Thursday, August 2, 2012

Key To The Past

I had never used a die cutting machine until just recently when ICE Resin and Spellbinders partnered up and I was asked to create a few projects using the Grand Calibur machine and some of their dies. It was fun to be given a chance to experiment with it. One of the projects that I've created was featured on the ICE Resin blog yesterday.

Key To The Past


My inspiration for this piece came from the smallest die in the
Labels Fourteen series. It reminded me of a keyhole.

I first used the 2nd largest die in the set to cut the shape out of thin copper sheet  and then added a keyhole with the smallest die in the lower portion. I then folded the piece into half and added a patina to enrich the color of the copper and to give it some age. I placed an image of a Victorian era woman that I cut from the Belles Dames Francais image book and covered it with ICE Resin. 


I embellished the piece with some chain and vintage jewels
and wire wrapped a skeleton key to it.


I used two styles of vintage chain to add some interest to the piece.

I made a hook clasp from copper wire. The keyhole piece that I cut out at the beginning of the project became the perfect closure once I punched a hole in it.


It was fun creating with the Spellbinders products. I've created a few more projects but I will have to wait awhile longer to share them.

Thanks for stopping by!


 


11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creation - love the use of the key, perfect with the 'keyhole' die!

    Estelle xx

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  2. Very cool piece - I like it a lot!

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  3. This is really lovely, Kathy...I really enjoy seeing all of the varied pieces you used, come together so perfectly!

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  4. How beautiful! I just love how detailed your jewelry is. It's so unique, and you can really see the love and attention that goes into each and every piece.

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  5. Wow, very unique...and wonderful! Laurel

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  6. What fun stuff to work with...it turned out great! The woman's image adds a lot to the piece!

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  7. What a beauty...you did a wonderful job. Thanks for coming by:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. Kathy, what an awesome project. I love the keys and the copper die cut. You are like an architect when it comes to jewelry! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Hi Katalina, great piece, love it. Thanks so much for swinging by, appreciate it! Riki

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  10. Really nice pieces, capable of catching the eyes right away. I liked the necklace the most amongst all of them, though all are pretty nice…


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  11. Hey! I like your blog its amazing. You have so many beautiful things here:)

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I look forward to reading what you have to say. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

Have a great day!
Kathy