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Beads of Courage Charm Swap!

UPDATED to add:  There's a small hitch with the eBay auction, new details will be posted as soon as available. Today is the reveal for the Beads of Courage Charm Swap and Auction, once again hosted by Jennifer Stout Cameron.  This year the theme was Fairy Tales.  This was a bit of a challenge for me.  Until I got this in the mail: I don't even think this is the one I ordered, but I wasn't going to send it back to the UK and exchange it, so I kept it.  I immediately thought "pot of gold" when I saw that one roller section. So, I looked up the leprechaun and pot of gold legend and the rest, as they say, is history. First, here are my charms: And now, the story of the leprechaun and the “Pot O’ Gold” Fairy Tale: Leprechaun The Leprechaun is a type of fairy in Irish folklore.   They are depicted as tiny, solitary, bearded men who cause mischief.   According to legend, they spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of

AJE Theme Challenge - Trees

I really didn't have a lot of creative time this month as I had a bunch of concrete work done at my house and, I don't know about you, but I can't get a thing done when people are working at my house.  The noise and dust really precluded me from making beads as it wrecked my concentration.  So I wasn't going to have anything for this month's challenge until I remembered this morning I made a tree bead in the JC Herrell class I took two summers ago!  So here it is! I do have ideas for making more tree beads but so far, haven't done it.  I'm late to the party! Here are the other participants please take a look at what they created!  It was a fun challenge for many people! AJE Team Jennifer Stout Cameron Lesley Watt Jenny Davies-Reazor Laney Mead Niky Sayers Cooky Schock Cathy Spivey Mendola Caroline Dewison   Guests Brooke Bock Karin Grosset Grange Merja Sundström Cindy Martin Shaw Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Melissa Tr