Thursday, March 22, 2012

Link to the Charm Day blog... The HTML for you to grab is on the top right side of my blog. Copy the HTML at the top right of my blog here--->

You can copy then paste it into your blog post and your side bar too using the HTML/Javascript widget and when you publish it- it will look like the image above. Click on that picture and it links to the International Charm Day blog!

Everyone who adds this to their blog will be entered to win some of the wonderful prize drawings!

Just leave a comment or send an email letting me know that you have linked!


~*International Handmade Art Charm Day is coming!!!*~ April 28th

CHARM DAY IS COMING! Feel free to share!
 Copy and paste onto your FB walls, blogs and sites with a link back to this blog, 


Also known as, International Charm Day. On this day we celebrate life, friendship, artistic charms to wear. We do this by sharing and wearing our own handmade art charms or give gifts of charms, charm making supplies or charm related items. Love, hope, charity, creativity, friendship, kindness, happiness and sharing are many of the founding components behind this event. We share with those we know and those we do not know. This holiday provides a springboard for all sorts of creative RAKS (random acts of kindness) or planned events. Many choose to share their own tutorials on how to construct a unique art charm, some set up a day of charm making workshops, some even leave charms with little notes and an email address in various public spaces. However you choose to celebrate, do it with an open heart. You will find that the world is in need of more days such as this Please join us! If you blog about this event, host a tutorial, or would like to share a story about how you plan on celebrating the holiday, share a link with us!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Polymer clay doodle beads.

Some people drink to unwind after a tough day of work. 
I doodle with clay! 
These are my "cheer up, it's spring!" beads!
It's been a very busy week for me so far.
The beads were rushed, as I didn't have very much time to make them, but I wanted to do something cheerful and funny. :)


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Miniature Pop-Up Book Samplers~*Charms*~

Hello! I joined a miniature pop-up book charm swap and it was a fun one for me!

Here is a sampler mini pop-up book.

I used random scraps of leather for the covers, with hemp cord and Amethyst Iris 4mm beads for the closures. The text I used came from 2 loose pages that I had laying on a shelf for a project such as this one.  So I just cut out random words and pieced them together. It's a bit odd, yes, but I hope those who get the books add to them or enjoy them as is.

The lever moves from side to side allowing her hand to "strum" the strings of the harp. :) The piece is smaller than 1 inch. The other pages are 2.5 cm square (1 inch square)

I have found a new hobby! :)
I made a lot of elaborate prototypes that were fun to work on, hopefully I will be done with some by next month. I'll be giving one of theses away during the Charm Day event the week following April 28th. :)