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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:
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)
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!

Whattya think???????
(click photo to see more detail)


  1. WOW, those came out terrific!

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

  3. Your flowers are just gorgeous!!!!

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

    Your flowers are just gorgeous! flowers to Pakistan