All good stories start with once upon a time... Right?Well once upon a time there was a crafter who didn't have much money to spend on her craft supplies.She tried to find creative ways to do make do with what she had. In other words... she was cheap/thrifty. She really liked steampunk style with its gears and clocks and such. She bought some gears at a craft store but at 50¢ a piece that was too expensive. So she set out to see if there was a creative way to make a gear embellishment. Out of creativity, she thought to take hot glue and push the 50¢ gear into the glue to make an impression. When the glue cooled she took the metal gear off and painted the hot glue gear black. Then she rubbed copper inka gold over the top. The result was these gears. They turned out with imperfections. However,at a cost of 5¢ for the 5 gears, that was a price she liked alot.
(here is where the story takes a turn)
She was making a hot glue gear when she got distracted... not usually a problem, but this time it was. She accidentally put her finger into the puddle of hot glue. Long story short, she ended ripping the skin off the top of her finger. As she sat with her bandaged finger throbbing, she decided to share this cautionary tale. She recommends that when making gears out of hot glue, pay very close attention to what you are doing.
I really like how they look with Mark's Finest Papers GEARS TO YOU set.