Friday, February 24, 2012

Barbara DeLisle: Bead Swap!

Whoo hoo! I have received my first entry for our bead swap from Barbara DeLisle in Florida. Barbara sent in 20 beautiful and unusual paper beads, all wrapped separately and labeled as I requested for ease of swapping -thank you!!!


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Barbara added end caps and wrapped wire around her beads.


Barbara also sent me a hostess gift, a necklace she made . . .

I'm wearing it right now!!

Thanks, Barbara! I often wear the butterfly necklace you created for me 
and gave to me via a previous creative swap. Lovely work you do! 
To see more of Barbara's art, please visit her blog:

The bead swap is due in my hands March 24th and there are 20 of us playing so far. You can still register! Find all of the details and how to register here: 

Thanks for making my day, Barbara! ; ^ ) 

Sunday, February 12, 2012

i'm hosting a bead swap!


There is still time to join us in the bead swap!
Registration has closed! 03-22-12
The paper (or fabric) bead swap has 18 participants but is still open to join. The registration fee is only $12.00 and includes a 14 page lesson with links to more info, video tutorials and step-by-step instructions (with photos) on many of the different ways of  making your own rolled beads. Registration also includes documentation of your swap artwork on the creative swaps blog and return postage anywhere in the world for the beads you will receive in the swap. You can follow my instructions in the lesson or use your own! Make 15-20 beads and receive the same amount in return. Please read the complete swap details and learn how to sign up here:
The due date is March 24 (delivered to me by).

When the swap is complete and all the beads traded and sent home, you will have the opportunity to create something with the beads you received and made for the swap and share it on the swaps blog.

Contact me if you have any questions, and hope to see you in this swap! 


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