Over at Love my Art Jewelry we started a new challenge, no more Strut your Stuff, we are going hardcore with Boot Camp! You can read all about it here. Basically, we wanna teach you some new fundamental techniques, and then let you try it out and run with it, and then, have a blog hop at the end of it all. This month we spent a lot of time working out the bugs, but its blog hop time.
If you want to hop along you can enter by adding your blog by inlinkz here. Remember to link your blog to ours (LMAJ) so your friends can hop along too!
Here is what I made with the balled headpins technique.
I have used LONG balled head pins balled on both sides to create dangles, such as in my jellyfish earrings.
I have used them to create texture on pieces too.
But for this challenge I wanted to do something new, so thought about using them as a connection. Balling a headpin, dropping it through and balling the other side to connect two things together.
I also happend to be making bronze clay beads, and I often like to layer them with sheet metal. So here is what I came up with. It is a trilobite fossil in bronze, with balled head pins to connect it to a nickle silver backing.
The bail on this piece is also a head pin, balled on one side, fed through a hole and balled again.
So I hope you had fun with boot camp, and learned to make some headpins and found some new ways to use them in your jewelry making.
Remember to go to to Love my Art Jewlery to hop along and see what everyone did!