Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Charm Exchange

The monthly ladies jewelry group, ok sometimes more than monthly, decided to do a charm exchange for the holidays. We each were responsible for making 11 charms and will each come home with 11 different charms that we are going to trade with each other tonight at Debbie's house. I decided to use soldering for mine, since it's my new favorite thing! I took little glass blobs and put homemade paper behind them and cut words out of an old book that I found at a local library sale. This one says voice but all of them are different. These are the words I chose: vogue, hope, queen, heart, luck, chic, she-wolf, sweet, star and wink. It truly is amazing what words you can find in books. I do have to share though that it is very difficult to solder glass blobs (insert one burnt up soldering iron, cursing, frustration and an emergency trip to the Glass Art Studio for a new iron here). It was a great learning experience though and even though they have a few imperfections I'm very proud of these little charms. Like my friend Angela says "It's handmade girl, if you want something perfect get it made in China". I can't wait to see what the other ladies all came up with for their charms!


Mandy said...

You did such a good job on these! Blobs are very hard to do! And I'm so happy that the one you featured on your blog is the one that I got, my favorite word of them all! Thanks!

Jackie said...

I love your charms! The new blog is great too!
I can't wait to have another charm exchange!
Hope to see you soon!

Beadmetaler said...

Your charms are so great!! I love mine.
I have already started thinking about
the next exchange.
I love the new look of your blog ... I am going to have
to go back and play with mine now.

Anonymous said...

Amanda - LOVE my charm - they were all so beautiful...thank you, thank you, thank you! What a great group of creative friends! Tanya