It's been a really busy week around here...soccer, cleaning out the garden (it needed cutting back badly) and working on a project I absolutely LOVED to do.
Then I got a couple of great surprise packages, too.
From the delightful Gloria Alexander I got this wonderful pile of vintage barbed wire. Can you believe it????
I'm thinking Skulls and a wall hanging.....
Then I got this AMAZING ATC from the talented Kelsey O'Mullane.
These little Angels have been a favorite of mine forever. And she is brilliant with her style.
She's also the originator of the "transdermal applicator" phrase for you finger.
She sent me some gorgeous background papers as well.
I took 3 fantastic classes from Pumpkin Glass over the course of 8 days and LOVED every stinkin' minute of them.
This was the first bracelet we made by stamping into copper and learning 2 types of cold connections.
Very Cool design from Teresa!
This is the copper cuff bracelet I made with sterling wire and soldering on the back to hold the wire for the stone.
We used Vintaj embossing folders to emboss the silver strip, and soldered it onto the cuff.
Then we soldered the wire on the back with the torch (in the background) and different levels of solder.
The last was solder from a hypodermic-looking tube shown on the right.
Then we clean and polish it and lay the stone in. Last we bend the wires to hold it in place.
So intense, but wonderfully fulfilling when you're done.
AND.... THE project. OMG!!! I had so much fun with this one.
It's my favorite collection (today) from Graphic 45!
And I can't wait to get some good pictures of it with a few step-outs over the weekend...
but for now, here is a peek at the lower front section...the back and sides are pretty fun, too!
So have a good one, and I'll be back with more...must go pick up Erin and dye her hair with Cherry Kool-Aid for the soccer tournament.
Here's the finished project! It will be fun for the Soccer Girls this weekend!
And yes, Bill, it just washes out...it's OK, really, it's OK! Geez, grandpa!!!
Not enough hours in the day!