Sunday, May 16, 2010

Challenge #21 - A Charm with Bling!

We decided to stretch ourselves pretty far this week and create something special incorporating some form of bling!  We did a charm swap amongst our team members.  The challenge - make a charm and use some form of bling including: glitter, stickles, gems, glimmer mist, etc.  We just love charms!  They can  be used to embellish a layout, tag, card, altered item, etc.

Give this challenge a try and make your charm sparkle!  Here are the design team's lovely creations.   For even more detail on how we made our charms, please visit each team member's blog!  First, Denise made these adorable wedding ring charms using shrink plastic.  She colored the rings with a silver Sharpie and after she shrunk them she added glitter glue for the diamond then coated the ring with crystal effects.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a real ring with this kind of bling?  
Marie made these adorable poodle charms out of glitter cardstock for the body of the pooch with a gem for the nose and an added gem for the body.  How adorable is she?!
MsDee made these adorable charms using Colorbox chipboard tags, Blue Moon Jewelry pieces, Paper Pizzas line from Hot off the Press.  She also used a satin flower and inked the edges for embellishment.  Don't you just love all the details on these gorgeous charms?  They are definitely mini works of art!

Myra made these vintage charms inspired by Sherry Goodloe using acrylic fragments and patterned paper.  The images on the patterned paper are embellished with stickles and the edge of the charm is accented with shimmery gold paint!
Terry made these gorgeous beaded charms with shimmery butterflies!  Aren't these beautiful and perfect to hang on your Gypsy stylus or cell phone?
Lia also beaded her charms and made this gorgeous piece of art she calls "Take Flight" with glass and metal beads!
Show us how charming you can be (don't forget your bling) by leaving a link to your photo in your comment! 


  1. WOW! Who knew you could have so many variations of a charm? Myra, those are just incredible - I've never seen anything like it! I love what you ladies have done - it is so inspiring and so crafty! :-)

  2. Excellent Ladies....I'm with Terry.....who knew you would get so many variations of the same project......I enjoyed this challenge...Can't wait to get the real real life.....They are too cute.....TFS.....

  3. WOW ladies!!!!! Everyone did a fabulous job. Such amazing talent!

  4. these are all so cute can't wait to see these in person.
    amazing talent.

  5. Oh wow wow wow!!! fabulous ladie's totally fabulous!!!

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  7. This is an awesome blog!!! I love everything about it. The talented of the creaters are amazing! I joined your blog so I can continue to enjoy it.
    Thanks, Kathy