Thursday, 29 September 2016

Charm Swap 2017




Hello there!! Here is my post for Jen Cameron's charity charm swap!! This year's theme is Fairy Tales.  I always love to participate in this event!! It's great fun, and raises money for Beads of Courage!! Thank you once again Jen for all the work involved in making this happen!!

Want to know how fantastic Beads of Courage is, and what its all about? Click here:
http://www.beadsofcourage.org/

I have two different charms that I made and need to mention here.
Before I do I just want to say that the "fairy tale" theme has been a learning experience for me.  I inadvertently may have gone more toward the fable direction with my theme, but I'm hoping all will be forgiven!!  I read some information that lead me to believe stories with talking animal were fairy tales.  I now know differently (I think?) - but hey - no going back!!


My first charm is inspired by the ever popular story of the tortoise and the hair.  I have always loved this story.  As a child I could relate more with the tortoise.  I seemed to take longer than others to acomplish tasks!! I found comfort in this story, knowing that speed was not everything, and slow and steady had its benefits!!  Now however, as an adult, sometimes I am racing through things wishing I would just slow down!! 

It is a double sided ceramic charm that I hand painted. It also includes a black and white beaded dangle that represents the racing flag.


The second charm is about a favourite children's book from when I was a child. The dream Tree by Stephan Cosgrove.  It's a great story about an ever curious caterpillar that wonders what life will be like as a butterfly!! She keeps asking the question - only to be told, "someday you'll know".  I could always relate to Pattie the caterpillar because I was always so curious too!! Still am in fact!!  If anyone out there has actually read or heard of this book - please tell me so in a comment!! I would love to know that someone else, somewhere, has also read this story!  I purchased a Kindle version  recently to read to my girls now!! 


This Charm is a double sided ceramic charm that was hand painted by me. It also includes a little woolywire cacoon. One of you will have gotten a cacoon made out of wire - that was when I ran out of woolywire and decided to try and make a cacoon out of wire!  Here is a pic of it in the stage of me painting on the surface.


 

Shortly I will post the details of when the auction will be held, and the link to it.  100% of bead sales go to Beads of Courage! There is no better reason to buy some art charms!!

Thank you for stopping by!! Below is a list of links to other participants!!  I had so much fun going through all the goodies I received!!




13 comments:

  1. I think your charms are so clever. So what if it they are technically fables rather than fairy tales? I like how they are 2 sided for the different parts of the story. the illustrations are great too. Thanks for participating in another charm swap!

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  2. I was lucky enough to get one of your charms. I love the double sided story and the quote you included. Thanks :)

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  3. "The Tortoise and the Hare " is one of my favorite fables and I am so glad I got your very cute charms. I am pretty impressed that you came up with 2 ideas and 4 charms.

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  4. Thanks for the caterpillar story, I will have to look that up now that I am a proud owner of a Pattie charm!

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  5. I feel very lucky to have received one of your Tortoise and Hare charms! I just love the style of your design.

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  6. Not only did I receive one of your caterpillar charms, but I've read the book, I'm in love with butterflies and metamorphosis, and I'm still curious about everything to this day... to sum it up, I saw your charm and squealed. :) It's absolutely perfect. Keep spreading joy!

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  7. I got me of the tortoise and the hare charms. Zack and I were both delighted when we turned it over and immediately knew the story. So cool and creative!

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  8. I received your catapiller charm, love it! Loved the cocoon too.

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  9. Don't care if it was for a fairy tale or a fable as I love the charm. I was lucky enough to get one of the turquoise/hare and it is so cute.

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  10. Hares are my totem - so I was thrilled to get a tortoise and hare bead! I recognized your work right away!

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  11. Awesome charms, Terri, I got one of yours! Thank you!

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  12. I received one of your hare charms and I love it (my favourite animal!) The butterfly design is gorgeous too!

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