Monday, September 30, 2013
Good Monday Morning! Did you like watching the process of a piece or would you rather just see the finished product? Let me hear your feedback. I will start with a glimpse today and go from there based on your comments. Enjoy the peek! www.AgapeGifts.org
Friday, September 27, 2013
Happy Fall everyone - and I am sorry that I forgot to post yesterday w the finished art work... sorry - crazy day got away from me. :/ Here is the final piece completely put together... this special piece was made for my pen pal in England to whom we have been writing since 1974. I was beyond excited to give it to her when I met up with Debbie and her family in August. Great memories! Enjoy!!
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Happy Fall Day - we are on the final working image of our piece... I guess you have figured out what it is - tomorrow I will share why it is...lol This photo shows the final steps of the closure hardware, all made by hand w exception of the lobster clasp. All the metal bars have also been embossed, the chain is for wrist variation and of course our signature tag and heart! Enjoy!! http://ow.ly/i/3fbOE check out more of our work at www.AgapeGifts.org - lots to see!!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Good Morning AG family - we are almost done with our process. Just finishing up the linking as you can see there are two directions of attaching the stainless steel links so the little squares don't flip. Enjoy!
Monday, September 23, 2013
Links are cut, twisted, pounded and securely closed. Now I need to measure and mark all the little squares for their holes to fit the wire links into. I have already check to insure that the diameter of the wire will nicely but snugly fit in pre-determined hole size. Now to punch out 30+ little holes! Whew!! Hawk eyes are needed in this process. Enjoy!
Friday, September 20, 2013
Now that the center piece is done w/ holes on the side to begin the linking process. I figured out the wiring design I wanted that would look nice but also be flexible; making 30 or more linking components. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I get a little focused when working so I don't have images of stamping out the lettering or riveting the copper and brass piece together. But here is is lettered and riveted. The words say US 1974 England. The trick is to get the lettering centered, in this case and the rivets tight! Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The process today was to get a mirror finish on the copper. So when a person looked onto the piece they would see their own reflection (explanation later). I did not get pictures of the sanding and buffing needed to get the mirrored surface. It is a multi layer processing - 20 step process. BUT I got it! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Now that the sides are filed and buffed. (Trust me after sanding the sides your hands are fairly roughed up) Now you sand and buff the surfaces of the medallions to make them extremely smoothly and shiny on raised texture. Sanding and buffing take a bit of time, but well worth the outcome. Enjoy! www.AgapeGifts.org
Friday, September 13, 2013
Every square's side that was cut now needs to be hand sanded. This is a bit time consuming BUT it gives it a professional finished look. That is the goal right? Enjoy!! WWW.AgapeGifts.org
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Here is a glimpse of what I will be revealing the work process on this week and next. T This was a very special and dear design creation for me... more on that after. What do you think it is? Those who have seen it in person... don't give it away!! Enjoy! www.AgapeGifts.org
Monday, September 9, 2013
Hello AG social media family.... we are working on getting back on-line to begin our daily display. I apologize for not beginning last week but we encountered technological difficulty. Welcome to fall!! I thought I would walk you through the process of making an AG bracelet. Watch for the beginning process tomorrow!