Beads of Courage Charm Swap Reveal and Auction!

 Jennifer Cameron, of Glass Addictions, has been putting together a charm swap for a number of years.  As with last year, this year the charm swap is going to benefit Beads of Courage.  Beads of Courage is an organization that provides, through donations, beads to children who are going through life threatening illnesses.  They string their beads on a necklace for every treatment they receive, and sadly, survive.  Sometimes a child just does not survive their illness and the parent will receive a special bead to commemorate the child’s life.  I have donated beads in the past, and am working on another donation right now.  I enjoy participating in Jen’s swap, and there will be an auction on ebay – all the charms you see will be auctioned in groups and all proceeds will go to Beads of Courage.  Below are photos of the charms I made.  The theme was LAUGH.  I thought some goofy charms were in order, hope they make you laugh!

 This is a collage of the charms I received!  I really love Lori’s Smiling mouth!  See below for participants!

Lori Greenberg, Bead Nerd.  Chris and Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs.  Susan Kennedy, SueBeads.  Natalie, Grubbi.  Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio. Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things.  Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts.  (Top right) Charlene Jacka, Clay Space.  Maureen Connolly, Mrs. Beadsley’s Workshop.  Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant.  

Please stop by the ebay auctions, as well, because the proceeds really go to a fantastic cause!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Here’s a list of all the participants:

2012 Charm Participants:

Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Kimberly Roberts, Bahama Dawn
Natalie McKenna, Grubbi
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes
Cindy Gimbrone, Lampwork Diva
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs

 Emma Todd, A Polymer Penchant
Linda Florian, Lily’s of the Valley Jewelry
Melissa Meman, Melissa Meman 
Leslie Schenkel, Twisted Chicken
Jeannie Dukic, Jeannie’s Blog
Kristi Bowman, Kristi Bowman Design
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Inge von Roos, Inge’s Blog
Shelby Foxwell, Sundown Designs
Deb Kauzlarich,Flame, Color, Metal, Glass
Maureen Connolly, Mrs Beadsley’s Workshop
Charlie Jacka, Clay Space
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Cassi Paslick, Beads: Rolling Downhill
Shai Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings
Lori Greenberg, Lori Greenberg Glass Bead Blog
Danielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Robin Koza, Robin Koza
Lea Avroch, LA Jewelry Designs
Alicia Marinache, All the Pretty Things
Lynnea Bennett, Designs by Lynnea
Carolyn Chenault, Carolyn Chenault
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marcy Lamberson, Studio Marcy
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Jean Peters, Eclectic Avenue
Vanessa Gilkes, Culturezine
Shannon Hicks, Falling into the Sky
Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads
Kia Dallons, Kia Dallons Studio
Hannah Annear, Squintessential
Carol Watson, Carol Watson Art Glass
Alenka Obid, Pepita Handmade
Cheryl McCloud, One Thing Leads to Another
Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Stacey Curry, Star-Hitched Wagon
Monique Urquhart, A Half-Baked Notion
Babette Cox, Babette Cox

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