Monday, November 12, 2012

Charm Swap Reveal Blog Hop and Beads of Courage Auction

I'm so excited to finally get to show off the goodies I received in the 2012 Charm Swap.  This was hosted by the lovely Jennifer Cameron from Glass Addictions.  Our theme was "Laughter".  We made charms to swap with other participants as well as one extra to be auctioned off for Beads of Courage.

Lately I've been finding all sorts of wonderful pictures of carousels and carnival rides, so that was on my mind as I was thinking of what to make for the swap.  I've also been doing a lot of enameling lately.  As I looked at my workbench, I found these beadcaps and they reminded me of those carnival rides with the swings.  And of course, there's lots of laughter on a carnival ride.

Here's the charm I made.  I love all the colors.

Here are the lovely charms I received in the swap.  Aren't they great??

Please visit all the artists that participated in the swap.  You'll love seeing their work and reading about their inspiraton.  And most importantly, please visit the auction site and bid on your very own set of charms.  I marked the people who made the charms I received in red.

Alenka Obid

Alicia Marinache

Babette Cox

Carol Watson

Carolyn Chenault

Cassi Paslick

Charlene Jacka

Cheri Reed

Cheryl McCloud   You are here!!

Deb Kauzlarich

Denielle Hagerman

Emma Todd

Erin Prais-Hintz

Ginger Bishop

Inge vonRoos

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

Maureen Connolly

Melissa Meman

Monique Urquhart

Natalie McKenna

Perri Jackson

Renetha Stanziano

Robin Koza

Shaiha Williams

Shannon Hicks

Shelby Foxwell

Shelley Graham Turner

Shirley Moore

Stephanie Haussler

Susan Kennedy

Toltec Jewels

Vanessa Gilkes

Here's the auction site.  Rush on over and see all the charms.  And place your bid.


  1. Loved your charm Cheryl! Such a unique idea, a carousel!

  2. What a great idea! I love that ride at the carnival. And cotton candy. Yum! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. That is so unique, Cheryl... what a great looking carousel swing!

  4. I just love the idea of carnivals and how it all came together in your charms!

  5. Cheryl, I have one of your charms, and I love it!!! You had such a creative idea!! Love it! Thank you!!!

  6. I was one of the lucky recipients, and I just love it!! I was on the same page with you, cause that's what I said when I saw it. :)

  7. Carnival rides! What a great inspiration! These are so fun, and you must have put a lot of time into them. : D

  8. I was in your group -- Love the carousel theme. Thanks!

  9. what perfect inspiration! I love what you created here

  10. Love, love, love your charm!!! The colors are wonderful and it is kinetic!!!! Such whimsey!!

  11. stopping in visiting all the blogs for the bead soup blog party! good look with the challenge!