We are going to do something new at the retreat this year - a charm swap!
The charms should be inexpensive, use materials you have on hand and that you can create quickly!
How Many Charms to Bring: Bring 21 finished charms at the beginning of the retreat for an old fashioned swamp. You'll go home with 21 unique charms from your fellow retreat friends.
What to Make: You can create identical charms or 21 different ones. It's up to you. Use any material or technique.
Think earring size for the charms.
Pictured are some charms I whipped up with materials I had on my table.
I've also gathered together ideas on Pinterest to get your creative gears turning. Check them out here.
Theme & Colors: The theme is loosely Autumn Woodland. Interpret it as you'd like! Go with earthy and autumnal colors.
Presentation: Attach each charm to a small card or tag with your name on the back, so we know who made which ones!
Make & Take: On Saturday evening after dinner, I'm going to demo a wire pendant frame using the Now That's a Jig. Everyone will get a chance to make a frame and try out the Jig. Add a few of your charms to the pendant frame for a sweet souvenir of our retreat.