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November: B-17 Necklace

Happy to finally be posting November’s finished project! In the last post you saw the raw laser cut airplanes, and tonight I covered them with pieces of sectional charts. These convoluted looking maps are actually quite well-organized with a TON of essential information for the pilot’s flight planning. They include special symbols and information that enable them to safely navigate from one location to another while keeping on-time. This one below shows just a small area east of Dallas – look at all that stuff!

With a trip to Hobby Lobby after work to pick up some hardware for the necklace and some Mod Podge, I was ready to get this thing done! The craftsmanship I will admit is leaving something to be desired right now. You can see the paper looks a bit rough around the edges.. and the Mod Podge did not stick to the metal as well as I’d hoped. I’ll have to experiment some more to find a method that will make these more wearable. But for now, We’ve at least got SOMETHING done!

(Finished Piece, still needs some refinining it seems – but not bad!)

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  1. Claudia #

    Sarah, these are fantastic! Definitely marketable – think about the airshows & pilot stores. I’d love to see a helicopter, too, of course! And bracelet charms, key ring charms…..!! Limited edition, no two exactly alike.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  2. Thank you Claudia! Yes I was so excited about this idea – i think they definitely would sell! I need to practice and get a method for attaching the paper better so it doesn’t fall apart first, but i think there will definitely need to be a helicopter and some other things down the road! =D

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  3. Caela #

    This is every bit as cool as you said it is!!!!! Can’t wait to see one in person!

    Saturday, December 10, 2011

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