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Instructionswhile this pattern is not found on this course this course is the reason I am able to make it- in the course you will make a bangle though a bit more simple than my design.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Mod, Ethnic, Whimsical, Victorian / Steampunk, Rock / Punk, Funky, Casual
copper brass hammers etching pen solder easy and hard hole punch files dremel
What was your inspiration?
The class shows you how to make things and recently I have been playing in pandoria on the farm which is in the vally of the four winds- silly me I looked into the seasons according to some website for the chinesse seasons and found a really interesting story about a tiger, a bird, a turtle, a dragon, and the earth. So I decided to see if I could use that in this bracelet which is far from done but I thought I would share with you where I was-
What are you most proud of?
The hinges have broken on me twice and three times and I ran out of copper so I had to go get some more copper after I broke my etching tool or so I thought, and I guess I am proud of the fact that I learned how to write the seasons in chinesse while learning about hinges.. :)
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
take your time have fun with it an if it breaks then do what i do with my pc and reboot- turn off for a few hours or days or weeks and then come back with a fresh outlook and or idea and or just look at it and rethink what you could of done differently- ie dont bend the hingles so much or beat yourself or the metal up so much that it breaks. :) happy monday