"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Catching up on some Art Charm swaps

I just realized that it's been awhile since I've shared any pix of Art Charms.  Guess I've been focusing on other things, but I do have a few new ones to share.  I recently hosted a Frida Kahlo swap in the Art Charms group.  The ones above were my contribution to the swap.  Twenty delightful swappers in this one...it was wonderful hosting a swap again.  I haven't decided what I'll create with the beautiful little works of art I received from the other swappers...but I'll share it when I decide.

I was part of a sewing themed swap, too.  I've been attempting to incorporate more wire wrapping into my Art Charms construction, so I did a lot of it to hang these Mother of Pearl heart shaped buttons from my charms.  The pins are the Tim Holtz Trinket Pins...it's a simple charm, but I like it.  I got a bit better at wire wrapping, too...although my technique seems to be a sloppy wrap instead of a precise one.  Works for me.

The current swaps in production include a Picnic Time swap.  For me, a picnic requires SUN...and I found these wonderful soda bottle caps in Jeanette Janson's Etsy shop, Vintage Supply.  I'm also making some of the charms using beer bottle caps...that's MY idea of a picnic beverage!  The graphics on some bottle caps are just too great to pass by.  The great sun image is from a favorite rubber stamp called Solstice Post, designed by Michelle Ward for Stampington & Company.  The sun from that image works perfectly when cut out with a 1" circle punch.  Glossy Accents seals the suns inside & protects them.  Easy & fun summertime charms.

A big challenge that is my current project is to construct 12 Tiny People.  Tiny people...each no more than 1.5" high, including the jump ring.  TINY being the operative word here.  It's not as easy as it might sound.  So far I have one successful one.  Meet Sophie.
More wire work here.  Had to use 22ga. wire & the one I had is a pretty rose gold color.  I have another one of a different design drying right now.  Of course, each of the tiny people needs to be an individual...and they each will have a name.  And maybe a little story.  We'll see how this all unfolds...it's been a challenge to create charms when the weather has been amazingly nice for NE Ohio...gotta emjoy the warm temps & low humidity while it's here...it's a very rare treat in these parts.

Have a great weekend & Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. 

1 comment:

  1. Girl you've outdone yourself! Love all of the charms you made - but I think my favorites are the sunshine soda pop tops. Well done!

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