Saturday, August 22, 2009

my first charm swap

front

back

This month I participated in a charm swap with the Yahoo group Altered Art of Visions and Dreams. Each of us created three charms no larger than 1-1/2", and each with a silver jump ring. I decided to use Friendly Plastic for mine. Considering this was only my second time using Friendly Plastic, there was some trial & error, but it was all fun. Instead of using a rubber stamp to create a recessed image, I used a broken broach of my Grandmother's. For the back, I cut a circle from the metal portion of an old floppy diskette (remember those?), hammered it to create texture, then applied metal ink to it. After attaching the front to the back, I dipped each charm in gloss glaze for protection along with a nice shine.

These charms were a lot of fun to make and I'm anxious to make more Friendly Plastic pieces, as a variety of ideas have been swimming in my head.

What about you? Have you played with Friendly Plastic? Do tell....

3 comments:

Linda Peterson Designs said...

Love it! Great job! Did you know we gave a Friendly Plastic blog? Www.friendlyplastic.blogspot.com.

Would love to trade links with you and share this post as a feature on the blog. Keep up the inspiring work!

LindA Peterson

Kimberly said...

Love this charm Di! I wish I had gotten it in the trade. What exactly is Friendly Plastic? I never heard of it. Great idea using the brooch back. I have my great aunt's costume jewelry. I usually recycle pieces into the bags that I make, but now I may have to look at what I can do if I take a piece apart.

Dezinaworld said...

wow that is stunning. More charms please !!
Hugs June xx