Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Charmed, I am sure!!!

Okay… I had a blast with these necklaces… I am in the middle of making Christmas presents, samples for classes and just having fun… so these fit in somewhere… not really sure where.. .but who is looking??? 
Front of Fractal necklace... with gem stones on either side  

Back side of charms with Tissue Tape and glossy accent

I am going to enter this into the Grungy Monday challenge, as Linda is the one that started this whole thing!!!! Thanks Linda… I love playing with them.. and it is my first time using them.. what a fun thing… I have tried three of the methods that Tim Holtz showed in his tutorial… (for more info on this.. check out Grungy Monday and you will find all the details... )  and will do a collage one most likely tomorrow… since my work space is cluttered with all these goodies… what fun… I love it…I also made all the little dangles in between all the charms... I had a lot of fun...  got some Sterling wire and wrapped a few crystals and some sterling charms.. and mixed them in with the Ideology Charms.  ... I love the look...  

Center charm on the necklace 

I didn’t know what to do with the back of each charm.. .so I covered it with tissue tape and then a little bit of glossy accent on my finger rubbed over it, sealed it onto the charm… I even used some fractals … really GREAT… love them.......

Okay at this point I am totally addicted... and started on this one.. 
The whole necklace!  

The chain is sterling, as I had some extra chain in my jewelry making stuff… and the 0 rings  on the charms are not sterling!!!  I needed some really large ones to go thru these charms…  so I made some 0 rings with a pencil and wire… a really easy process… 

See thru charm made with Tape and picture

Hope you will try playing with these … they are fun and easy quick results…  love all the methods… 

These charms are truly charmed and so easy to create..  what fun they are to make and wear... I can hardly wait to wear this... 


Used alcohol ink on charm.. then place the picture. 

Thanks for stopping by Today… and hope that you have a perfectly delightful day playing and creating what ever it is you are doing… 

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie   


  1. I love the look of these charms! What fun you had creating them. TFS!

  2. These are just too beautiful for words! Really have to give this technique a try! Love them all! Great design and details!

  3. I love these necklaces bonnie-and what a wonderful christmas gift handmade by you-it's been a busy summer for me-but life is starting to settle down-I will be visiting a littl more often

  4. I see you're into some new crafty creations! Lovely jewelry!

  5. All of the parts and different necklaces are beautiful.

  6. Oh Bonnie that is fabulous. I love how chunky full of charms that necklace is. That's exactly like the stuff I wear. I like my jewelry to make a How beautiful. I think you have inspired me to try this out. This is awesome.

    Bear Hugs,

  7. Bonnie these are great... hahaha love how you got addicted and had to keep going... Each one different and inspiring. Great idea to coat tissue tape with Glossy Accents. Gotta try this

  8. Totally gorgeous. They all look wonderful.
    Sue :)

  9. These are amazing Bonnie! Too lovely for words!

  10. These charms are beautiful.I have never tried making them but they look great.trace x

  11. great charms and soooo many you must have had a blast. I am enjoying making mine (not a nacklace)it's not finished yet needs a few more days