October 19, 2013

Swaps, Swaps, Swaps ...

  Huh, I'm not very active here lately, am I? In fact I'm not creating very much lately as well. Specially from when the school started again the days are just disappearing, have no idea how. 

  Fortunately, there are always some swaps and challenges that "force" me to find some moments for creating!!!

  In August Tonja Lenderman from the FB My Clay Fantasy Group hosted an inchie swap and I've decided to participate in 2 groups. That means I had to create 2 sets of 12 inchies (1in x 1in or approx. 2,5 cm x 2,5 cm tiles).

  These are the inchies I've created for the swap:

 For the first set I've recreated the pattern I've used for a pair of earrings some time ago - a dandelion.

For the second set I was playing with geometric shapes, pastels and liquid clay, shiny and matte finishes.

  Tonja organized the participants in groups of 12 people. Each participant received back one inchie of every member of the group (including my own).
  Do you want to know what have I received?

The first set I've received.

And this is the second set I've received.

I really hope the names are all right, because some of the inchies didn't have the card included. If no, please let me know and I'll change it. 

So many beauties, all so different. I'm really happy to have participated in this swap and already signed for another one ;-) It's also a great opportunity to receive some little pieces of art from other artists all around the world. 
So, be prepared to see more inchies on this blog.


 In the meantime I've signed up for more challenges and swaps:

Art Charm Exchange 2013
reveal: November 15

Jennifer Cameron of Glass Addictions is hosting the 2013 Art Charm Exchange benefiting Beads of Courage. I've participated last year and couldn't miss this year's event. My art charms were sent out this week and now are flying over the ocean to USA. Hope they arrive in time to Jen's place. I'll tell something more about this in a separate post.

Octoberfest Celebration of Autumn
reveal and blog hop: October 27 

Rita of Toltec Jewels is hosting the Second Annual October fest:A Home & Hearth Blog Hop Celebrating Autumn's Splendor with Beads, Jewelry, Home Decor, Food, Friends & Family! 

Inchies Swap Fall 2013
hosted by Jael Thorp

More inchies!!! I've signed for two groups, that means I have to make two sets of 12 inchies that have to be in Jael's hands by November 30.

Share the Love of Hearts Swap in 2014 
hosted by Kimberly Idalski

Each participant have to make 10 hearts per group and I've signed for two groups again. The hearts shouldn't be larger than 2 inches all ways, not smaller than an inch, not higher than 1 inch and could be dimensional. All the hearts have to be in Kimi's hands by February 28, 2014 (just on my birthday!!).

Be happy and keep following me!
There will be more, I'm sure!!



Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

I am eager to see all the charms and check out the auction on Nov. 15, Alenka... see you there!

AntiquityTravelers said...

oh I love these inchies! such variety and will be so much fun to see what you do with them?!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful inchies Alenka, I can see them put together in the a small polymer clay quilt. Have fun in all the other hops you have joined and I will be stopping by again and again to see what you have created with you very talented hands.

Amy S. said...

Wow!!! What a cool swap idea! I love your inchies (hmmmmm, those dandelions look familiar :) !) It's neat to see what the others made too!

Christine Altmiller said...

Your inchies are wonderful! I really like the whimsy of the dandelion and the artistry in the geometrics. And the pieces you received are lovely too! such talent out there!!!