TierraCast has came out with a new mini-collection of lovely pet pewter charms which they called, appropriately "Spot and Whiskers",  I received some for review and obviously, have some fun designing with them.

This delightful lead free pewter collection joins their many other cat charms and dog charms.  Some are buttons.  The new mini-collection, in antique silver and antique gold, are based on the drawings of Californian artist, Megan Manessalian.

Here are some ideas from TierraCast's inhouse designers. I particularly love how the charms were used in the bracelet design.

What I did was to combine the charms and buttons to form cat and dog pendants.  These tutorials are really easy. In fact, so easy that you can figure out how I put the buttons and charms together with jump rings from just this picture :

When I was playing around with the charms, the bone and dog charm reminded me a little of toggle clasps.  So I wired them together using the tutorial I wrote before which turns a large toggle clasp into a pendant.  I just finished the bail portion differently. I used 22 G Parawire.  Do not use 20 G as you will not be able to make three passes through the bottom (dog charm) loop.

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I used my iPhone 6S with the Camera+  app and the Modahaus TS400 (no longer available)  for the final photos in natural light.