November 15, 2013

2013 Art Charm Exchange: Cuppa Tea Luv?

This is my 2nd year participating in the Art Charm Exchange which is hosted by Jennifer Cameron. This year's theme is LOVE!  The fun of this event is that each participant makes 10 charms +1. The +1 charm is then auctioned off during the Beads of Courage Auction, and the proceeds go to Beads of Courage.  

 I am not a bead artist, but I do love to work with art beads, and I have quite a stockpile. Some beads are labeled, some are not. This year I made teapot charms!  Nothing says love like tea with your best friend.  Each teapot belly is made with small, round lampwork beads made by Carolyn Harman of the Miami Valley Lampwork Bead Artists, Dayton, Ohio.  I love Carolyn's beads, and the fact that I can get them at my local bead shop, STASH!  As a matter of fact, STASH had a trunk show featuring beads made by MVLBA last month!  And I was there to look at beads.....and maybe buy one or two :)

My +1 charm has an art bead made by Cheri Reed.  The beads were part of a goodie bag from a giveaway or exchange (not sure which).


Here are the charms I received.  I would like to take a moment to thank Jen Cameron for organizing the swap and auction.  Thanks also go out to those who made these beautiful charms!





Below is a list of participants:

Caroline Dewisonhttp://blueberribeads.co.uk
Alicia Marinachehttp://www.allprettythings.ca
Terri Del Signorehttp://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Jacqueline Carlson: http://www.beadgypsy.blogspot.com
Charlene Bausinger Jackahttp://clay-space.com/blog/