Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Tuesday Tangle: Rolled Metal!

I unveiled my new rolling mill last week so today I'm unveiling what I've done with it! Below are the first few disks of copper and brass I made. You can see one is a little bit more oval than round - it was really hard to roll that one through the mill!



Here's a little closer up....


I used 22 and 24 gauge copper and brass disks. I polished them up and used my Euro-Power-Punch to make holes after I'd rolled the disks. Making these is seriously addictive!

14 comments:

Jenni said...

Fantastic, love that writing.
Jenni

Lorelei Eurto said...

omg i am so jealous! these are so great!!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Jenni and Lorelei! I think the hardest part about making the textured disks was working up the courage to spend the money on the rolling mill! LOL!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh yup I'm jealous too...sigh these are pretty awesome!

Alice said...

I love them! Imagine the things you can do with your new tool!!!!!

I'm just a tad jealous.

cw said...

Cindy, these look great! Have fun with your new toy! As a beader and not bead-maker, I see the new and exciting possibilities.
Chris

KayzKreationz said...

Those are great. I love the printing on the discs. And it looks like so much fun. Yet another tool to check out. LOL

TesoriTrovati said...

I want to know more about how that works! I have heard of these things but never seen one in action. How do you make the texture plates? I think this would be so fun!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

angelinabeadalina said...

Wow! Those are a +bazillion on the coolness scale!

Erin S said...

I love these! different than what I usually see. I would love a roller mill, but SOOOO expensive!
Erin S

maneki said...

Those look fab! I really like the post stamp and writing design.

Oh, I wish I had a rolling mill!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks for all the comments, folks! So many comments, I decided to answer them in a blog post. Happy rolling!

Cindy

Janet said...

Cindy those are really great pcs! A girl can never have enuf tools!

Lindsay Conner said...

I know a lot of people who would love this--so beautiful!