2014 Art Charm Swap and Ebay Auction for BOC

Welcome and thank you for coming to visit. All links in this post should open in a new window. 🙂 Please visit the Ebay Auction here! All proceeds go directly to Beads of Courage through the Ebay Gives program, so bid with confidence. Thank you to Jen Cameron of Glass Addictions for hosting this event. You can visit her Blog, visit her Store, or follow her on Flickr to find out more about her. If that’s not enough, she is also a contributor to Art Jewelry Elements.

So what did I make? This year’s theme is SOAR. At first I thought I would encase feathers in resin. But then, I thought about what would mean something to me personally. It’s probably the fact that Saving Mr. Banks has been making us all remember Mary Poppins. There’s that lovely lyric about “send it soaring, up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear. Oh let’s go fly a kite!”

So I did this:

Starting BOC charms

In Progress Back of Kites

2014BOC Charm_Aqua

I also sent in one of the Blackbird charms I made so I hope it raises some money too! (https://windbent.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/making-blackbird-art-charms/)

Not your cup of tea? Please consider donating directly to Beads of Courage. Do you make beads? Please consider making some beads to send directly to the children; you can donate them here. Or, find a charm that speaks to you and go bid!

2014 Art Charm Exchange Participants

Jennifer Cameron: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog

Alenka Obid: http://www.pepita-handmade.blogspot.com

Alicia Marinache: http://www.allprettythings.ca

Andrea Glick: http://zenithjade.blogspot.com

Caroline Dewison: http://blueberribeads.blogspot.co.uk

Cassi Paslick: http://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/

Cate van Alphen: http://fulgorine.wordpress.com

Cheri Reed: http://creativedesignsbycheri.blogspot.com

Chris Eisenberg: http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com

Cory Tompkins: http://www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Auld: http://www.beadsforbusygals.com

Genevieve Gabbert: http://www.glassaddictions.com/blog

Jami Shipp: http://celebratinglifewithdamamashipp.blogspot.com

Jenny Davies-Reazor: http://www.jdaviesreazor.com/blog

Jill Bradley: http://www.jillybeads.blogspot.com

Kim Dworak: http://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com

Lee Koopman: http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com

Lennis Carrier: http://www.windbent.net

Lesley Watt: http://www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com

Mallory Hoffman: http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com

Melissa Trudinger: http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com

Michelle McCarthy: http://www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com

Monique Urquhart: http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/

Moriah Betterly: http://mlbetterly.blogspot.com

Nancy Dale: http://nedbeads.blogspot.com

Nancy Smith: http://wirednan.blogspot.ca

Niky Sayers: http://silverniknats.blogspot.co.uk

Perri Jackson: http://ShaktipajDesigns.com/blog/

Renetha Stanziano: http://www.lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com

Shai Williams: http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com

Sheila Prosterman: http://catswithbeads.blogspot.com

Susan Delaney: http://susandolphindelaney.wordpress.com

Susan Kennedy: http://www.suebeads.blogspot.com

Terri DelSignore: http://artisticaos.blogspot.com

Toltec Jewels: http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com

Vanessa Gilkes: http://culturezine.com/blog/



About windbent

I try to reclaim, reuse and re-love items from our past and make them modern again. I see my jewelry as a fusion of old and new, cross cultural, and spanning time periods. Because I use vintage items within my jewelry, there may be age related signs of love that make them special. Each piece will be unique or made in small batches that are similar, but still different. If I find an item I love and it doesn't want to become jewelry, I give it a new home in another art format.
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18 Responses to 2014 Art Charm Swap and Ebay Auction for BOC

  1. niky says:

    Lennis, What a wonderful charm, I love your inspiration and how your design turned out (green is my favorite colour) they must have been ALOT of work to make, I have tried stamping and am not very good at it!

    • windbent says:

      I’m not sure I’m good at it either. In this case, since the kite gets broken and Mr Banks has to tape it back up, I figured perfect was not necessary. 😉

  2. fulgorine says:

    Lovely charms. I love the inspiration – I’ll be humming that tune all day 😉

  3. Nancy Dale says:

    I love my kite! I am lucky enough to have one of your beautiful charms – I got a green one – and it’s just wonderful! I picked kites, too – but I like yours better. 🙂

  4. Elisabeth says:

    beautiful! what a great inspiration!

  5. I was thrilled to have received one of your wonderful kites!

  6. I got one of your lovely charms.. I had a kite for my grandson, he says he loves them. Broken but fixed, our language doesn’t have a word for it, and is the poorer for it

  7. Cassi says:

    I love your interpretation –I also love the peek into your process.

  8. Monique U says:

    Lennis, thanks for including the song clip… this is not a bad tune to have stuck in your head 🙂 Brings back wonderful memories.

    I love your beautiful metal kites… so unique!

  9. Wonderful charms, I love all the little details in them!

  10. I was lucky enough to get one of your charms and I have to say that it is my favorite! I am bidding on the second so I can make a pair of earrings with them.

  11. mtrudinger says:

    Love your kite Lennis, and was thrilled to get one as part of my set! I’ll add it to my collection of Lennis-things 😉

  12. Jenny says:

    First Lesley, now your adorable kite charms! The song is REALLY stuck in my head… Glad I got one of yours.

  13. wirednan says:

    Beautiful charms, Lennis. I love kites and Mary Poppins too! Thank you for your contribution Unfortunately I didn’t get one of your charms. They’re doing very well in the auction. You go girl!

  14. Kim says:

    I love your charm and I always think of that song when I see a kite 🙂

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