Thursday, December 27, 2012

We made you something...

For our New Year's Eve celebration we made charms for our champagne glasses out of - you guessed it - fasteners!

We were inspired by these we found on Etsy.

They're great, right?
Perfect for a small little New Year's celebration, right?

So we made some of our own!  We made 6 different ones.

And guess what - I still have the Christmas spirit in me and I want to give you a set!

For the first 5 people who leave us a comment I will send you your very own set of 6.

Leave a comment and then email me at justine@freewayfasteners.com with your address and off it will go.

Have a safe and happy new years everyone - see you in 2013!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

We Decked our Halls...


We'll be closed Monday & Tuesday and this is our last post until after Christmas so

Season's Greetings Everyone!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Time to shop!

2012 Holiday Gift Guide
From (or For!) a Fastener Freak

Nut & Bolt Ice Cube Tray
Would you believe I couldn't find this for sale in the US - only in the UK!
But I found one site that will ship worldwide - Auravita.com

A Cap Nut Bowl
Am I crazy to think this is beautiful? You can buy it at Uncommongoods.com

Screwball Paperweight
Also from Uncommongoods.com - this is so funny! For that special screwball in your life.

Screw Wall Hooks

Get them at Gadget.brando.com

Screw Lamps

Perfect for a night light. Found them at USBGeek.com

And lastly...

Screw Pens
Basblue.com sells the whole pen set - who wouldn't love this?!

There's still time to order so get shopping!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gift an Andrew Myers

THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT GIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andrew Myers is our favorite artist. (We've posted about him a couple of times here, here and here.) Not only because he uses screws as his medium but because his ability is amazing. I'm always impressed how much feeling there is in his pieces. It's the way he draws, his details and his lines, the subjects often have a vulnerability, playfulness or sweetness that I am deeply attracted to.  They're just great, like this one.


Anyways, until now I never thought it possible I could have one! But Andrew is giving one away (GASP!)  It's not one of his portraits but an abstract, which are also beautiful.



Here's how you can enter:  First 'like' him on Facebook and then share a photo on your Facebook page - this photo - and you're entered! You may win the piece in the photo (the one below.)  That's it.  I included the links to everything so click away and enter.


And when you win,
GIVE IT TO ME FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

More Holiday Fastener Crafts

Menorahs! Why not make one?!

We found some good options online...all with fasteners.

Nuts surrounded by glitter is so great! 
Super simple and super awesome - I love that she used birthday candles.
She'll teach you how to make one over at Vickie Howell's blog.


Despite being hardware, it's cute!
And you can use birthday candles in this one too.
Learn how to build it at Craftster.com


Here's one with bigger nuts.
Although I would put it on something a little more classy than cardboard, 
maybe like bubble wrap - just kidding! (Or am I?)
Found it at instructables.com

And lastly...
It's not the most complicated but the color makes it great! Go to his webpage - The Bohm√©rian - to see it in action. He makes the nuts move with a gif file (you know I love those from this post!) 

Start lighting December 8th - you've got two days to make one.
Happy Hanukkah!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Fastener Crafts

It's December! Time to decorate.

We like to build our own holiday decor - we do it ourselves - so we're posting a couple clever holiday crafts we found this year.

(Last years' crafts can be found here!)

DIY snowflake ornaments and tree toppers
-made out of hex nuts!
This awesome craft came from Instructables.com.  We're going to try and makes some. The website gives you all the instructions and materials you need.  I also think a wreath made out of different shapes and sizes of hex nuts would look cool too.


         And lots of people make snowmen out of recycled nuts, like the ones below, but I'm thinking if you spray paint them white and then get a little loop of ribbon - they would be great to hang from a tree!
This one is from Recycled-market.com
From the Westermans Int'l Blog

That's it for now.
Do you have a  good idea or suggestion for us to try? We'd love to hear them.

Enjoy December.
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