Thursday, March 17, 2016

Etsy Metal Charm Swap 17: Progress Report 5

Countdown!  A slight change has been made last week, we now have a ship by date of April 1st, instead of received by. So now it is 15 days until our charms are to be shipped out to Michele Grady.
The way the swap works is, etsymetal members sign up to participate. The number of sign ups we have decides the number of charms to make. This time there are 7 participants and a theme of "Animals". Each participant makes a charm for each member plus 2 extra. When they are finished they send the charms to one of the curators who in turn will sort and pass them back out to the 7 participants. The 2 extra charms have a purpose as well. One individual charm will be sold in the EtsyMetal shop and the other one will be going on a "charm holder" necklace this time around instead of a bracelet. 50% of the funds collected from the sale of the charm swap bracelets and necklaces will be donated to a Youth Arts Organization (TBA) to support budding young artists.
Below are the Artists participating in Charm Swap 17 and some work in progress photos:
Victoria Takahashi    Michele Grady   Jessica Lopour   
Andrea Ring   Stacey Maddock   Nina Gibson   Regina Ewer 
Regina Ewer
"Little clown fish all traced and ready for cutting.
An very old design I did back in the 90's so glad I save all my templates!"
Stacey's charms are officially completed & shipped!
Congratulations for being the first finished!
WooHoo! Thank you Stacey!

Victoria Takahashi
"I am coming along slowly but surely!
 I also got a complete new acetylene/air torch setup and brand new hoses for my oxy/propane torch. Oddly they both broke in the same week $$$ ouch! I took the few days of downtime to clean up a bit in my studio and ran down to my partners shop and cut my steel for personalization of the metalwork on my charms. Now I am ready to go!"
That's about all the activity I was able to squeeze out of my fellow swappers this week as they are busy with life and the usual days events, so please
stay tuned and we will see you next week!
Thanks for browsing :)

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