My daughter seems to have the bizarre talent of being able to fashion animals, in this case a dinosaur, out of the foil you get your food in at Moe's. Moe's here is now closed, but I kept the dinosaur - it lives on my kitchen windowsill and will hopefully survive until she goes to college and can take it with her. Or, I may keep it forever!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!