This month they launched a swap based on Amy Hanna's Get Your Badge On on-line course. I had purchased the course months ago and watched the videos but hadn't made anything, so decided to join the swap and create. Here's my badge, and the gift box I made.
My partner, Jenny, likes steampunk. I had some vintage microscope lenses that I'd been saving for something special and decided to use those for goggles. I wrapped the edges in faux leather, printed eyes on fabric, and glued everything to a wool felt base before attaching them to more faux leather and ribbon. The lenses, ring, and chain are vintage. I should have used more vintage items, but couldn't find my vintage gears so used some Tim Holtz pieces.
I wrapped the badge in pattern tissue and tied it with seam binding and another gear. Before packing it into the box, I tucked in a tag with a quick note on the back.
Jenny took my love of old lace, buttons, and neutrals into account, and also added my favorite colors of blue and green to make the perfect badge for me. She also wrapped it so beautifully that I hesitated to open the package!
And here's the badge she made...
It's been a gray week here, so the colorful touches are making me happy. Thank you, Jenny, for creating something so special!