This year, our theme is Soar. This is my first year and I had a lot of trouble coming up with something that matched the theme. I tend to over think things a bit. Here is what I came up with.
I drew the leaf onto shrink plastic, then colored it in with alcohol inks and punched holes for the jump rings. Then they were baked. I colored them again if they needed a touch up. Then I coated them on one side with resin and let it cure overnight. The other side was coated with resin and I let it cure again. I filed any spots that needed any touch up and another coat of resin. Some of them have bubbles from the resin, I left them because it really reminded me of the spots that the leaves get on them. I am pretty happy with the way they turned out. I was really happy to have them done!
Here they are on my beading board before I sent them to Jennifer.
I received some lovely art charms. I haven't done anything with them yet, but I have ideas floating around in my head. I will do a post or two later this week to show you what I received. In the meantime, here is the list for the blog hop. I've put a ** by the charms I received, but please go and take a look at everyone's reveal post. Please also check out the auction, it's for a very good cause.
Please share the link to the auction if you can. The more publicity, the better the total donation will be for Beads of Courage.
2014 Art Charm Exchange Participants:
Jennifer Cameron: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog
Alenka Obid: http://pepita-handmade.blogspot.com
**Alicia Marinache: http://www.allprettythings.ca
Andrea Glick: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com
Caroline Dewison: http://blueberribeads.blogspot.co.uk
Cassi Paslick: http://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
Cate van Alphen: http://fulgorine.wordpress.com
Cheri Reed: http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg: http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com
**Cory Tompkins: http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Elizabeth Auld: http://www.beadsforbusygals.com
**Genevieve Gabbert: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog
**Jami Shipp: http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com
Jenny Davies-Reazor: http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog
**Jill Bradley: http://www.jillybeads.blogspot.com
Lee Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Lennis Carrier: http://www.windbent.net
Lesley Watt: http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Mallory Hoffman: http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com
Melissa Trudinger: http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Michelle McCarthy: http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart: http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
**Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com
Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogspot.com
Nancy Smith: http://wirednan.blogspot.ca
Niky Sayers: http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk
**Perri Jackson: http://ShaktipajDesigns.com/blog/
**Renetha Stanziano: http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com
Sheila Prosterman: http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Susan Delaney: http://susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com
**Susan Kennedy: http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Terri DelSignore: http://artisticaos.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com
Vanessa Gilkes: http://culturezine.com/blog/