Our challenge this week is to learn something new. I mostly do stringing in my jewelry designs but have been wanting to try other things like making metal shapes.
Last week Hope and I were chatting about how we didn't really like the heart shape as it has been overused and a bit saccharine, though we both agreed we like the rusty crusty hearts.
But this is supposed to be a challenge so I decided to make a heart.
I've also been wanting to do more in the way of texture and purchased this texture hammer with my Christmas money. I have to confess I haven't used it until now. Sometimes when I get a new tool I let it sit for a while, kind of like I need some time to get acquainted with it before I use it. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does that!
So I cut out a heart shape on brass sheet and filed, and filed, and filed and finished of the rough edges with sand paper.
Next I use the texture hammer-this is the front side
This is the back side which I like much better.
My Rusty Heart
I used the Ranger Cinnabar Patina and then the Clay Patina from the'Rusted Hardware' kit and sanded with a Vintaj Reliefing Block.
I'm not sure I like the color and might fiddle around a bit more, but I had a lot of fun experimenting.
I always enjoy Erin's challenges and she comes up with great ideas to stretch our minds and creativity.
Having been born in the early 1960's with so many great songs in the '60's and '70's (the best two decades for music in my opinion) it was difficult to choose just one song.
So I started looking at the bands in these two decades.
The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hindrix, The Who, The Doors, Led Zepplin, The Eagles, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Pink Floyd and so many more. Still too many to choose from. In fact it makes my head spin.
Then I remembered the Coca-Cola Song I heard so often as a child and did a little research.
In 1971 the song was born one foggy day in London and ended with 500 people from around the world singing the song on a hilltop in Italy.
You can read more about the makings of the commercial and hear the song by clicking the link below.