Friday, August 06, 2010

A Charming Vacation

A few of the Scrabble tile charms I completed recently, including pictures I took on a visit to Seattle, as well as one of my drawings (bottom center charm)

Summer means sun, fun, and new adventures. On your next outing or vacation, keep your eyes peeled for items you can use to make art charms. Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Souvenir pennies are a really fun (and easy) art charm "base" - see our Metals chapter for how to turn souvenir pennies into art charms.
  • Small interesting objects can easily become charms...our Found Objects section in the book gives a few different options for turning found objects into charms.
  • Paper ephemera (tickets, receipts, brochures) from your vacation can be used to make a few different charms.
  • A tiny bit of sand from the beach can go into a mini-bottle charm or into a resin charm.
  • Vacation photos can be shrunk and decoupaged onto Scrabble tiles or printed onto shrink plastic.


Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

What great ideas! Thanks for the comment that sent me there! I will have to look for stuff to use and post what I came up with!

Chris said...

Lisa, thanks very much for your comment - I can't wait to see what you bring home to make charms with! Do share!

Cindy said...

Great ideas!!! I am already dreading the end of summer...and these would sure make a great keepsake bracelet!

Chris said...

Cindy - thanks for your comment! Yes, art charms are PERFECT for creating memory jewelry!