Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend spent in the joy of their family, appreciating ...well just appreciating.
A little while back, I joined a charm swap with http://greenwomandesign.blogspot.com/
6 charms or was it 5?
No matter I made 6.
They are due sometime like now.
Today was their day for creation.
The card at the right or below, however it might turn up when I post, began as an index card. I hope you can see the dragonfly detail. It is done with a stencil, and the thicker gesso so it is raised. I cut this up into 6 pieces to put my information on to go with the charm.
I began with some vintage postage stamps. When digging through the pile I was looking for animal images, or something pretty, not postaged over.
These are the six images i used, affixed to the back of the glass blob with glue that dries clear.
I took flat sheet copper and placed that on the back of the glass and a piece of strip foil, burnished it and then added solder to cover it all up and so I could affix a loop, that I made from copper wire. Cleaned it all up from the soldering process then patinaed in a bronze...it has a lot of coloration and will mix with nearly any kind of metal, so hopefully will work well on the recipients bracelet.