Friday, December 23, 2011

Handmade Gifting

Now that I am starting to send some of my handmade gifts out into the world, I can blog about them! I do apologize though for the bad lighting. Since evenings are the only time I have to create, and we are in the dark days of midwest winter, pictures aren't so great.

First up, I gave my good friend Kristen one of these tin bracelets. These bezel bracelets are so fun to experiment with! She and I have both made button bracelets with them. And now I've finally gotten around the making some tin ones. The trick to them is getting the right size circle because when you dome the metal, it gets smaller. Now that I've got my sizes figured out, for both the small and large versions, I plan to make more of these in the future. I wanted to make each size and then decide which on to give her. I gave her the smaller one which features more variety. I selected tins that had background to them - such as the yellow one she gave me. The strawberries to remember our strawberry picking outing a few years ago. And of course I had to throw in a peacock feather! I am so glad that she likes it!!!

She gifted me with even more pretty tins, and I can't wait to work with them soon!


TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is some sort of fabulous my friend! I love what you are doing with the tin. Very chic and oh so cool! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Enjoy the day.

Lorelei Eurto said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Super cute!! do you just dome the metal and pop it into the bezel or do you secure it inside with something, glue?

peacockfairy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I use glue Lorelei.... I was once told by a teacher that I was taking a jewelry class from that one should never use glue when making jewelry. But I think there are certainly exceptions to that.