Friday, February 12, 2010

Safety Pin Calendar-2010

And here is the Safety Pin Calendar, there are 6 - 2" circles, 4 deep, two months per 2" Circle one on the front and one on the back. I print out the 1 3/8" calendar from "The Cutting Cafe" and then cut it out with a 2" punch. These are great to use those little stamps on, I used the "Tapestry " Sea Shell set. I stamped first and then Airbrushed with the Copic Airbrush System and Copic Markers. Sea Blues and Greens on the front and Sand colors on the back. Set eyelets and added jump rings. I use the large Safety Pins, I close it and then I attach the disks to the upper portion of the safety pin not the pin portion (that way they will not fall off and you have plenty of room to fasten where ever it is you are putting it). I then made a charm out of a sea shell and between each disk on the back is small circular abalone charm. Added some ribbon and it is done.

This is the back side of the disks and you can see the shell charms.

This is how it looks fastened to the handle of my bag, but it will fasten inside if that is preferable, I just like it outside where I can find it.
The above is all you need to turn those small shells into a charm. The glue is found at Michael's in the jewelry center, a pair of wire snips, a head pin make sure you get the one with the loop and your shell. Position the head pin into the shell at the bottom so that you can determine where it needs to be cut, you want the loop just sticking outside the bottom, cut. Then position the head pin inside the shell and liberally apply glue, it will need to set up for a good 1 to 1 1/2 depending on the humidity. Then add your jump rings.


close up of calendar and shell charm. Hugs, Sandi

13 comments:

Threadbear said...

I absolutley love it!! Your work with the Copics air brush system amazes and inspires me. I love the looks of this fastened on a purse!!

Whippet said...

Love this! Okay, I couldn't figure out how you were going to top the calendar with the magnifying glass, but I think you just did. It's beautiful, and the shell idea is inspired! Hugs

Regina Easter said...

oh goodness these look devine with that green purse...love it girl...hugs

Crayola58 said...

I am speechless... Honestly, just when I think you've created the ultimate, along comes your next gig.
This is so fantastic, ...well, I just don't have the words. I love it A LOT. More than a lot,. And then to be able to attach to a purse is the livin' end..
Hugs.
Carole

DonnaMundinger said...

Okay, I can't even BEGIN to go where you go for your creativity! This is so far over the top that I can't even comment, except to say I LOVE IT! xxD

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an amazing job! Absolutely LOVE it...very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!!!
Brandy :)

Kris L said...

Another fantastic idea Sandi. Love the colors on this one. Hugs...Kris

Kelly said...

Ooooh so creative! I've been out of town and not able to visit as I'd like. So I'm off to see all the other fabulous creations of yours that I've missed this past week. Big Hugz :)

beedeebabee♥ said...

I absolutely love this! Hugs, ;)

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! Such a fabulous idea for a gift, it looks totally awesome! Take care, ~Diane

Jodie from Oz said...

wow, another fabulous creation, I love it, a wonderful gift idea and would look wonderful hanging on my bag. hugs Jodie from Oz

Sandy said...

Thanx so much for sharing this fab idea...I love the colors on these...they really do feel like a day at the beach...what does that calendar say...is it time for spring break....lol

Angelwood said...

Oh, how'd I miss this one? What an awesome creation this is! hugs, Angela