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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charm Swap

The EtsyMetalClay team put on a charm swap. This is my contribution. I made the texture for the back using a photo-polymer plate. I love those things. The design is difficult to see in this picture but I drew all of these different whimsical flowers that play on the poppy on the front. I also used this project as an opportunity to experiment with different finishes. I love buying different attachments for my flex shaft and I never know what they do until I test it out. now I know what everything does. It was fun!

I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas. I will, in return, be sent a package of 27 different charms. I'm so eager to see what everyone else came up with.

We all made one extra charm that will be used to create a charm bracelet that we are donating to a charity. We chose "The Andruzzi Foundation" to donate the bracelet to. They have a live auction to raise money and I hope this brings them a pretty penny to use towards cancer research.


Swati said...

They are so beautiful!! What are these stones?

Chocolate and Steel said...

Thank you:) I used all cz's. I have a great supplier downtown that gets nice quality ones.

Stacey said...

So pretty, looking forward to seeing what you get in return! :)

HappyDayArt! said...

Wheeeee! These are so pretty!


kendall.micayla said...

mmm, lovely! i love all of the colors together :) its a great idea too, doing the charm bracelet.