Jennifer Cameron, of Glass Addictions, has been holding a charm swap for a few years now. Last year, it became a way to raise money for Beads of Courage. This year, the theme for the charm swap is Love. On November 15, the auctions on eBay will start and I hope you will all join in the fun by bidding high and often for some really really cute charms for a really really great cause! I will reveal the charms I made on that day, as well as the charms I received, and provide you with a link for the auction! Here's a little teaser of what I made!
Months ago, I took a class at ArtBliss given by Barbara Lewis of Painting with Fire. It involved learning how to make torch-fired enamel beads. I loved it - as you may be able to guess. Barbara did teach us how to fuse items into a flat pendant, but we didn't spend a lot of time on that process, as the day seemed to go so fast! I was making enameled pieces the other night, and due to my own ineptness (remember the big toe burn???) I was able to fuse these two pieces together totally by accident. Now of course, it isn't a usable piece. However, now that I know how to do it, I can see some pieces like this in my future! I can't wait to get more copper cutouts!