This anniversary, I got Chris the usual- a pair of cufflinks. It's my go-to project for him every year because it's the only bling a man can wear and I just love buying them. This year I decided to try my hand at making a pair. The K&S section of the hardware store was my first stop. I've had a Dremel for a long time but haven't really had the space to use it much but now with my new studio- it's much easier to work on messier projects. Finally have been using it to cut and polish metal. I wanted to go East Coast- West Coast with them because although we live here, his heart will always be in Nantucket.
|1. Trace shape of state on sheet metal with pin tool or a pin.|
|2. Cut with metal cutters.|
|3. Sand with Dremel.|
|Here are the two shapes- California and Nantucket (not to scale ;)!|
|4. Spray paint white then mix two part epoxy with epoxy dye.|
|5. Dab on epoxy and let sit.|
|7. Add heart with nail polish. If you mess up the heart, you can remove it with nail polish remover without affecting the resin at all so feel free to play.|