Saturday, August 8, 2009

So Charmed...

Speaking of charmed...I want to thank each and every one of you who left me such wonderful words of encouragement and sent up prayers for me and my Dad. Our days are looking brighter thanks to your sweet comments!!! Oh how I just love you!!!!

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In the midst of all my chaos, the only place that I could hide to get my mind off of the day was in my studio. I've been plugging away at my swaps, one by one and I was quite productive indeed.

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Above is a sneak peek of the wonderful pouch Sandy made for each of our bracelets. She hosted a charm bracelet swap where 11 of us had to make a charm for each other, add it to each charm bracelet and then send them on to the next person. Lucky me, I was number 10 out of 11 and was able to see them almost completed. I made the Paris charms above and sent them on to the last recipient earlier in the week.

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Just beautiful I tell ya! I can't wait to get my bracelet back. This was a great group of girls to play with. Hopefully when I receive my bracelet back for good, I will post about it again with detailed links to each participant. They are oh so talented, it was an honor to swap with them!

My whole dining room table was so "charming", I really hated to box it all up and send it off...

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It was hard but I managed :)

Many thanks goes to Sandy for hosting the 1st Annual Jewelry Collaborative Charm Swap and thanks to all of the wonderful artists who participated!!!

30 comments:

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...this is fabulous!! Your so lucky girl...your charm is precious and the little pouch is adorable!!
Great swap idea!!

blushing rose said...

What a gorgeous piece. Love it. TTFN ~MArydon

Geralyn Gray said...

oooooh I am liking the Paris charm----this is a fun swap.....but sorry to hear life has been hard for you lately, but you and your dad are in my prayers. So, Pam gets the bracelets next-----and then we get them back....how cool is that. This was FUN.....thanks again for suggesting me!

DeeDee said...

I love your bracelts..what a fun swap to be in...I would love that too...Hope your times are geting better..I know how ruff that can be..glad your studio gave you the excape you needed...hugs...

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

So glad to hear that things are better for your Dad.
Love your fabulous charm swap, what gorgeous work.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

trash talk said...

Doncha just love the sound of jingling charms on a bracelet? I know people can hear me coming 15 minutes before I actually get there...kinda like a cow and her bell...Here's come Trash and her one arm band of renown!
Love all the charms, but I really love yours. You are so clever. The pouches are 2die4!
Good to hear a little smile in your writing. Really good to hear things with Dad are going well.
Debbie
P.S. Don't tell anyone, just between you and me, SHE'S HOME!
P.P.S. The passion of a Cat Daddy for a trashy woman could never be rated P.G.!
Debbie

Marlene said...

Glad to hear your Dad is better, I love your bracelet..I love making them I buy beads and charms already made and hang them on..I give them as gifts allthe time. the pouch is a wonderful idea..to add to the gift!

Debra said...

Your charm and swap is a great idea. Very sweet and the pouch is perfect. Making beautiful art soothes our souls.

Enjoy,
Debra

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Wow. Looks like a fabulous swap! I love the charms you made.
You and your family are still in my prayers. Many hugs.

Sandi said...

What an exciting venture. The bracelet awesome. The charms too cute. That is one of the projects I want to learn soon is soldering jewelry.

I truly hope your father is OK. I know how hard it is. My Dad was sick for some time too. He passed away a little over 4 years ago and I still miss him.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

Sandi said...

What an exciting venture. The bracelet awesome. The charms too cute. That is one of the projects I want to learn soon is soldering jewelry.

I truly hope your father is OK. I know how hard it is. My Dad was sick for some time too. He passed away a little over 4 years ago and I still miss him.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

vintage at heart said...

Oh my goodness I cannot wait to see your completed bracelet either!!! Talented lovley-ness is what I spy in that sneak peek!! And the pouches...so girly girl and vintage looking!!
I thought about you first thing this morning and am happy to hear that life is settlin' down a bit for you!!
Blessings!!!

June said...

