I knew when I opened the box that I was in for a challenge.
I've honestly never bought and/or owned a donut of any kind...ceramic or otherwise, so I knew this was going to be interesting.
I didn't want to do beads.
Mostly because I'm trying to develop a new set of skills, and the best way to do that is to practice, practice, practice.
So, I pierced and sawed two little medallions out of a copper sheet, sanded and patinaed and then riveted them together, using the tension and tightness of the sheets to hold the donut in place.
I was really inspired by art deco architecture.
I like the lines...how they kind of arch and flow...it reminds me of a suspension bridge with passengers trying to stare up out of their car windows to get a better glimpse of the details.
I'm also so pleased with how the little tube rivets came out. I finally broke down and bought a good set of tools for making tube rivets and it was well worth the $20 that I spent on it.
The rivets came together so easily and I'm so pleased with the little flairs around the edges.
I've put this little ode to American History in the shop.
I call it Suspended.
I do hope you'll check out all the creations this month from Kristie's team.
Thanks for stopping by!