Monday, September 13, 2010

There is Something Wonderful about Soft with Hard

I was thrilled to pieces when I saw the 50% off sign at my local craft store for these yummy goodies that I have been keeping an eye on.I've played with metal flashing but this day I decided that at this price I simply had to go to the next level....and so I bought some 24 gauge metal sheets,a metal hole puncher, anvil, and a new 1/4" metal stamp set that I picked up for a unbelievable price.I was especially thrilled that at last I could use some of my old leather belts that I have been saving to do SOMETHING with.
And so the plan..make myself a snazzy new cuff with my name on it...


I had so much fun hammering away..and Ooooh how I love the hard metal with the softness of the mesh and leather....By now I couldn't seem to stop..and I had no other choice in the matter...but to make some more.

 ...and Hammering..

...Still Hammering...


Now I am really in trouble..cant seem to stop..

Anybody know of a Hammering Anonymous in the neighborhood!



 
As always,
thank you so much for stopping by

22 comments:

Marlene said...

What fun you are having. I love texture and these are fabulous pieces with tons of texture. I think they are all great but I really like the pendant.

Dede said...

These are so much fun! The last time I hammered away was to make plant markers for my herb garden. It is so addictive and so much fun. Love your pendant and bracelets! Wishing you an awesome week Cat!

(((HUGS)))

Sea Witch said...

What great pieces you are creating. Love the bracelets. Sea Witch

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...and good therapy as well I bet!
Love all of your creations Cat...it's always so interesting to come visit you. Love, love, love your new header and bloggie look. Terrific!

KeLLy aNN said...

Great job!

La Dolce Vita said...

yes the juxtaposition is just yummy!! of course you can guess my fav!!! LOL!!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

I love mixing up opposites and you've done a splendiferous job of it Cat as these are delicious! I feel your excitement.
hugs
Gail

dosfishes said...

Wonderful fun hammering away. These are so cool.
I love that soft leather cording on your pendant. Give us more, these kinds of addictions are good! xox Corrine

Jingle said...

That looks like fun! These are really great pieces!

Lori ann said...

dear cat, i LOVE your new look too, it's so comfortable and beautiful, well done!

and then these bracelets, oh my! no no don't stop hammering, they are so inspired, and so gorgeous. keep on creating my friend!

xoxo
lori

luthien said...

isn't hammering the coolest!! :) i'm loving my very cheap stamping set too :) love the way you used your belts!! awesome!

NuminosityBeads said...

I love what you're doing with these, What fun.!
And your new blog layout is wonderful, much easier to read for these old eyes.
xoxo Kim

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful job, Cat! Aren't new toys fun? Glad you made something for yourself, too!

Jan scrap said...

Excellent items, I can see why you could'nt stop at making just the one. Now, where did I put the belts I've saved and did not know what to do with.........

sharon said...

You have struck a chord with me Cat!! I am all about soft and hard, bling and organic! These are beautiful.....just wonderful!! Love them!!
NOTHING feels like working with metal, manipulating, and morphing it into your own!

sharon said...

Also Cat, thank you so so much for all your kind words.....each one so important to me!

Silver Artisan said...

Cat,
I love your creations, you are right, the mixture of materials creates a pleasing design.
Don't get help for your new addiction, EnJoy iT!

Riki Schumacher said...

Don't you dare stop hammering!! Beautiful cuffs, love them. Great job. Big hug, Riki

Gaby Bee said...

These bracelets are absolutely stunning!
You rock :-)

miramecreations said...

Love your new cuffs! I too love the soft and hard look to them. I bet you are having a good time hammering...fun. I have a sister who has a lot of copper metal and all the tools that go with it. Love to go to her shop and hammer away. Still haven't come up with a good way to use it with polymer clay...yet. Plus, I don't have all the tools at my place. Right now, I am playing with just the thin copper that you can etch.
Love the new blog look!

Lisa said...

Amazing, I also knew those old belts had a purpose, I'll have to send them to you! but you can't have my 50% off coupon.

Hugs Cat,
Lisa

Linda said...

Looks like you're having way too much fun!!
I really like the mixture of materials you have there....very exciting :-)