Posts Tagged ‘charms’

Literary Inspiration

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Here are two new charm necklaces inspired by two of my favorite books and authors, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice Necklace

Alice in Wonderland

Both have hand stamped and colored images sealed with resin in scalloped metal bezels and hand stamped metal tags.  Jane’s necklace has a ink pen nib charm and Alice has a cupcake charm. I’ve been teaching myself how to stamp on metal and it’s loads of fun, I love being able to add any words and text to charms.

Here’s how I made these.

For the main charms:
I first stamped the image I wanted onto white cardstock and colored them with alcohol markers and then use a round paper punch that was the same size as the inside of my jewelry bezel and punched out my colored images.
I used a little resin to place the circles inside the bezels (be sure to test your resin and make sure it won’t make your inks run) and then I used my Crop-o-dile punch to punch a small hole through the paper and the bezel.
I then filled the bezel with resin and let it dry make sure not to fill in the punched hole.
For the metal charms:
I placed the metal charm blanks onto a hammering block and using metal letter stamps and a small hammer to stamp out the words.
Next I used a permanent thin tipped black sharpie marker to add ink to the stamped letters.
I then added jump rings to all the charms and strung them on a ball chain.

Both of these charm necklaces are currently available in my Etsy shop.

-Heather

Quoting Jane

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I adore Jane Austen, the books, the movies, the BBC miniseries, all of it! I have a wonderful Jane inspired stamp set from Oxford Impressions that has Regency style images and quotes from Jane’s books and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite sets. It so much fun to color, especially the womens dresses. I recently made a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) using them. I stamped the images with black Memento ink on cardstock and colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers (I can not stop using these markers!) and then stamped the quotes onto clear acetate and attached them over the images with brads onto coordinating colored cardstock. I also added a charm to each one that went along with the theme.

Jane Austen Home Quote ATC

Jane Austen Heart Quote ATC

Jane Austen Reading Quote ATC

These are currently available in my Etsy shop.  These have now sold.

What Time is It?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

I love finding small vintage photos! I got a few recently at a antique show and one of them was an amazing Steampunk looking girl! Wearing a top hat and holding a cane she was perfect for a Steampunk/ Victorian inspired charm necklace. I also added vintage watch parts inside a vintage watch crystal along with a cool repro watch key charm. I think this necklace turned out super cool!

Steampunk Gal Mixed Media Charm Necklace

Deers and Donkeys and Bears, Oh My!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Here’s a collection of new wooden pendants I’ve made. They are 1 1/2″ wide with a vintage book illustration sealed on a round wooden disc. Each has a sterling silver plated bail on the back for hanging on a chain.

Wooden Vintage Illustration Animal Pendants

All are available in my Etsy shop, only $7 each!

Alice is So Charming

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Wow, I’ve been a terrible blogger lately, sorry! Right before Thanksgiving my 93 year old Grandfather passed away and then I’ve been all caught up getting ready for the holidays, it’s been a hectic (and sad) time.

Right before all this happened though I spent a lot of time getting new jewelry pieces made and am just now getting them on-line. I made a bunch of single soldered pendants and also many charm necklaces too.

Here’s a few new Alice in Wonderland themed necklaces, all currently available in my Etsy shop (along with many more new items as well).

Alice in Wonderland

Red Queen charm necklace

Alice Down the Rabbit Hole charm necklace

Mad Hatter Charm Necklace

Thanks for stopping by!
-Heather

Cowboys and Fairy Tales

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Here’s a few soldered glass pendants I’ve made recently.

These are from a gorgeous book of fairy tale with illustrations from Tasha Tudor:

Sleeping Beauty
sleeping beauty pendant

Puss N’ Boots
puss n boots pendant

and these cuties are from a book about kids and ponies:

Cowgirl
cow girl pendant

Cowboy
cowboy pendant

These pendants are currently available in my Etsy Shop.

Ooky Spooky

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Been playing around with more new Halloween stamps from Inkadinkado.

Voodoo Charms Necklace

I’m in love with the Voodoo Doll stamps, a cute witch and funky cat. I thought they’d make perfect shrink plastic charms so I stamped them on white shrink plastic using Staz-On ink, colored them with colored pencils, punched a hole for the jump rings and strung them on a chain. I also added a small domino with the word “Voodoo”.

Death Head Moth Collage

This Death Head Moth stamp is spooky but also seemed a little vintage to me, like an insect specimen so I made a collage with a vintage feel with it. It’s on layers of pattern paper embellished with vintage lace, a vintage button and a chipboard label with brads.

Sinister Trick or Treat Bag Card

This X-Ray of a Trick or Treat bag is just so evil! Along with the candy there is a razor blade in the apple, brass knuckles and a big knife. Probably not a stamp for everyone but I like twisted things so I think it’s really cool :) I added some poison labels cut from some pattern paper and added the color tinting with small sponges and ink.

Charmed, I’m Sure

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

I wanted to share another mixed media charm necklace. It is on a ball chain and has a soldered stamped domino and a soldered round wooden game piece that I added vintage text too as well as a silver charm.  I love how these clink around and move as you wear them!

A pretty bird escaping his cage:

Bird and Cage Charm Necklace

available in my Etsy Shop. (sold)

Let Them Eat Cake

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

I found a lovely princess image in one of my vintage children’s books recently and thought she looked like Marie Antoinette so I made a mixed media charm necklace with it around that theme. I soldered the illustration in glass and added two other soldered game pieces, a domino I colored blue and stamped a crown on and a round wooden game piece that I added vintage “eat cake” text too, there is also a silver charm of a hand holding a heart.

Marie Antoinette mixed media charm necklace

This necklace is currently available in my Etsy shop, click here.

-Heather

Playing with Dominoes

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

I’m listing some new domino charm jewelry in my Etsy shop this week. And right now I’m working on lots of great new collage art Halloween soldered glass pendants. There are already some in the shop but I’ll listing a lot more in the next week or so, so be sure to check back :)

I love this Poe charm, great for Halloween or anyone who loves to read.

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And of course Alice is always one of my faves. In addition to the domino charm there are also wooden game tiles  with vintage text.

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This one is nice and creepy for Halloween, the headless horseman. “Ichabod………..”

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And this cute one has scrabble tiles that spell out “BOO” and a cute ghost shaped jingle bell.

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