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Friday, 17 July 2009

Romance Themed Charm Swap





I signed up for yet another charm swap - this is getting to be yet another addiction I think!

This one is being organised by Kim in Canada on her group Paper Digital Art and Images. (Kim has an amazing website with free images and tutorials and is well worth a look)

There are ten participants in this swap and we each need to make 10 charms and get an assortment of 10 back. The theme is Romance - any interpretation and other than that there are no hard and fast rules - any medium, any colour, any base.

I decided to go along the vintage couples route and use some glass pebbles. I originally wanted to stick the pebbles onto some circular wooden game pieces but they weren’t wide enough to drill a hole through and I couldn’t get beads to stick onto the edge. Plan B was to hunt through my craft stash to see what else I could use and I found some Style Stones which had been collecting dust! They are described on the packet as ‘Inkable Cultured Stone Embellishments For a Timeless Look’ Best of all they have holes pre drilled!

I coloured them using a variety of inks (see photo) and stuck the pebble on to the stones with some E6000 glue. (I stuck the vintage images to the pebbles with Glossy Accents) Further embellished with some lace and beads and ….. Voila!

6 comments:

Jan said...

Another winner Sherry - terrific idea with fantastic results. Thanks for sharing the technique as well.

Malissa said...

Your charms are gorgeous! They look really fun to make and you seem to have a real talent for it!

Viv's Visuals said...

How lovely these are... you're getting too clever!! LOL
And why is it we keep finding stash covered in dust????? rofl

kim aka imagesbykim said...

Oh my gosh Sherry, these are so beautiful How on earth am I gonna be able to spread these out to the other challengers, already I love them all. Ohhh I love the green ones. I can't wait to see them in person.

Thank you for spreading the word about PDA too, maybe we will have some more new members join us before the next swap comes along.
((((hugs))))
kim

Belinda said...

Hi Sherry your charms are really pretty, you are clever. I have given you a blog award on my blog, please accept. Take care Belinda

adifferentstory said...

These are beautiful and unusual charms