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Monday, August 24, 2009

Etsymetal Charmswap 4 Round 2

Snip, snip, file file and bend bend... Boy am I not finished yet?
My poor little fingers are sore from making all 'em little pinwheels.

Soldered my little pinwheels to the balled pins I made earlier... Tedious business :o)

And then I soldered all 'em pinwheels to my little cups. Added a little flower on the back. Figured pinwheels and flowers go hand in hand. At least that's where I was when I was little playing with them - outside with the flowers.
Straight out of the pickle pot. Yuck they look gross!
File, file, file.... Who knew there could be so much work with these little buggers? Ha I guess I forgot to multiply the work with 22!

Ahhh that's better. Shiny shiny right out of the tumbler.. and yeah I soldered a little jump ring to them and then I'll add another open 16 g jump ring.

YAY! Look at that little fellow. He's spinning cause he's so happy. But he's not done! Still a little more work to be done :o) Got to add some black to those pinwheels. I just have to! It wouldn't feel right otherwise.. So that is on the agenda for wednesday (sorry busy with beer and after work tomorrow). But the plan is to ship them out on Thursday!


  1. They look so awesome! They are gonna be a hit I know it!

  2. Thank you! I have grown quite fond of them... after all that time I spent with them, you know :o)

  3. They are lovely! Thanks for showing us your process!

  4. I love these so much, they are adorable. If you are going to put these in your shop, let me know. My grandmother collect charms from all over the world!

  5. oh my, they are GORGEOUS, Tess! I am so jealous not to be doing this swap...

  6. I am in love with your pinwheels! I really enjoy seeing you progress through a piece. I have been following you blog for a little while now, and I really love your work. So talented!

  7. Thank you guys! Your words are so encouraging. My team is filled with these incredible talented people and this challenge was quite intimidating!

  8. Jane keep your eyes on the Etsymetal shop on Etsy. I think they'll post one there. But I did make some extra (just in case some turned into crap!) So I'll let you know if I list it in my shop too!


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