Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Etsy MetalClay's Charm Bracelet for the Red Cross

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.

The Etsy MetalClay Team is an international group of metal clay artists, sharing experiences with working in the metal clay medium and selling on Etsy.

~ Evelyn P. Dombkowski


  1. Wicked cool! I just shared on Facebook , I have a lot of Red Cross friends who will really appreciate this. :)

    Linda :)

  2. Beautiful bracelet and beautiful effort. Wonderful work.

  3. My beautiful Etsy Metal Clay teammates are talented and kind people! Bid, bid, bid!

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