Monday, 9 February 2009

"Milagros" for ABAA and" Metal" for Lots to Do


The challenge at the Awfully Big Art Adventure this time is "Milagros" They are mexican religious metal charms and can be hearts, arms, legs...well all sorts really.
We are allowed to make them of any material and I decided to make mine out of metal (a used...and clean (!) tomato puree tube) I also used embossing tools and a permanent marker. I first drew a heart on the back of the metal...and then just kept playing until I was happy with it. Great fun and it cost nothing!
I would also like to enter this for "Marvellous Metal" which is the challenge on Lots To Do
(Please click on pic if you want to see it a bit better x )

17 comments:

Linda said...

This is such a lovely, professional-looking job RubyMay ... I really do like it. Thank you for taking part in the challenge.
Linda :-)
ABAA

Rosie said...

Great work and a good piece of recycling too! Love the result and thanks for joining in our challenge.
Love
Rosie ABAA

Char said...

Boy your metal work is fabulous. Love your Heart.

Ang C said...

a beautiful charm


and a lovely bit of recycling too

Jan said...

Fantastic! Beautifully done

ju said...

WOW! yourself! Your work is stunning! Thanks for visiting my blog. x

crafty creations said...

This is an amazing piece of metalwork RubyMay thank you so much for joining the Lotsodo Challenge again this week

x Hilda

tammy vitale said...

Oh, we definitely need a "how to" tutorial on this lovely little piece!

I saw Milagros in the desert of Arizona at an old mission there - all these little charms pinned onto a statue (ST Francis? I think, can't remember)...what I read said that the charm(arm, leg, whatever) represented where the petitioner requested healing. A very old practice. Very nicely updated by you.

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome. I have been wondering what that word meant. Thank you for clearing that up for me!Beautiful charm by the way

AliMayes said...

Very clever!
Ali xx

Moira said...

Wow this is fab, Tammy is right you need to do a step by step tutorial for this it is great

Kimmie said...

This is really gorgeous! I've heard of the tomato paste tube thing - now I will have to buy some tomato paste that way (in a tube) just so I can re-use the tube!

Jendy said...

I must admit - my first impression was "She MADE THIS?!?" It is FANTASTIC! Your metal work is flawless. I love it.

RubyMay said...

Hi Guys...I will have a go at a tut for this sort of thing and take some pics of work in progress.
Bear with me while I force feed everyone tomato puree to get some more tubes !
Thanks for all the lovely comments x
Get your embossing styluses and a mat simillar to a mouse mat at the ready ...or get out your parchment craft tools. This piece took about an hour xxx BRB!

Viv's Visuals said...

This is gorgeous!!

Jaqi said...

Very nice, what a great charm, Jaqi

lisa said...

this milagro is fabulous and inventive!!