Friday, February 23, 2007

Fabric charm Swap

I really have to admit that I like to host art swaps!
Well maybe I love the start, then its really cool when all the amazing work starts to arrive at your door steep, Then there is a blurry part that I don't like so much (kind of like child birth) But once all the work part is done, I must say that I find great satisfaction in packing it all up and sending it off :)


These are the Charms that I created for the swap, I machine stitched a felt heat and made Fabric word Pillows
( I have a upcoming article On Fabric Charms in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and I tell how to make the word pillows along with two other fabric charms)



This is a Close up of the charm bracelet that I made and put together for 11 of the girls
11 Bracelets all lined up

Here is a list along with the links of all the wonderful girls that I worked with:
you can view each charm in detail here

Dot Christian
http://www.flickr.com/photos/createarian/
http://dotslifeandart.blogspot.com/

Lia Kent
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mejrmom/
http://www.artjunk.typepad.com/

Bente Knappe
http://www.flickr.com/photos/52694529@N00/

http://www.bella-donna-design.de/

Dianne Mc Grath
http://www.flickr.com/photos/faerydi/
http://faerydi.blogspot.com/

Sara Lechner
http://www.flickr.com/photos/saralechner/
http://thefabricofmeditation.blogspot.com/

Julie O'Neil
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tisjewelart/
http://tisjewel.blogspot.com/

Tracy Roos
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tracyroos/
http://www.tracyroos.com/

Gunnel Svensson
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunnels/
http://gunnelsvensson.blogspot.com/

Judy Scot
http://www.flickr.com/photos/85185982@N00/
http://judy-scott.blogspot.com/

Linda Scharf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/panforte/
http://www.stoneleafmoon.com/

Emmy Schoonbeek
http://www.flickr.com/photos/33074438@N00/
http://emmyschoonbeek.blogspot.com/

Judith Thibaut
http://www.flickr.com/photos/missjjj/
http://studiojudith.blogspot.com/

The Charm Bracelets are all packed up and ready to Travel all over the world to meet there new owners :)

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26 comments:

Janet said...

Those bracelets are fantastic!

Dotee said...

Oh wow Ruth I am SO excited to see a photo of the finished product! Thankyou so much for putting this all together. I feel very privileged to be amongst such talented artists.

And your packaging (as always) looks wonderful.

I appreciate all of your hard work.

Look forward to seeing the bracelet in the flesh!!

longnecklady said...

Those are amazing!!! People never cease to amaze me at how talented they are.

Sue

Beate said...

Oh Ruth, I appreciate all of your hard work.And I'm so happy to be one of this girls .-). The bracelets looks fantastic. Thank you!!!!

Gunnels blog said...

Yes, thank you so much Ruth, for all your job! I am so glad to be one of the participate of this lovely swap :-))))

lia said...

Oh, I'm soooo...thrilled to see the bracelet. What wonderful work and lovely presentation! I have already told my girls that they can Look at the bracelet, but it's MINE! mooohaaahaaa...

Patti G. said...

Ruth, you are something doll! The fabric charms are all super , but your putting together the bracelets and the WAY you wrap art to return mail out is ART itself!!! Just amazing! All the artists did great and CONGRATS on the article in CPS! YOU rock girlfriend!!!! And Sara's work below is amazing too! Your girls are so talented! YOU do have our support Ruth! <3 Hugs,Patti

ramona said...

wow, all the efford you are doing and the nice wrapping! great work. and yes, i love swaps, too.
must make some free time to browse all the interesting blog links...

Evoke-Designs by Lorraine said...

Ruth, these turned out amazing! What a great hostess you are!

Jes said...

UBELIEVABLE Ruth...you and a gang of artsy Mammas have done it again!

You rock girlfriend!

HEY...I am loving the "Art Bar"...how cool!

Emmy said...

wauw you made them it looks wonderful thank you for al the work you put into it ,
I just loved to be in this swap
hugs Emmy

Gypsy Purple said...

Wow...these are incredible...I just love them

Dianne said...

Ruth thankyou so much!! Those bracelets look so exciting - I can't wait!! Looking forward to your article in CPS mag....

Heather said...

Oh man, these are soooo cool. I am extremely jealous and bummed that I missed out on this fun. WOW!!!!

Feltbug said...

These are really beautiful ! I have just found your blog and am very excited to start exploring - I love the design and your work is wonderful.

Dotee said...

P.S Congrats on your article for CPS!!

dogfaeriex5 said...

cannot wait for your article in CPS..the charms are amazing!!
xox~Kim

Kristen Robinson said...

Ruth these are absolutely truly divine! I adore the packaging what a lovely goodie to receive in the mail.

XO
Kristen

kristin (kleas) said...

i am in complete awe. the bracelets turned out beautifully. and of course i LOVE your packaging.

Deryn Mentock said...

LOVE your fabric charms Ruth! Such a creative idea... And your packaging...sublime!

Dotee said...

I received my wonderful bracelet yesterday and LOVE it!! Everyone has done such a good job. I will treasure it forever.

Thanks so much Ruth for inviting me to take part, and for putting it all together. xoxox

Sara said...

I just received the wonderful bracelet! It is even better as in the picture!! Thank you so much for organizing this swap and I wish you all the best for the book!!

Plain Jane said...

beautiful bracelets indeed! I just love the idea of fabric jewelry..Okay, I just love jewelry!
CONGRATs on the CPS article! I can't wait to see it!!! and learn from it.

Sharon Wisely said...

Hi Ruth! I LOVE the Cloth Paper Scissor Charm Bracelet!
Sharon

muneer said...

Hi,
What a fantastic bracelets made of cloth,the 11 bracelets all lined up is interesting.Nice work.
I saw in one of the website for charm bracelets which is also having a great collections.

Benefits of Flaxseed Oil said...

I love the bracelets! Congrats on the article.