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Monday, November 24, 2014

It's Here! Beads of Courage Art Charm Exchange and Charity Auction Blog Hop 2014

I am so excited to be a participant to such a fine event. Jennifer Cameron of  Glass Addictions annually hosts this fundraising event for Beads of Courage and has been for some time. Beads of Courage has given hope, strength, and courage to children in dire sickness where nothing else could. The sales from these art charms goes directly toward helping these children with things they need in their treatments.

This year the theme for the art charms  was "Soar".  We each made charms for 11+1, the +1 comes home along with a random assortment of charms that is representative of what will be in the auction. Some of us go on and will do future blogs featuring the charms from the swap. These are the charms I received. Check back later to see what they become.

The art charms I made were copper disks with the word SOAR stamped into them. I then took epoxy/resin clay and fashioned spaceships and rockets to carry the worries and illnesses out of this world. I made one angel wing/comet depending. On the back of each charm is my hallmark, a crescent moon.  


I hope you take the time to see the other artists' pages and they're works. And please by all means, stop by and bid on a few of the charms to help a worthy cause.


Here is the link to shop

Here are the 2014 participants: 

Our Lovely Host - Jennifer Cameron:

Alenka Obid:

Alicia Marinache: 

Andrea Glick: 

Caroline Dewison: 

Cassi Paslick: 

Cate van Alphen: 

Cheri Reed: 

Chris Eisenberg: 

Cory Tompkins: 

Elizabeth Auld 

Genevieve Gabbert: 

Jami Shipp <<<------------ You Are Here ------------->>>

Jenny Davies-Reazor: 

Jill Bradley: 

Kim Dworak: 

Lee Koopman: 

Lennis Carrier: 

Lesley Watt: 

Mallory Hoffman: 

Melissa Trudinger: 

Michelle McCarthy: 

Monique Urquhart: 

Moriah Betterly: 

Nancy Dale: 

Nancy Smith: 

Niky Sayers: 

Perri Jackson: 

Renetha Stanziano: 

Shai Williams: 

Sheila Prosterman: 

Susan Delaney: 

Susan Kennedy: 

Terri DelSignore: 

Toltec Jewels: 

Vanessa Gilkes: 


  1. What a sweet charm, I love the idea of spaceships and rockets to carry the worries and illnesses out of this world, and would never have thought of that! I think it really is amazing that we have each come up with such different designs from the same theme word.

  2. every one did birds, I always like rocket ships best

  3. I got one of your charms and it is wonderful - thank you!

  4. I like that you chose rocketships. Always choose those rocketships, every time

  5. I am delighted to have received one of your wonderful charms!

  6. Love your charm Jami, it's my first time too!

  7. Love your interpretation of the theme!

  8. What a great idea to carry all our worries away, Jami :)

  9. Thanks for joining the fun this year! Hope it was a great experience for you

    1. It was Jennifer. Sorry it won't be again in 2015. Perhaps next year. :)

    2. It was Jennifer. Sorry it won't be again in 2015. Perhaps next year. :)

  10. Such a cool idea to feature spaceships and rockets on your charms! They're great and fun!