I joined a Grunge Charm Swap and I got excited just by seeing the name of the swap! "Grunge" - I LOVE grunge. I love pink, too, but grunge is right up there!
I gathered together what I had that I thought would do well in a grunge swap. I already knew that the "base" of the charms was going to be rusty flattened beer bottle caps that I find walking through parking lots. I've been collecting them for like forever because I knew I would use them eventually:)
Below you'll see many things laid out in anticipation of starting to make my charms. I swear, I had chills.
I also wanted to use these amazing red beads that I found this weekend at the Annual Texas State Arts and Crafts Show in Kerrville (up the highway). Oh, it's a great arts & crafts show but since I've become like a junker, there's little there to interest me. My how I've changed! Anyway, I bought 12 of the the beads, had the bottle caps, and had Frank the Tank go down to the barn and bring me some rusty baling wire.
Below you'll see the grungy things that I gathered together to add to the bottle caps. Looking good so far!
Well, yes, they do, so they're pendants which are just real big charms. I've written the moderator to make sure I'm not breaking any rules and to make sure that they want my rather large charms......we'll see what the boss says!
Check this first one out - do you love it??? Or is it just me? (My best friend would say it's just me. LOL)
Yeah, I've already mentioned the red beads and the baling wire but when I uploaded my pictures they got out of order and I refuse to spend another hour trying to get them into the right place.....you're big girls, you can handle it! LOL
Oh, and here's the bottle caps out of order. This picture uploading is the one thing that causes me grief with blogger. So, I'll say it again, you're big girls, you can figure out what's going on because you're not only pretty, you're smart!!
The rest of the five pictures are more close-ups of the pendants. Do you like them? Should I make some to sell in my Etsy store? Would you buy one? I need feedback! And, NO lying!
I just want thank you for taking the time to look at my grunge charms.
I know how busy all of y'all are and that makes it so, so special to me that you stopped long enough to read my blog post. And, hopefully, you'll come back (at the top of my blog there's a "blogarithm" widget on the right side of the page that you can put your email address in and be notified when I post - then you don't miss ANY of my brilliance! Wow!!
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