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Thursday, 8 January 2009

awfully big art adventure - charms

Costume jewellery which I have had for many many years came in very useful for Linda and Rosie's challenge this week.


The first piece had a huge black stone in it until I used great force and pushed it out from the back, 2 of the chains were fixed back on by Chris ( we had a chocolate free...yes us, the 2 chriss' have had a crafting night without chocolate...never been known.... we put on too much weight from these crafting sessions last year so this year we aim to remove it... harder to remove than put it on..lol)


After removing the stone i cut a picture from a wonderful set of images which I bought from Karen at Scrapz. Chose some bling and adhered 4 pink diamonds to this already ornate piece...giving it a new lease of life.



This very blingy blue piece is another broach to which I just added an Artchix Studio image bringing it more up to date.




The top picture of the black and white charm is the front and the legs the reverse side of this charm...it started life as a blue metal tag charm to which I adhered the 2 images both from Artchix.. added a little bit of stamping, some words from a magazine and silver embossed the edges...BUT...be sure to hold the metal charm with pliers or something similar as i forgot that the metal underneath would get HOT... ouch!! some swear words... as Chris would say...lol. However I did manage to give her a wonderful beauty spot on her chin from the tip of them. I added a chain to complete it.... thanx Chris for the chain. x

The last one... although the frame looks metal it isn't, it is plastic, coated in metal paint using another Artchix studio image and part of necklace which I cut up.
Between Chris and I we went mad with these gorgeous images.

Thank you to both Linda and Rosie for setting this challenge, both Chris and I enjoyed it so much we are hooked...lol...watch this space.

Why not pop over to Chris's and see what she created as they are gorgeous.

Now to try and get round my lovely people who have left me comments while I have been AWOL again.... sorry life once again got in my way.

Thanks for looking
Chriss x

20 comments:

Julie said...

Oh WOW Chriss they are all AMAZING!!!!

I'm still reeling from the Chocolate free crafting.... I think I need photographic evidence lol

Julie x

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG OMG OMG these are truly amazing.
Fantastic design and work.
Love them all.

Linda said...

They are fabuloso Chriss...and its great to know you enjoyed making them so much! Must say the blue one is rather luscious...
Linda xxxx

crafty creations said...

Chris they are absolutely brilliant - each and every one

Dawn said...

Oh my Giddy Aunt!!
Chriss these are gorgeous!
Sounds like you had a productive non chocolate night!! lol

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Lynn said...

Super!!!!! Love all of them, but especially the first one :)
I have posted an award for The Paper Girls on my blog :)
Lynn

Linda Elbourne said...

Amazing work - stunning!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Chriss! WOWEE, such gorgeous creations, one and all. They have such a classic and vintage look about them....well done!

Lorraine Robertson said...

Oh it's been a while since I've visited so been having a bit of a catch up & well done for all your wonderful new creations...

Hope to be back again soon.

Big hugs
Lorraine xxx

Faye said...

Gorgeous jewelry, Chriss. It is amazing that you can do this. All of them are real works of art.

Terrie B x said...

Hi Chris...These are all gorgeous creations!!!so love the jeweelrey findings:)
Hope you are well and had a great weekend sweetie:)~X~

Viola said...

Fabulous pieces, Chriss! Love them all!!

Anesha said...

Wow, these are fantastic.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh Chriss!! These altered pieces you've created using vintage jewelry are awesome! You have such a sense of what will compliment the settings. Stunning work, my friend!

Dawn said...

Chriss
I have an award on my blog for you!

Dawn
x

Anesha said...

Hi Chriss
There is something on my blog for you (all three).
Hugs
Anesha

Fiona Whitehead said...

These are so gorgeous - what great ideas.

herminesplace said...

They all ar gorgeous, love them

Jaqi said...

They are all very beautiful, well done, Jaqi

Kimmie said...

Simply gorgeous charms! I love the costume jewelry one with all the natural bling! Fantastic!