|Frida Kahlo Necklace by Wink Artisans|
It all started with my sister-in-law, Jackie, and her dog Buddy. Sometime last year, Buddy got to one of her earrings and gave it a good chew. Needless to say, that pair of earrings was gone. Soon, the earrings made their way into my recycled bin to be "salvaged" or be turned into something else. And that's how this Frida Kahlo necklace came about. Below are pictures of the process for you to see how the pendant developed.
|The Pair of Earrings|
I decided to only use the chewed up earrings. I'll save the other one for another project later on. I kept it on my desk for about three hours before figuring out what to do with it. I kept looking and looking at it.
|The Chewed Up Earring|
First step: to cut it open the top with shears, then carefully open the body with my hands and finally cut with the saw blade the bottom where the two pieces of metal were soldered.
|Cut the earring open.|
|Stamping and Texture|
|Shaping it into a heart|
|Riveting to copper background|
There you have it. Now, let's see you is going to snatch this beauty away.
Good luck everyone!