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Furry Friday ~ STEEL Your Heart Pet Art


Not so much of a feathered, furried or even scaley Furry Friday but more like cold, hard steel.

It still includes animals, so it "fits" my Furry Friday theme.

It's my blog and I can do what I want, right? LOL

Anyway, my sis, Vanessa, and her man have started to doing steel cutouts of a few breeds of dogs. Mainly Great Danes but they're slowly branching out into other breeds.

Vanessa started the whole thing as she'd seen similar things at dog shows but they were made out of cheap, very thin, flimsy metal, weren't painted, had no brackets/hooks or bases/stands and they didn't even have a primer to keep them from rusting. They also wanted over $125 for them.

So, she asked her boyfriend if he could possibly make one (he's a welder) and he told her to draw up a template for him to cut out. She shared her new Dane head cutout on FB and STEEL Your Heart Pet Art was born. ☺

They're currently doing Great Danes in Black, Mantle, Fawn, Brindle, Blue and then just plain primed. 


 They've also made a few full body Danes:



And have added doing Beezer (Ibizan Hound) heads too:




Jeff made all the templates (after Vanessa drew them out, which took a lot of time and wasting of materials). He then cuts everything by hand with a torch, grinds them down to make them smooth, welds on brackets/hooks or bases/stands or even drills holes and countersinks them so you can screw them onto something if you wanted to go that route or he leaves them plain (just the head with nothing on it). Then Vanessa primes them and paints them. After the price of the steel, the labor and money involved with using his torch, grinders and welding equipment, and adding the cost of the primer and/or paint they could easily ask a LOT more than they do but don't. Pretty cool if you ask me. ☺

I plan on adding 1 or 2 to my collection soon! Maybe a blue natural eared? ☺

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