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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Bead Swap

After the great Bead Soup exchange, some of us signed up for a bead swap,not as large & no real rules,just get a partner & send them some beads.This was a whole different kind of fun! We did have some parameters, fill an old fashioned matchbox(large/kitchen sized) w/ a variety of beads & send them to your partner. No 'junk' beads, "stash not trash" as Lori put it! I gathered an assortment of gemstone nuggets, added a couple of Cindy Grimbrone lampwork beads & bought a while back , let go of some of my treasured snake vertebra, & polished up some horn beads. My original plan called for making little origami boxes to fit inside the matchbox, but that didn't pan out.Too much box & not enough bead As I started to cover the matchbox I realized I could just make one out of cardstock as easily. I fashioned some dividers to make little compartments & I was set.
My swap partner was Cathryn of Chile Cats blog in New Mexico. She sent a great mix, including findings, really nice polymer beads & some beautiful large gemstones that I cannot wait to figure out how to use!


  1. I wanted to stop by and welcome you to my blog! Isn't Cathryn just a lovely, kind person? Did you see the earrings she sent me? I'll be back soon. I don't bead but I do enjoy crafting and seeing what other people create.

  2. OOhh, now I'm sort of wishing I had played along on this one, too. Enjoy your new treasures - what fun. And, thanks so much for your encouraging words on yesterday's post at my blog. I appreciate it!


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