Monday, June 15, 2009

Metal stamping.

I really wanted to get the basic metal stamping tools when I was at the Bead and Button show last weekend but ran out of money. (boy o boy was it fun) So I checked on etsy and found a ton of great sellers selling the tools for way less than the show folks. I could hardly wait to get my goodies and made this little number as soon as I did. Now my original idea was to make personalized pendants for people. Just plain little copper discs with their names on them but I very very rarely do anything simple. I took a little inspiration from the book Semiprecious Salvage by Stephanie Lee and created this pendant and a few others. It is so much fun! I see it as my stepping stone to getting all the metal smithing tools and making jewelry jewelry. This one is on a great hand dyed silk ribbon from my friends at Class Act Designs. Those ladies are so nice I bought 100 of their beautiful beautiful silk ribbons to bring back to the store. They look so great with a simple pendant or mixed with chain...the possibilities are endless really. I have a nice selection of fantastic colors at the store right now. The best part is they are only $8 each! What an inexpensive way to showcase any pendant!


Tweetybirds said...

Love your new stuff, can't wait to see it in person. I'll be back in Manitowoc in late October.

ArtSnark said...

Aren't they fun! I use mine on leather too. Great piece!