September 10, 2008

Charm Time

Here are a few of the charm swaps I completed over this last month. All of them are with a great bunch of ladies in the Charmster group.

The first is a great theme – The Alphabet hosted by Lori. I hurried up and snagged the letter “M”. Could it be because all my three initials in my name are M. My letter M is for Map. I used Plexiglas and my dremel tool to make the shape of the charm. Used Diamond Glaze to glue the map pieces down. The backs have stickles in yellow around the perimeter and the saying is “M is for Map to help plot your course”. The little M charm attached is a stamp I stamped on poly shrink that I cut out and shrunk then punched a hole in the top, attached everything with a jump ring. With 26 letters, this swap would make for a great necklace.
The second swap is also a great one, since I got to work with my sheet metal. Theme is Heavy Metal hosted by Suzanne. Any thing went as long as we used sheet metal in the charm. So after some heavy thinking I made up these. A sheet metal flower with a green bead for a stem. Is that what it looks like?
Ok so the swap that I just finished up with is the Black and White swap hosted by Laurel. I went back to my soldering for this one. I pulled out some black and white paper and had the perfect stamp to use, a clock. With Art and Soul a few weeks away time is on my mind in order to get everything done that I want to before it gets here. Anyway, I stamped the clock in black on the white paper and in white on the black paper then soldered the two pieces together using my scalloped copper tape that I cut. Decorative scissors do wonders to some bland tape.
So know I am patiently awaiting the return of all the swapped charms. It will be like Christmas when then arrive in my mail box.


MJ Alexander said...

Ooooo! I love your charms! The "M" is great (I love both M's and maps!), and the clocks, but I think my favorite is the heavy metal flower with its green stem.

You did a beautiful job on all of these -

:-) Molly

m i c h e l l e said...

SUPER charms Melissa! I hereby bequeath my "Charm Swap Queen" crown to you, my dear! :-)

inventivesoul said...

Oh, I like these a lot!
I am SO glad that I am also in that swap!

Michelle said...

Hi Melissa, I received one of your gorgeous charms for the Think Pink exchange and I absolutely love it! I have all the materials to solder, now I must take the plunge to learn. Thanks for the beautiful charm. Michelle