Friday, 2 January 2009

ABSOLUTELY CHARMING!

Rosie and I have been making charms this week and hope that you will join in! We've used a variety of materials; Artchix frames and mini shrines, bottle tops, broken bits of jewellery, dominoes and so on.
Here are my attempts........














And here are Rosie's........

...and this is a charm Rosie made for me about 8 months ago at the start of our friendship.

Hope you'll find some time this week to have a go. We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!!

In the next couple of days I will post the pictures of the wonderful windows you made a few weeks ago...so come back soon.

Thank you for supporting our challenge blog........Happy New Year everyone!!!!

30 comments:

crafty creations said...

Great challenge for the New Year - shall get on too it shortly

Healthy and Happy New Year to you both

x Hilda

sesga loves 1950s said...

Absolutley perrfect I love them ,what a great idea using a bottle top sooooooooooo effective .

Happy new year to you too !!!

Love from sesga xx

Carol said...

Wow they are all stunning - hope to do this challenge soon!!

Working on the last challenge!!

Have a great New Year looking foward to all the challenges to come
:)

Karen said...

ooo these are all wonderful!!!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Aaah..Ooohh, sooo pretty!
Happy New creating year!!
by the way..tagged linda..lol.
Andrea.

Jane said...

Those are lovely, I will try and have a go if I can find a little bit of time for me in the next few days!!
Lovely inspiration ladies, thank you :)

Sue said...

Hi Rosie and Linda - your pieces are absolutely beautiful - just love them. Might have to have look into soldering Rosie (just won't tell my son - lol)have been looking at your pressies from Amazon.
Anyways Here are my Charms

Sue said...

Hi Rosie - thanks for your comments. Off to look at that catalogue which all builder men carry around in their back pockets - lol ....

crafty creations said...

Hi

Not made anything like this before but my effort is on my blog

http://inkythings.blogspot.com/2009/01/art-adventure-charms.html

Thanks fro looking

Minx said...

Oh i just love charms, and your's are all FAB. Looking forward to this challenge... back soon with my results :O)

Jaqi said...

what fabulous little charms, they are all lovely.
Im not sure what i have in that would allow me to join in, but when im feeling a little better i will see what i an come up with and while im stuck here in bed i will put my thinking cap on for sure. Its a lovely challenge. Happy New Year to everyone, Jaqi xx

Minx said...

Not quite as fab as some of you're creations.... but my efforts can be seen here

Kimmie said...

As always - another fabbo challenge :)

Here's mine:

Charming Keys

Jendy said...
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Jendy said...

Your charms are, well, charming! I only created one, but you can find it here

Castle in the Air said...

I just stumbled upon this amazing site!
What a wonderful group of artists - each and every piece an inspiration!
Thank you both for creating such wonderful challenges and wishing you the very best of everything for 2009.

Sue at Stampndaly said...

Hello there,
I found you yesterday and just had to try your challenge.
Thank you for the inspiration. I have been waiting for just the right time to play with my bottle caps.
Here is my link- http://www.stampndaly.com/?p=1070

Linda said...

Sue...I can't get you through either link - could you check them please?
Linda xx

me said...

These are all really gorgeous charms

Rena Sawatski said...

Linda these charms are wonderful! Love all the challenges that you post and they are a great inspiration.

indybev said...

I loved seeing your charms, Linda and Rosie! I've posted on my blog a photo of my charm necklace, which contains charms from a swap in my local art group. Hopefully it'll pass along some ideas. I love the exchange of ideas in the blog world!

http://indybev.blogspot.com

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hi Rosie,
Hi Linda,

I think the process of trying to get decent photos to post on my blog was more stressful then creating the piece!! Linda I really did have fun with this challenge and thank you so much for your encouragement!! I'm looking forward to doing more :)

You can find my charm here:Under the post "I've Got That Naked Kinda Feeling"
http://thejoyofnesting.blogspot.com/2009/01/ive-got-that-naked-kinda-feeling.html

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Another brilliant challenge ladies! Your samples are always just SO amazing! Here are my humble inchie charms:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/absolutely-charming/

jenclair said...

They are all charming!

Gio said...

Oh, I love everything on this blog, I put on my preferite! Very inspirational!

Chris said...

ooops I did it again...lol Put my charms on my blog and forgot to come and tell you :D
Thanks so much for the inspiration with these girls... not a thing I would ever have thought about making but I had such fun with them that I think I have discovered a new addiction... and I will never look at broken pieces of jewellery in the same way again!!
hugs
Chris xx

Jaqi said...

Im sorry Ladies but I still dont have the strength to sit at the craft table. Im going to have to sit this one out too, but everyone has made some great examples of charms.
Maybe if i get one done in the future i can post it alonside that weeks challenge and you can get 2 things for the price of one ! Sorry guys, feel awful not joining in, Jaqi x

Ugly Angie said...

beautiful work! I am "following" you now...thanks for the scanner tip!!!

Irish3 said...

It looks like I might be a day or so late, but here is a link to a picture of the charms you inspired me to make. I used pieces of an old ruler..

http://rileycoyotecreations.blogspot.com/2009/01/charms-for-challenge.html

Rosie said...

What lovely examples... and I love all the windows too! Here are a couyple of charms I made last night:

http://alteredartandstuff.wordpress.com/2009/01/10/charm-ing/