Okay, not so much "ripping" and taking stuff apart methodically so as to preserve all the original stuff to be used in making other stuff later. That's what I did a little while ago... I took apart a belt that I got years ago because it had these really interesting wood or palm-tree-bark-like thingies... See, like this:
[caption id="attachment_69" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="This is the main piece. No idea what it's made of.... But it looks cool!"][/caption]
So yeah, I had fun pulling that belt apart. I've been looking at these pieces for ages, and I decided to work on something today. I made a bracelet, and I'm pondering earrings. Here's the bracelet:
[caption id="attachment_71" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="No idea what to call this bracelet... "][/caption]
I love the pink swarovski with it. Kinda makes it pop, you know?
[caption id="attachment_70" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Maybe I'll call it "Stuff"..."][/caption]
Eh, I'll work on a name before I post it to Artfire. And I think I'm gonna go with "faux wood" on the materials list and leave it at that!