charm swaps are FULL!

And now, my friends, it is time for you to start crafting! 

I will send out an email with full details for you but here is some information to get you going:

Now that you have purchased your "kit", you will have to set about making twelve identical little Halloween charms. You can visit my flickr page and look at some of the bracelets made for other swaps.

The "Rules of Charming"
For Online Swaps and Charm Parties Both!
  • Try to keep your charms 1" in size and under. 
  • The bracelet I will be sending in your kit will be silver-tone, so you will want to use silver-tone loops and rings on your creations.
  • Charms may be made of metal, polymer clay, wood (if it is sealed), fused glass, plastic, or beads.
  • Avoid making or using anything very breakable or sharp edges. Remember, it's going on a wrist!
  • If you put jump rings or split rings on your charms, that would make things easier for your swap friends (and you) when they get their kits.
  • Lastly, package your charms safely (bubble wrap) and mail them off. Don't worry about wrapping each charm in a fancy little box... the "kit" will be some sort of bubble mailer to keep things safe, so it would be best to put your charms into tiny ziploc bags or cello bags, something like that.
And just a little hint, hint... holiday earrings make fantastic charms! Plus, you get two for the price of one! Sometimes they just have to be taken off the earring finding and put on a split ring. You might want to jazz them up with a rhinestone or some paint, but how easy is that??

Your set of twelve charms must be mailed to me by Monday, September 21st. That gives you three weeks to create your charms. I will send out an email with my shipping address and some instructions. 

Lastly, friends: swaps only work out if everyone keeps up their end of the bargain. I'll make sure you get your kits in time to assemble and wear for Halloween, but goodness gracious, that's counting on everyone sending me their charms on time. 

Have fun... and happy charming to you!  You can grab a button from my sidebar to display on your blog if you like.

I am now opening this post to comments. If you belong to this swap, leave a comment with a link to your blog if you have one. That way, we can all get to know each other... it makes swapping infinitely more fun!



bluemuf said...

I am looking so forward to this swap. This should be fun.

Hugs Karen

karen said...

Me too! can you post a pic of jump ring and split ring or refer me where I can find them?

Saucy said...

Jump rings and split rings are easy to find, I will send a pic with the email info.

BTW, I posted a tutorial on charm bracelet making a while back that may help some of you:

AwtemNymf said...

Oh Saucy- I saw your post yesterday and went to your Etsy shop and it was sold out :(
I know this will be fun! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Everyone will be so CHARMed for sure *winks*

Anonymous said...

As you would say, GAH! I missed out on this one. Serves me right for not checking your blog for like TWELVE HOURS!! I miss the biggest swap of the year!!!

Amy said...

I'm glad I did it last night. Hope it was easy to put the extra one back. Now I'm itching to head to the nearest store to start shopping for ideas! I already bought rings for the ones I've been meaning to do, hope they are silver tone. :)

Moe said...
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Moe said...

Whew! I bought the last kit, I was so nervous as I was clicking on all the yes, commit to buy buttons and logging in to Paypal that someone with more nibble fingers and a shorter password would beat me out!
I promised my 11 year daughter that we would share the bracelet as she was counting her piggy bank to see if she had enough to join in with me.

I have been drooling over the last few charm parties you put on, wishing for the first time in my life that I lived somewhere other than the US! Thank you for doing this for those of us that are not fortunate enough to be in your neighborhood.
My daughter and I have a fun day brainstorming what we are going to do and souring the city and finally the internet for our supplies. Now we just have to wait for the mail man for the final item to arrive so we can complete our charm.
Thank you again Miss Saucy.

karen said...

Thanks Saucy the tutorial is great.

Cottage Way of Life said...

Yaaaayyyy! I'm excited to be in on the fun. Your charm bracelet posts have always made me wish I could participate. Now, I can. And I know exactly what I'm going to do, too. What fun!!! :-)

MJ said...

I'm set to go too! I think I know what jump rings and split rings are like but will have to confirm this! I made my beads into charms last night and now will have to go get some more of them because the swap is so big! Yahoo! Thanks for organizing this!

Rosa said...

So excited to be a part of this. Finally, I don't have to be in Canada to work with you!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Drat, I missed out but will be watching for the Christmas swap. You will be doing a Christmas swap, won't you??

SandraD said...

Darn, while I was enjoying the sun at the cottage, every one else was shopping. Oh well, I will have to be satisfied with watching the sway from afar. It will be fun to see what everyone comes up with.

Deanna said...

Thanks Saucy for organizing this swap! I bought everything yesterday so I can get it ready before I go back to school. Great tutorial. Happy Halloween charm making!

{lauryl} said...

that just looks like way too much fun. i wish i could do it, but work is keeping me pretty busy this year... maybe next time around. can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

Rosa said...

Jingle, jingle. Can you hear my charms in the mail? They were sent out today, first class, to you dawling. xoxo

Anonymous said...


I would DIE to do this with you! Please! Please!!

Linda Crispell said...

I just sent my charm package to you today!
Thanks so much for doing this wonderful project.
Your Pal,

Moe said...

My Charms went out priority mail today. Hope for smooth sailing!

MaMeex5 said...

Finishing my charms up today so I can hopefully get to the post office tomorrow and get them sent out. Can't wait to see everyone's fabulous creations.

Megan said...

I missed this - been out of the loop-y. I bet they will be so cute.