The current ArtCharms swap that I've signed up for is called "Springtime in Paris". These are the charms I've created for that theme.
Their base is a Scrabble tile with a hole drilled through it. I have a hand drill that I use, so there's a bit of muscle involved there. I never realized that the wood used in Scrabble tiles can be softer or quite hard...and quite difficult to drill through. The tiles then had scrapbook paper featuring a map of Paris glued to the fronts & trimmed to fit. Same process with a text print paper to the backs of the tiles. Edges were slightly sanded & the papers were protected with MicroGlaze...a wonderful product. The edges of the tiles were finished off with 1/8" wide black & white ribbon...the most frustrating part of these charms. A Paris clock (from SkyBluePink) was glued to the text side of the piece. Finally, a jump ring was inserted into the hole & an Eiffel Tower charm was added to complete the charm.
I won't be doing quite as many swaps this year, so I'm really enjoying the ones I choose to play in. Join us if you're interested.