When my son was younger, he played just about every sport imaginable. He had a tee shirt that was great for him. It said, “Too many sports, not enough time”. That’s the way I feel about crafts. This afternoon I finally took a class I’ve been wanting to take for a long time. It has never quite worked out in the past. I took a soldered charms class at the Bead Shop in Overland Park, KS. I loved it! I came home with three charms. Plus a soldering iron and all the things I need to make more charms. As if I needed something different to work on! But I can’t wait to get started!
We had a lot of materials to choose from to use in our charms - greeting cards, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, books, sheets of small images, stick-on scrapbooking letters...The hardest part was deciding what to use! Here are the charms I made.
Here are the two sides of one charm. This one is a one-inch square.
Here are the two side of my next charm. It is one inch on the long side and a little under an inch in width.
And here is my Santa charm. The instructor called this piece of glass a bubble. It was hard to photograph because the bubble is iridescent and reflects a lot of light. This was the best angle I could find to show the most of the Victorian Santa.
Tomorrow will be one of those days where I pick my clothes to go with my jewelry. I want to wear my new "M" pendant. Now all I have to do is finish the dozens of things on my to do list so I can take up my newest hobby...
6 days ago