Friday, September 30, 2016

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 gold at the end of the rainbow.  If captured by a human, they will grant them three wishes to obtain their freedom.

My charm is a pot of gold, with the gold being a gold bead on top of the pot, and then a Celtic charm hanging from it.

And these are the charms I received!


From top, left to right:  Melissa Trudinger, Caroline Dewison, Jenny Davies-Reazor, Lesley Watt, Cate Van Alphen

Second Row, left to right:  Terri DelSignore, Cassi Paslick, Patty Miller, Brooke Bock, Marianne Baxter

List of Participants:





And here's a link to the auctions!  Remember, bid early and often!!!!

Beads of Courage Charm Swap Auction on eBay


12 comments:

A. Marie said...

Hi! I don't know what that roller tool is, other than I can somewhat figure out it's function, but that's really flipping cool! Almost as cool as your charms! I can just imagine all the gold inside the pot waiting for a wish to be made on. And the Celtic charm dangling is like the perfect touch. Keep spreading luck with your creativity!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great idea for a charm! Who doesn't love leprechauns! Well done as always Susan.

Jennifer Cameron said...

I love your pot of gold! It's very clever! Thanks for participating again!

fulgorine said...

Pot of gold? I accept! So glad I got one. Thanks :)

Cassi said...

What a great idea! I love the gold and black together.

Lori Anderson said...

First, I have no idea how you use the roller plates. I stink at them. And I'm glad I guessed right with pot of gold (Zack guessed witch's cauldron). I got one. Zack stole it. He's stolen almost all the charms I got!

beadrecipes said...

Perfect for a pot of gold! Your charms are gorgeous! I'll keep my eye out for them in the auction.

Shaiha said...

I received my pot of gold and just love it! So creative.

Cassi said...

What a great idea for a charm! They are adorable.

Jenny said...

Love them! ( Really hard to take a good picture) The shape! SO perfect!

Terri Del Signore said...

Very cool charm!! So glad I now have one in my stash!!

Caroline said...

They're gorgeous Sue... I love anything Celtic and these are perfect!

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