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As promised here is a look at the Art Charms I received. This year’s theme is “Soar”. I’m feeling uplifted how about you? 🙂
This blue dragonfly charm was from Alicia Marinache along with a haiku:
“Dance, o dragonflies,
In your world
of the setting sun.”
For more haiku and different coloured dragonflies see her blog: http://www.allprettythings.ca
Caroline Dewison made her charms in a variety of colours. I like the one I received best since at this time of year it matches the real sky ;). Have a look at the other fantastic colours on her blog: http://blueberribeads.blogspot.co.uk
I used the bird charm I received from Chris Eisenberg to make a bracelet before I even took a picture of it. Have a look at the variety of charms on her blog, http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com – each one she made is different!
Elisabeth Auld’s bead looks like a magic garden. The charm on her blog features a sky blue lampwork bead. Have a look at her blog: http://www.beadsforbusygals.com and see the necklace she made featuring all the charms she received.
I kept the kite charm from Lee Koopman, http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com, on the card to show the lovely message included: “Kites were used to send prayers to God’s ears.”
Renetha Stanziano’s Soaring Bubble Baubles are like a party in the shape of a bead. See them on her blog, http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com, each one is different!
Sheila Prosterman’s seed bead squares represent kites or bits of sky and the colours around the edge each tell a story. Find out more on her blog: http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Susan Kennedy made adorable birdy charms. Have a look at her blog, http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com, to see them in other colours.
I received TWO charms from Toltec Jewels, each one with a wonderful story and featuring artist made beads. Have a look at her blog, http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com, to read all about her inspiration.
Remember Art Charms by these artists, and more, are still available to buy at the auction, and there are even more charming blogs to look at in the hop. Also check out my giveaway to win one of my phoenix charms.