|Ryley after his last surgery June 2012|
This swap Really hit a happy spot for me though! The theme was Laughter, as a set of the charms are going to auctioned off to benefit Beads of courage here. Well charms was enticing enough, but BOC was the topping!! Many of you know I have a wonderful Grandson, Ryley that was born with a heart defect. He has been through 3 open heart surgeries, and more Dr. apt than most adults have! Beads Of Courage have been there the whole time! So being 1) a beader and 2) A grandparent of a BOC participant this is Extra special. I have tried to add to his strands every time I can since many of the ventures I am along too. Well in came my charms, and all I can say is WOW His special bead for his last surgery is in that group of charms!!
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|Ryley's beads of courage as of June 2012|
|Walking 24 hours after open heart surgery|
Back to the theme of Laughter, I gave this a lot of thought, even ordered extra tools to do it, then changed my plan all together. At first look you do not see laughter in my charms, they require a little thought. Cupcakes..Party...Kids...Party.. Playing.. Laughter!! I had such a great time making these, used so many tools and techniques, and that in itself made me smile!
|Part of the process, each side was taped together so the would match and I would not Have to spend hours matching all the holes together!!|
|embossed painted glazed and wired|
|ready to package, with smily face charms attached,|
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