In May 2007, 20 women gathered at ARTISCAPE ( a mixed media, altered, paper, fiber, collage retreat) at Cherry Valley Lodge in Ohio and swapped charms. Inspired by http://justsimplycharming.blogspot.com/, these women created unique charms out of a variety of materials. Some women attached their charms to bracelets and others to necklaces. The results were stunning, one of a kind, pieces of jewelry. As I had so humbly dubbed myself the Most Honorable and Lovely Queen of Charms, I called members of the charms swap my Ladies of Charms. And they were indeed CHARMing Ladies! Thanks to all who participated!
Lennea Truesdell, http://onceuponacottage.blogspot.com