My charms this time around were inspired by my patchwork necklace. They started with a piece of 1x1" copper.
Kind of like a puzzle, I had to cut and fit together 9 little pieces of copper, brass and sterling onto each piece of copper. The little pieces were roll printed with various textures and patterns and each charm had 9 different patterns.
Once they were all cut and laid out they are ready to solder.
Here are a few after soldering them all together.
Then comes some filing, drilling, oxidizing, polishing....and then....the finished charm!
Here is a group shot of all 22 charms. Each one is different from the next.
To see the progress of other members who are involved in this swap you can check out the Etsy Metal blog. Eventually the charms will be for sale in the Etsy Metal team shop along with a individual charm from each of the swappers. Keep an eye out for all the new charms to be listed soon! In the meantime check out the team shop to see charms and bracelets from past swaps that are currently for sale!