This piece posed one of my biggest challenges. But my friend Beth had the solution which, simply put, was to punch two holes instead of one. Wire wrapping dominated the project, and I wound up making two sets of these wires. I got so frustrated with the first set, I destroyed them in a crafting meltdown. One thing I learned was that I need glasses when wrapping. It’s close-up work and requires two tools in two hands at once. Hum… But I like the effect.
The backgrounds are both embossed with normal scrapbooking embossing powders and then sealed. Champagne for the top and black and white mix for the bottom. I used two different texture stamps. I tried enameling in class but found that enameling cracks when the metal is bent. I’ll stick to this embossing method until I get more experience.
The rabbit is another charm from the cross stitch stash, and it appears I won’t be running out of these any time soon. Perhaps I’m photographing these too closely (on my macro setting) so that you can see the detail. But in fact, they look much better hanging around my neck.
I’ve worn two of my creations out, and each time I received multiple compliments, comments, and questions about where I got them…from strangers! I love being able to say: “I made this!”