A couple of months ago, the very talented Roni from Ink Stains called for interested crafters to take part in a charm swap.
I thought (just quietly) “I would so love to do this!!!” So, I did! Yay for me.
Being in New Zealand, we sometimes feel so removed from the “real world” of scrapping and scrap-related artists. Well, I do anyway. Having a little piece of art from the other side of the world is actually a really big deal.
The brief for Roni’s general charm swap was to create 5 charms the same or at least similar. Send them off to her and receive not only 5 different charms in return but also a pin to hang them on.
These are the charms I sent off to the USA in June.
I used tiny bottles, beads and charms and re-purposed costume jewellery. I filled each bottle with a co-ordinating glitter. I was pretty chuffed with them to honest.
I was thrilled to bits today when I received my return charms in the letterbox!! I admit that I squealed out loud, quickly looking around to see who might have observed me acting so strangely at the front gate, lol.
I ripped into the parcel (carefully preserving the very cool postage stamps for a future purpose) and fond the most gorgeous goodies inside.
Oh, the talent and time that has gone into the making of these is simply a treasure in itself! Thank you so much to creators of my charms (I am wearing my pins as I type). To have such an amazing individual piece of art jewellery give me a real buzz.
I will be in for Roni’s next charm, without a doubt. Lets see some more followers of Ink Stains from Down-Under!