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!