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This week I've been working on a gift to give for Valentine's Day but my mind gets in its way and says things like...
it's more stuff,
more clutter,
and I don't want to give something to someone for it to become their burden.

Now I'm stuck on my own ideas, and my own judgments.  What's really going on here?

Okay anyway, I came up with this design satisfying two needs.  One, the need to give, and second, the need to let go.

My partner in crime needed something to send in to a race called the BIGFOOT 200.
So I designed this key chain.  He can decide to keep it or send it away. Either way my feelings won't be hurt.  It was a way not to attach myself to a piece or even an outcome.
If that makes any sense at all?

Here is the process if anyone is interested.
I think you can get it all from the pictures.
Cut it all out,
just put it all back together.
Kind of like Humpty Dumpty.
I used nickel silver, tin, and brass rivets.
Nickel silver?
Whatever it is it costs more then copper, bronze, or brass!
Okay it's usually 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc at least that is what Wikipedia says.

Alright lovies have a fantastic Wednesday and let the festivities begin.  We will be rolling in debauchery all the way to FAT Tuesday



  1. That foot keyring charm is very cool! Just had to Google what "Fat Tuesday" I know!
    Next Tuesday is Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) in the UK. Not quite as exciting as Mardi Gras....


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