Jodie, these are so pretty. I am such a bracelet freak, so I am really loving these. Your charms are so very chic, and I may be partial, but I bet they make the bracelet. Oh no, I really didn't type that out loud, did I?
Hugs,
June

kana said...

I love your Paris charms and the pouch is lovely as well! Thinking about your dad and hoping that he is better.

Gypsy Mermaid said...

wow I love it!! super chic! that is a cute idea!!! big hugs

toodles-
sarah

p.s. I am so glad you got to escape I was about to come and rescue you and get you some away time! ;)

Jane said...

Glad to hear things are looking up for your Dad. The charm bracelets look beautiful with so many different and interesting charms. Looks like a fun swap to be involved in.

Lori said...

Jodie, what a great swap!!! the bracelets are SO pretty...i love the charm that you made...the little pouches made by Sandy are really sweet!!!

Sares said...

This sounds like a fun and creative idea! Hope things with your Dad continue to improve. Have a beautiful week.

The Victorian Parlor said...

What a fun swap! Can't wait to see what your bracelet looks like when it's finished:). The pouches look sweet too-I love the idea of personalizing each pouch and each bracelet.

Glad to hear that things are going better for your dad:). I know that is a great relief for you.

Blessings,

Kim (and Kramer too:).

zandra said...

Paris charm? Love it! I've been to Paris and now I will have the bracelet with your charm which will be twice as nice! Glad you got to get some play time. ;o)
Hugz, Z

KayEllen said...

yeah! looove the bracelet!!! and your darling charms:)

kind of crazy about jewelry myself...

Thanks for stopping by:)

kayellen

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Jodie,
What a fun swap! Good choice for your charm - I always love a French theme. Glad things with your dad are going better. I know it's really hard when our parents get old and need our help. Well, Miss Gracie is ready for bed now, so I must accommodate the little darling.
Have a great week,
Sharon :-)

Linda said...

So very CHARMING!!! Love Charms. :)

Glad things are going well.
Blessings always,
Linda

Sandi said...

OK, I am just biting at the bit to learn how to do charms like those. If I may ask, where did you learn how to do this. I don't know where to begin looking for classes.

Sandi
Impatient Cajun

Karen said...

GIRL!!!! I HAVE INTERNET!!!! First time in two weeks!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!!!
Golly how I have missed following what everyone is doing! And not being able to post what we have been doing is killing me! It seems kind of . . . I dunno, silly to post it all now. Maybe in future posts?
Anyway - I am FINALLY In Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 4 days late, but hey! My husband leaves tomorrow to fly home, and will drive back out with the boys on Sat. So we shall have our family vacation after all!! YAY!
ANYWAY!!!!!! I GOT A DRESS FORM!!!! I was so excited, I found it yesterday - I'm surprised you didn't hear me scream at your place!!!! I have found so many wonderful pieces, mostly in Colorado Springs, and will share them all soon!!!! I'm thinking of posts while lying in bed in night! Geez! What a sick Woman!!!
Anyhow, I'm alive and well! And have so much to catch up on
BIG HUGS! Karen

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

12 charms from twelve talented ladies and friends. I can see the excitement! I love how everyone is totally different from the other and that each charm is a piece of work from different people.

Different artists, different charms - and yet when combined, became a beautiful charm bracelet.

If only people do the same. No matter what the differences, when we both work together - it's a harmonious thing. :-)

Glad to hear you and your father are doing well Jodie! See? Everything has started to be well again.

Li

Aimee said...

These are gorgeous!!!

If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit. I did a post on the San Francisco Gift Show where my Pillows were featured.
Have a great day,
Aimee

common ground said...

Hey Jodie, love your charm bracelet, and your Paris charm is just so sweet. Are you making these charms to sell? If so I'd like to purchase one. Let me know, OK. Sorry I didn't get here sooner.
Debra

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Hi Jodie, Thank you for your kind words! I truly felt uplifted this last week. The bracelet charm swap looks like a success! ~Mindy

Sandi said...

Can't wait to see these bracelets!
VictorianGypsy