Sunday, 24 July 2011
Hand Bag Charms
I thought I would share with you a few of the hand bag charms I made yesterday
This is a brand new craft to me - I have dabbled with Pandora type bracelets and lamp work bracelets
When at the Summer Crafting event last weekend I bought lots of new and exciting charms, chains, bracelets and some findings (that's the name for head pins, eye pins, broach backs, ear-rings etc) and some basic tools
Added to that lot I went online and bought extras I read about needing to complete the handbag charms
I have a nice collection of hand bags now and would love a charm per bag but some of them cost between £10 & £20 each and really they are not worth that much...
So I thought - I can do that!!!
But can I?
Here are some of my first attempts....what do you think???
The first red attempt - it was a longish charm - the picture shows it closed as it would hang, it has a selection of charms and beads of different shapes and sizes that contrast well together
And then this shows the charm opened up so you can see the details a little clearer....despite it looking chunky it is light enough to not notice its there!!
The next one again shows it closed - I loved making this one as I love working with anything green, I find it so calming....
Then with it opened up....I used a hat charm near the attaching keyring and a pretty sandal charm at the bottom!!!
And lastly the short red one....which was actually trimmed from the top red once I saw just how long I had actually made it - so added other bits and think it worked well - doesn't it?
I know this one really does look chunky but that was what I was hoping to achieve!!
Personally I love them all - I did do another one which was a shabby chic type one as it was all recycled beads, charms, coins and chains but I forgot to get a piccie!!!