Thursday, August 12, 2010

Flower Charms

I joined a group on Swap-bot that makes jewelry.  Actually, it stresses me out because I am not sure what to do.  I joined the swap to make charms with 'flower' as the theme.  I thought to myself that would be an easy one!!  Well, it took me FOREVER to figure out what to make.  I do like the end result with my charms.  The first one is a rose charm I made with Tim Holtz Grunge Paper.  If you have never used grunge paper or grunge board you have to give it a try!  That stuff is awesome!!  The tutorials for the flowers are all over the internet too (Google it).  You use your big shot to die cut the flowers and then I inked up the pieces, glued them together and added a bale. I think it might look nice on a black velvet ribbon as a choker or something like that.  I felt like this was maybe too easy since I already knew how to make these flowers so I made another charm too. 

These charms still have the flower theme but I took a bunch of different elements and put them together.  I really liked these as well.  I put the white kind of shell piece on the metal spokes with really strong glue and then added the metal flowers to the white piece with the same glue.  I twisted the crystal beads on wire and added them to the bottom to dangle just to add a bit of interest.  I hope my partners like these.  I got a few gray hairs over them!!! :)

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful necklaces! Love the grungepaper flowers especially! I'm so glad you're going to be a part of art journal every day!