Nothing, though, is permanent. I may be able to stay on the the streak and make new pieces everyday. I got a fun new tool today that will pique my interest for the immediate future. I may not though. Nothing is permanent. Okay, maybe one thing is... tattoos. Lots of my friends sport a little ink. I would, but I am not a fan of pain...or very confident about how it would age.
I figured if I wasn't going to get one myself, I would make one. Inspired by vintage motifs, it is a tiny piece of nostalgia around your neck. I come from a line of sailors, so it seemed appropriate.
|Inspired by my grandparents. My grandpa was in the Navy and|
I regret never seeing his actual dog tags.
The piece is an aluminum dog tag, a copper banner, and copper rivets.
|This piece is a copper heart, brass banner, and vintage chain.|
|First, I stamped the words onto the banner. I used a|
pre-cut banner piece, but you could cut your own.
I started from the center of the piece and stamped out from there
to keep the phrase centered.
|I used my chasing hammer to deckle the edges and then|
used my round nose pliers to give the banner movement.
|After a dip in the liver of sulfur bath.|
|I used my Crafted Finding rivet tool to attach the two pieces.|
I added a vintage heart charm that also reminded me of an
|The rivets from the back. Check out the finished piece at|
the top of this tutorial.