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Chicago area, Illinois, United States
I'm a self taught Mixed Media Artist, I Love to take various art classes. I enjoy being with my friends and family. I'm retired and loving every minute of it

Friday, February 02, 2007


I tried something new this week. I took old tin containers and cut them into shapes for charms.
I'm learning how to use all types of new tools.
The background for the charms in this picture are from an old Cadburys Chocolate Tin.
I used tin snips, metal files,hole puncher, eyelet setter and was trying different types of aging techniques . I even bought an anvil for metal pounding. The embellishments are things I had in my stash. WHAT FUN! Can't wait to make more..
I found a Harbor Freight Store near my house and a new thrift shop. A perfect place in the same mall for all my metal needs. (Tools and Tins).
It's been FRIGID in the Chicago area. Brrrrr