Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Nerdy Magpie

I may have discovered a new addiction. Saturday, April 28th, was International Charm Day. To celebrate, the April Make Out with Crown Town Handmade was an assortment of different charms to make and take.

We made charms from shrink plastic, resin-style ones with coin charms and diamond glaze, and clusters of pretty beads to dangle. So fun! Of course I got home and had to think up my own fun project to do. I decided to finally work on something I'd be kicking around for awhile: decopouged wooden pendants.

Yes, obviously they're nerdy. Between sales at my local comic shops and attending conventions, I have a sizeable stack of comics that I got for between ten and twenty five cents each. Perfect for chopping up for craft projects. (Don't hate me!) These little pendants are so easy and so fun to make! I'm going to try and do a little how-to video this weekend to celebrate Free Comic Book Day. I'll also be posting a few additional options here.
I also made some non-nerdy ones from an old science book I found while thrifting. Something like this might make a good gift for another important May holiday, Mother's Day. Add a few clusters of beads dangling from the top and a nice chain and you're all set. It's something I think even kids could make, maybe with a pictures of themselves or a small drawing they made just for Mom.


  1. These are cool! I'm celebrating Free Comic Book Day too.

  2. The making the amulets of this type will certainly please every amateur. These things look quite original and interesting. They attract our attention.