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Monday, 8 April 2013

Charmed to Meet You



Another post from me today, trying to catch up on all I have to do while I have the chance.  I will be away on and off over the next 4 to 5 weeks and need to sort out my crafting, what needs to be finished and what I can take with me to do when I am away.  The challenge over at Artful Times is "Charmed to Meet You", there is also a swap if you want to join in, but there are only 3 days left!.

I really enjoyed making  the flower embellishment, it made a change to sit and play with something I hadn't done before, and the keyring came about as I was playing with the brighter coloured DIs making backgrounds.

The 2 bookplates were cut using Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers tag and bookplates, and a shaped piece was cut from card to sandwich in the middle for the stamped image.  The pieces were coloured with DIs and the center piece stamped on both sides with Lavinia Stamps Lavender in barn door DI.  the three pieces were sandwiched together and tripple embossed to give shine and make it more rigid.  A few matching beads were added to the bottom and a key ring to the top.  My original thought for this was to fasten it to a tag as an added embellishment.




As I had my bead box and wires out I thought why not make a beady embellishment.  The beaded flower is something I wanted to have a go at for some time but didn't have the time to sit and fiddle about.  It was in  fact quite simple and not as fiddly as I thought.  I shaped wire into a daisy and wove wire round the center to make a base for the beads.  The beads were threaded one at a time onto wire which was woven  front to back each time and  the wire tightened to hold the bead.  I just kept on going until the center was full of beads.  The daisy petals are a bit wobbly but the wire is quite thin and it does add character to this embellishment lol!



The background I photographed the beady flower on is what I have been working on over the weekend, the colours are fabulous and I now have lots of patterned background for card making.




14 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

These are all gorgeous, love the key ring and the flowers with the beads is stunning.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Von said...

Hello Sylv 2 fab charms and such a good idea with the book plate die :)and I love your wired flower !
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times and if you wish to swap then please get in touch :)
Von ♥

JayBe said...

Your beaded flower is stunning, Sylvia - love the little keyring too.
Hugz, Jan xx

Kate M said...

Two great projects - they are both fab!
xx

Gwyneth said...

I love both these projects. The keyring is a nice amalgamation of papercrafting and jewellery making.

Sandra's Spot said...

Lovely keyring love those colours and the wired flower is gorgeous. Hugs Sandra X

Barbara said...

Wow Sylv, these are fabulous, absolutely gorgeous! xx

Heather Alger said...

I LOVE your wired flower, so Beautiful and clever and a fab charm. Great designs x

Fran said...

They are all gorgeous xxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Ooh stunning! Elaine-xxx-

WendyK said...

Both lovely, especially like the beaded flower.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, and a great idea to use the bookplates die! Valerie

Neet said...

The keyring is just simply fabulous and I do like the flower you created out of wire. Nice backgrounds too.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times.
Hugs, Neet xx

Sandy said...

You beaded flower is gorgeous as is your terrific background. Now why can't I think of that!!
Sandy