I did it! I cut out the cutest damn pair of Whales I’ve ever seen. It’s like I just plucked them out of the sea and magiced them into earrings! Ok so I am a little bit biased… so you can make up your own minds! I have put a few pics below for your approval and I’m open to all opinions.
A little background – the behind the scenes making – First I started by googling (other search engines are available) whale photos and copied a few favourites into illustrator. Drew a few silhouette drawings, tweaked, texted a few friends to see which one they preferred and picked the winner.
Printed the drawings in a range of sizes as I wasn’t sure what size I fancied cutting. Used spray adhesive and picked the size & stuck the whale drawing directly to my silver sheet.
Now the best bit… the cutting out!! tunes definitely help with my cutting and I sing along (unfortunately for the hubby, but I think he secretly loves my unique singing style) sawing out my tiny whale earrings.
I file them nice and smooth, solder the posts, pop them in the barrelling machine, spend 5 hours tried to find them in the mix of silver shots. (well 10 minutes but it feels like hours and there’s always one sneaky earringI can’t find) Give em a polish! my second favourite part as they’re sooooooo shiny (may have been a magpie in a former life.)
TA DAH! See them in action in my Etsy Shop