life’s a charm

Oh these seem to have taken such a long time to finish.  I am at the pointy end (actually, the pointy end was a week or two ago) of a fat book and charm swap with the artistic journey group girls (i’m hoping they’ll forgive me for being late???)

So, theme was “gypsy journey”


These are pretty self explanatory – squished bottle tops, holes drilled with my rotary tool, wrapped copper wire and beads.  I find it so much easier to wrap wire with my fingers rather than pliers – anyone else? and now my fingers are quite tender!!


the second lot of charms are little books! 

the photos below didn’t work out quite as well as planned….  i thought it might be fun to photograph them sandwiched between real books on my revolving bookshelf.



 i was aiming for a “journal” kind of thing as I would want to be documenting my gypsy journey, if I was a gypsy and/or had a journey to be going on….

 handmade felt, embroidery thread, Canson Mi Teintes paper, button and silver wire and jump rings.


fat book pages to follow….




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5 Responses to life’s a charm

  1. amy says:

    The charms turned out really nice! I haven’t figured out how to get a hole into a bottle cap yet but maybe someone I know has a rotary tool.Thanks for the explanation. 🙂

  2. Mary Ann says:

    really ENJOYED coming over here and poking around. gorgeous photos and art and dogs and cats. what could be bettah?

  3. I love your creativity.
    You go, Girl! Great stuff.

  4. Michele says:

    OHHH, I just discovered your blog via Misty Mawn and I’m loving it! Your creativity has my mind spinning! I love these charms!

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