How Charming!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Another fabulous feature of Creative University is the charm swap. This year we had enough to make two rounds of the swap, so I joined in both and have so many charms I can't fit them all onto one bracelet! I tried, but it was so full you couldn't see all the charms, so I downsized and I'm going to put the remainder of the charms on a second bracelet. Then I'll be able to wear both bracelets together if I really want to make a statement (and a lot of noise, haha!) or I can hook the bracelets together with a chain and wear them as a necklace. How versatile. Like me. Haha again.

The only rules to this swap were to create two charms, one is a simple charm, just a couple beads for a "filler", the other charm is a "creative" charm. Swappers can make their own from papercrafting embellishments, or use jewelry making supplies, or anything else that strikes their fancy. The variety of materials used is amazing, you'll see shrinky dinks, fimo clay, metal washers, mod podge, casting resin, paper flowers and more! I've had so much fun inspecting each and every tiny piece of artwork, like a kid in a candy store!

The photo above shows the bracelet hanging, but try as I might, I couldn't get all the charms to face the camera. Here's my first bracelet lying down, I tried to get all the charms to show, but again, there's so many a few are still hiding.

Here are the rest of the charms I have, ready to put onto a second bracelet. Can't wait to see them all together!

If you want to see any of the photos up close, just click on the picture.


Kandi said...

These are so stinkin' cute! Kim Ouimet showed us hers at our last unit meeting. Love it!

Kim Burmeister said...

This is a great idea! Love your bracelets. Sounds like all of you have sooo much fun at Creative University.

BTW, love your new owl background!

Stampin n da Hood said...

sooo stankin cute...

if this is a requirement of attending CU! I'd be the loser who could not participate!

Tresa Black said...

Not a requirement, just an option! Not every student participated. And there was lots of helpful advice for newbie charm makers leading up to the event on our CU message board, so even those who were nervous about joining made some FAB charms!

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