I have really been enjoying swaps, blog hops and donating to benefits lately. Sure....I love to create, and yes, it is good marketing for my business. But the best reason to get involved, is it's FUN!!!!
This swap was all about LOVE. When I think about love, a heart comes to mind, so I created a cute little ceramic heart. I love the "Key to my Heart" sentiment, so that is what the finished charms theme would be. A key symbolizes home, and home = family, and family = love. Plus, I travel almost every weekend to art and bead shows, so I really appreciate the time I can spend at home.
Thank you to Jennifer Cameron for being our swap hostess. There are over 40 participants that you can hop around with on their blogs. The links are below. At the very bottom of my post is an Ebay link where you can bid to win a charm from every artist! How cool is that? And the money raised will be donated to Beads of Courage. They help ease the pain of being hospitalized through creativity time with beads. I love that!
Here is what I received and one of my "Key to my Heart" charms was returned to me.
Now what could I create with these fun, loveable charms? A charm bracelet!
Jen Cameron: http://glassaddictions.com/blog/
Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Vanessa Gilkes: http://culturezine.com/blog/
Lesley Watt: http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Susan Kennedy: http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Nancy Dale : http://www.nedbeads.blogspot.com
Cassi Paslick: http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com
Alenka Obid: http://www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner:http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Shai Williams: http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com
Lennis Carter: http://windbent.wordpress.com
Cheri Reed: http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com
Perri Jackson: http://shaktipajdesigns.com/blog/
Mallory Hoffman: http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop: http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com
Jean Peter: http://jeanpdesigns.blogspot.com
Linda Florian: http://lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com
Karin Grosset Grange:http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Julie Bowen: http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Susan Delaney: http://ladyflowersbysusan.wordpress.com
Emma Todd: http://www.apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com
Carolyn Chenault :http://carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Terri Del Signore:http://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Cory Tompkins: http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Cheryl (Lee) Koopman:http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Lori Bowring Michaud: http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
Andrea Glick: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Carlson: http://www.beadgypsy.blogspot.com
Charlene Bausinger Jacka: http://clay-space.com/blog/
Kristi Bowman: http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com
Ebay auction link: http://www.ebay.com/sch/glassaddictions/m.html?_ipg=200&_sop=12&_rdc=1
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