Art Charm Swap

Hola!!
A few months back I signed up to be a part of an Art Charm swap.  I had to make eleven charms, ship them off to the coordinator, Jennifer, and a few weeks later I would receive a package of art charms in exchange.  One charm was kept for an auction for Beads of Courage.  BOC of an organization that provides beads for children that are going through medical treatments for serious illnesses.  Go to their website to read all about the wonderful things they do.
One of the eleven beads that I sent in was kept to be auctioned for them.  You can visit the auction here and have some fun bidding!
Also, please make sure to visit Jennifer’s blog, the lady who organized this swap, to see a list of all the bloggers that participated.  I have also provided a list below.
Here are the charms that I made.  The theme was *Laughter*.


I chose the phrase, “Happy Place” because if you can’t laugh in your happy place then you cant laugh anywhere!!  I made the charms with steel wire, resin and paper.  The paper is completely covered in resin, so it is well protected.


The above and below photos are the wonderful charms I received.


While I waited for my charms to arrive,  I wondered what I would do with them.  So this week I made this charm bracelet to add them to.  I hand forged and soldered each link from fine silver.



I have already added a few charms I have recently made and look forward to filling it up with my Art Charm Swap charms as well as other beads and charms I make or receive in the future.
Below is a list of all the artist’s blogs that participated in this swap:



Jennifer Cameron http://wp.me/p1xIa0-wn
Natalie McKenna http://www.grubbi.co.uk/ 

13 thoughts on “Art Charm Swap

  1. I love the idea of this swap. What a wonderful way to connect to other bead artists. And all for a good cause too. I like your bracelet very much and that is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your talents and playing in the swap! Enjoy the day. Erin

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