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11  'Buy Handmade' Pins in Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 14, 2009 07:51:01 AM
I want to use the following graphic that I made to make pins/buttons or magnets to give away to fellow crafters and people who buy my handmade stuff. Or maybe to sell also... hmm. Anyway, the image is a modified version of 'Rosie the Riveter' from the National Archives [it is a PD (public domain) image, no restrictions, I checked!] and I've made this one PD too. [Yes, please make some pins and buttons too or use it to link to your store, etc....]

But what do you recommend as the method for making these? I'm looking for ideas beyond the 'badge-a-minute' maker....

Here's the image [feel free to swipe it, I have declared it to be public domain - share the love and all!]:



Ideas?

Bekka

P.S. For those who are wondering about the copyright issue of the Rosie graphic here is some info:

The National Archive IDs for the 'We Can Do It!' (commonly known as 'Rosie the Riveter') image are:

ARC Identifier 535413 / Local Identifier 179-WP-1563

If you click the above link and search for '535313' [the ID number] you will get the Archives online file of the original image.

And here is topic I did in Misc Crafts giving this and a similar image to all the Craftsters out there, and someone thought they were licensed. It includes my response to his objections.
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12  Working Man's Rosary [2 pics] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 12, 2009 07:05:10 PM
Okay, still playing around with hardware jewelry. While at Mass I had an idea - a rosary made from washers/nuts. So here it is.

The 'Hail Mary beads' are washers, the 'Our Father beads' are hexagonal nuts, the centerpiece is a larger washer, the cross is blackstone with a plated bail - all linked together with jumprings and a little bit of chain.

Sorry about the poor pictures.

Bekka [who is bummed today, sorry for the less than cheerful post - unable to sell ANY of my jewelry this morning at the flea market (swap meet) Tongue ]

Other hardware jewelry projects I've posted in case you want to take a look:

Washer and Nut Earrings (Picture heavy)
Black Velvet Washer Necklace
Washer Chainmaille Bracelet
Nutsy Key Necklace



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13  Black Velvet Washer Heart Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 09, 2009 06:00:32 PM
Okay, here is the next thing in my experiments with hardware in jewelry [see my Washer and Nut Earrings,Washer Chainmaille Bracelet, and Nutsy Key Necklace for previously posted hardware jewelry projects I've done...all inspired by Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge.]

This time I had found these really funky large, black-velvet-flocked, heart-shaped beads. I got them originally just because they were fun. But they seemed a perfect counterpoint to the 'hardness' of the large washer. I strung my new pendant on a black velvet necklace cord to match the heart:



Here's a close up of the pendant:



Bekka
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14  Washer and Nut Earrings - Set 1 - Pic Heavy in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 09, 2009 05:41:27 PM
Following in the footsteps of my Nutsy Key Necklace and Washer Chainmaille Bracelet, I now wish to show off my first forrays into earrings. [All of these designs are inspired by Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge, though I found her offerings too tame for my taste and decided to wander away from the tour, so to speak.]

So, without further ado, here is my first set of Washer and Nut Earrings (the two center ones have post findings, and the outer ones are on ear wires):



Sorry, the picture isn't the best. But here is a close up of the Nutty Blue Glass Earrings on the far right [again, the picture isn't the best, being a close up crop of the above pic....]



And here is a picture of the amethyst earrings on the far left of the group picture, moved off the black velvet display so you can see the color of the round glass beads better:



What do you all think? Should I keep exploring this trend? I'm not sure I should let it become one of my signature styles, though I am enjoying it a lot. And I AM going to try selling them at the local flea market and see if Cleveland is ready for my spin on hardware jewelry. But then again... I don't know. Would any of you wear them? [I confess to being a bit underconfident in my jewelry design skills because I can't wear ANYTHING metal - including my wedding ring - and yes, I've tried all types of fine metal including platinum....  So, I can't really say I would wear it because I CAN'T. Cheesy ]

Bekka
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15  Tut: How to Make a Washer Chainmaille Bracelet [REALLY photo HEAVY HEAVY!!!] in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 08, 2009 09:35:16 PM
Okay, as I said in my previous thread on hardware jewelry, my new kick is using hardware in my jewelry designs - I mean nuts, washers, etc. I was inspired by Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge, but I found the designs too 'basic' for my tastes. So I began to play around.

First was my Nutsy Key Necklace. Now it's chainmaille made with jumprings and washers. Basic European 4-in-1 jewelry weave, only the center rings are washers! It turned out way cool - even my husband, who usually is indifferent to my craftings and jewelry makings ['Hon, I can only see 5 colors, remember?'], said he liked it! It has a cool slinky feeling to it. I would have prefered a toggle clasp, but I didn't have any, so lobster claw it was.

So here it is, the Washer Chainmaille Bracelet:



Here's the somewhat blurry close-up so you can see the weave pattern. Really basic, just like I promised.



What do you all think?

Bekka
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16  Rosie the Riveter Altered Graphics (2 lg graphics!) in Discussion and Questions by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 08, 2009 01:23:53 AM
I took the old Rosie the Riveter poster from WWII (public domain!) and modified it. The mods are public domain also (so says I!!! Grin). I want to share them, and didn't know where to put this thread (mods -feel free to move it if I'm in the wrong place...  Tongue)

Anyway - spread them around - use them to link to your etsy shop or whatever!!! Make buttons!! Have fun with them!!!  Cheesy





I'll make more if people want them.... Suggestions as to what she should say?

Bekka
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17  Hardware Jewelry #1: Nutsy Key Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Tidbits_Trinkets on: July 06, 2009 08:44:27 PM
Okay, my new kick is using hardware in my jewelry designs - I mean nuts, washers, etc. I was inspired by Hardwear: Jewelry from a Toolbox by Hannah Rogge, but I found the designs too 'basic' for my tastes. So I began to play around.

I did find that lock washers look a bit like cogs and lend themselves to Steampunk-esque designs. Our local discount hardware store [Harbor Freight] carries plastic boxes of washer assortments and assortments of small springs. I'm 'gearing' up for a big round of experimenting soon!

But here is my first necklace, the 'Nutsy Key Necklace':




What do you all think? I'm hoping to sell it at the flea market this weekend.

Bekka
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