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 in time, but were delivered three working days after they should be, according to Slovenian Post delivery period and what I've paid for. Fortunately, Jen was so kind to wait two more days for them.
Jen already sorted all of the 500 (!!!) charms and sent them out to 38 participants from all over the United States, Canada, England, France and Slovenia (me) - as you can see on her blog post.
The ladies in the US already received their packages and they are already screaming and enjoying them, the others (including me) have to be patient and wait, wait, wait ...
However, this was only the first part of the event. The second, more important for the charity part, is going to happen on November 15th. All the participants will present on their blogs the charms they've created for this event and the auction to benefit Beads of Courage begins that day.
I want to give you a little teaser of what I've made - the theme was love and as you can see, my charms are a little gold, a little red, a little shiny .... but you'll have to come back on November 15th to see the clear picture:
I'd like to finish with the words by Jen Cameron, the hostess and soul of this event:
See you on November 15th!!!Last year we raised $600 for Beads of Courage! I would love to raise $1000 this year…. These charms make GREAT gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, hostesses, birthdays, etc. So please save your pennies, and mark the date on your calendar and bid often and bid high. You get art charms, and every penny bid goes to the kids who get Beads of Courage strands.