Treasured Memories/Little Treasures
11" x 14" screen-printed cotton, sterling charms
Although intrigued with the theme, no idea or concept came to mind, until I remembered a couple of sterling silver charm bracelets that I found few months ago when looking for something else. At the time I thought I would never wear either of them again, and that they should be "re-homed", but of course I didn't do that! When I realized they were actually "little treasures" from my first trip to Europe, I knew they could be re-purposed as embellishments for this quilt. From that starting point I decided to go through my Thermofax screens to find images that would work together for a collaged background. The charms were tarnished and at first I thought I would polish them, but then decided the darkened silver gave them a vintage look and more character. However, I then needed to tarnish jump rings to match and found a "how-to" video online, which worked reasonably well.