Sunday, September 25, 2011

Charm Give Away

Well friends today is another day of this adventure call Life. So far it has been quiet and warm here in the Drought Ridden Southwest. Our state has been plagued with large grass fires and many homes damaged in the eastern part of the state and a few loss of lives. We are starting fall and the temps have dropped considerably but still unseasonably in the mid to high 90's with lots of sunshine. But enough of the boring weather. My grandson Ryan is recovering from a motorcycle accident and seems to be getting some better (I hope). But at 27 he is invincible and invisible, I hope he realizes he is neither after this accident.

I am in a group called Art Charms that swap charms with different themes and I love the group they are a chatty and fun group. We are just finishing a swap called Going Native that was wonderful, we could use bones, sticks, feather, or whatever we wanted so we had to keep in here in the US not International like most of our swaps. I received my charms from the Going Native and they are really wonderful, and well crafted. Our next swap celebrates the Hispanic Celebration Day of the Dead. This is such a cheerful theme for the days after Halloween and you can use Halloweens ideas to incorporate with these Catarina, and Skellies all dressed up in their finery for bracelets. necklaces rings, and earrings. My next post will show some of my stuff for this swap. Last year I made a charm bracelet for DOD and sold it right off my arm so I came home and made a DOD bangle and I still have that one. At chat on Thursday I mention that I was going to have a give away on my blog and I am just getting around to posting it.

You will notice that there is a picture of three pieces and these are the give aways. One is definitely a charm and the other two can be used as charms or chain connectors it is all up to the winner. (Drum Rollllllllll) All you need to do is leave a comment for the blog to get in you name in the drawing and a random name will be chosen for the winner. Ready on your mark get set go. Now it is up to you. Have fun and smile, laugh and dream.


  1. i will happily add my name to the pot.

    In the southeast, we are floating from days of rain. Wish I could send you some!

  2. These are wonderful. i would love to be able to see one up close.

  3. Hi,
    Thank you for putting a bit of excitement into a rainy day. They are lovely charms.

  4. The charms are lovely. Thank you for the generous giveaway.


  5. Ooooh, ooooh, oooooh! What great charms! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  6. The charms are so pretty. So nice of you to give them away!

  7. Cute charms. Thanks for the chance to win one of them. :D

  8. Fabulous charms, Barbara! I especially like the turquoise & silver one...thanks for sharing them. Wish I could send you some of this rain we have falling right now...and it's only 50 degrees...I'd happily send that your way.

  9. I would be thrilled to win these DOTD charms. You do lovely work!

  10. Is that glass ? I am working with glass beads artists in my necklaces.
    Hello from Lausanne, Switzerland.

    1. No, Beatrice they are not glass, the cross is dyed magnesite and the others are wire all the way except end beads are metal.