Pancake Dies from Potters USA

 Awaiting some pancake dies from Potters - this batch on way and cant wait for them to get here 

I have a bunch coming but  this is the one I really want for my niobium - its a fancy butterfly  - this cuts the metal in my  20 ton press  and I only have a bit of sawing to do  so looking forward to it (or possibly flipping metal and it will cut the piece  - will have to see havnt used pancake dies before so should be interesting - I never did get to my feather bracelet - (I bought the pancake die for that too ) 

Metal cutting and forming

 So with bringing the Niobium out again I had some ideas I wanted to incorporate into metal  from my papercrafts -  I have  used my cutting dies to cut  36g copper and make roses  which I formed using the same tools I do with the paper and  used nail polish to color and a brad to hold it together (center hole in all layers)

Using Nail Polish Pre Nail polish

The niobium is thicker  30g  so I dont want to try to damage my dies  so I am going to draw out the  image (or use one of my stamps)  in this case a peony  is one of my favorites  and I am also waiting on some pancake dies for cutting  

Today I bought the  pansy  Heartfelt Creations shaping mold  so will see if its strong enough to bend the 30g  after I cut it out by hand (not my fav thing to do ) 

 so will see how sturdy for the 30 g - probably ok with the 36g copper and will try that too  - I can still use for my paper design anyway  if I cant - will only try one so not to damage the whole  mold  - so cant wait -  with niobium hope to get about the same color range you see above  you do with paper