Tuesday, February 25
For the LOVE of SHARKS!!! Steampunkified Shark Brooch by Tanya Ruffin
I know we still have a little ways to go, but this project would be great for Shark Week. For those interested - there's even a countdown for Shark Week! I think it is a just a groovy steampunky pin. The process was easy and I love the end results.
Plastic heart frame
I already had a heart shaped frame cast and wanted to use in a unconventional design. So I purchased a plastic shark with the idea to cast the head. Check out your discount store toy aisles and...
Let your mind go!
I made a mold of the head, just up to the side fin and then cast the mold.
After I removed it from the mold, I didn't like how it sat on the frame so I took out my handy dandy file and took some off the side.
I used some copper, silver and ebony Rub 'n Buff® on the shark and the heart frame. I then glued the lace ribbon around the back to give it that Victorian look.
You can glue the pin back on now or wait until the glue sets up. I waited.
Now you have your very own steampunkified shark brooch, perfect for your Shark Week formal gathering or anywhere else this cool pin would go!