Monday, August 30, 2010

Wine Charms

Years ago I bought a set of six wine charms and it was about $20.00 for them.  They had a couple seed beads and a pewter charm.

There are times that six isn't enough, so I decided to figure out how to make them myself. 

Seriously the hoop part is just an earring hoop, which are pretty cheap!  Then I dug into my stash of beads and charms.  I have a lot of Disney charms for when I used to make jewelery for Miss V.

You can purchase bulk hoops at Michaels or other craft stores.  But I like getting mine at Fire Mountain.  You can make them as fancy or simple as you like.  I like mine pretty simple and fun.  I now have dozens of wine charms.  One of my favorites is Mike Wazowski!  Isn't he adorable????  I think he was the most expensive thing on the wine charm and he was only a dollar or two from World of Disney.

Taste of Mardi Gras

A few neighbors and I decided to start an informal dinner group.  I chose to do A Taste of Mardi Gras.  I found the coolest Mardi Gras digital scrapbook kit at Gotta Pixel.  I also created them in an older version of Paint Shop Pro.  I do have Adobe Photoshop.  I just find it easier to PSP.  I took the layer off that had personal information.

I think they came out really well.  Can't wait to see what my next digital item will be.  Maybe our neighborhood Christmas Party invitation.