Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bead & Button Show: A Vintaj pendant.

Usually my mom and I do not stop for vendor demonstrations at the show. This year, we had a more relaxed, meandering pace and ended up stopping for several. When we passed the Vintaj booth and my mom could see they were doing something with a Big Shot (which she has for cardmaking), we had to stop and find out what was going on!
They were putting copper blanks between metal plates, then rolling the plates through the Big Shot to stamp the image into the copper blank. When I tried it, I was prepared to really have to crank the handle, but it was surprisingly quick and easy. Afterwards, we polished them and riveted on a flower. I love riveting things.
That was a really fun demonstration. My mom and I already have plans to put her Big Shot to use in making some more pendants.


LeeAnn said...

That turned out really cute!

Christina J. said...

Thanks, LeeAnn! :) It was fun to do. We also discovered later in the show at another booth that they can be made with plates my mom uses for cardmaking with her Big Shot--we don't have to buy the specialty metal plates.

Jonara Blu Maui said...

It turned out so cute and that sounds so easy to do!