Saturday, March 21, 2009

useing what you have on hand

Look at what Pam did! she was inspired by the free project from A Charming Exchange .
I really like how she utilized the craft wire that she had on hand!
below I am sharing her words as I love how she shares her experience working with the fine gauge wire that she had instead of jump rings.

Pam's words:
"I've taken you up on your invitation to send you an image of my button bracelet. It's not done quite the same way as yours, coz I've used Jewelery findings that I had on hand. Instead of using jump rings to join the buttons, I've used a fine wire. I've made the bracelet using a Scotty dog theme. The large Scotty is actually a button. He's quite lovely. Apart from the charm on the left, I've made the whole thing using buttons and beads. I think next time I would use a heavier gauge wire or completely different medium to join everything. Not sure how long that fine wire will last if I start wearing it!!! :) But I've had fun making it. Haven't made anything like this before. Thanks for the project download too."

head on over to Pam's blog to see more of her work.
Thanks Pam for sharing!

I would really enjoy to seeing any projects that have been inspired by A Charming Exchange if you send me a photo to me at I will post your creations on this blog!

Happy creating!

Friday, March 13, 2009

something fun to try out!

Head on over to to download this free project from charming exchange .

And if you are inspired to make something please email me a image at and I will post here on the charming exchange blog.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Signing

Cover for A Charming Exchange_file

Ruth and I will be signing copies of A Charming Exchange on Sunday, March 22nd, at 2:00 p.m. at The Garden of Beaden.

The Garden of Beaden is located in historic, downtown Upland, California at 313 N. Second Ave.

Ruth and I will also have jewelry and artwork for sale. And we will have pieces from the book on display for your viewing pleasure.

Please come by and see us!