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Handmade Charms

Charms can be made from recycled and repurposed items such as game pieces, bottlecaps, keys, buttons or any other small objects. Charms can be made from supplies such as shrink plastic, microscope slides, polymer clay, and much more. There is no limit to the variety of charms that can be created.

Charms used on junk journal:


July 2013

I made several charms to attach to a junk journal for a swap.

handmade charms
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Charms pictured: 1) painted wooden square with cat image, sequins, and seed beads, 2) blue hand rolled paper bead, beads and button, 3) rolled fabric bead with gold UTEE, gold beads, and metal disk with scratch magic leaf covered in diamond glaze, 4) alphabet beads and metal key charm, 5) bottle cap with scratch magic bird and collaged text covered with diamond glaze, translucent sparkly button, black and translucent beads, a metal washer decorated with Sharpie pens and diamond glaze, 6) shrinky dink sun image with beads and a button.

Charm bracelets made from charms received in swaps:


October 2007

The charms on these two bracelets were received in a swap I participated in at nervousness.org (site has now closed).

handmade charm bracelet
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Charms were made by (left to right) chaosatlanta (myself), pequad, misslippi, pequad, misslippi, silverfishstudio, misslippi, Coyotl_latrans, arrow, pequad, Misti_Ko.

handmade charm bracelet
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Charms were made by (left to right) Akua, Brookearoo, amzi, monarch, Misti_Ko, misslippi, TayLynn, chaosatlanta (myself), The Jazzy Artist, Penster, callavisage.

September 2007

handmade charm bracelet
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The charms on this bracelet were received in a swap I participated in at ATCards.com.

Charms were made by (left to right) Bubblebee, kysunflower, lynn101, Artcards, Topacelot, chaosatlanta (myself), Seraphic, Adriayna, Byronicwoman, Mitchm, and Swan.


Links:

Bottlecap Charm Tutorial
Here is my little tutorial on making bottle cap charms.

International Charm Exchange
If you want to see handmade charms, this is the place to visit!

The following sites feature a variety of art swaps:
  ATCsForAll.com
  Swap-Bot