Friday, October 3, 2008

What on earth got into me?????

Well, pure madness, I know, but, you know how it is, I couldn't say no it sounded way too exciting!
Pamela (I'm not sure if she has a blog) wanted to join in the swap I'm running, and she told me about a swap she is hosting, now that in itself is fine, but it is a charm swap. So of course I had to say yes please to this one! Now of course I have never made a charm before, but hey! I'll give anything a try!
I bought some little tags, they are 1 1/2" long, the exact size. Some jump rings, shell beads, little green plastic tiki's and away I went!

I covered the tags, both sides in alcohol inks, and stamped with Stazon on one side.
Then I used some clear Opals and melted them with the heat gun, adding a couple of layers until it looked like the surface had been enameled. This also sealed the stamp.

Then I added the little shell bead and the tiki. I am now seriously hoping that they are ok!!! I am thinking that 10 of them will go overseas, so they will be a little bit of NZ. What do you think? Would you wear one of these little charms on a bracelet?
WOW! it's Friday! Have a great weekend everyone!
(Oh, and thanks for the comments everyone! I love you for it!)



Sherry said...

Those are awesome Carol. I certainly would wear one. Very clever.

Fannie said...

Hi, Carole! The green tikis look familiar. My daughters wear those as necklaces for our New Zealand-Maori dance section. It's a part of their costume. They use a red dress, headband and a bamboo skirt (the real skirt is really expensive). Two sets of poi balls hang from their waistbands. Thanks for the memories!

No worries--I definitely would wear one.

Margaret said...

Carole, awesome! would so wear one of these! What did you coat them with again, have you got a pic? I've only seen Diamond Glaze a kind of glue you use to give a 3D effect. M:)

Mixed Media Martyr said...

I would and I am a Kiwi!

ScaryCheri said...

o0h Carole those are adorable. love the little masks. How coooooool. Would definitely wear one on a bracelet or necklace even. well done girl friend. Hugz, Scary

Joanie Hoffman said...

I have never made a charm in my life, but these are so wonderful.
I sent a link for your blog to my friend, Janet, who DOES make charms. She has to see these!
Now I have to back & look at them again.
Happy days,

Janet Wilson said...

Yep! Joanie's right...Those are cute charms! Wish I had one. You should think about joining our Charmsters group. Let me know if you'd like an invite.

Janet, in Seattle