This year I decided to kick it up a notch and finally had some time to play around more with these large metal charms. There are so many things that can be done with them. Here are just a few examples of which I will be sharing some tips on a little later.
Or filling in with a faux enamel look:
Adding smaller Swarovski crystals or rhinestones to the small bezels in the pieces.
For another look, back-filling the pieces with polymer clay.
And finally, creating a mold or texture -- then creating your polymer clay pieces from it.
I find the metal charms quite appealing but I am more drawn to color over the plain silver. Working the design into clay completely transforms it! And the sky is the limit to how you want to create.
I have a selection of these large charms available in my online store under the DIY supplies section. Over the next week I will be sharing some tips on how to work with these beautiful pieces using various materials like polymer clay, resin and inclusions.