Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Charm Swap

Anyone for Su Doku?
No, not me, I don't like number games,
scrabble and other words games yes, but nothing with numbers!
When I saw this set of Su Doku in a charity shop
a few years ago, I had no intention of ever playing a game with them,
but just knew they'd come in handy one day.
Cue - The Altered Dominos & Other Altered Game Pieces
group on Flickr.
The current swap on there is to 
" Create up to ten charms and receive ten. They have to be made using a game piece
 and have something on it that makes you think of Spring"
I wanted to use wire and the 'gizmo' wire coiling tool
to create some flowers with a gemstone in their centre. 
Although it's an easy tool to use (in theory!),
I think I need more practice.  However I was reasonably
pleased with how the flowers turned out.
First though, I painted one side of the Su Doku counters
white (to hide the numbers)
 and then attached book text with Liquitex.
The flowers (or maybe butterflies!) were then
stuck onto the counters with E6000 adhesive.
The gemstones I used are Carnelian,
except the blue one in the middle of the photo
which is Blue Chalcedony
 (no, I'd never heard of them before either!)
Flower or butterfly?
You decide!
Can't wait to see what charms I get back in return now!
Thanks for looking and I promise to try and get
round to see some of my blogging friends' blogs soon!    


Netty said...

wow Sherry these are so intricate, must have taken you ages, but with fab results. Hugs Annette x

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

They are just adorable, Sherry! I am in awe of all the details and how perfectly the book paper is cut around the piece.

Deborah said...

I feel the same about suduko (don't like crosswords either) so this is a *much* better use for the counters.

Meggymay said...

These must have taken ages to make, they all look super.
Yvonne x

Twinkle Star said...

So pretty Sherry, I think they look like little butterflies :)

Hugs, Estelle xx

my cup of tea said...

I just love mine! Thank you so much Sherry!

Mrs A. said...

These are beautiful Sherry. Defo butterflies. Hugs Mrs a.

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Ira Huberts said...

You just come up with the most amazing creations Sherry, either way, flower or butterfly, these are fabulous! Hugs, Ira xox

JansArtyJunk said...

Well I thought they were butterflies, before I read your post Sherry..but they are wonderful either did a fabby job with your game pieces! x

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Terry said...

I was just making blog visits and there you were! I am pretty sure I would be all thumbs with that coiling tool! I am always dropping stuff! These flowers/butterflies are simply amazing and you are one clever lady! Love these!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Whether a flower or a butterfly it winged it way to my home and in my heart! I just love it! Thanks, Sherry for making them!

Createology said...

How very clever these charms turned out. Unique and Springy. I like to see them as beautiful butterflies but then that is my favorite. Butterflies are the bearers of 10,000 happinesses. And blue is my heartthrob. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts SSD...

WendyK said...

They look great to me Sherry. I cant't coil wire to save my life.. Must try and get one of those tools.

PetraB said...

These are amazing. So delicate and whimsical.