Thursday, January 04, 2007
Charmed, I'm sure....
Okay -- I finished the first charms and am well on my way with the next set. I'm still not sure which set is going to which swap though!!! I'm happy to trade with anyone who wants one and doesn't get one though!!!
The top picture shows the slips of paper -- some are waiting to be glued (I folded little lines from a book in half and then glued them) the book is --- Alice in Wonderland!!
The next picture shows the vials all lined up (they are poked into a piece of foam core -- they have to stay upright for many hours)-- they have been filled with the slips of paper and some tiny seed beads (7 or so....) then they have been "capped" with a larger bead, and then sealed with diamond glaze (2 coats of glaze -- let dry 4 or 5 hours in between-- preferably overnight). They really have to dry in the foamcore -- if you move them, the inner sead beads will all stick to the top (don't ask me how I know........)
The bottom pic shows the finished charm!! They are just over 1 1/2 inches long. I did most of them like the bottom one - but with more wire. I wrapped copper wire around them (20 gauge?). Next time I would put a little copper bead or something copper inside.
Next charms will post tomorrow!