I have been seriously remiss in posting pictures from the Bead Swap I took part in recently. So here they are finally! To the right are two lovely focal pieces from Black Mud, I've already started using the green one but I've hidden what I'm doing! Below are the stones and ceramic beads. And at the very bottom of this post are the gorgeous pearls she sent, the lucite and the brass components. I was seriously spoiled by Lauren Potts!
I've had the beads for well over three weeks, and I've used some already, even sold a pair of earrings that included some of the lucite flowers. And I'm just today getting around to taking pictures. Shame on me! I also forgot to take a picture of the beads I sent, and I didn't make a list, just sent sticky notes attached to the bags. Yeesh - I guess its obvious this is my first bead swap! But hopefully it won't be my last! I thoroughly enjoyed the process, although it did stress me out a bit - will I send enough? what if I send too much? will she like what I send? - and I fretted over the fact that it took me so long to send out my beads, especially after I got my swap from Lauren. BUT, enough words, here's the beads, let them speak for themselves! Also, a big thanks to Lori Anderson for setting up the swap and to Lauren Potts for being a patient partner and for the lovely lovelies she sent me!