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Bill Hudson

My very very early metalwork minis.

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Bill Hudson

Found these in an envelope in some of my mom's keep sakes.  We moved to Oregon in 1945 and lived about fifteen miles from town up in the woods. I was about 14 then. We did not have much money for frills and I needed to keep my hands busy so I tore an old radio coil apart and made these little swords from bobby pins and the wire.  Kind of crude but I sold them at school and church to the girls to pin in their sweaters. They used to have copper foil shields hanging from the chain but they are gone. I got 25 cents apiece.  Might have made a couple of dollars in total (was a lot of money then). I filed some tweezer tips round to make the chain. I filed bobby pins to the shape of the blades (about an inch long).

 

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miraclechicken

Wow I think they are excellent! How fun and nostalgic. And good money back then too. So cool to see your stuff from the early days, thanks for posting---

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