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Works for Me Wednesday - jewelry from musical instrument parts

I have had two kids that have been behind grade level in their reading because of small learning disabilities. One of the most frustrating things about having an older child who is struggling with reading is finding them good reading material that isn't too babyish. For example, my 12-year-old daughter who is a struggling reader chose a book at the library to read called Pinky and Rex and the Spelling Bee (Pinky and Rex Ready-To-Read).

Mr. Pete is a band instrument repair technician - he fixes musical instruments. But he also has an artistic flare and interests outside of repairing instruments.

 As he was preparing to go to an upcoming band director convention, he got it into his head that jewelry items made from instrument parts, particularly flutes, could be good sales items. But he didn't have the time to get these prepared.

 Enter our little artist Izzy!

 On Saturday, Mr. Pete took Izzy to his shop. He bought her some safety glasses, work gloves and taught her how to solder. Then he gave her a box of old flute keys and had her go at it.

When she was done he polished the jewelry and the results are spectacular! (In my humble opinion of course!) See for your self.

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 and some pins

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If these go well, this might be a nice little part-time job for Izzy.

Works for me!


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