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Beads of Courage Charm Swap and Auction!

Each year for several years, Jennifer Cameron has hosted a Beads of Courage benefit - a charm swap and then an auction on eBay.  All proceeds from donated charms go to Beads of Courage.  Today is the reveal and blog hop, and I will give you a link so you can go bid on the wonderful charms on eBay!

 Each participant made 11 charms with the theme SOAR - 10 were swapped (we receive one of our own) and one was provided for the auction.  These are my charms!  Lampwork birdies! 
 I made two colors for the swap, turquoise and red, and I made three for the auction in different colors with heart dangles.

 And these are the charms that I received!
1st row - Cassi Paslick, Caroline Dewison, Jenny Davies-Reazor
2nd row - WindBent, Alicia Marinache, Mallory Hoffman
3rd row - Michele McCarthy, Terri DelSignore, Rita Avila

Please visit everyone to see what they made and received.  And please visit THIS LINK to bid early and often on some wonderful charms!

Host Jennifer Cameron:
Jenny Davies-Reazor:
Lennis Carrier:


Niky Sayers said…
Sue I love your little birds they are so very sweet!
Unknown said…
I love the little bird I received from you. Thanks :)
NEDbeads said…
Beautiful little birdies!! SO cute!!
Your birds are so sweet and cute! I love them. Thanks for participating again this year!
Your birds are so cute, Sue:) Thanks for donating extras... you rock!
Chris said…
You never cease to amaze me Susan and I admit that I am a huge fan of your beautiful work! Bravo on yet another smashing success and for your time and effort on the behalf of children. If you have a moment, I would love to know how you did the photo collage with the charms you received. Thanks Sue and keep up the amazing work!
Unknown said…
My daughter still cherishes the simple, classic charm you made for us last year. She wears the necklace I made for her often. I am bidding on this year's charm!
Pepita said…
Hi Sue, your little birds are sooo cute!!! Love them!!
Cassi said…
I love your glass birds! I'm always amazed at what you lampworkers can do with glass :-)
Caroline said…
Beautiful charms Sue! I love the extra dangles on the auction birdies :)
flowers said…
Your little birdie is charming. Pun intended, but I like it.
Shai Williams said…
I just love your little birdies! They are wonderful,
Sue, your birds are so sweet! I love them to pieces! Thank you for your dedication to this event and for participating every year.
Kim said…
I love the little birdies and I was so happy to get one in the swap. They are adorable!
Unknown said…
Dear Sue, Thank you for your fabulous bird charm. I received a red one and I love it. Your lampwork is so good and I am thrilled to own one of your charms!
Jenny said…
I love my sweet little bluebird of happiness. Its fantastic!

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