Asian coins

I was shopping at Target yesterday with my sister, and I found a little bracelet in the dollar section. No, I didn't need a little bracelet, but this bracelet had little chinese coins on it, two between each bead. 25 little chinese coins for a dollar, and a handful of beads to boot? How could I pass it up? I would have bought more than one, but my sister slapped my wrist (we have that kind of relationship). Basically, I can only go buy more if I use a lot of these.

So, to start, here is a quick little ATC I whipped up, just to show off one of the coins. It is not my best work, but you can see the merit of the coins - you can't buy them as ephemera anywhere this cheap!



The coin fits the round and metal challenge at the Creative Belli blog; the old, forgotten parts are the embossed background and the orange handmade paper, which have been sitting in the scrap box forever. The yellow, orange, and red are this month's color challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

Juliet Arrighi

5 comments:

Chris said...

I think it was a great buy and they are perfect on this! :)

Vicky said...

wow! I got your email after I went to target...I will look next time, that is a great deal ....nice atc too...

joy said...

I think your coin is perfect for your card! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

jdmommy said...

Wonderful ATC! I love the Asian lady and your coin as the round metal part! thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

The charms are a super find! Off I go...... LOL I love your great colors and love this ATC! Thanks for joining the Belli challenge this week.