Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Charming

This month theme at Gingersnap Creations is to add sparkle to our art ... what better way is there than to use and/or to create some delightful charms yourself. The Gingersnap DT definitely put the charms to fabulous use in their creations.
My charm is a hand-made creation where for the first time I used my new jewellery pliers and some findings .... I can only say that after this adventure I have even more respect for all those fantastic jewellery makers ....

The main piece of the charm is a bottlecap ... luckily somebody helped me to find for this crafty purpose (lol) .... As it was a used one, I slightly bent the outside rim to make the opening a little wider at the top. I punched two holes into the bottlecap (one at the top, one at the bottom), pushed some wire through the holes and secured it inside the bottlecap with some tacky glue. The image inside is from Marie's Freebies which I printed and cut to shape ... once glued in place I covered it with quite a thick layer of Glossy Accents. Above and beneath the cap I added some beads, pearls and embellishments to finish the charm.
I was quite happy with it and couldn't wait to use it for a little Valentine's hanging
To see all the other inspiring creations, just hop over to the Gingersnap blog and join us for this month's Spicy Supply Challenge! See you there, Petra. x

Linked to: Dezinaworld

14 comments:

1CardCreator said...

This looks lovely.

Dezinaworld said...

This is gorgeous, what a beautiful charm. please also feel free to enter the dezinaworld spot prize challenge on my blog (its in the side bar )
hugs June x

craftattack said...

Really Charming!

Nancy Y said...

Beautiful work! The charm you created is so lovely!
Nancy :D

Fliss said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A really beautiful piece of artwork.
x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, how precious!!! Totally gorgeous--what a Valentine delight!!!
XO

Netty said...

Beautiful jewellery. Annette x

Becky said...

Gorgeous charms...I love the idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shar said...

Gorgeous as always, Petra!

Dezinaworld said...

Thanks so much for coming over and adding it to the challenge at Dezinaworld. the winner will be announced today and a new challenge will be set
hugs June

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fun challenge that is.....spicy supplies. Love that! And LOVE your jewelry piece you made! Wow, is that ever gorgeous. Looks so sweet on the Valentine hanging. I truly love your project, Petra!

Jack said...

What a good excuse to have a beer, lol. Great charm xx

deep viola said...

Какая прелесть!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How fantastic, that's really beautiful.

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