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Saturday, November 10, 2012

And More Charms on My Necklace

This is such an awesome charm!  Love this birdhouse from my friend Jan White.  Also love that she used lots of turquoise on it!  (my favorite color!:).  The top of the birdhouse is also turquoise with a musical score across it and then little music notes on the turquoise tab.  And, look!  Turquoise rhinestones on front of the birdhouse.  ")   Thank you, Jan.

This sweet cameo is from my friend Susan Wilken.  What a gorgeouse cameo!  I love those little cherubs.  Such a nice frame around them, too.  Susan has added tiny rhinestones to some of the flowers around the frame.  And, last but not least, she has added a beautiful blue bead at the top of th charm.  Thank you, Susan.                                                                                              So it seems the theme of my necklace has been blue and birds.  I am so happy with it!  Thank you, thank you to all my friends who added their awesome creations to this necklace.  What a grand round robin!

More Charms on My Necklace

 The jewelry charm with the bird stamped onto the heart is from my friend Minori Yasuda.  I'm loving this "blue" theme!  The beads at the top include a blue lady bug.  ")
The little medallion at the bottom of the charm makes me think of a nest full of blue eggs.  Thank you, Minori!

The next charm is from my friend Jan Bender.  Once again the bird theme is repeated and I love it!  I don't know where Jan got this image, but isn't it great?!  The bird is soaring across the sky and captured in inside this glass and bezeled frame.  Hanging from the frame is this lovely birdcage.  Thank you, Jan!
The flower jewelry charm is from my friend Marsha Hinds.  It is a 3 dimensional piece.  She titled it "Stained Glass Window"  and that is so appropriate!  It really has the look of stained glass.  I think it must be two colors of clay rolled together because there are contrasting streaks thoughout the piece.....just like stained glass!  She has painted the flower a vivid pink and there is a crease in each leaf painted like a black/white border.  Thank you, Marsha!                             The next charm is from my friend Barb Wenkel.  Barb used ultra thick embossing powders (UTE) to make an original piece.  While the powders were still hot, she impressed a swirl stamp into it.  Then she added some gold to the piece and added the blue rhinestone in the corner.  On the back there are gold swirls.  Thank you, Barb!

Charms on My Necklace

This charm was made by my dear friend Judi (who got me into rubberstamping!:).  I love the frame around this beautiful vintage lady.  The tiny amber beads at the top and along the bottom are so sweet!  Thank you, Judi!

This is another sweetly framed vintage lady.....Marie!  Love the blue behind her and the way my friend Pat Rogerson added blue ribbon, beads and a butterfly.  I love the sentiment on the tag:  "Eat Cake!"  Thank you, Pat.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

My necklace is home!

My necklace has returned home and it is beautiful.  I will be posting each charm and telling who it is from.  This has really been a learning experience and I have loved it!  I just feel sorry for the first person who received a charm from me.  LOL  Of course, everyone is saying that they got better as the round robin advanced.  I thought I would wear this necklace, but it is so heavy!  It seems impossible that nearly a year has gone by while we were sending these necklaces around.  But isn't that they way with time?  ")

Mail Art for Pat

I painted grunge paper with purple glaze and turquoise paint.  I laid a mask down to cover the area for Pat's address and divided the postcard into three sections and used rubber stamps of different font styles for the words on the front.  Then I used a ruler and a Sharpie to draw in the lines and dots.

On the back of the postcard, I used various rubber stamps of ladies and girls.  I used Copic markers and colored pencils to color in the images.  The paper in the middle of the postcard already had "HAPPINESS" printed on it.  I added the stamped flowers.  I also added the lines, dots and dashes in the blank areas.  I'm glad to say it arrived safely in the UK.  :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Necklace Charms

Our art club had a round robin this year for necklace charms.  As soon as I can remember who I made this for, I'll come back and edit this post and fill you in!  (**) am I old or what?!  Thank you, Sara, for reminding me that this was made for you!

Whoops! should have rotated this one.  :)  Patience, everyone, it's been a while since  I've had a computer.  LOL  .....when we were in Paris we dug around in a box at one of the flea markets and fished out some interesting brass charms.