Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Pink and Sparkly

Update 07/19: After I added the jump ring, I wanted to try one more thing ... I added two coats of my diamond top coat polish and voila ... Fini! This is a shot of the completed charm (charm is smaller than pictured - it's 1" -including the jump ring - X 5/4"):

Steps 2 and 3 of the "alternate" pink charms complete:

This was supposed to be the back up to the paper cranes charms that I wanted to do, but I'll be honest, I really, really like these a lot - they are super girly in their uber-sparkly pinkness. After the pink glitter dried/set, I put about 4 coats of high gloss varnish over the glitter. Once the last coat of varnish dried, I threaded the beads ... a pink (doesn't really look it in the photo) faceted glass bead between two tiny Swarovsky bicone crystals and made the loop for the jump ring. All I have to do to finish these is add the jump ring. Pretty cool.

The paper crane charms have me in a little bit of a snit ... I'm thrilled to report that the setting agent actually does work ... the only issue I am having is that I do lose just a touch of the crispness ... my anal retentive self might not be able to get past this - uber spouse thinks I need to ... there's a little bit more time, so I just might try another batch ... fingers (and toes) crossed, please.


KathrynAntyr said...

These are precious! Good luck with the cranes.

dkuroiwa said...

Those are really quite pretty. The design is unique...I like that in my jewelry!!

wahm922 said...

Pretty pink sparklies!

I think this raining day might be calling me to play with some things I've been putting off.

My muse is telling me its time to go dance in the rain : )

Oliver Rain said...

Very pretty.

cindy said...

These turned out really pretty. "your rententive self"....LOL....I'll have to remember that one for me! Mine is just "anal compulsive" LOL, which really sounds way more gross! : D


girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OO, sparkly, girly, glittery FUN! I'm hypnotized here by what I'm seeing!!!

I'm almost DONE with mine.

xo, Monica :)

MARLOU B. said...

Very nice !!!!!!!!!!!

KathrynAntyr said...

How cool that we share this milestone birthday. Email me your snail mail address and I will send you a birthday surprise.

Oh, I just made some SOUL ARMOR in a new SOUL JOURNAL. Stop by and check it out. You are welcome to try it on and borrow it if you need it.

rochambeau said...

Very pretty Pink and Sparklies!
Thanks for the "how to's"

I will cross my fingers for your cranes Third Eye!


Tinker said...

Your charms turned out quite charming!

mermaid musings said...

my toes are crossed!!!
LOL ;-)
These are adorable!

Anonymous said...

These remind me of my childhood.. are they german glitter? We had them on our Christmas tree all the way from pre war Berlin. Such warm memories...

Clevelandgirlie said...

Wow Michelle - these charms (and the birdie charms) are so pretty. Those little birdies are so tiny - lots of patience must have gone into those! Great work girl!