Friday, November 2, 2012

Steampunk Adjustable Rings And A Card

I had my second shoulder operation this year a week and a half ago. Post op I struggled a bit for the first few days due to some swelling that was hindering my ability to do the Physio exercises. Once the swelling went down I have dedicated myself to the Physio exercises with in pain limits. I still can't get full range of movement yet but I think its slowly improving. Before this last operation I did allot of house work and also made a few things. My daughter Melissa comes home for a week on Saturday so yesterday I tidied the spare room which is also my art space and found a few things to share with you. First is a steam punkish birthday card for eldest daughter Carlia's boyfriend Cory.

Then I found two almost completed adjustable brass rings. They only needed a rivet to attach the top part to the ring which I did easily with my handy rivet/eyelet tool I got from Jen Crossley's shop. The left ring has a vintage typewriter key and the right a lovely metal rose embedded in Ice Resin.

I've also uncovered an almost complete 3D etched, metal, house necklace, my 3D metal house (etched but not put together) and three puffy hearts awaiting transformation...all a great inspiration to go do more Physio  exercises so I can get the strength back in my arm to get them done!!
Annette In Oz


Jen Crossley said...

LOve your card Annette its so cool.Looks like you cant wait to start the metal house cant wait to see how it goes.It will be great to see what you can do when your fully recovered I cant wait.Do you love the rivet tool Im addicted to it

Lucy said...

Love your card Annette, and the rings are fabulous! I love their steampunkishness( is there such a word?)
Are these rings going on Etsy??
Hugs Lucy


Thanks Jen and Lucy
yes Lucy the rings will end up in Etsy. I'm waiting for 36 items to return from QLDS and then I'll set the Etsy thing up...I'll post when its running Lucy. Oh Gosh Jen I so laurve that makes my fat fingers, shaky hands and using tiny rivtets/eyelets a breeze!! I cant wait to have a play with metal again Jen either :o)

Laura said...

I love everything about this card. The corrugated background, LOVE! The image, gears, rivets- all of it. Now I'm going to have to check out that riveting tool, too. Thank you for posting!

Gaby Bee said...

I know I haven't been by for a while, but sometimes it is so hard to get around to visiting all my favorite blogs.
The pieces you have made are amazing, Annette! Your card is absolutely stunning, and I love the the rings. Very inspiring!
I hope for a quick recovery...I can hardly wait to see what you are creating next.



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