Introducing the wearable alphabet series! This weeks listing: A is for Artist. Created with a 2 1/2" brass letter stencil, tintype photo, and antique pen nib, all treasures found while celebrating my 5 year anniversary with my hubby last weekend (see post below). I've added hand riveted details to the stencil with brass wire and inset mica over the word "Artist". The word "gifts" which you see peeking in the lower left corner of the letter A is from an 1825 bible. I truly believe creating with our hands is a gift that God blesses us with and we glorify Him when we use the gifts he has given us.
I loved working on this piece. The idea came to me before I had even left the flea market with all my goodies, but getting that hole drilled in the pen nib was nearly the downfall of the piece! I was so satisfied with the finished project that I had to make another one for me, just a different photo in mine. Did I mention the tiny collage on the back? A special finishing touch for the buyer to enjoy.
If "A is for Artist" doesn't describe you, keep checking my auction listings, I plan to do a wearable piece from each letter in the alphabet.