I created this out of reclaimed copper gutter and wire. I hand cut and hammered each of the flowers and wire wrapped them on the shaped and hammered heart. The word Mom was the hardest thing, making it tight but readable in the space allowed. I added two clear crystals to reflect the light.
My daughter requested a spiral mobile to hang over my grandson's bed. This is what I came up with. I use reclaimed copper gutter. Hammered a large section, cut a spiral with regular scissors. The metal is 24 gauge I think. folded the center end piece up to add a hook on it. This will be what it hangs from the ceiling with. The colors are achieved by careful heating with a torch. I sealed it with ProtectaClear and added a tear drop glass charm on the end.
An acorn from our Granddaddy Oak tree in our yard here in Louisiana. The ground is always covered with them every year. I used Craig Dabler's sandcasting kit to cast this one in sterling silver. I save all my scraps of silver from different projects and use them to cast things like this. So no metal goes to waste in my shop. Every bit is saved to use in casting new items. Recycling is Beautiful.