Friday, April 10, 2009

Charms are finished...

Happy Easter!
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
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 has a lot of coloration and will mix with nearly any kind of metal, so hopefully will work well on the recipients bracelet.

Finished front and back of the charm...a bit blurry, but I think you should see fine what I ended up with.

I hope I am on time, or this side of close, and that who receives the charm is happy with the result.
I will show the charms I received from the exchange.
Thank you Mary!


Anne said...

Hi, Mar! The charms are lovely! Thanks for showing all the pics and sharing the details. Love them! :-)

LaY hOoN said...

Whoa !! You even know how to make your own charms !
Awesome ! So lovely.

Janet said...

So pretty! And I love the card with the dragonfly....yes, I can see it just fine.

Dianne said...

beautiful charms! they look like they will last forever, and I'm sure the recipients will love them.

Patty said...

Oh-how lovely! I'm going to try these...saw some of the glass "blobs"
at the dollar store. Love reading
your blog! Patty