Sunday, September 5, 2010

CCC - 12 Something Fall

I love fall!!! Its most favorite time of year and in celebration of our cruise I created some fall leaves. Used some metal leaves that Linda had given me (she's like a drug dealer passing out the candy for free just to hook you on it!!) and I did a mix of Concord Grape, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, and Spiced Marmalade to create the layered color.

I really liked the result but I didn't quite know what to do with them. After much thought and messing around I finally decided that I would make a charm. So I got out my Tim link chains and played with that for awhile. I ended up making something that I just love. Its very simple but then the best tools are and when those tools are pretty to boot - well you've got the best of both worlds. So my final project came out to be a bookmark for my Bible. Its long enough that I can use it it mark two pages at once so that when I'm studying I can easily reference back and forth, or I can just use it so mark my favorite passage in Psalm 46:10 that say "Be still and know that I am God." Can't tell you how many times in my life I have leaned on that scripture to calm myself in the midst of upheaval or every sort.

Anyway, thanks for looking & have a blessed week!


  1. Too funny, I just accused Carol of the same thing earlier today! Yes, I went back.

    The leaves look great in the picture! (They looked great in person too!) Creating a bookmark out of them is genius!

  2. I wondered if anyone was going to do jewelry or charms, and you not only did it, you did it BEAUTIFULLY, Charlene! These little chipped enamel leaves make a gorgeous bookmark! The colors are so perfect for autumn. It's a really brilliant design, and wouldn't this make a nice Christmas gift?