The day of the reveal is here and I’m really excited to be sharing the lovely charms I received with you, as well as what I created for this fantastic cause.
Beads of courage is a charity providing beads to children with illnesses. The children are given the beads to mark a point in their treatment. Some children have a few, sadly, others have long strings containing hundreds of beads.
To read more about the charity, find out why they use beads, or to make a donation, >>click here<<
I’m sure you will agree, it’s a fantastic charity, and I was really excited to hear about the charm swap. I signed up straight away!
This year the theme is Love. I wondered for quite a while how to create a ceramic charm that would portray this. I’m not much of a romantic, but love is precious and should be held on to. So with that in mind, here are my charms.
They are made from porcelain clay, fired unglazed to keep the purity of the white colour, and refired with pure gold lustre to accent the heart and make it precious.
And here they are together. I’m really pleased with how they turned out…. just as I’d imagined!
10 of these went out to other participants in the swap and the 11th will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Beads of Courage charity.
And here are the beautiful charms I got in return…
I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone, they’re stunning every one! And a massive thanks to Jennifer (Glass Addictions) for organising such a brilliant swap!
If you’d like the opportunity to get your hands on the charms including my design, while donating to a fantastic cause, you can take part in the auction which starts today >>here<< You can buy each of the charms individually and the listings will be staggered through the weekend so keep checking back for new ones!
**Don’t worry of you miss out on the auction listings, I’ll be making more charms to try and raise a little bit extra and will be putting up a limited number of made to order listings in my Etsy shop over the weekend!**
We’re hoping to raise $1000 dollars for the Beads of Courage project, so dig deep!
Please also join in the blog hop and visit the other lovely makers involved…
Jen Cameron: http://glassaddictions.com/blog/
Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Vanessa Gilkes: http://culturezine.com/blog/
Caroline Dewison: http://blueberribeads.co.uk
Lesley Watt: http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Susan Kennedy: http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Nancy Dale : http://www.nedbeads.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache: http://www.allprettythings.ca
Cassi Paslick: http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com
Alenka Obid: http://www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Renetha Stanziano: http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner: http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart: http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com
Shai Williams: http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Lennis Carter: http://windbent.wordpress.com
Cheri Reed: http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com
Perri Jackson: http://shaktipajdesigns.com/blog/
Mallory Hoffman: http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop: http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Jean Peter: http://jeanpdesigns.blogspot.com
Linda Florian: http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com
Patricia Pulliam: http://rusticstudio.blogspot.com
Karin Grosset Grange: http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Julie Bowen: http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Susan Delaney: http://ladyflowersbysusan.wordpress.com
Emma Todd: http://www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com
Carolyn Chenault : http://carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Terri Del Signore: http://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins: http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Lori Bowring Michaud: http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Carlson: http://www.beadgypsy.blogspot.com
Michelle McCarthy: http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Charlene Bausinger Jacka: http://clay-space.com/blog/
Kristi Bowman: http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com