One Petal Daisy





Introduction: One Petal Daisy

About: Awesome Gear I've designed myself.

I made this pendant for my wife with the idea “he loves me, he loves me not”. This last petal says “he loves me”. My wife says it's too weird. And so, she loves it not.

The center is brass from a compression fitting. The petal is nickel from a 5 cent coin. The stem is steel wire.



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    21 Discussions

    I got the pendant two days ago in the mail and it's even better in person. Thank you so much!

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    Before I even read who made this indestructible I knew it was you (Like with Kiteman). You always have this sleek elegant style to your creations and clean pictures. Thanks for another build and I look forward to more.

    i love your creative thinking. at first i thought the stem of the daisy was too long but after looking at the pictures, it is sexy the way it leads to the clevage. so a mans eyes would go there.

    I love it - it's a shame your wife doesn't. Send it to me:-)

    I love it. How did you work the coin into the petal shape? About how many petals could you get from one coin? I see the tube shape & assume that's the compression fitting, but did the flower's center also come from this fitting?

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    I hammered the coin flat and then cut out the petal with shears. You could probably get 3 petals from one coin. That tube is actually a piece of nickel rolled up. Only the center of the flower is the fitting. I cut the wall of the fitting and hammered the ring open until it was a strip. I cut the circle out of that strip.

    OK, I see it now. I've been looking for cone nose pliers & the high grit sandpaper / polishing compound you talk about. Can you recommend sources?

    Michaels sells the pliers. I recently learned they're better known as round nose pliers. The high grit sand paper is in the auto section at walmart. The rubbing compound is in the same isle.

    That's great thinking! I was hoping folks would throw out great ideas and I'm glad they have. Thanks.

    i love this. i manage a bead store and am always on the hunt for original, meaningful beads and pendants. to make the meaning a little clearer, i would probably make about 5 more flowers, with more and more petals missing. would make a beautiful asymmetric lariat, oooh!! you could even hang a few lengths of fine chain at the bottom with a 'petal' dangling from each!! oh man....... love it love it. thanks for the inspirado

    I think this is an original and beautiful concept, but unfortunately it's really hard to tell what the piece is just by looking at it, and even once you know what it is, it still seems to lack aesthetic balance.
    However, if you managed it right, you might get the idea across better--and improve the look of it--if you added other daisies.
    To keep from being unwieldy, you could either remove the stems, arrange them in a bundle, or have them following or constituting the necklace portion on either side of the 'pennant'.
    For further clarity, all the full heads could be one material, like silver, while the singled-petaled one could be another, like gold--though I think leaving the suggestion of white petals and yellow centers would look best, so maybe just making the single-petaled flower centered and brightest would be enough.

    Beautiful work, beautiful concept--don't give up on it!

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    i like it, and it seems really sweet. but it's too big to wear. I understand why your wife might like it.

    a really cute idea is to make a full daisy with embedded he loves me, he loves me not on them. and the petals could fold to the back except for the last one. that might be tricky to make, though.