Nov 24, 2014

Art Charm Exchange & Charity Auction




It's that time of the year again where a bunch of us designers create Art Charms to swap with each other and to let you in on the fun, we also have an auction of the Art Charms.  The best part is that all of the proceeds from the auction benefit Beads of Courage.

Now I am sure that everyone has heard about BOC but just as a refresher, they are a non-profit that provides arts-in-medicine supportive care programs for children coping with serious illness, their families and the health care providers who care for them.  They have so many different ways to support them such as direct donations of cash or if you make beads, they can always use more.

Now as far as the exchange, us designers make up ten art charms to display and one to be auctioned off on E-bay.  Our theme for this year is Soar!  Just look at these gorgeous charms that I received all based around that one word.





 What came immediately to my mind was hot air balloons.  Now I don't make my own beads so instead I took some lampwork beads made by Spawn of Flame which reminded me of blue skies and whispy white clouds.  I attached some balloon baskets to the beads using sterling wire and added on a ring so this charm can be attached to a bracelet or a necklace.



Now the important part of the exchange is the auction so be sure to pop over here to see what's up for grabs.

And be sure to check out what everyone else designed around the word Soar!


Jenny Davies-Reazor: http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
Lennis Carrier: http://www.windbent.net

12 comments:

  1. What a lovely charm! Good job! It's filled with lots of hope! Beads of Courage is such a great cause!

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  2. Beautiful charm. I love how the wire twist around the bead echoes up the pattern of the bead.

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  3. Spawn of flame is the perfect name for balloon beads isn't it.

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  4. I really love your charm!! The lampwork beads are beautiful and perfect reaminder of clouds!!
    Alenka

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  5. So pretty, Shai, and I love the idea of the balloon carrying our worries up. up and away :)

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  6. What a sweet charm I love the colour very pretty!

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  7. Lovely charms, the beads make perfect sky & clouds!

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  8. Your charm reminded me of a book I have been reading, it captures the theme of soaring. Very pretty.

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  9. I, too, was inspired by hot air balloons. Adorable charm, thank you for participating again this year!

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  10. I love that the same theme took flight in our imaginations in such varied ways. Lovely charm!

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  11. I love your charm, it's adorable!

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