I've been making a ton of wrap bracelets that I think look pretty cool, and I thought you'd like to see the process. First there is the whole steel coloration process that involves lots of layers of color and rust. Once I have a piece looking how I want, I cut it up into small pieces.
They are rough and have burnt steel encrusted to the edges. This has to be dislodged by pounding around the perimeter of each piece with my slag hammer. The piece in the lower right is "after."
Once they have holes in them, the back sides of the holes have jagged steel poking out. This needs to be trimmed off with a side cutters, then the rough edges get pounded over.
Meanwhile--- we got 8" of snow the other day. So much for setting things outside to get rusty.
Or finding my stock for that matter. Somewhere under this is some pretty cool stuff that might give me other ideas, but not for this show.
Also there is *new idea*, the big horse i want to get going, a big fall show to prepare for with a really cool painter, ~ladies night~ at the mountain bike trail (an event I'm organizing), a trip to visit sis and the kids, and BIKING with mah tribe. Very excited today and in a great mood! Hope you guys all have a great weekend, and that I see a few of you next Sat. :)