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Swapping Goodies


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Saturday was the deadline to send out our beads to our Swap and Hop partners and I barely made it.  Somehow, I lost my first partner but Shaiha Williams stepped up to be my angel and did I ever appreciate it!   Here is what I sent to her (and Shai, I had to use your pictures).   In my haste, I took pictures of what I was sending but when I went to use them they were unfocused and DARK (rainy, gloomy Ohio weather).   She did a great job on her blog so I just stole yours.

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On the left are all the beads I sent to match the components plus some little mother of pearl doo dads I picked up at Wonders of the Earth.   Bottom right are two ceramic focals, one from Bead Freaky and one from Glass Addictions.  That lampwork bead is from Covergirl Beads.    Top right is a clasp I made from copper clay and a Bronz Clay bracelet bar I made also.  I don’t have that many bronze pieces as I quit making them and I do not give them away frivolously but she stepped up so I could still be in the hop and took me on as a second partner and I much appreciated it, plus, I felt a kindred spirit after getting acquainted.

Shaila is a great gifter sending all my goodies in organza bags that I got to open one at a time!  Like Yule,  I was worse than a little kid!

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Here are the goodies she sent to me.   Love these Goddess focals and the beautiful blue beads!   They are going to me MINE!  MINE!   MINE!  My grand daughter will covet them but she can wait until the will is read (Ha ha Jessie!)

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These lampwork bows are really unusual.   I think I’ve got an idea what I am going to do with them but….you never know how my mind is going to work.  My idea is a little crazy…..ummm…you are not surprised?

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And look at these pretty butterflies she painted to match the gorgeous beads!  I have a plan for these guys!

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The real challenge is going to be this adorable little elephant.   Now, you know, I don’t do adorable.   I will say, aww, isn’t that so cute and go on and make something with spiders, snakes or bats, LOL, but look at him!   He’s so darn cute and look, he has a little elephant clasp to go with him.   Well, she has definitely got me working outside my dark and creepy comfort zone with this little guy.

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Thanks Shaiha!!!    Stop back for the Swap ‘n Hop and see how I make out. Make sure that cutie pie is safe from swooping condors and giant anacondas!

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March 18, 2015 - Posted by | challenges, fashion, Jewelry | , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. I can’t wait to see what you did with the little guy. He is even from Africa. I am just so glad you like what I sent.

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    Comment by Shaiha | March 19, 2015 | Reply

    • Shai, I can’t wait to see what I make. He is so far out of my dark side, LOL. And he is just too cute!

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 19, 2015 | Reply

  2. Love what you sent and what you got! It will be so fun to see what you make.

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    Comment by beadlove | March 19, 2015 | Reply

  3. what a fantastic selection of goodies! I will be looking forward to seeing the wonderful things you create!

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    Comment by Kari Asbury | March 19, 2015 | Reply

    • Kari, thanks for stopping by. It is a great haul for sure!

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      Comment by stregajewellry | March 19, 2015 | Reply

  4. Wow. I’m excited to see what you come up with.

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    Comment by windbent | March 19, 2015 | Reply

  5. I can see how much fun you had making these pieces. You are so creative.

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    Comment by Loretta | May 4, 2015 | Reply


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