You might remember this post from Sally Russick's Colors of Spring Challenge where I ran out of time to finish the last bracelet. I finished it a few weeks ago and here it is, better late than never.
Keirsten Giles and I were partnered up for Lori Anderson's Bead Swap. Here's the pretty package she sent me. It's not often that I remember to get a photo before I tear into the package.
Look at her beautiful Moo Card!
Keirsten was kind enough to send me a photo listing all the beads she sent for me to play with. Holy cow, she sent a lot! I've never seen the Javanese Glass beads before, and they are fantastic. But my favorite has to be her handmade components. I feel pretty lucky!
I have to say she didn't get that much from me. I had a difficult time trying to figure out what to send Keirsten--something she didn't already have, and something that would work well with her handmade components. It was much easier when I participated in the Bead Soup because it was a challenge to use something new. But this is all about our partner and what she likes. I was a bit nervous. So nervous in fact, that I didn't get a photo of what I sent to her. There is no set reveal date, but I hope to have several pieces to show you in the coming weeks.
I'm also participating in Cindy Wimmer's Button Swap, and here are the buttons I received from my partner Kim Bender. The vintage buttons are a rich, dark green color. I love that some are still on the original cards. I can't wait to work with these. I have not used many buttons in my designs so this will be a good challenge for me. The blog hop is May 13, so I have some time to play around with a few designs.
I was lucky to have won a pair of earrings from Marcia's recent giveaway. This lovley package came all the way from the UK. It was difficult not to rip open the envelope, but I thought you might want to see her sweet packaging.
The lovely earring card, a sweet thank you, and her business card-all gorgeous.
Aren't these lovely?!! The dangles are so sweet!
Playing around with the new options on Picasa--a free photo editing program.
This is a photo of the earrings still on the earring card. Sweeeet!
'Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.' ~ Picasso.