Friday, November 15, 2013

Art Charm Swap Reveal and Blog Hop

Recently I participated in an Art Charm Swap!  There were about 40 of us that participated.  Each of us were to create 10 charms and add an extra one to be auctioned off to benefit the Beads of Courage.  In return, we received 10 charms from other artists.  The charms were to be our interpretation of "Love".

These are the charms I made:

I LOVE butterflies and Spring.  SO for my charms, I decided to make butterflies over a Love Letter script design.  Each one is sculpted in porcelain clay and then bisque fired in the kiln.  I then applied two coats of glaze, using a brush and then fired them in the kiln again to 2200 degrees f.  The result is a sturdy, durable little art charm.  If you'd like to get your hands on one of these, you can head over to the Beads of Courage Auctions and bid on one there.  While you're there, check out all of the other awesome charms up for grabs!  You can also find more colors on the Blu Mudd Website.

Now....are you ready to see the charms I received???  Here we go!

By: Ginger B.

By: Tori Sophia

By: Carolyn Chenault

By:  Cassi Paslick

Sent by: Toltec Jewels
Made by: Kristi Bowman

Sent by: Toltec Jewels
Made By:  Marlene Cupo

Sent By:  Toltec Jewels
Made by: Olla Podria

Made By: Emma Todd

Made by: Linda Haskell

Made by: Alenka Obid

Made by: Monique Urquhart

I would tell you which one is my favorite but it changes every time I look at them.  I love them all!  This is just a sampling of all of the charms that were created and swapped.  If you'd like to see them all, make sure you check out the auctions and also, you can hop along with us and visit the blogs of all of the artists to see what they created and what they received in the swap too.  I'm off to the auctions, but first, here's a list of all of the blogs that you can hop to!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Vanessa Gilkes: 
Caroline Dewison: 
Alicia Marinache: 
Moriah Betterly: 
Karin Grosset Grange: 
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman: 
Jacqueline Carlson: 
Charlene Bausinger Jacka: