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Monday, April 23, 2012

A Charm for Pat

This is the charm I made for Pat's necklace.  She wants "lost & found" items on her necklace.  She had made the remark to look in the bottom of our jewelry boxes.  Well, I did and I found this tatted butterfly that I bought in Belgium in 1987 while on a trip with my daughter Sharla and our friend Gerda from Rotterdam.  The poor little butterfly was so discolored and dirty that I decided to paint it with white picket fence paint by Distress Paints from Ranger.  When it dried, it was so beautifully crackled and I am so sad it does not show up in this photo.  I attach a metal button to a metal tag and attached the butterfly over the button.  Then I added  two tiny pearls to each side of the butterfly at the top of the wings.  I attached gold thread from the back and added two beads with gold metal tails hanging down that had been on a bracelet of mine.  This charm truly is made from "lost and found" items.  ")  I hope Pat enjoys its.

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