Saturday, March 15, 2008

Steps to a Heart Pendant

Howdy All!
I'm working on a little heart pendant using the colored metal technique that I mentioned on my March 10 post. Each step will be photographed so you can see how it "grows up" from a piece of copper.
This is the first step. I cut out and punched a heart shape. Do me a favor and ignore the dust!!! You never know what a bad housekeeper you are until you photograph your jewelry in the macro mode...eeeuuuuwwww. Sorry you had to see this. Now you know the dirty truth.
Anyway, I used a jeweler's saw to cut the shape out of 20 gauge copper, and I used my punch pliers to make the holes. I heart my tools!

Today was a work party day at our church. I hurt in places that I hadn't thought of in a while....but the hallway that we painted (we being two girlfriends and my DH) looks so much lighter and cleaner. Our church building was constructed in the late 1940's and has had lots of use. Boy scouts to AA to the music theater and more use the building during the week, in addition to our church programs. The poor building needed some love, with Palm Sunday arriving tomorrow. Well, it got spruced up a bit and I may take some Advil tonight!

Bless you all, my dear friends. May your Palm Sunday be a meaningful beginning of Holy Week. And may we all strive to understand and appreciate what He did for us.


Tammy said...

Hi Chris! I'm looking forward to seeing this evolve into a gorgeous work of art!

Stacie said...

I can't wait to see what you do!Blessings for you and your family this week..

kansasrose said...

Oh this will be beautiful! God bless you too during Holy week!

Denise said...

what dust....... I cannot find the dust? You want to see dust... let me take a picture of my coffee table.........ahahhahah I love watching your heart take shape... kind of like the Father God takes us as a piece of clay and begins to mold it,,,,,,, and He loves watching our hearts take shape.....

diane said...

Ohhh a tutorial~yipee!!!!!
btw...i don't see any dust! But, i do know i see everything when i photo my jewelry up close and personal like this!