Lately I've been playing around with steel and making my own links and clasps. I have a long way to go but I sure am having fun learning. (If anyone knows of a workshop available in the Ontario area for working with steel let me know. I'm up for the challenge)
There is something truly rewarding about taking a dirty piece of steel and forcing it into new shapes and then pounding on each and every link with a hammer on a steel bench block! (actually though I could do without the noise !)
I wanted to see what I could come up with using the A-I-O Heart mold. (I'll do a quick video soon to show you that part of the process.)
I also made all of the charms from scrap clay and then included some of the glass dangles from a old broken chandelier. (I'm so glad that I kept all of the interesting bits when the light fixture broke (probably 5 years ago!) I've gotten used to the odd looks from my family when i stash things. I know YOU can relate right?