I found these rusty 'feeler gauges' in the shed on the weekend. I had wandered down looking for things to make into an altered art necklace. My Dad always gave me tools for looking after my car when I was younger, and too poor for paid services. I felt a little sad when I saw that these had gone rusty. However, I had been planning to make another assemblage as my one made in Michael's class is looking a little lonely on the wall.
A little time in the bathroom with a Dremel and cutting disk and I have the tobacco tin cut ready to insert them. Just waiting for the liquid nails to adhere the washer and metal cap to the base.
I asked Dad on Sunday if he minded me using them - turns out he 'gets' my assemblage work and is collecting stuff for me - yippee!
I have also begun teaching myself to solder, And while there are a lot of improvements needed - I can see the tape shape too much (any suggestions?) and attaching a jump ring is a major exercise - I can see potential. I am waiting on some silver wire and chain to arrive then I will make some of these up into jewellery.