Today I want to show you a different shape in the metal Complex Blank collection.
This is an oval copper washer. I thought the shape was very unique. This is a quote from a Lady Gaga song and I thought it would look great stamped onto the blank. I sketched the idea on paper first.
This is my standard metal stamping set up. My chasing hammer and alphabet stamp set was ready!
I was stamping/hammering away when I made an error. Darn. I hate to waste a blank! You can see the letter E is backwards. That mistake can only be blamed on me. The Metal Complex alphabet stamps have their name etched on the front of each letter stamp. That means that I never have to guess if the letter is facing the right way as long as the etched title faces me.
After completely stamping the sentence my second oval blank was a little warped. My plastic hammer tip flattened it again perfectly.
I think just lettering on the blanks shows you how powerful words can be in jewelery components.
I then used the metal hole punch to make two holes in my oval blank.
I am on the edge of glory – Lady Gaga.
Copper brads and copper filigree from Carmi’s personal collection.