Saturday, March 08, 2014
Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge: Day 8...
Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge! This creative exercise is a celebration of National Craft Month! For Day 8, we were encouraged to spread the love and create a special gift for a friend.
A friend of mine has a birthday coming up. She's such an amazing and supportive person. She has always been there for me and I thought that I would make something for her to celebrate her birthday and our friendship. I decided to make a mixed-metals cuff. I stamped a saying on to a piece of copper sheet metal with the Newsprint font Letter Stamps from ImpressArt. The quote I stamped reads, "keep a poem in your heart". I distressed the piece of metal with the ball peen end of the ImpressArt brass-head hammer, giving it a hammered texture. I then punched holes with the Two-Hole Punch and used screw rivets to attach the copper word plate to the brass cuff blank.
This was a great prompt to honor a friendship. There are plenty more prompts in the Fusion Beads 30 Day Bead Challenge. CLICK HERE for the entire calendar. You can jump in at any time!