Karen has enjoyed making mobiles out of metal over the years. Learn how to make your own creation out of paper. Or even try it in metal. Either way, you'll be sure to create some fun and fabulous mobiles!
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8. Viola! You now have a Mobile. Top off with a swivel.
9. A patina can be added (available commercially through craft and jewelry stores or use layers of vinegar, salt and/or lemon with humidity) or you can leave the piece natural, if desired.
10. If you desire to make your mobile out of metal, you can use shears to cut your shapes out of thin metal. The edges can be filed down to avoid sharp edges.
11. Then, the metal can be roughed up use sandpaper or a file. Paint can be added after that. We usually use Rustoleum. But, just be sure to use a paint that is applicable to your materials.
This sketch shows how to find a balance point for the pieces of a mobile.
Examples of some of Karen's mobiles for inspiration.