I will be hosting a charm swap this fall-winter for the Life Through Art foundation.
The theme will be story books, however each charm must have RED as the focal color.
Red Shoes? Red Apples? Red Riding hood? Red Wagon? Red Dog? Red Hearts? Red Sky? Red Dress? Find a story book you love and incorporate your spin on the imagery, characters, objects within the book etc. Add a tag or print up mentioning your inspiration and be sure to make your charms with the color RED as the focal or main accent color. The size of each charm MUST be smaller than 1 inch including the jumpring and any extras you might like to add. 1 inch in total size. The number of charms to swap will be 5-10 pieces per person with a commitment to send an extra charm as a donation. Depending on the number of people who sign up, the number may be slightly higher or perhaps more than one group per skill level will be set up. There will be 2 groups, advanced charm makers and beginner charm makers. The quality of both groups will need to be your best work because the charms that are sent as extras will be auctioned at a fundraiser in HOLLYWOOD! Ooh so glamorous! :o) More details will follow, I am just getting you warmed up to the idea. Please pass the word on. The swaps will be due the first week of December so you have time to think about this one. Please leave me a comment or email me to let me know if you wold like to join in.
This is a holiday! Like any other special day that we observe.
~*This is a time to create, wear and share handmade art charms!*~
SHOW OFF YOUR TALENTS!
SHARE YOUR CREATIVITY!
MAKE A BOLD STATEMENT or share a quiet gesture!
All skill levels, all creative types are welcome.
Some of the work submitted will be featured on the blog throughout April into May. Gifts will be offered as giveaways for those who participate. Each participant will be entered into several prize drawings. You can host a giveaway on your site too!
Get your links to me by mid March to be listed!
April 28th of every year = International Handmade Art Charms Day.
Also known as, International Charm Day. On this day we celebrate life, friendship, artistic charms to wear. We do this by sharing and wearing our own handmade art charms or give gifts of charms, charm making supplies or charm related items. Love, hope, charity, creativity, friendship, kindness, happiness and sharing are many of the founding components behind this event. We share with those we know and those we do not know. This holiday provides a springboard for all sorts of creative RAKS (random acts of kindness) or planned events. Many choose to share their own tutorials on how to construct a unique art charm, some set up a day of charm making workshops, some even leave charms with little notes and an email address in various public spaces. However you choose to celebrate, do it with an open heart. You will find that the world is in need of more days such as this Please join us! If you blog about this event, host a tutorial, or would like to share a story about how you plan on celebrating the holiday, share a link with us!