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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.
lilmummylikes.blogspot.com

By: Tori Sophia
www.torisophia.etsy.com

By: Carolyn Chenault
CarolynChenault.etsy.com

By:  Cassi Paslick
EmilysBeadCorner.Etsy.com

Sent by: Toltec Jewels
toltecjewels.etsy.com
Made by: Kristi Bowman

Sent by: Toltec Jewels
toltecjewels.etsy.com
Made By:  Marlene Cupo

Sent By:  Toltec Jewels
toltecjewels.etsy.com
Made by: Olla Podria

Made By: Emma Todd
apolymerpenchant.etsy.com

Made by: Linda Haskell
lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com

Made by: Alenka Obid
www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com




Made by: Monique Urquhart
ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com

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: http://culturezine.com/blog/ 
Caroline Dewison: http://blueberribeads.co.uk 
Alicia Marinache: http://www.allprettythings.ca 
Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com 
Karin Grosset Grange: http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr 
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com 
Jacqueline Carlson: http://www.beadgypsy.blogspot.com 
Charlene Bausinger Jacka: http://clay-space.com/blog/ 

15 comments:

Ginger Bishop said...

What a beautiful batch of pieces. I love butterflies. I really like the way you hung them to photograph too.

NEDbeads said...

SO gorgeous! I adore your butterflies, and wish I could grab one up, but when I went to bid on it, it got snaffled right out from under me, lol!

NEDbeads said...

SO gorgeous! I adore your butterflies, and wish I could grab one up, but when I went to bid on it, it got snaffled right out from under me, lol!

Susan Delaney said...

Splendid charm! Gorgeous photographs! I am inspired by both your work and your photography.

Susan Delphine Delaney
LadyFlowersbySusan

AutEv said...

I love how the layering of the butterfly on the stamped text gives your charm more texture and depth. I also love how each one is a unique color. I'm sure everyone that got one loves it! -Julie

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love your charms very much! I'm so glad you decided to participate in the swap and auction. Hint, you have another charm going up for auction later in the weekend. I don't remember if it's Saturday or Sunday.

stregajewellry said...

These are just adorable. I do love butterflies and spring and it almost seems like love, spring and butterflies go together.

Jean said...

Wonderful! But then I expected no less I love this design!!

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Butterflies are the perfect metaphor for the delicate yet amazingly strong experience that is love. Your charms are beautiful, Moriah!

Terri Del Signore said...

I was a lucky girl to get the bottom middle one of your charams! I LOVE your charm and I also love butterflies - missing them now that it is winter! Also, you take great photos!!

Perri www.ShaktipajDesigns.etsy.com said...

I love it that you chose butterflies as a symbol of love - yours are lovely!

Lesley said...

Your charms are beautiful Moriah and I'm so happy to have received one in my collection. :0)

Karin G said...

Your charms are absolutely fabulous!

Alicia said...

I love your charms, they are absolutely gorgeous!

windbent said...

As you know, I'm a huge fan and I'm sure you'll have many more after this offering.