Today: how I turned a trip to the home improvement store into this preposterously simple framed charm jewelry:
They are wedge spacers for setting tiles. 100 of them cost less than four bucks! I found these at Lowe's, but they are available other places, too. (Click here for the manufacturer's website, there's a list of retail sources on there somewhere.)
Step two: snip off the end with strong scissors - they're not tough to cut at all.
Step three: open a jump ring, add a charm and a mini frame, and twist the jump ring closed. If the jump ring is light, you can use your fingers and one pair of pliers; for a heavier gauge, you'll need two pairs. (Sorry, no picture of that 2 plier move.)
Add Sharpie doodles for extra fun!
You could also use a longer piece, or use the back side, or both:
I want to try model paints or paint pens for some different effects. These are little blank slates and I love them SO much!
(Another idea: my friend Ruth from Periwinkle Dzyns suggested changing the color with Rit dye - I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds like a great idea! You should take a look at her fabulous experiments in button dying.)
Okay, my peeps, that's it for now...see ya next time!