Monday, July 23, 2012

By the Sea Altered Washer Charm

A couple people e-mailed asking to see some of my "General" themed charms that I'm making for the swap so I thought I'd share the last charm I'm making for that group. 

By the Sea
Washer Charm

The first thing I did was to glue my washer onto a piece of pattern paper that will eventually be the back of the charm.

By the Sea Charms 001
After that side was dry I trimmed the washer from the paper, sanded all the edges then glued the washers to various images I wanted to show on the fronts of the charms.

By the Sea Charms 002
Once the main image was dry I trimmed, sanded then inked all edges with Sepia Archival Ink ~ front and back.

By the Sea Charms 004

Next I applied a thin layer of Glossy Accents to the back of each washer and let it dry.  I then wrapped a piece of blue wire around the washer and created a loop for hanging.  Finally I applied a nice thick layer of GA to the fronts of each washer and let them dry.

By the Sea Charms 005


I finished off the charms by adding a couple tiny "ocean" charms (shell & seahorse) as well as a reclaimed vintage faux pearl.   And here's what they look like....



By the Sea Charms 006

Close up of one of the washer charms....

By the Sea Charms 008

Easy Peasy...
Just a bit time consuming.


28 comments:

  1. I love love love your charms. Fantastic project.

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  2. Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing

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  4. Wow! You can make anything into a fabulous piece!!! Love them!

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  5. Gorgeous! You've inspired me to try my hand at making charms :)

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  6. Beautiful charms! Almost done with my 'general' charms for the swap. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Very very Awesome! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  8. Stunning. Wouldn't have thought it was a washer.

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  9. I love these charms! I have some washers in my stash- I purchased to make necklaces- and never did- love thos great project!

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  10. these are stunning charms...trace x

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  11. Hi Roni, your charms are gorgeous. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  12. Beautiful charms. Been following for a little while and really enjoying all your work. Have to admit, I am curious about what you do with your finished charms (besides trade them!). Are they meant to be worn as pendants, or bracelets, or to decorate household items?

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  13. Wow, these are the greatest idea! Thank you so much for sharing your technique.

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  14. fabulous ideas, love your washer charms

    Joan

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  15. What a great idea. These charms are gorgeous! Love them all. Thanx for the inspiration. :)

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  16. Love these. They are gorgeous.

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  17. These are so BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  18. Oh my goodness!! They are just stunning!!
    Hugs,T

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  19. Thanks for sharing, I would not have thought that these washers can turn into such charming charms parts.

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  20. Your charms are just beautitful. Just wondering what kind of ink you used on the edges? That really gave them a finishing touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Amazing wonderful i just love love and love them you are so clever and inspirational,.



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  22. What is the GA that is listed in the last step??

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  23. Beautiful Charms. What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Really, really cute idea but WHERE did do you find such great paper?????

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