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RIP Skeleton Charm!



Ink Stained Roni here....
 
Seems that skeletons are on lots of people's mind - LOL!!
Today I wanted to share a charm I recently made for an Altered Charm Swap that I am hosting and wrapping up over at Ink Stains
When I first saw Altered Pages Collage Sheet - Black & Sepia AP2023 I KNEW I had to make a charm incorporating those creepy fun skeletons.
The first thing I needed was a charm to add them to so I asked my Dad to cut some coffin charms from a sheet of acrylic I had bought on E-bay.  I drilled a couple holes in each charm then created the charm...
 I printed the skeletons so they fit inside of the charm (approx 1 3/4" tall) onto cardstock, stamped the background with a text stamp and added a bit of brown ink to age the cardstock....after all, we want creepy old bones right?

 

Next I glued the skeleton image to the back of the charm using Crystal Lacquer.  After the image had dried I glued a piece of pattern paper to the back of each charm...


I then added a lobster claw & jump ring for hanging and some fun dangles to the bottom.
I found a nifty little copper tag that I hammered  "RIP" on (swiped with black acrylic paint). 
I also made a little gem dangle with a jet black bead, a couple of spacers and gun metal colored seed beads. 



Just imagine this charm hanging off a chotzki pin or charm necklace....
Even creepy old bones can be cool!!

Happy Creating!



Comments

  1. That is so so so cool!!! I totally should have made more than one set of Halloween charms!!!! :))

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