Thursday, June 26, 2008

BookArtz Charm Swap

I almost forgot to post the pic of these charms. We're doing a charm swap and here is a few of my offerings. I'm looking forward to adding some of the charms from this swap to my bracelet that I always wear.....you know the jingly one.





I cut the copper sheet, used my new dividers....straight lines can be a beautiful thing. Then I filed the edges and corners. Drilled holes. Tumbled them. Grabbed some pages from an old book (1920's) and started tearing & burning. The smell of vintage paper burning isn't pleasant. Then I used gel medium to adhere the paper. I scanned this before I added jump rings so that I could get a better scan. Then I added the jump rings & bagged them up. Twenty five of them. Well I made more, but 25 are for the swap.

My oldest had a look at them while I was working on them & said they looked like something from the movie National Treasure. Then I realized that I had made them right after we watched the movie. Sometimes it amazes me where inspiration comes from, when you aren't even paying attention or looking for it. That's the best kind!

Lots of other things going on around here. I do have some pieces that need to be properly photographed. I envy people who have the knack to hang a piece on a tree and have an awesome picture come out.....I still struggle with every photograph. Lighting is my main issue.....and I'm still working on it.

8 comments:

ChezChani said...

Those are very very cool. I wish I had a knack for altered crafts. It would go with my desire to never throw anything out, reuse, and makes things out of what is on hand.

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Love your charms for your charm swap. I just did a charm swap also...Maybe I'll be getting one of yours, I sure hope so....

Annette Piper said...

They are brilliant! I haven't seen anything like those before :)

Mary S Hunt said...

Well....aren't these CUTE!

thank you Stacie, for stopping by my blog...I haven't finished the glass box yet I will probably get to it this week sometime..the glass staining is an ancient technique...it just takes a little practice..and a kiln to fire the glass together...poof painted glass
:-)...I looked for an email address to find you ..this was the next best thing..

Tracy said...

OMG, I love these! That's not a very insightful comment but it is the first thing that popped into my head when I saw them. Stacie, you can feel free to send me some of these any time!

At first I thought they were little riveted window charms, but this would be much less bulky. Nice idea!

Stacie said...

Tracy- yes, these are much less bulky.....and that's what you want in a charm ;-) I was going to send you a note to send me your address & I'll send you one....can't get to your blogger profile so if you see this here.....email me at simplystacie at gmail dot com. I know a couple of Tracy's and don't want to assume. LOL. Thanks for your sweet comment. I prefer sweet to insightful!

BTW- the charm swap is done & I'm going to have a cool bracelet! Or necklace.....can't decide.

mygemstonebox said...

Honey, these are lovely! Great job.
Best,
D
http://mygemstonebox.blogspot.com

Stacie said...

Thanks ;-)