Art Charm/Swap Auction to Benefit Beads of Courage 2012

VanessaG charm for swap

Beads of Courage is a non-profit organization that provides art beads to children that are seriously ill. I first heard of Beads of Courage about 5 years ago when I hosted a bead swap for my bead group. I believe that this organization is unique in using art beads as a creative outlet for chronically ill children. So, when I heard of Jennifer’s “Art Charm Swap/Auction” for Beads of Courage, I felt that I wanted to be a part of it. I liked the idea of participating in a global art charm swap that would benefit children.

To read more about Beads of Courage

To read more about the swap

The theme for the Art Charm swap was laughter. There is nothing like the unbridled laughter of a child. Studies have shown that laughter can be a contributing factor to good health.

So, with this theme in mind I set out to create a charm that would remind me or others to laugh. Having fun is one way to get peals of laughter from a child. How does one have fun? For me it’s working in my studio, teaching someone about art, watching the smiles on their face when they discover that they are truly creative. Making soap with my neighbor’s son, and hearing the laughs as he realized how much fun making soap can be. The list goes on, I hope as you check out the blogs, you will have fun, and a laugh or two.

Links to Bead swap artists blogs

Alenka Obid

Alicia Marinache
Babette Cox
Carol Watson
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cheryl McCloud
Deb Kauzlarich
Denielle Hagerman
Emma Todd
Erin Prais-Hintz
Ginger Bishop
Inge vonRoos
Jean Peter
Jeannie K Dukic
Jennifer Cameron
Kia Dallons
Kimberly Roberts
Kristi Bowman
Lea Avroch
Leslie Schenkel
Linda Florian
Lori Greenberg
Lynnea Bennett
Mallory Hoffman
Marcy Lamberson
Marsha Neal Studio
Maureen Connolly
Melissa Meman
Monique Urquhart
Natalie McKenna
Perri Jackson
Renetha Stanziano
Shaiha Williams
Shannon Hicks
Shelby Foxwell
Shelley Graham Turner
Shirley Moore
Stephanie Haussler
Susan Kennedy
Toltec Jewels

9 Responses

  1. Pingback: Beads of Courage Auction and Art Charm Swap « Carolyn Chenault

Leave a Reply