The first thing I did was to cut out the links in paper to find the size links which suited. I then made a plan of the sizes and bought a piece of sheet silver. To texture my sheet of silver I played with several fabrics and copper samples and eventually found that this lace made a pretty texture.
I then marked up the sheet and using a saw cut out all the strips I needed.
I then bound each link with steel binding wire and soldered them shut.
My daughter unwrapped her present on Christmas day and was thrilled with it. Here is the finished chain.
My card challenge today has nothing to do with chains but I really liked the simplicity of my silver chain against the white card so I created a wedding card for my Etsy shop using this as my inspiration.
I made a shabby chic white on white card with a silver edged ribbon and a black heat embossed LOTV sentiment stamp.. I embossed the backing paper. The floral die cuts are Cheery Lynn and Joanna Sheen. It is so hard to photograph white on white, they always look a bit grey but IRL this is a gorgeous crisp white.
This is for sale here in my Etsy shop which I am trying to re stock with some summery cards. More will be listed over the coming weeks.
I would like to enter my card into the following great challenges;
Cheery Lynn anything goes
Penny Black and More blossoms and bows
Fashionable stamping favourite go to stamp I have many favourite stamps this my fave wedding sentiment stamp
Country view crafts anything goes
Crafty ribbons anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Catz no designer papers
Whimsy stamps use a diecut
Papertake Weekly a cut above
Top Tip Tuesdays buttons or bows
Frilly and Funkie put a ribbon on it
I have a wonderful day to look forward to tomorrow, my parents' Diamond Wedding Anniversary. We are visiting a National Trust property and having lunch. Their official celebrations are not until Sunday when the rest of the family are able to join us. I have made a very special card which I will share after the big day.....
Bye for now,