party announcement and a swap announcement!

Local readers, it's time to make charm bracelets!


We've set the date... so mark your calendar, email Saucy to register, and set about making twelve cute and clever charms with a Halloween theme. We'll do the rest.


Sassy and I will provide the charm bracelets, toggle clasps, filler charms and maybe the most important part: lunch.


You know, there was lots of boo-hooing when we hosted the charm parties for Christmas and Valentine's Day. So many readers were sad they couldn't come all the way to Canada to take part. So, do you live too far away to come and play jewelry-making with us?


Leave a comment if you think a charm swap would be of interest to you. The concept would be similar to Amy's Club Little House but instead of making a twelve dollhouse littles, you would make (or buy) a set of identical charms suitable for a Halloween bracelet. You'd mail them to me and I would assemble twelve kits (including a bracelet, one of each charm, clasp, filler charms and split rings) to mail back to you in time to put it together and dazzle your friends at Halloween. There would be tutorial posts on this blog to help you plan your contribution and assemble your bracelet.

There would be a fee to cover the cost of materials at this end and shipping the finished kit back to you ($20.00 US). Given time constraints, we will have to limit this swap to participants in Canada and the US only.  If it works out, we can have an international charm bracelet swap at Christmas. This is sort of a test-run... leave a comment if this sounds like something you'd like to take part in and I will make a game plan if there is enough interest.

36 comments:

jkddz said...

IN for SURE
Kindergarten will love this one!

Doreen Perez said...

Count me IN!! Trapped in Florida, but would love to participate in the swap!!!!

Jenn said...

emailing you as we speak! I've been waiting for you to announce this. Count me in!

MJ said...

Oh! Oh! Oh!! I can do this!!

But I'd hate to be a greedy-Gerty but I know 2 little girls who would also like one so make us 2 or 3 (as I can muster some maturity and give up my bracelet!) if you have room! I'd do extra charms of course for the swap!

Saucy said...

MJ,

I think we could work something out. Since I would be sending your bracelet out anyway... you just would have to make three sets of charms, if you think you could muster it!

Stef said...

Absolutootely! My girl wants to be a goth tinkerbell for H!

SOINSPIRED said...

I'm definitely in!! Can't wait.

Jennifer said...

I'm in! Sounds like fun!

Rosa said...

Ooooh, yes!!! Sign me up! What a great ideer Missy Saucey!

Anonymous said...

Can I sign up for 2 spots?

Stephanie

Sharon said...

I live in North Carolina, USA and would LOVE to participate in the "long distance" swap. What fun!!!!!

Sharon
star_0422@yahoo.com

K :) Family Historian said...

love the idea of a charm bracelet swap!!!
sounds super fun!

J.G. said...

Me, too!!! (Please.)

MaMeex5 said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I would love to participate. Now I am off to hunt up what I want to contribute.

the treat girl said...

Miss Saucy! I would love to come and play...but of course I live to far away :( But please count me in for the swap!! PS....Cindylou is planning her 14th birthday party and she's set on a Juicy party!!! She loved the post on Loopys birthday...and of course making the bracelets with her friends as well!!! As always, thank you for your never ending inspiration.

The French Bear said...

I would love to do this, I stuck here in Edmonton, Alberta.......I love swaps!!! I have never made a bracelet before but if you are showing us, I could do it!!!!
Cheers,
Margaret B
http://blog.thefrenchbear.ca/

40isthenew30 said...

Your charm bracelets are ab/fab - I would love to join in. What fun - can't wait.

The Stiletto Mom said...

I get so jealous this time of year. First the adorable Halloween bracelets, then Christmas. *sobs* I'd say I'd do a swap but in addition to be logistically challenged from attending your party, I am also lacking in the talent department. I will just drool at your creations from afar!

Terri said...

I would LOVE to participate in the swap! How fun!

bluemuf said...

Oh Saucy what fun. I would love to join in the swap but it depends on the date to have your charms to you. I am leaving for holidays on Wednesday and won't be back until the 14th of Sept. If the time frame works I would love to join.
But, for sure I would love to be in the Christmas swap.
Hugs Karen

Deanna said...

Sounds great to me! Would love to take part.

Joanne said...

I'm in!

pigsathome said...

Sounds like a great idea! I don't do Halloween but I'd love to be included in a Christmas or Valentine swap.

Sandra Moore said...

My daughter (Doreen) told me to sign up last night, but I forgot! I'm in Florida too and would love to participate!
Sandy
smoore623@tampabay.rr.com

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

You're such a clever crafter, Saucy.

nkh said...

If you still have space I would participate in the long distance swap. If you have too many, I would love to do a Christmas swap.

SandraD said...

What a great idea. I would love to participate in the swap if you still have room. Thanks for putting this all together.

karen said...

I hope this is not a case of if you snooze you lose...how did I miss seeing this yesterday? Thanks for the email. If there is still room in the exchange I would love to participate in the Hallowe'en swap and the Christmas swap.

pigglet said...

ok i am just letting you know that i am in the uk and i want in on a christmas swap!! please do an international one.
christine

Chandra said...

Great idea! I'm too far away to come to your Canadian parties, so I'm down for mail-swapping!

Saucy said...

Friends,

I've set up the mail swap. My new post has all the deets for you.

I put a charm bracelet kit for sale on etsy... now I am off to make cute charms for all of you!

xoxo

Amy said...

Am I too late? What a day to be sick and not check the computer till later. I'd love too if you still have the room.

Saucy said...

LOCAL READERS

THE LOCAL SWAP EVENT IS NOW FULL!

DON'T FRET! YOU CAN EMAIL ME TO PUT YOUR NAME ON THE WAIT LIST OR YOU CAN TAKE PART IN THE INTERNET SWAP BY FOLLOWING THE LINK TO MY ETSY FOR A "CHARM BRACELET KIT"!

Hugs,
Saucy

MJ said...

Happily, a little local mall has a bead store and I've got my stuff so I just need to make some beads into charms! Lucky me! This one was easier than last year's jar!!

cindy b. said...

I hope I'm not too late. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to participate. Oklahoma's a little too far away to drive up for the weekend. You ROCK!!!!!! I don't have a blog but my e-mail is
camogirl59@yahoo.com

Vanessa said...

What a great idea!! I designed a charm bracelet online- you will love this: http://www.designjewelry.com