This summer is going by so fast...July has just about passed me up but I was determined not to let it go by without completing step 7 of my jewel-aholic anonymous challenge. If you missed my original JA 12-step program post with a challenge to myself, you can find it here.
When I think of July I can't help but be reminded of American patriotism. Independence day celebrations have past but we still have some pride as a country to celebrate with the Olympics going on.
So in honor of America and the Olympics
I chose to make this piece for my July JA project.
I sorted through my stash of jewels for quite awhile not sure of
what I wanted to make until I found this medallion and pin.
I used a fine tip marker to outline where the pin would be on the medallion and then quickly placed my lettering. I wasn't worried about making the lettering perfect since it was just a reference point.
I used metal stamps to emboss the words "GOLDEN DREAMS" and added five dots at the top to tie in with the five Olympic rings.
I filled in the lettering with black pen. Some of the gold finish flaked off the medallion when I stamped the letters so I applied a little gold paint - not to completely cover - I wanted to keep an aged look. The gold also aged the black on the lettering which I liked. I let it dry and then applied Renaissance wax to protect the finish. I also drilled a hole so the pin would fit flush against the medallion.
Finally, I cut the back off the pin and glued it into place.
Now I have my own personal gold metal! Not to award myself for anything but to remind myself that my dreams can turn
into golden opportunities if I just follow them!
Below is where you can check out my previous
JA (Jewel-aholics Anonymous) projects.
January - "Snowflake"
February - "Tin Heart"March - "Good Luck Wishes"
June - "It's Heating Up!"
Bonus Project - "Masquerade Mask"
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