Mar 8, 2015

Swap N Hop Bead Porn



While I had a lot of fun with my teaser pic for the Swap N Hop, I decided that it was time that I actually showed everyone just what I sent to my partner. And just wait until you see what she sent to me.

Now remember the requiresments for this hop is that we send our partner a focal, supporting beads and a clasp.  At least, one of the aforementioned items need to be handmade or hand altered.



I am all about options and I am lousy at making decisions about what another would like.  So Sue got a few different sets with many roads to travel.  There is polymer focal from Andrew Thornton as well as a bracelet bar from Blu Mudd.  I also tossed in a mismatched set of ceramics from Firefly Design Studio. 

And we can't forget the supporting cast.  There is sea glass, rough adventuring rounds, glass tear drops, chain and various copper rings.  I also added a clasp that would work great with either a necklace or a bracelet.  I can't wait to see which path my partner Sue wanders down.



Now I did promise some bead porn so let me show you the treasure hoard that Sue sent my way.  A little bird must had whispered in her ear that I have been having fun with Marsala.  And that blue...drool...



And now for a close-up of  the headliners.  And this is where I feel so spoiled.  They were all made by Sue with the exception of the ceramic ring.  I love this woman.  She decided that she was clasp deficient so she sat down and made some. 

And if I wasn't lucky enough already with all my pretties, I found out yesterday that I have a second partner also.  I want to write up a post to highlight all her beautiful jewelry so be sure to stay tuned for more info.

4 comments:

  1. such yummy beads that you got and sent

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  2. Lucky you to receive such a beautiful mix of beads to work with.

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  3. Nice! Can't wait to see what you each make.

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  4. I think you both ended up spoiled with amazing goodies. I can't wait to see what the two of you do with all the lusciousness. But now I think I want some clasps like those too...

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