I made these odd charms for a swap on the Zettiology Yahoo Groups list. It was a tough challenge and I spent quite a bit of time to get these to work. I found a stash of these tiny doll arms at a funky little shop in Half Moon Bay in CA. The clerk kind of gave me the ‘eyebrow’ when I came up to the checkout with 20 doll arms. But I kind of shrugged and gave her the ‘eyebrow’ back.
I painted the arms with black and white acrylic paint, then spray sealed t with varnish to get rid of the ‘sticky’ feeling the pain made. I then made a neato loop hook with wire and beads and sandwiched a plain old washer between. I then super glued the washer to the top of the arm and made the loop secure.
I coiled some silver wire around the forearms and secured with a tiny dab of superglue. I thought I was done, but looking at the hand portion, it begged for something in it’s palm. I took another batch of washers, sized an appropriate image and printed out label paper. I cut them out, adhered them to the washer, and sealed with a sparkle varnish. After they were dry I used another tiny dab of superglue to hold them in place.
Wow, these charms are amazing! What a clever idea you had, and the striped arms are so Zetti!
Thanks for visiting my Flicker site and your comments on my Kim Mitchell digital collage. I have longed to put images to the lyrics of Expedition Sailor for a quite awhile, so this swap (with AAO yahoo group) was a great motivator. Last fall I began an altered book which is also fueled by Kim’s song, but that project is currently stalled. I hope to get back to it soon and will have photos on my blog:
these are so great, wish i’d been there to swap too 😉
These charms are fabulous. Very creative and interesting.
hahaha. awesome. =D