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The Art Charm Exchange hosted by Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions.  The purpose of the Art Charm Exchange, other than the opportunity to swap beautiful charms, was to make an extra charm to be auctioned off to...Beads of Courage!  The theme was laughter.  I agonized over this for several days before I buckled down and made the charms above.  I just used beautiful art beads from my collection, crystals, and a shrink art charm.  This was my first foray into art charms.  After I mailed them out to our wonderful hostess, I began to think about other things I could have done.  Oh well, maybe next time.  I cannot remember where all of the art beads came from, but I do know some came from Juli Cannon of Julsbeads, Carolyn Harmon, Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Association, Janel Goolsby/JeraLunaDesigns, and a few artists with Ebay shops.  Thank you Jennifer for introducing me to a fun project and a wonderful charity.

These are the charms I received:

List of Participants

Auction Site: - Starts 3PM 11/13!

Charlene Jacka  
Denielle Hagerman  
Jennifer Cameron
Robin Koza  
StephanieSanner Haussler

Auction Starts 3PM 11/13
Glass Addictions by Jen Cameron


  1. Renetha, I love that you used beads from so many different glass artists... way to spread the love around!

  2. Cool! Charms are so popular right now. This is a lovely show of support.
    I'll be sure to stop back often to get to know you better, and see the progression you make from playing to professional! You can DO IT!
    Cool Moon

  3. So fun and colorful!! Great job

  4. These are so wonderful! Love the one I got in my set :)

  5. These charms are bright and fun and sure to bring a smile to those who receive it! Thanks for playing in the swap! Enjoy the day. Erin

  6. Love that turquoise on orange bead! Very cute charms. : )

  7. I love the addition of the shrink art you added - the beads are beautiful too!

  8. I never would have thought of using shrink art. I just love what you did. Those charms are so bright and fun.

  9. Wonderful charms. This was such a fun swap.

  10. These are wonderful charms - and I will get one :) lucky me! I love their happy and bright colours, that's what makes me smile!

  11. Adorable! & what a neat idea to use the shrink plastic.

  12. Adorable! & what a neat idea to use the shrink plastic.

  13. Shrink Plastic RULES!!! I LOOOOVE that stuff! These charms are so much fun - and yes, you did spread the love around!


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