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Beads of Courage Art Charm Swap & Auction

For those of you who were here last year, it’s time for the Beads of Courage Art Charm Exchange and Auction again!

For those of you who weren’t here’s what it’s all about…

The exchange is run by Jennifer Cameron (Glass Addictions) and each year a new theme is set. Each participant makes 11 charms and sends them to Jennifer who then sends us 9 different ones back, plus one of our own. The 11th charm is put in to auction to raise money for the Beads of Courage program.

Beads of Courage is a fantastic charity providing support for children and their families dealing with serious illness.

The Program is a resilience-based intervention designed to support and strengthen children and families coping with serious illness. Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path.

 

Each year a theme is chosen to work to, and Jen decided that for 2016 it was Fairytales. I love fairytales and had loads of ideas for what I wanted to make, but I finally decided on Little Red Riding Hood.

My charm was carved in dark clay and glazed in white to pick out the details. It turned out just as I’d hoped with a subtle raised design.

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On one side is Little Red Riding Hood with her basket in the forest.

And on the other, is the wolf racing to Granny’s house.

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In return for my offerings, I received back some wonderful charms.

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I’m thrilled with everything I received and want to say a big thank you to everyone, they’re all stunning. And an extra big thank you to Jennifer for all her hard work and organising!
You can get your hands on one of mine and everyone else’s charm soon. They will be up for grabs in a charity auction. I’ll share details as soon as I have them 🙂
For now, I hope you’ll join us in the blog hop and see what everyone else has made….

Alenka Obid
Andrea Glick
Angelique Gentry
Brooke Bock
Caroline Dewison
Cassi Paslick
Catherine van Alphen
Charlene Jacka
Helena Hatten
Jen Cameron
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Kathy Lindemer
Leona Smith
Lesley Watt
Lori Anderson
Marianne Baxter
Melissa Trudinger
Michelle McCarthy
Patty Miller
Shai Williams
Sheila Prosterman
Susan Kennedy
Terri Del Signore
Vanessa Gilkes

15 thoughts on “Beads of Courage Art Charm Swap & Auction

  1. I adore the way you brought out the details with the white glaze. It’s just beautiful! I think I am going to make mine into a christmas ornament with some clear crystals. But I haven’t decided yet. Thanks for participating again!

  2. Caroline, as a pediatric nurse who loves art beads, I’ve experienced first-hand the support these beads provide to the kids and their families. Each one is a portable work of art that becomes a part of the child’s story. Something tangible that can be held onto. Little Red Riding Hood is a personal favorite from my childhood — what a brave little girl! — and the delicacy of your bead is so expressive. I’m looking forward to bidding on it! Hugs to all the caring, talented bead artists who participate.

  3. I have been involved in the past and really hate I missed the call this year because THESE are all AMAZING!! I will be looking at each of the participants blog during my reading time. Thanks for sharing this great project!

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