A quick update - we who are in the charm / clasp / bead swap are preparing our goodies to send in, for photographs and distribution! I'm putting together the packages as soon as they come in, and slipping in some extras and some special treats. More about it soon.
In the meantime, I went ahead and broke my book diet and got the book 'A Charming Exchange' and I just love it. It's impressively full of good stuff, and very inspiring. I did interviews for the Art Bead Scene blog for both Catherine Witherell and Deryn Mentock, who were participants in the swaps that led to the projects featured and showcased in the book.
There's also a blog about a charm swap that came before the book, you might be interested in that also, there's an update that refers to the book, too.