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I’ve just added several lovely soldered pendants made with vintage Tasha Tudor book illustrations to my Etsy shop.
I found a package of small plastic deer toys at the antique shop, I added an eye screw to one and turned him into a charm for a necklace. I also added some book text that syas “Oh, deer” to a vintage D Scrabble tile and soldered around the edges for the other charm. I love how this one turned out! This necklace is currently for sale in my Etsy shop.
This lovely shadow box style necklace is made with snippets of vintage lace and vintage measuring tape with a vintage button and a silver scissors charm.
This necklace is now available in my Etsy shop.
that I’ve got several new bird items in my Etsy shop!
I’ve marked down over a dozen soldered glass pendants in my Etsy shop from $16 to only $7, click here to check out my sale.
April showers bring out the flowers which also brings all the pretty insects too!
You can find these sweet Honey Bee and darling Lady Bug pendents in my Etsy shop. They are made using book illustrations from a vintage children’s dictionary.
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. Although these necklaces have sold necklaces like these can be purchased at my Etsy shop.
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.