Thursday, June 23, 2011

Charm Swap

I don't believe I have ever shared one of my charm swaps with you here on my blog, and I love these!  For this one on my MAMA group, you make and send in 25 charms and receive 25 in return.  The color scheme this time was Crystal, White, Pearl, Silver.  Ah, my favorite!  Technically you only have to send in 25 charms, but usually I do packages of 2 or 3.   This time I went a bit overboard because of my abundance of supplies in the color scheme.  (I have been waiting for a "with silver" swap to come along so I could use these pendant/bails I bought.)  Yeehee!


For this set I used a faceted Aurora Borealis bead from a necklace I got at a yardsale with some of my solid sterling spacers and bicones.  So shiny!

Another bead I have been waiting to use... my silver/rhinestone spacers.  They fit perfectly with the faux pearls I had (another yardsale purchase).

More faux pearls, these oddly shaped, with cute little clear beads.

Some larger beads with end caps to add some interest.

After I made these all up, I strung the charms on strips of satin and tied them onto cards with my name on the back.  Easy to see and kinda pretty I think.

Then baggied them all up to mail off to my amazing hostess, Rhonda.  I'll be sure to share my returns and my finished project (probably a bracelet) with you.

Hugs!


8 comments:

Home and Heart said...

Lucky me......Lucky me......Lucky me......!!! Jody :-)

MARY PERNULA said...

Beautiful work!!! Hugs Mary

Rhondamum said...

Yummy! I'm so excited about the way you are spoiling us all with your beautiful work Holly! Glad to have you along on this swap too! Thanks for your hard work! xoxo Rhonda...

Creative Wings Boutique said...

these are fabulous.....

Abi said...

So much beautiful eye candy on your blog! I love the charms, and beads , and Marie journal further down!
And, what is a hot rodder?!

Thanks for the info on removing dye from me' hands!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

eclectic archivist said...

Holly these are wonderful!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How generous of you! These are lovely.

Mermaid Treasures said...

They look so pretty!
Can't wait to get mine!