i have collected some pretty special tintypes
thinking that someday i would create something with them
i had seen this idea somewhere out in blogland a while ago
so...i got some of my bling together and came up with these two cuties
after hammering two spoons to death
then bending the neck of the spoon into a makeshift bracelet
i was able to then glue the tintype to the flattened part of the spoon
i then soldered some vintage rhinestone bling to the outer rim of the spoon
and then the final step was sealing everything with ice resin
i just love this girl's sweet face...
this bracelet was fashioned from the smaller of the two spoons
still a beauty
and some more metal-smithed beauties...
this is a vintage madonna picture
and some vintage mother of pearl beads
this necklace's pendant drops are fashioned from teardrop glass
the necklace loops are hand forged from copper wire that has been soldered to form the links
some close-up details
this is proof i've been busy at work in my little happy space!