Late last fall, I decided to join another round robin, this one with the ArtCharms yahoo group, so it's for bracelets rather than fabric. The idea is that each participant starts a bracelet with a theme and one charm, then sends it on to the next person. Each one adds a charm until it comes back to the originator with twelve handmade charms in December of 2013. We were to include a small notebook or journal so each person could document what they made, as well as a box to protect your bracelet on its journey.
Everything needed to be in the mail today, so I've been thinking about and planning for this for a while. I chose the theme "Mother Nature: Goddess of the Earth" since I'm drawn to earthy colors, leaves, flowers, natural materials etc. I had bought 2 different chain styles in advance (the top two in the photo below) but when I sat down to put the clasps on, they felt too flimsy for such an awesome project. So I quickly went onto the artbeads.com website and fell in love with the little leafy chain at the bottom, which goes so well with my theme. Because of the holidays and the delays with the mail, it just came TODAY so I very quickly put everything together.
Below is a close up of the bracelet with the clasp I selected and two charms (I couldn't settle on just one!). One is a fabric leaf with painted edges and two little bead and bead-cap flower dangles, and the other is a polyclay seashell look-alike with a copper goddess symbol attached. I can't wait to see what other treasures it will collect along the way!