Monday, July 6, 2009

Mixed Media Charm Swap

At the beginning of the year I hosted the PID inchie charm swap. It was a great success.Here are some of the charms that were swapped.

The swap was such a success that everyone who participated couldn't wait for the next charm swap.

The details for the new swap are posted on the Paper Imagery Designs Yahoo group. This swap will be a little different. This will be a mixed media charm swap. Charms can be made out of anything. An image is not required. You may use a PID image if you would like but it is not required. If you do use an image please use a PID image.

You may join the PID yahoo group if you'd like. We'd love to have you. There are some other great swaps going on right now.

If your not interested in joining the group but would like to join the swap email me ( arlene9999 at your contact info and I will send you the details.

Sign up until July 17th
Mail date by August 17th
Domestic return shipping to be announced at close.

I will be mailing in a bubble envie and using first class postage US members! International players contact me.
I will announce the shipping cost when the swap is closed

You may mail your charms at any time after I close the swap and the final number of swappers have been announced.

It will depend on how many people sign up how many charms you will need to make. If there is a lot of interest I will split the group up into two groups so no one will have to make a large quantity of charms.

Example: 20 people sign up for the swap I will split it into two groups of 10. If you want to join both groups that will be fine but you will have to make two different styles of charms, one for each group.

Charm Requirements
size 1 to 1 1/2 inches including a dangle.
must have a jump ring attached.

Materials ~~ you may use anything your little heart desires as long as it is strong enough to hold up to being worn on a charm bracelet. Keep in mind when picking your base material that we want something that will not bend or break with normal wear on a charm bracelet, also something that does not have sharp edges. So if you re purpose something be sure to file down the sharp edges.

You may use metal, plastic,fabric, buttons, bottle caps, pencil tips, beads, paint brush tips, polymer clay, air dry clay, mini bottles, scrabble pieces, game pieces. This is just a small example of the materials you can use. Anything you can drill a hole in can be made into a charm.

Shipping, labeling and packaging your charms for mailing.

Please package your charms individually in a small plastic bag or an envelope with your name and contact information so the person receiving your charm will know who made it. You don't have to do anything fancy. This will also make repackaging and shipping easier for me. These bags are available in all craft store for under $2.00 a package and they come in handy for other uses.
Please ship your charms packaged in a bubble envelope or a package that will not get crushed and damaged during the shipping process. I will be shipping back in a new bubble envie.

Need some ideas? Here are some links. lots of links to other bloggers who make charms!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at

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ShellyRaeWood said...

Mail happy dance here in Georgia!! I rec'd my charms!! They are awesome....thanks so much for this one!! Can't wait to make an ART piece using them!! :)