Tuesday, March 22, 2016

From my Bead Peeps Swap n Hop partner!


Wow,  the beads arrived and I`m so excited I can't wait to get started! My partner this time is Krafty Max  . Looking up at her work and her site, I realized what an avid beader she is. Her  work is simply gorgeous ! Here`s a link to all the lovely jewellery she makes . Some of her award winning pieces are featured here !
Bead Peeps
Krafty Max

Krafty Max origionals


She`s been so generous  and sent a lot of  different beads  for me to play with. Not only  a whole lot of beautiful seed beads but lampwork beads, focals, handmade findings and strands of  gemstone beads. It`s going to be fun trying out all the things she has sent me , most of which we don`t get to see here in India. My mind is reeling with ideas , and I love what I've put  together so far , really love it! I don't yet have final designs worked up but I definitely have the general idea of  I want to make from most of them.


And here`s the stuff I sent 

2016 Bead Peeps  Swap N Hop challenge



It was challenging to have to send her items for this swap.   What could I send her that she would like  ? She has  been making jewelry as a full time job/business for years !! I And  being an avid beader, she had so many of the beads I shortlisted for sending her, already made into beautiful jewellery. And I was totally confused . I was sure I wanted to send something that was not similar to what she already had.  And when she told me she would love something   traditional from my country, it made the selecting a bit easier.  I sent her a double sided focal Buddha bead  , apart from a lampwork heart focal, and other beads made in India.    I also included a few brass findings  , and a stone cabochon and cute little wooden bird beads, from Rajasthan India.  I can't wait to see the jewelry that she makes from what I sent her.  

Stay tuned in for more on the Bead Peeps Swap n Hop challenge ! Comming soon....

motidana






8 comments:

  1. You have sent a great Swap Pallavi, looking at this I feel I should have sent more to my partner

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    1. Thanks Divya . As I have mentioned, it was really difficult to make a choice, considering the type of stuff that is available here, and two of my things got rejected by customs . But I think it`s nice to know that everything has reached her safely.
      And look at what I got. Amazing stuff!

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  2. The Buddha bead is beautiful ! : )

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    1. Thanks Daisy. It`s my favourite too.

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  3. I LOVE EVERYTHING and can't wait to use it all, but you are right, the Buddha....I am INSPIRED with that peace!! THANK YOU so much!! ~KM

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    1. It`s been fun putting things together for you. Can`t wait to see what beautiful pieces you make out of these!

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  4. what fun you are going to have with your new beads and same goes to your swap partner she must be equally delighted

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    1. Yes, it`s fun and quite exciting, from exchanging the goodies to making something unique and the added bonus is of course making new friends!! Enjoying every minute :)

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