Off the Chain

I just wanted to share this little sneak peak of some charms I’m putting together! There are a few parts I’m still waiting on to arrive – ARGH International Delivery! – but I couldn’t wait to show you! I designed all the inserts, with odes to some of my favorite things – Pinup Girls, Open Roads, Rustic things, Southern things, Dr. Who, Firefly – you know, what’s important in life! Let me know what you think of them so far!

When the Rum's Gone | Part II

After making my tabletop torch out of an old Sailor Jerry bottle, I had this metal cap left over that had an awesome anchor printed on it in gold. Being the craft hoarder that I am, I didn’t want to just throw it away – so I decided to turn it into a necklace! I used a craft knife to cut the very top part of the cap off (be careful and wear gloves – both the knife and the cut metal cap are sharp!). I hammered the edges in so that it wouldn’t be sharp, found a cute piece of matching craft paper and used ModPodge to glue and seal the paper on the opposite side of the anchor. Once everything was dry, I used my metal punch to punch a hole through the new medallion, and then added a small jump ring and a ball chain to finish it off!

Now I have a little bit of the sea life to take with me!