Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This and That...

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I just joined the group that blogs over at Tag Tuesday, and posted my first tag today.  I miss the collage challenges I was doing over at Green Paper, so this will give me that creative outlet instead.  The tag theme challenge was "Travel" and here is my tag:
I started with a great vintage illustration of a couple about to embark on a trip.  From the looks of their clothes, I'd guess it to be from the 60's, back when traveling by airplane was quite an event and meant dressing up for the occasion (Sweats and flip-flops?  Never!).  Their cut-out image was placed on a vintage map of Europe, and behind that I added a Roma Pass saved from a trip I took to Italy a few years ago.  An old stamp from Spain went in the corner, and a dictionary definition of "explore" was added, along with a little brass handbag charm to complete her chic ensemble.  A compass is at the top, holding the ribbon ties that match her coat.
 Makes me want to go on a trip!

In other news, after a long hiatus, I got back to teaching a little jewelry class here in my studio last week.  A group of 12-year-old girls made sweet little glittery soldered charms for a birthday party.  It has been a long time since I had a class, and it was a lot of fun! Here are the girls, proudly showing off their little creations:
Their initials went on one side of the charm, and a glittery word went on the other side. We had a "Bella", a "Sparkle" and a few "Twinkle"s, all surrounded with German glass glitter.  So cute!
I'm now spending the next two and a half weeks helping my daughter purge and sort and pack for her big trip across country to start her freshman year at college. Whew...what a challenge!!


  1. what an adorable tag!!
    i love the addition of the compass.

    The girls did an amazing job with their charms!

    how exciting for your daughter...congratulations to both of you Maggie.

  2. I adore the tag and all the details, nice job! Looks like you had fun with those giggly girls and I'm guessing you are still finding glitter here and there - lol!

  3. Hi Maggie,
    The tag is great! What a sweet group of girls, looks like they had so much fun. enJOY your time with your daughter before her big move.
    hugs and JOY,

  4. How fun to teach a class for a birthday party. Those girls will definitely remember that party.

  5. Those charms are so wonderful!! Your soldering is the best, as always, and I know the girls appreciated it all! I can just hear the giggles coming from them.
    And your tag! I just love the illustrations from that era. And the addition of the handbag charm was the best! I'm so happy you have another group to join to showcase your talent!

  6. Your tag is wonderful, as is the jewelry ~

  7. I love your tag, how great that you got to use your Roma Pass. The girls jewelery is adorable and Whew is right, getting one off to college...Then maybe you can take a breath!


  8. Very cute. I wish there was an online class to do this