The Moon, Star and Sun Necklace

If you are still wondering what to do with a metal blank here is the perfect necklace to inspire you.  Hand crafted by Fernando Dasilva it features several of the popular metal blank shapes in the Metal Complex catalog.

We have two different star shapes and they are both available in gold, German Silver and brass.

The sun shape is also available in the three standard colours.

The Metal Complex texture hammer added the additional details to each blank on the necklace.

Linked chain allowed Fernando to space all his components.

A little difficult to see are the crystal moons.  They make this necklace catch even more light.

They are Swarovski pendants.

 

Gladiator Style Set Eight!

Cut, curved and patinated metal blank.  Genius!

Last month I started posting the first of ten earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva and  inspired by Spartacus.  He dubbed them “Gladiator Style.”  Here is a closer look at one set using the fabulous photos taken by our in-house photographers.

The “365 EARRINGS” special issue of Bead Style Magazine is already out and Metal Complex has a two page spread with earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva using our selection of metal blanks in different shapes and finishings.

Metal Complex is ideal for all your gladiator style projects!

 

Gladiator Style Set Seven

Metal and crystal!

Last month I started posting the first of ten earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva and  inspired by Spartacus.  He dubbed them “Gladiator Style.”  Here is a closer look at one set using the fabulous photos taken by our in-house photographers.

The “365 EARRINGS” special issue of Bead Style Magazine is already out and Metal Complex has a two page spread with earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva using our selection of metal blanks in different shapes and finishings.

Silver Gladiator Style – Set Six

Last month I started posting the first of ten earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva and  inspired by Spartacus.  He dubbed them “Gladiator Style.”  Here is a closer look at one set using the fabulous photos taken by our in-house photographers.

Fernando makes our silver metal blanks look like they were forged in medieval times!

The “365 EARRINGS” special issue of Bead Style Magazine is already out and Metal Complex has a two page spread with earrings designed by Fernando Dasilva using our selection of metal blanks in different shapes and finishings.

Metal Stamping a T-shirt

The best thing about metal stamping is your ability to create a wearable message anytime you think of one.  Daytime, nighttime anytime, your pendants can be designed and created in moments.

The t-shirt shaped blank is available in German silver, copper and brass.

Our metal stamp alphabets are gorgeous.

You can see all the metal blanks and alphabets in the catalog now available on the Metal Complex website.

Happy Hammering!

Here is my first textured metal project!

I added texture to all these metal blanks in ten minutes!

There is nothing better than a new tool that just works.  No skill required.  Just hammer!

Within moments of opening my package I had new textured metal blanks.

I used my Metal Complex hole punch to make these holes.  I have mentioned that the punches go through the blanks as though they were paper.  Otherwise I would not even consider making so many holes.

I marked my holes with a sharpie so I could “sew” them together after punching the second blank’s holes.

Imagine all the options!

Metal Stamping Tiered Pendant

One loyal friend is worth 1000 relatives!

I am feeling the need to stamp some words and quotes permanently onto metal blanks.  Happily Metal Complex has all I need to create some special pieces.

I used a marker to determine where I needed to punch each letter with my alphabet stamps.  I wanted to create a tiered pendant with three different sized blanks.

I used two stamp sets to create my quote:  Playground Lowercase and Modern Uppercase.  I used the letters “i and o” to stamp 1000.

After cleaning away my original markings the blanks looked super!  When I was sure they lined up and I marked my spots for the holes.

The Metal Complex round hole plier punch made quick work of this task!

A worthy message to wear if there ever was one!