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.
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.
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.
In return for my offerings, I received back some wonderful charms.
Catherine van Alphen
Terri Del Signore