2013 Art Charm Swap Sign-Ups

It's that time of year again! Time for the annual art charm exchange. If you are curious about last year's charm swap, clicking this link will take you to my reveal post with links to everyone's charm swap reveal blog posts. It's very inspiring! I've also sprinkled this post with photos of some of last year's charms.

2012 Art Charm Swap

-To participate in the charm swap, you must be willing to make 10 charms +1 (total of 11 charms). You will receive one of your charms back, plus 9 (depending on the number of participants we get).   -The extra charm (the +1) will be auctioned to benefit Beads of Courage.  The last swap we donated $600(!) for BOC through our auction.   beads of courage   -the theme for this charm swap is “love”. How you make your charm fit into the theme is up to you. It doesn't have to say the word love. Or have a heart. Just represent something that means love to you.   Please read these other important guidelines BEFORE signing up:
-only submit ART CHARMS. What does this mean? Well, it means you have in some way created the charm through some type of manipulation. It does NOT mean you add a jump ring to a purchased charm and call it done, or simply wire wrap a loop onto a craft store bead and call it done.


-only submit your best work, something you would be proud to show the world and your fellow artists.
-make sure charms are non-toxic, safe to wear, able to get wet occasionally (for those who use them as bracelets), durable, do not smell bad (smoke, fumes, rotting…).


-no sharp wire ends or other things which can poke and hurt people
-no organic bits like bone, feathers, etc unless they have been sealed well or burned off (like kiln or torch fired or whatever).


-please make sure you can meet deadlines before signing up so others are not disappointed.
-all art charms need to be in my hands by October 25th. No exceptions.
-Charm reveal blog hop and start of charm auction is November 15th. 


-Auctions for the charms will begin the same day as the blog hop. -you need to have a blog (if you don’t have one, go sign up for one!)


Important!!! How to Sign-up:
-read the above guidelines first. Make sure you understand them before you read any further.
-Sign-ups close on September 13th.
-New this year:  Paying for the return shipment of your charms in advance secures your place in the swap. The limit is 60 slots. If you want to swap more than 10, you will need to sign up twice. If you do sign up for 2 slots, I will refund the 2nd shipping charge once I have all 22 charms in my possession.
-Below is a "Buy Now" Button to pay with a credit card through Paypal. You do NOT need a Paypal account to check out. From the drop down menu immediately above the Buy Now button, select either United States ($8) or International ($12) based on your location.
-In the "notes to seller" space, please include the email where you want all correspondence about the swap to go to. If the Paypal account is under a name that is not your own given name, include that in the notes as well.


-Once I receive payment, I will email you to confirm all info and send you a link to the private Facebook group for the swap. If you do not hear from me within 48 hours of signing up, email me at jennifer. glassaddictions @ gmail.com (remove spaces) so I can make sure I got it.
*Please note...I will look at your blogs and probably your social media links when you sign up. If I see evidence of racism, bigotry, or other forms of hate, I will refund your money and open your spot to someone else. You are free to believe and say whatever you want. However, I will not help anyone promote those ideas. In addition, if I see lack of evidence that you actually make any type of jewelry or beads, I reserve the right to refund your money and open the spot to someone else.*
-This swap IS open to those outside the United States…just be prepared to send your charms EARLY.
Select United States or International United States $8.00 USDInternational $12.00 USD   This post will be edited (several times) to add the 2013 participants to the bottom of the post.  


    If you don't want to participate in the charm exchange, but would love to help Beads of Courage, visit their website to make a donation or find other ways you can help. Or if you would like to be a direct part of the money the charm exchange raises for Beads of Courage, click the donate button below and it will be added to our final total donated to BoC.   2013 Charm Swap Participants:


Susan Kennedy

Just signed up but didn't get a note to seller option - use sue @ suebeads . com for my email address! Thanks for doing this again!

Toltec Jewels

Fabulous! Thank you for hosting this super fun and special event! I'm excited to participate :)

Cherished Reed

Please add me to the list.

Thank you

Renetha Stanziano

All paid up now. Thanks for hosting!

shai williams

I am really excited to be playing again.


I would love to participate.

Perri Jackson

Just went and hit the Pay Now button! I've been looking forward to this!!!!

Thanks so much Jennifer!


I'm in!


Are there size limits? ie. 1" maximum?


There are some guidelines for size listed on the Art Charm swap group page. They are the same as last year, but with the theme of love :-)


I just signed in

Julie Bowen

yay! sounds SO exciting! -Julie

Susan Delphine Delaney

I am thrilled to be a part of this exchange!

Here is a photo of the first seven pounds of Beads of Courage that I sent in to the Tuscon office:


There is a tutorial on my blog on how to make Beads of Courage from your scrap polymer clay. I make BOC at the end of every clay day from all of my scraps.


I have a second batch of seven pounds of BOC ready to mail.

September 14 is National Beads of Courage Challenge Day. I challenge you to make some beads of courage and send them in. Read how to do this at:



Seems like fun for me but a lot of work for you! Much thanks for all your time and effort!

Cory Tompkins

I just signed up...sooo excited to do this for the first time!!


this looks like such fun! I saw this auction last year and I am excited to participate this year! You will have received a payment for my slot (Athmay@sbcglobal.net is paypal account) but email should go to Stregajewellry@yahoo.com.

Andrea Glick

You can find links to my shops on my blog. :)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at zenithjade AT yahoo . com !

Soooooo excited! Thanks!



PS- Your transaction ID for this payment is: 3Y456758VB3453822.

Jacquie Carlson

Would love, love, love, to participate!! Sounds fun and a worthy cause!

Monique U. (A Half-Baked Notion)

Jen, I signed up for a second batch of charms *HOWEVER* if you are filled or close to filled, I would prefer you take my payment as a donation. (I want to ensure my second request is not taking the place of someone else signing up for the first time, last minute, possibly after me. If that makes any sense LOL). Just let me know so I'll be sure how many charms to make. :)

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