Thanks so much for your participation Ladies!!! See you in June!!
Just a couple of ideas!!!!
The second charm is a "filler" charm. This charm adds a little more color, sparkle and bling to the bracelet and fills in the spaces between our artsy charms. This should be very simple, just a bead or a couple beads on a head pin or an eye pin.
Make Them Sturdy! Your charms should be sturdy enough to withstand normal wear and tear on a bracelet that will be worn. Paper items should be covered with some kind of sealer. ModPodge, liquid glass (please test to make sure ink does not run) – Judikins makes a very good sealer for paper art charms, laminating film, spray sealer, and even clear nail polish are all great options!
Help our swap angels sort and distribute your charms easily. Following these instructions is vital to receiving your swaps back quickly.
* Package your charms for the party in small baggies (sandwich baggies are fine).
* Put one of EACH charm in the SAME bag.
* LABEL your charms with your name and (optional) contact information. You can use a stick-on label, slip in a business card, or even just a small piece of cardstock with your name.
* AND THEN ** Put all of these in a big Gallon size ziploc bag, BOLDLY labeled w/your name.
Assemble Your BraceletsBracelets are not included in this Charm Swap. I thought it would be best if everyone brought their own "necklace or bracelet" to add your charms too. I will bring some extra chain for those who can't find or forget to bring theirs. We will be setting up an "assembly party" so be prepared for fun and laughs. You also may want to put a few of your charms on a pendant or pin instead.
** It is fun to take a group picture of all the bracelets and necklaces!
Here is one little sample of using an everyday item of a Velveeta Cheese box to create something else...
Are YOU game?!! If so, please go to the Yahoo Database for Paper Cowgirls and add your name to the Velveeta Cheese box Challenge record there.