm on August 6th
noahsgirl writes: Jim, I have been watching your fabuloso projects for quite a while but had to wait to get this fantastic computer at home to begin telling you how much I have enjoyed your creativity! I junk with my sister-in-law and we also found that bead holder - who knew!! Anyway, leaving on friday to do the 127 highway sale and I know there is great junk to be had so I hope to get the digital up and running to share some of my stuff. Can't wait to see more of your stuff! Posted: 10:34 pm on August 6th
RustyDiva writes: I've never seen a bead loom either. At first I thought you got really creative with an old mouse trap. ha. Love the crusty rusty parts too! Great job. Posted: 2:14 pm on August 6th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: What a neat combo of pieces/parts you used! Very cool!
Candy Posted: 7:09 am on August 6th
alicemom writes: Jim, You usued such a great combo of cruddy stuff. It turned out wonderful. Grammy is darling too!
smiles, alice Posted: 7:36 pm on August 5th
byabpryor writes: Too Gosh Darn Cute....her and the clip! LOL Posted: 5:55 pm on August 5th
chippingcharm writes: I love old pictures and I am always looking for unique ways to display them. This is great! Thanks, Laurel Posted: 3:45 pm on August 5th
shabbychick writes: Jim - The whole project is awesome - the loom, the pic of your Grammy, the crusty rust, and of course the price - can't beat it!!

Very clever - as always!!!

Thanks for sharing, Kathy Posted: 3:06 pm on August 5th
smiller0529 writes: That is an awesome idea, and for a $1.00 what a bargain. Love it! Posted: 1:37 pm on August 5th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, you are SO talented. I have never even SEEN a bead loom before...it is super cool. I love the springs that sit on top of the glass. And you are right, that is the crustiest, rustiest hanger in the world. What a great combination of junk and I am sure your momma is going to LOVE it. I know I do! Georgia

Posted: 11:45 am on August 5th
fellowjunker writes: Jim,
The picture of your grammy is ADORABLE, AND I love the funky frame you created. You have such great vision with your junk pieces.
xojanis Posted: 11:10 am on August 5th
monakent writes: Funky frame - love it!!! gailmarie Posted: 9:23 am on August 5th
Junkpony writes: Jim, what a great idea! I had one of those looms when I was a kid...now I wish I still had it. Looks perfect with that photo. Posted: 9:12 am on August 5th
CottageElements writes: Jim, great project! Love how it turned out, and on a budget to boot. Can't believe that piece was in the $1.00 pile...great save! Keep up the awesome work, love it all!

Lani Posted: 9:09 am on August 5th
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