Saturday, July 31, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

International Charm Day- mentioned in a South African jewelry magazine-

A couple of weeks ago I got a lovely parcel in the mail, of charms, cards and a really nicely made magazine from South Africa  called 'The Bead Book'.

There was an article written about a celebration for International Charm Day at a beautiful Estate, with Benice & Elna, two lovely ladies who hosted a celebratory event on April 28th.
 Many people were in attendance and created handmade art charms to keep, wear and exchange. The article includes an informal tutorial on how to make some pretty charms like the ones pictured.
The charms below are ones that I received as a gift.

I started the special day as a way to celebrate handmade art, life and International unity.

Last year we had thousands of participants join us from,  tropical islands, busy cities, farms, little towns and countries all over. --America,  South America, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Philippines, Amsterdam, Germany, The Netherlands, Panama, The Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Sweden, Malaysia, Hungary and all over the UK, Spain, and India
This year we had all 6 populated continents that have comfortable living conditions- (No one from Antarctica, that I know of has joined in the celebration... ) as well as island territories off shore of the major bodies of land.
All kinds of people have been very creative in their way of making the day fun.
I am excited about the next big event in 2011!

If this interests you and you would like to participate, tell us about it! We'd love to hear!
All are welcome to join in and be involved.

Wishing you a charming week!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

~*You are cordially invited to join my public Facebook page!*~

This link will take you to my public Facebook page.
Please feel free to join by clicking  "Like" and follow along!
I will be posting exclusive tutorials and giveaways there as well as post updates and future press.

~*Enjoy the day!*~



Saturday, July 03, 2010

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Consider this-

 If you have kids, teach them *consideration* as soon as possible.
You will enjoy life far more each day if you do this one act ASAP and enforce it often. Our current world lacks a vast amount of common sense and consideration.

These are important values that should be instilled within the hearts and minds of impressionable babies and children.
Be kind to one another, considerate and thoughtful.
To all of my American friends, Happy 4th


The winner of the annual tea party prize was Melissa Valoriote

Friday, July 02, 2010

GIVEAWAY ENDS TODAY! & 11 Videos of my work up on YouTube

I posted videos on YouTube of some of my work. There are currently 11 vids posted and many more on the way! Have a look! *I PROMISE, it's cool stuff!* Amber Dawn
I also have a giveaway on my blog = the post below this one-that ends today for one of the polymer clay cupcakes!!!