Thursday, February 16, 2017

What I Sent My Swap Partner

I sent Carrie Stalcup
this  Earthenwood Studios 
Heart pendant.
I had been saving this pendant 
for some time. 
I selected beads that went with 
the colors as a supporting cast.
Red Maylay Jade, Czech Beads 
and a few Charms.
I also sent some bonus items. I hope she'll like.
Some of which she can put to good use 
with seed bead flora and fauna she makes.

At the last minute, I added a
 Earthenwood Studio Key Link. 
Now I look forward to the reveal date!

Carrei's photo of her goodies

Beads Received for the Swap

I received my beads that Carrie sent in
yesterday's mail,
for the BSBP Hoarders edition.
Packaged up so sweetly.
and with a cleverly written note 
which I will echo here...
 A little story of the focal bead is that it has
 been in her collection for 15 years.
Yep, that is some definite hoarding.
Treasured all those years and she chose to part 
with it for this bead hoarders swap.
It is a beautifully
carved peach aventurine mermaid.
She sent her along with some pearls 
to keep her company.
But feels this shy little lady will make 
friends with my beads 
in no time at all.
I did pull out some peach jade 6mm beads
 that seem to 
compliment her quite nicely.
We'll see.

She should be getting what I sent today 
and I will do another post 
about what I sent soon.

Thank You So Much Carrie!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BSBP ~ Hoarders Edition~ Sneak Peak

Announcement of the Bead Soup Blog Party -- Bead Hoarders Edition 2017:
This is a pixelated image of the pendant 
I have been hoarding along with the
 beads I am sending to my swap partner.
Hoarded pendant and some of the beads I am sending Carrie S. my swap partner. Edited at
Enjoy your sneak peak Carrie Stalcup.
You can check her bead work out on

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

MFT Color Challenge #62

BB Penguins in Paradise stamp, Friend die,
Triple peek a boo and edge die set, 
Martha Stewart Snow glitter, 
rhinestone embellishments.
Copic Marker coloring.