I am excited about the art charm exchange I joined which has been hosted by Jennifer of Glassaddictions. Last week I gave you a sneak peak of the beads. Now I have the 10 beads made into charms. I mailed them off to Jennifer on Monday.
I wanted a group photo of all the charms but in my excitement to get them in the mail, I forgot to take pictures of them before I attached them to my cards. I had to back track a little bit and attempted to take photos with them attached to the cards.
I don't want to ruin it for the participants of this exchange so I won't show photos of all the charms until we have all received our charms. I will show you just one....I made all my charms different so no one knows exactly which one they will be getting.
As an artist I love to participate in exchanges like this. It always stretches my artistic abilities. It helps me to think beyond my preferred colors and methods. We all have our favorite color palette and the colors for this exchange are not in my palette. What I have found is that these colors work beautifully together and I will be making more beads with this color theme. I enjoy how something so simple as an exchange between friends can open up a realm of new possibilities.
It is also tons of fun to look forward to receiving goodies in the mail.
You can learn more about all 10 participants in this exchange by visiting their blogs.
Art Charm Exchange Participants:
1. Jennifer http://glassaddictions.blogspot.com
2. Susan http://suebeads.blogspot.com
3. Kristie http://ArtisanClay.blogspot.com
4. Paige http://pmaximdesigns.blogspot.com/
7. Lauren http://maybeads.blogspot.com/
8. Loretta http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/
9. Ema http://emakaye.blogspot.com/
10. Janel http://janeldudleybeads.blogspot.com/