Just like an old-fashioned cookie swap, twenty-one members of the Etsy MetalClay Team held a charm swap last spring. Each artist designed and fabricated their own charm in metal clay. The charms where then mailed to team member Jane Font, who divided them up and sent out a set to each participating team member. It was so exciting to open up the package and unwrap each charm. Every one a work of art!
But the swap was about much more than that—because the team also decided to make two extra charms each, assemble them into bracelets, and donate those two bracelets for charitable causes. Last fall the first bracelet was successfully auctioned for the benefit of Autism Speaks. Now, the team has the second bracelet up for auction on EBay, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross. The auction ends Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m PDT.
Team member Christine Childress kindly volunteered to assemble the bracelet. She chose a beautiful 7.5 inch sterling cable chain with a toggle clasp. Fine silver, bronze and copper metal clays have been used for the charms. This is the last time this set of charms will be available.