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« on: March 12, 2013 01:13:38 AM »





I have had a strong desire to make something Alice in Wonderland related for awhile now, and there has been no Alice swaps, so I finally made a couple of things for myself.

I have been playing with different methods of image transfer for etching, and this was the newest experiment.  Using brochure/glossy presentation paper instead of the much more expensive toner transfer sheets for circuit board etching, which I mentioned here on my blog.  It does work and I am much happier spending $17 for 250 pieces of paper, rather than $25 for 10. 

Anyways, from my experimentation, came these two brass plaques, which I wanted to make, with leather thongs, into wrap bracelets.  I had some failures, but primarily because my current acid bath is getting weaker from being used so much, and the etch was not as deep as I wanted, so I had to play with the time an item is left in the bath.  I etched little charms for them as well, but they are larger than I think they should be, especially as they were an afterthought, using some circles I had punched for another project.  They were made with stamped images, so I think I will play with some images done with the brochure paper image transfer technique instead. 





The leather thong is cut triple the circumference of my wrist, and I used copper findings.  I gently curved the brass plaques to fit more comfortably.  To hightlight the lettering, I patinaed the plaques, then sanded, and buffed with Renaissance Wax.

I love Alice in Wonderland, and both these quotes seem to fit my life (at least my work life) far to well sometimes.  I am liking them however and am glad to make a little something for myself, at least as a prototype.  Working on refining some details.

I have some more details of what I did on my blog.

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013 02:48:38 AM »

I love them! they are really great.  Grin Someone should do a Alice in wonderland swap.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013 03:22:42 AM »

Thank you Cheesy.  I don't think there has been an Alice swap in a couple of years, but they were great fun.

Here is the gallery for the last one I was in - yep it was almost 2 years ago.

and the one before that - they were both fantastic to be a part of.

Maybe we should bring it up for the swap ideas board - even as an OTT Alice swap?
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013 04:04:05 AM »

I can not express how beautiful these are and how much I want one.

Better get myself a acid bath (not words I thought I would type today).
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013 09:14:22 AM »

Oh wow, these are so so beautiful!!!  Etching looks like so much fun!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013 12:25:25 PM »

wow i love these so much, i think they want to come live on my wrist  Roll Eyes
beautifully done
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013 04:41:32 AM »

Thank you.  I wore one last night, and the are quite comfortable to wear.  My girlfriendsnoticed and like them too.
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2013 08:14:44 AM »

Very cute idea. I love that it's Alice themed, but it's not 'in your face' Alice themed.
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2013 03:11:48 AM »

Thank you - I may be working on a tutorial for my blog if anyone else is interested in making something like this
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2013 01:12:53 PM »

Etching is one of those things on my endless list of "stuff to learn" mostly because I see cool stuff like your bracelet Grin  I really love the look of the metal piece with the quote with the wrapped bracelet!
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2013 01:44:53 PM »

Those are great! I love the mix of materials...the cord & metal together.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2013 04:02:20 AM »

Thank you!  I am working on a tutorial for making an etched metal bar bracelet on leather cord - I'll post it here one day when i am done, and anyone who wants can give it a try!
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