Sunday, November 11, 2012

Charm Swap - I'm lame, but I'm here

Fortunately, I got my charms done before the rapid deterioration began on my eyes.  So, I'll explain a little about my charms.  The theme I chose was laughter.  Now, when you see the charms I sent, it might be a little hard to read laughter from them.  I started with some cute ribbon, and I embellished the ribbon with seed beads.  Then I added a central lampwork bead to each charm, and pulled it all together with some ribbon crimps and jump rings.  When I saw the little bead poking out from the middle of the ribbon, it just made me giggle, like it was playing hide-and-seek.  So, giggles it is.  Here is a photo of one of my charms, along with the little bags I found for packaging.  I hope you all enjoy my charms as much as I LOVED the ones you all sent to me!

A Charming Giggle

I'm truly sorry if the picture quality is bad, but I am really unable to tell at this point.  I couldn't see to edit it properly, so it is what it is.  Thank goodness for spelling correction, or this post would really be pathetic, LOL!  Anyway, be sure to visit all the blogs, and the auction site for the charity auction, which made this fun swap possible.  Thanks to Jennifer Cameron and her charitable spirit, as well as her organization of all these moving parts.  It was wonderful to play, and I hope, if there are any more in the future, my cataracts and other eye issues will be fixed by that point, and I'll be able to play again. 



















Jennifer Cameron http://wp.me/p1xIa0-wn















Natalie McKenna http://www.grubbi.co.uk/ 



Robin Koza http://www.robinkoza.com  











13 comments:

A Half-Baked Notion said...

Shannon, your charm looks very pretty... I am so looking forward to seeing that auction! Best wishes on getting those eye problems addressed.

Jean said...

Your charms are wonderful!! Good luck with your eyes.

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

They are wonderful!!! Seed bead work is so hard to see anyway - I'm amazed at your skill, even with deteriorating eye issues (which I really hope something can be done about!)... Hang in there!

TesoriTrovati said...

Shannon, your charm is great! I like the idea of hide and seek, as that is a fun childhood activity that anyone can play. I hope your eye issues get resolved soon! Enjoy the day. Erin

Shirley Moore said...

What a precious charm! I love the colors, and the peek a boo idea!

Kia Dallons said...

You did a lovely job! I hope your eyes are better soon. : )

Shaiha said...

I just love your charms! I am in awe of anyone that can play with those tiny little beads.

And good luck with your surgery to get your vision back.

rosebud101 said...

Love your charms!!!

Cheryl McCloud said...

Wonderful charms. Hope your vision is restored soon.

Alicia said...

Shanon, your charms are absolutely beautiful - thank you for sharing! Best wishes on getting your eyes well as soon as possible! [it can be done, my MIL suffered from cataracts (she was declared 90% blind in one eye) and now she barely needs glasses to read! Good luck!]

Leslie Schenkel - Twisted Chicken Beads said...

Lovely work -- take care!

Lea Avroch said...

I love the charms Shannon & enjoyed reading your inspiration for them. I'm so sorry about your eyes! I hope that it's a temporary thing & will improve soon. Hugs!

Perri www.ShaktipajDesigns.etsy.com said...

We meet again, Miss Shannon! Your lovely little charms are just plain sweet - hide and seek makes everyone smile! Hugs to you and yours - may every day end on a bright note. :^)