Sunday, October 2, 2016

2016 Beads of Courage Art Charm Exchange Blog Hop and Charity Auction!!

Please forgive me for posting late. I have had some household issues as well as a back injury. It has been crazy here! But here we go.

 Almost Almost every year, (2015 was skipped), Jen Cameron hosts The Art Charm Exchange which benefits Beads of Courage! We make 11 charms- 10 to swap and 1 Jen sells on ebay to benefit Beads of Courage. Beads of Courage is an AMAZING charity that gives beads as milestones to children who reach treatment milestones while they are staying or having a visit to the hospital. These patients then get to turn their beads or charms into necklaces. More beads = more treatment milestones = a longer necklace. I believe in 2014 we raised over $1,500 to donate to Beads of Courage! For more information on Beads of Courage, (BoC), please click here to visit their website

Each year a theme is chosen to work with, and Jen decided that for 2016 it was Fairytales. Each participant makes 11 themed charms. 1 charm is auctioned off with proceeds going to a chosen charity. The other 10 charms are sorted and exchanged by Jen among the other 10 participants.
 The Buried Moon  
So, my theme was the Moon. Lovely, sweet moon is on so many fairytales from the Cow Jumped Over The Moon to this one which is one of my faves.   The Buried Moon  
So, here are pics  of my moons made out of poly clay and dusted with glittery colors. and of the wonderful charms I received. I loved them all! They were all imaginative and wonderfully done. Enjoy the auction for a worthy cause. And thanks for having me as a participant.