Jul 7, 2008

I Just Love Swaps!


My name is Jill Milan of Jewelry Elegance by jill and "I Just Love Swaps!"

Today I thought I would blog about my love of swaps. I love the idea of creating for others, and just love the excitement of receiving all the pretties in the mail, it’s just like Christmas… . A very unique way to remember all the artisans, each with there own style, yet always created with the same theme.
As I continue to participate in swaps, I will eventually make a wire wrapped bracelet where I can display all the unique charms, remembering each and every artisan that lovingly made their treasures. So today I thought I would share Stacie Williams charms which were created for her BookArtz charm swap. Copper is my favorite medium, and her unique style shows the warmth and essence of creating for a swap. The combination of copper and the old book pages from the 1920’s created unique charms. Stacie is a very talented mixed media artist and her work can be viewed at Creative Junque Jewelry or follow her muse Creative Junque by Stacie

I must say I will not be a recipient of one of these beautiful and unique charms, Stacie and I belong to different swap groups, but she has given me much inspiration.

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8 comments:

ChezChani said...

Charming !

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Very apropos comment....

Inspired Designs by Teresa said...

Jill, I've never been part of a swap, but you make it sound like so much fun I might have to try it at some point!

Jewelry Elegance by jill said...

Teresa, My very first swap was an earring swap. My swap partner Diane did a beautiful pair of fringed earrings. The next two swaps were wire wrapped charms, and now I'm doing a wire wrapped pendent swap in August. Think I'll blog about them in the near future.

Kari Bryde said...

I love these! Each one it's own unique work of art!

Annette Piper said...

I love swaps too. Its a great way to get something you may not know about or be game to try!

dentedhalo said...

I've only done one swap, but I loved it! I made my first wire wrapped pendant and swapped it, now I wish I could remember how I did it!

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