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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Metal Flowers: C.R.A.P.

Well, I have been inspired! :)  I was watching the Taco Tuesday over at Ten Second Studios this week.  They had an awesome tutorial on making metal flowers.  You can see it here:  http://www.tensecondsstudio.com/videos/050410.html
I really liked the flowers made in the tut, but wanted to try something a little different.  Then I saw another great tutorial on a blog:  Crafting in Croatia on how to make rosettes from paper spirals. 
I decided to combine the two and I came up with my version of a metal flower. 
I dub thee:  C.R.A.P.!   California Rosettes and Peonies  (LOL  ok, a stretch, but I had to make the acronym work!  hee hee)
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I cut a piece of square metal, embossed a quickie pattern on it with one of my Ten Second pattern molds, sanded the metal, cut a freehand spiral with patterned scissors, and rolled it up like in the Nina B Designs blog tutorial.  I worked the metal quite a bit after it was rolled..... bending and squishing and "fine tuning" the flowers.  I added a little bling in the middle .........and........... voila!
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Whattya think???????
(click photo to see more detail)

13 comments:

  1. WOW, those came out terrific!

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  2. Heeeeeeey this is GORGEOUS!!! Uhh did you cut yourself doing it? I would be worried about wounding myself! LOL! But just beautiful!

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  3. Your flowers are just gorgeous!!!!

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  4. Wow, these are amazing, Susan. I'm glad you took my flowers up a notch and created these beauties. Thanks for letting me know.

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  5. these are beautiful and I love the colors you chose. what a great idea!

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  6. Wonderful! I love what you did...even the title. lol

    These are darling - I would let Cheryl and Megan know...you may inspire them in return. Really a great job, Susan! xx

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  7. Vivian, aka QatpawMay 8, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Beautiful work! I found your site through Ten Seconds Studio. I'm a big fan of Cheryl & Megan. They posted a picture of the flower I did. Wow, was I surprised! It didn't have as cool a name as yours, but it was super quick to make. Love it that your son is a young metal embosser! Now that I've found you, I need to explore the rest of your site and see your other creations.

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  8. Lovely flowers!! good colors and such a nice job.....and just think will last forever~! barring you don't sit on them

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  9. Those are better than Megan and Cheryl's! But don't tell them! LOL Now I want to try!

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  10. What do I think????!! I think these are (like the kids say) waaaaay cool! *hee hee*

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  11. flowers to PakistanNovember 4, 2010 at 1:51 AM

    Your flowers are just gorgeous! flowers to Pakistan

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