WHALE HELLO

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

 

 

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About lovelydeer

My name is Gemma Phillips and I am a designer and illustrator of a range of home ware called Lovely Deer. https://lovelydeer.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/lovely.deer.5?fref=ts
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