Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You are Invited to a "Kitschy" Charm/ ATC Swap!

 You are invited to the 11th Annual Charm Swap since 2007!
The theme  is titled, "Kitschy".

Kitschy refers to the "low-art" artifacts of everyday life such as items from the 50's, 60's and the 70's.

 "Kitschy" can be sentimental items you remember from your childhood as I've done here.
I remember we had alot of Gold and Orange in our home when I was growing up.
We had Owl spoon rest and quirky themed cookie jars.
And lots of orange and gold dishes that looked like ceramic but were really plastic.
The elements of Kitsch include the use of bright colors, pop-art,
 shiny metals, and clever American slang.
Think of mass produced items, cookie jars, salt and pepper shakers,
lava lamps, odd shaped art, even wacky souvenirs you'd find in a city shop.
What was once considered "bad art" is now something to be remembered and collected.

If you would like to be included in this swap:
 please e-mail me your name, and email and what country you live in.
Even though I welcome international in my swaps, some country's have a ban on incoming items.
I will respond letting you know if you have made the list, plus details on mailing and postage fees.
This swap is open to 15 participants. You can see the head count here.
You will be required to make 15 charms, rings, or even key fobs
All will need to be of good quality and be something you'd like to receive in return.
Charms must be 2- dimensional and durable enough to be worn or displayed.
All media allowed as long as adhere to the theme. No foul language or porn please.
Must be 18 years or older to participate.
Please include 15 of the same, Artist Trading Cards with your Charms.
They must be 2.5"x3.5"  You may include personal information on the backs of each card.
See more Charm Swap guidelines here.
Participants will receive 1 owl charm, 1 key fob, and 1 acrylic ring from Me.
Plus other quirky goodies!

Due date for charms to reach me is May 15th, 2012

....So, what is your favorite Kitschy memory?

Happy Charm Making!
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