Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ornamentea Charm Swap!

I was lucky enough to find out about the Ornamentea Lucky Charm Swap just in time to particpiate.

This year, it was open to anyone who could mail their charms in time for the swap! 

I received my box of charms in the mail yesterday and was delighted to find all of my charms beautifully wrapped. I couldn't wait to open it up and see what was inside...

Charms, charms and more charms!  ©

If the selection I received is any indication of the quality, imagination, and craftsmanship of all of the entries then I can only wish that I had been at the swap to see all of the other entries!

Hidden 4-Leaf Clover Charm by Renee Goodwin ©

This unique charm was crafted from a small wood flag from Artchix Studios, Japanese Washi paper and watch parts from Ornamentea.
Somewhere on this charm a 4-leaf clover has been hidden... I have yet to find it! As if the charm wasn't lovely enough, it arrived in a beautiful handmade two-piece box.

 Handmade Heart Clay Bead by Elaine Ray ©

Elaine Ray makes a variety of beautiful clay beads & charms. I received this beautiful blue heart charm. Elaine writes that she "highlights the clay to remind each of us of the small piece of earth that we are holding and wearing".

Glass Acorn by Patina South ©

I absolutely love the small glass acorn that I received from Tracey Johnson of Patina South! It's made with a faceted black glass bead and has a brass acorn cap. I must admit that I have a thing for acorns. Too sweet!

Charmed Brass Charm by Katherine Wilson ©

Katherine Wilson made a charming little charm from a hammered brass washer and a pink glass cube bead.
It's a sweetie!

Handmade Acrylic Flower Charm by My Elements ©

Yvonne Irvin of My Elements sent an embellished acrylic flower that made me reminiscent of my shrinky dink days! It's a lovely little charm that's beautifully made too!

The Wearing of the Green by Dawn Gallop ©

I received "Lucky Charm #1" from Dawn Gallop of Flip Flops and Pop Tarts.  It's a handmade silver soldered glass charm featuring an Irish lad & lass and a four leaf clover.
What could be more lucky than that?

Tiny Treasure Tube by Diana Keever ©

And last, but certainly not least, is a Tiny Treasure Tube made from recycled aquarium tubing, copper spacers, Czech glass, freshwater pearls and seed beads.
The charm itself is truly wonderful and the super creative packaging sends it over the top!

I can't wait to start playing with these charms.
Stay tuned to see what happens!

If you see something you like
be sure to click on the links for more info!

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