Thursday, May 15, 2025

Ladies of Charms

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, 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,


Ruth Rae said...

I just found your link through etsy :)
what a great charm swap this turned out to be!

nancy huggins said...

I love the charms..My DD would love a bracelet like that. Be sure and check out my blog and check out the post about the cook book I am publishing...send me your recipes and your favorite links and see them in print...great P R and sharing your favorite recipe at the same time:)

Jeanie said...

I love all these charms -- and am indeed an "Artiscape" alum (but not last year. Alas! Hoping to make it to Sandusky! Very nice pages!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

I have found your blog through My One World - One Heart Giveaway and wanted to invite you to visit my blog.

I am having a give away of an original pen and ink drawing for my One World-One Heart Give Away

Jeanie said...

Joanne, are you going to Sandusky for Artiscape this year? It looks like a good agenda, but I might be a little late...

daydreamstudios said...

These charms are great.

You're invited!!!!

What: A Blog Party


When: Now thru next Tuesday

Why: Becuase I made it to 100 posts (wasn't sure I'd make it past 3)

Time: My blog never sleeps, so come when you can.

Who: You of course, bring a friend too.

P.S.: I have a present to give away!

vintage wil said...

WOW , beautiful charms!!!

Ms Dragonfly said...

sounds wonderful! love what i see :)

Cre8Tiva said...

love your charms...wishing you a blessed and happy thanksgiving...hugs, rebecca

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