Saturday, April 14, 2012

Flap Your Wings- Update

Hello, I wanted to get right to showing you guys what I ended up making this morning but alas I got nothin'.

I was able to take a few great pictures of the 2 pendants I made especially for this hop.
The one pendant, as you can see I messed up on the rivet. I think the other came out great.
I had intended on keeping one and auctioning off the other but after messing up on the rivet I have decided to keep both. The one with the mistake will be cut apart and the heart tossed in the garbage. I will probably cut off the bottom part of the wing and toss that in the garbage too. Then I am planning on using the top part for something else.
I think the problem here was that I made the holes too big so I had a hard time finding the proper size rivet. I made my own from copper wire but I am new to rivets so I have some learning to do.
Here are the 2 pieces I made in honor of my friend and mentor Judy.

 Here's the one with the messed up rivet:

 Here they are together:

Make sure you check out what the other participants have made:


(Amanda regretfully couldn't participant in the reveal but will be making a donation)

8. Kim Ballor 

11. Lana Kinney 

12. Kym Hunter 

Some participants are auctioning, selling (whether privately or through online stores) their creations and will donate their proceeds to the charity of their personal choosing.  Please take the time to enjoy the hop with us, and consider purchasing/bidding/donating to the charities we all hold dear to our hearts.

In Judy's Obituary, the following charities were suggested for donations:

Mustang Alley Horse Rescue, 1020 Walters Road, Greenville, TN 37743 

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Dermatology Melanoma Research Fund, 55 Fruit Street, Bartlett Hall Room 622, Boston, MA 02114


Kim Ballor said...

I am in awe of that skill, your pendant is fabulous!

TesoriTrovati said...

You are really too hard on yourself. I think these are beautiful! Please don't throw them away! Use this as a challenge to morph these butterflies into something that you would be proud of. Miss Judy is our beading angel now and is smiling down on us. I didn't get to make a piece in time for this hop, but I am working on incorporating some of her etchings into pieces for the bracelet hop next week that I will donate proceeds to the memorial. Enjoy the day. Erin

Shirley said...

Oh, bigtime squealing!!! I love your idea, it is just perfect!!! And don't you dare throw it in the trash!!! If you don't want to make something with it, I'll be glad to make it into something using my new mixed media skills I've learned from teaching my class this semester. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Lori Anderson said...

Oh I love them! In fact, I'd love just one of them to make something with, if you're willing to make me one -- email me.

Therese's Treasures said...

These two pendants are beautiful, so what the one in your opinion is not perfect, it is still beautiful in it's own right. Please don't throw it away. When you add the pendant to a necklace or bracelet the other elements you use will take the attention away from the rivet.

Jo said...

That is going to be a gorgeous piece of work! Rivets can be tricky to get right at first, but it's worth perserving. Don't be hard on yourself - they are much better than the rivets I did at first - and I find that hammering hides a multitude of sins!!

Rebekah said...

That's not nothing!! They are precious! (and I think the damaged one is too pretty to throw away!)

Marlene Cupo said...

I agree with the others! Toooo nice to scrap!

Ginger Bishop said...

I know you've heard this before, but they are both great. If you haven't taken it apart I'd really reconsider. I'd love to save the one or it's pieces from the trash just email me.

Cherry Obsidia said...

Stunning...and not at all messed up - you have probably realised by now that everybody who has commented wants one! :D

AntiquityTravelers said...

Completely agree with the rest of the gang ... these are beautiful and too nice to scrap!

Creative Moon said...

Wow, I think they are great! And I totally agree with everyone, do NOT throw them away! They are beautiful in their own right. So what if they aren't "perfect"! They don't have to be! I think they are beautiful and a wonderful tribute to Judy!