Monday, November 12 – Art Charm Reveal

My first blog hop . . .  (ok, I’m photo challenged but Mallory Hoffman has nailed it — check here for pictures of the group I was part of!)

Jenny Cameron of Glass Addictions (glass really is an addiction – and her beads are fab!)  started this chart swap.  We all made 10 + 1 charms.  The “+1” goes to into an auction for Beads of Courage (BOC).  You can find the auction here.  (For those of you who know me, can you tell I learned something new . . . . links . . .  ) Go there, spend lots.
My package of goodies came and sat on the table for a couple of days.  I knew what was in it and knew that I had to keep a lid on it, so to speak.  The theme was “Laughter”.  Most of my beads, especially when they turn out the way I actually envisioned them, make me laugh (thus the bright colors)!  So, using my beads was a no brainer.  But what to do with one of my beads . . . and what better way to laugh in the face of winter than to make it a bright, happy floral charm . . . I’ve been making charms/pendants (and some earrings/necklaces) using a stash of lucite flower pieces I purchased at past Bead and Button shows . . . and shopping trips . .. anyway – there you have my interpretation of laughter.  I happen to know that spring is right around the corner — my seed catalog tells me so.  In the mean time – check out all the blogs listed below and support local art!

And the end result of my doing this is not just playing with the art community but learning new web stuff (and of course forcing myself to blog more) – for example, I managed to get the button on my blog and I played with cropping some pictures that I took (awful . . . ) and now — pasting the links for everyone elses blogs.

Alenka Obid http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-exchage-reveal.html

Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca/2012/11/charm-swap-reveal-blog-hop-and-auction.html

Babette Cox http://babettecox.com/blog.htm

Carol Watson http://www.carolwatsonartglass.blogspot.com

Carolyn Chenault  http://carolynchenault.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/beads-of-courage-auction/

Cassi Paslick http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/2012/11/beads-of-courage-charm-swap-reveal.html

Charlene Jacka http://clay-space.com/2012/11/early-christmas/

Cheri Reed http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com/2012/11/to-participate-in-charm-swap-you-must.html

Cheryl McCloud http://cherylmccloud.blogspot.com/2012/11/charm-swap-reveal-blog-hop-and-beads-of.html

Deb Kauzlarich http://debkauzlarich.blogspot.com

Denielle Hagerman http://somebeadsandotherthings.com

Emma Todd  http://apolymerpenchant.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-swap-in-aid-of-boc.html

Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-swap-laugh.html

Ginger Bishop http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-exchange-2012.html

Inge vonRoos http://ingetraud.wordpress.com

Jean Peter http://jeanpdesigns.blogspot.com/ http://jeanpdesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-charm-swap.html

Jeannie K Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog/2012/11/12/beads-of-courage/

Jennifer Cameron http://wp.me/p1xIa0-wn

Kia Dallons http://kiadallonsstudio.blogspot.jp/2012/11/laughter-is-best-medicine.html

Kimberly Roberts http://bahamadawn.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-swap.html

Kristi Bowman  http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/charm-swap-reveal-hop.html

Lea Avroch http://lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com/2012/11/2012-beads-of-courage-art-charm-swap.html

Leslie Schenkel https://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/?p=171

Linda Florian http://www.lilysofthevalleyjewelry.blogspot.com/

Lori Greenberg http://lorigreenberg.com/blog

Lynnea Bennett http://designsbylynnea.blogspot.com

Mallory Hoffman http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-time-has-come-art-charm-blog-reveal.html

Marcy Lamberson http://studiomarcy.blogspot.com/2012/11/charmed-by-minions-im-sure.html

Marsha Neal Studio http://marshanealstudio.blogspot.com/2012/11/charm-exchange-and-beads-of-courage.html

Maureen Connolly http://mrsbeadsley.blogspot.com/2012/11/charm-reveal.html

Melissa Meman http://melissameman.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-swap-blog-hop.html

Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/2012/11/charmed-im-sure.html

Natalie McKenna http://www.grubbi.co.uk/

Perri Jackson  http://shaktipajdesigns.com/11/blog/reveal-the-laughter-art-charms/

Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-exchange-auction-and-reveal.html

Robin Koza http://www.robinkoza.com

Shaiha Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/2012/11/art-charm-hop.html

Shannon Hicks  http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/

Shelby Foxwell http://sundownbeaddesigns.blogspot.com/2012/11/charm-swap-reveal.html

Shelley Graham Turner http://shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com/2012/11/reveal-2012-charm-swap.html

Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/2012/11/beads-of-courage-art-charm-reveal.html

Stephanie Haussler http://www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com/

Susan Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com/2012/11/beads-of-courage-charm-swap-reveal-and.html

Toltec Jewels http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/2012/11/BOCArtCharmRevealBlogHop.html

Vanessa Gilkes http://culturezine.com/blog/

23 comments on “Monday, November 12 – Art Charm Reveal

  1. […] Leslie Schenkel […]

  2. Lea Avroch says:

    Love your charm Leslie! & I sure hope you’re right, that spring’s around the corner. 😉

  3. […] Jean Peter Jeannie K Dukic Jennifer Cameron Kia Dallons Kimberly Roberts Kristi Bowman Lea Avroch Leslie Schenkel Linda Florian Lori Greenberg Lynnea Bennett Mallory Hoffman Marcy Lamberson Marsha Neal Studio […]

  4. Wonderful!! Bright and colorful defiantly make you smile!!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Loved the charm I received from you. this swap was great!!

  6. Very fun colors indeed! I love the way they turned out. Thanks for sharing your talents in the swap! Enjoy the day. Erin

  7. Such a cheerful charm, Leslie… can’t wait for SPRING!

  8. Alicia says:

    Love your happy flowers! Pretty and very bright, perfect for a little boy or girl!

  9. Kia Dallons says:

    I got one of these! I love the colors… they are so fun!

  10. Mallory says:

    Leslie, I have one of your charms!!! I love it!! Makes me smile just to look at it!!!

    • thanks Mallory — I must have one of yours then. I love all the charms I received. I was planning on making a photo of them all and posting again in a couple days.

  11. The colors tell such a happy story! I know the smiles that a seed catalog can bring in this time of year…here’s hoping those colors bloom in your yard soon. :^)

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