Saturday, August 29, 2009

Faerie Charm tutorial

Little Pink Ballerina Faeries.

Yep, that's what these are. And little is the operative word.
They are on there way to the charm queen herself, Miss Amber Dawn.

Amber is creating a charm bracelet to go to the Magnificent Monica for

Here's how to make these charms.
Pluck tiny fake flowers.

Keep the centers. That is what creates the tiara.

Begin with an eyepin and sting the plastic flower center (I flipped mine after this photo was taken), pearl and a gold cone bead.

Add 6 layers of petals to create the tutu.
String on two tiny pearls to create the ballet slippers
and bend the eyepin in half.
End it off with a slight twist.
The twist will look like legs on point.

Carefully super glue on a hook for the arms.
Cut a flower petal to form tiny wings and glue on also.
With acrylic medium cover all the flowers with two saturated coats to stiffen and make waterproof.


annie2006 said...

very pretty faeries

vivian said...

How adorable! I started varnishing my fabric charm flowers too, after I wore my bracelet a dozen or so times the flowers were "wilting". so Ive been varnishing then since.. dont know how well it works, cause I havent worn any of the newer ones!
thanks for showing us how you made yours!
happy sunday!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

What a lovely ballerina. Thanks so much for the tutorial. It is (in) delicious!

Mo'a said...

She looks wonderful...thank you for the tutorial :)

Pam Aries said...

Merci for these winsome lil' fairies! THe kiddos are goingto love these too!

Creepy Margaret said...

I'll be in Napa at Tulocay on Friday at 11 -- you know why. Maybe I'll see you. Congrats on all the magazine covers. ADQ said "yes" to me, and then "no". I know I have the ADQ you're in, but I can't find it, so I can't see your work. Yay for you!!

turquoise cro said...

How SWEET!!! I just was on the back porch and told my husband, "Look, a fairy!"(they are white and fuzzy flying thingies around here!)I'd love to make a charm too for Monica! How do I, go to Amber's Blog?!!or is it too late?!!

Leticia said...

Very cute!

inventivesoul said...

So pretty!
(((:::Thank you!!!:::)))

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love cute and wonderful tutorial. Jenny Doh has a post up about sending cell phones to Life is Art. I didn't know that. I have several in my draw.

Just wanted to say hi.


Maija said...

I LOVE ti! What a clever idea- you have inspireed me to try some!

mizmollye said...

Oh yea, I want to make some too, and I was thinking about hanging some on ribbons for journal cover bobs 'n charms. Nice tutorial. Mollye

hm said...

Thank you so much, I got my faerie today.