That charm became the focal point of this beautiful bracelet. I love it since I live by the ocean. It's very west coast.
Another piece I created was the button bracelet base for this sewing themed bracelet. I went through my precious stash of vintage mother of pearl buttons to make it. I also created the measuring tape charm that is up on the top right. (Unfortunately, it got flipped over so you are actually looking at the back...oh well...)
This charm, which also became a focal point for a wonderful necklace was created using a cog from my Gramps' workshop. The leaf fold over and the metal bird came from Papier Valise. I added sheet music and ultra fine glitter (that I call faerie dust) over top of the music.
Ruth Rae and Kelly Snelling did a wonderful job pulling all the pieces together. If you are interested in collaborative art jewellery, this is the book for you! You can find more info on the Charming Exchange Blog.
I just love doing work for publication. It's the challenge of it that amuses me. It's never the same thing twice and I love working under a deadline. It really gets the creative juices flowing!
P.S. The photos in this post are not exactly as they appear in the book. My scanner is not working so I had the camera and the flash washed them out a bit. (My apologies!) Trust me, the book is waaaay better than it looks here!