Tuesday, September 23, 2008

~Black & White~ details


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Remember that this is an "upscale" swap and no junk or lack of style charms and packaging are welcome.


If you join, be prepared to make your artistic charms with care and flair!
OK- rules-All of the charms must not have ANY color.
That includes AB rainbow effects on any of the materials.
So just white, black, gray, clear, silver, steal.
All of the pieces need to be less than 1 1/2 inches long and no larger than 1 inch thick if possible.
All of the findings must fit the gray/black/white standard.
So no brass and no copper.
Try to make them as sturdy as possible so that they can be worn, if on a bracelet, and withstand a few hand washings at a sink.
(If someone is wearing it out to dinner, or uses the restroom)
Please do not use E6000, or other long lingering odor type adhesives.
All of the fumes, MUST be nil when I get them in the mail.
Does this type of a swap excite you?
It does for me!
I LOVE wearing my black and white pieces out often and they certainly get a LOT of attention!
The due date will be mid November I think.
I am STILL asking for people to sign up.
So far I have two sets that have been sent to me and they are very nice!

This is a 20 for 20 swap IF we can get 21 people to join us!
It will be less if not enough join.
This swap is a go, regardless of number.

So far we have charms from-

Rita Jackman

Brenda Wampler
Michelle Walker

Amber Dawn
Melinda Cornish
Cynthia Deis owner of Ornamentea & Panopolie in Raleigh, NC USA
Melanie Becker in Germany
Susan Zacher
signed up

& Sabii Wabii and Cindy Ericsson are showing an interest in joining.
Leave a comment for me if you are interested in joining.
Thanks!
Here is the first set of B&W's that have come in-
RITA JACKMAN

MADE FROM SWAROVSKI AND JAPANESE BEADS
EXCELLENT QUALITY!




WITH EACH TORUS CHARM (the beaded circle)
RITA ADDS an ADDITIONAL BEAD DANGLE!
ABOVE IS A SAMPLE OF HER ENTRY.
ALL OF IT WRAPPED AND TUCKED AWAY IN
THE BEAUTIFUL TIN then inserted in the
HANDMADE RIBBON TIED SACK!

THIS IS THE TORUS (Her official charm entry)


THIS IS THE EXTRA SHE ADDED IN
(Only mine says panic...gee thanks?)


Beautiful presentation!


All of the assorted bags that Rita has sent in!

8 comments:

Cynthia said...

Amber-add me, Cynthia Deis. My blog is Shiny Little Things and I have a store called Ornamentea.com. I love black and white and am excited to send you some charms...

May I blog about your swap? We are doing a swap at our store (with customers, local) and I think they'd love to read all about you...

Cynthia
www.ornamentea.com
www.shinylittlethings.blogspot.com

Cindy Ericsson said...

I'm seriously thinking about this...

Melinda Cornish said...

Oh my gosh, these are freakin gorgeous! I cant wait...I am working on mine tonight! Melinda

3rdEyeMuse said...

woohoooo! fun, fun, FUN!!

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

I just love those charms that you have! Not only are the charms beautiful, but she did an awesome job on presentation. I am so jealous!
Oh, and love the panic charm! Too cute!

Christi said...

Holy cow! Rita has set the bar high! Not only is the charm gorgeous, but it's in the tin AND the bag? Wow!

Amber, hon, panic is just part of being a swap hostess, right? ;)

inventivesoul said...

I never panic when I host though...
I am pretty happy to host!
Amber

Connie said...

ok, i'm home now. why not? i LOVE b & w.....