Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jewelry Charm Swap

I have been trying to take time to reflect on all the things I am grateful for. So husband, family, my job, my cat boys, even running water. Friends are up there on that list too.  A few years ago I was looking for something to get me out of the house and be creative. I found a jewelry fabrication class that I thought looked interesting taught by Erica Bailey. I never thought I would have loved it as much as I do. I also made some great friends in this class. We often socialize and have jewelry swaps. It is a great way to challenge ourselves and always interesting to see what each person creates given the same topic. We have had pin swaps, Christmas ornament swaps and recently had a charm swap. This is what I created to exchange.

There's a lot of excitement as each piece is displayed. Each person created twenty one charms and when we exchanged them we had a bracelet with a charm from everyone. 

Each pin, ornament and charm is a reminder of the people that have led me along this path I am on. I have always believed that people come and go in life for a reason. Our task is to be aware and learn from our relationships with those that cross our path. So I am grateful to  Kelly Rae and all my "Flying Lessons" friends. I believe I am becoming who I was meant to be.


  1. Dale, Wonderful! Wonderful! Love it! Gorgeous jewelry and wonderful post!

    Have a great end of the week fellow flyer!!♥

  2. hi dale...what a cool idea, i love the different charms, the one you created is significant for your journey, isn't it??!!!...
    glad to be on your path...
    your blog banner looks great!

  3. Oh I love the Blog and am crazy for the bracelet. What a wonderful idea and it's beautiful too, just my style. The talent showing in that piece is amazing. I'm following, let me know if you fly by ;-)

  4. WOW! what a cool cool idea. I want one. that is just SO neat.

  5. I agree with Sydney. Your bracelet is so special. it must put you in a good mood just from wearing it. what a wonderful blessing to have such dear friends and an artistic community. I also think that people come and go in our lives for a reason and that is exactly how I feel about our flying group. Love your blog and your talent!

  6. Oh, I love those! Man I wish I still lived by you! I feel as if I could leech creativity from you...and now I have none! :) Or maybe I just have no time :) But I love those charms, and this awesome blog! Keep it up!

  7. That is so neat!! How special to have a piece of art from your group of friends... to have forever! I couldn't agree more, that people come into our lives and we must learn from them! :)


  8. I love this idea. Your bracelet turned out so neat, so special.


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