Friday, 3 July 2009

Flower and Leaf Charm

With all the summer pictures of our garden you might think I'm not making any art, but nothing could be further from the truth. I'm working on 2 quilts and also making a collection of fabric collages of which more in the future but I've also managed to finish my 5 charms for the Flower and Leaf Charm swap on the Alphastamps Yahoo group. If you are interested you can still sign up till the 15th July but you have to be a member of this group to participate in the swap.

I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for the swap but finally came up with the idea of using one of the Alphastamps fabric sheets (Sleeping Beauty #1) to make a stuffed inchie, in which I punched a hole, and combining it with a flower or butterfly bead + a leaf (both of course available from Alphastamps) I joined this with a large copper jumpring to a small length of copper chain to form a charm with another jumpring at the other side of the chain so that the whole thing can be hung easily from a bracelet.

Of course I made one to keep myself and have attached it already to a ready-made copper charm bracelet (also from Alphastamps). Can't wait to see what charms come back for this swap to add to this bracelet!


Maggi said...

What a neat swap idea and I love yours! Those little beads are too cute!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

brava - very very pretty!


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