Early July Morning, Cocoa Beach, Florida

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bead Hoarder Swap

Yes, I am a bead hoarder....I admit it....what will I do about it? Well....one thing I did was join this swap. You see, I am not the only one with this condition. There are quite a few of us!

Lori Anderson so graciously sponsored this swap, and paired me up with Christina Hickman. Look what she sent me! 😍😍😍!


She sent me a present! A nice little book?


I opened it up and look what I saw?


A fun assortment indeed! 

So what did I send...?
Before we even knew our swap partner, Lori told us to go,ahead and box things up. She did not want us to be swayed as to what to send once we learned about our partner. We only needed to send one bead....but a good one. We needed to treat this as if we were giving a gift to a good friend. As I went into my craft room and rummaged around, I came  across several beads.


I love the ocean, and everything to do with it, so I decided to send a copper wire wrapped shell and beads to go along with it.


I wanted to send some of my paper beads that I make. I decided to send a large one and two small ones. I also wanted to send some coordinating beads, and remembered I had these bright pink wood beads. Sure hope she likes pink...I sure do....


Maybe my partner isn't a fan of the ocean or pink? Well maybe she would like something on the Southwest side? I decided to throw these in.


Then I remembered about a clay button I had made, and decided to send that with some wood beads. I had a lot of fun putting this together...

So, here is the BIG reveal!!!!!

First a little closer look at to what I received.... By the way, both of us love birds! 


I really love these beads!!!!


....and these Mother of Pearl beads! WOW!!! right up my alley!


gray crystals...and


love this blue!  Okay, okay...here is the reveal...finally!!!


Fairy earrings!!!!



There is a little garden theme we have going here. 


A little closer look at the bird....love him!


I'm saving my favorite piece for last. I had a few left over Mother of Pearl beads left, and added them to these earring forms I had along with some mint green and  glow in the dark beads (pink) I had. These are fun to wear....


I really love this necklace, and have worn it quite a bit with the earrings. I think I will be wearing this a lot this spring and summer! 

Thanks for stopping by...sure hope you go visit the other bloggers and see what they made with the bead gifts they received. 


33 comments:

  1. Terri, WOW! You have a beautiful collection of pieces. I love what you made with the robin and the flower 😊

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    1. I had fun with all the stuff you sent. I wear the hibiscus set all the time. :)

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  2. Just beautiful! I love that bird focal pendant and your design really makes him sing!

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    1. Thank you, Tracy. Glad you could stop by!

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  3. Such fun beautiful pieces...ty for sharing

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  4. I love the necklace with the mother-of-pearl focal - it looks absolutely tropical!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that is my favorite too, and I LOVE tropical! :)

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  5. oh I love it! So many great pieces! I love what you did with the birdie pendant!

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    1. Yes! I did get some great pieces. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Having fun looking at all the bright and cheerful pieces with flowers and birds. I wish the cold would go away!

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    1. Hope the cold goes away for you too! It's been very warm down here in Louisiana. Wish I could send some up to you.

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  7. I'm having fun looking at all the colorful pieces with birds and flowers. I wish the cold would go away.

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  8. So nice pieces! Love each of them!

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  9. great pieces, especially the last necklace, congrats!

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    1. Thank you. I do love that last necklace too! :)

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  10. Your soup was really fun. I agree, love that bird focal. Really love what you did with all of it. great job, great soup.

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  11. Hey Terry, girl your creations are so beautiful. I love birds too, they remind me of my Daddy! Love your work!!!

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    1. Thank you, CJ. By the way, love you banner on your blog....Flamingos!!!! LOL

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  12. The mother of pearl necklace with the clasp is my favorite. All of the pieces came out great. You had a wonderful soup to work with!

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    1. Thank you, Barb, loved my soup. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Your soups (received and sent) are lovely. And that book...what a treasure.
    Love all your pieces, especially the earrings. So delicate

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  14. I enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your creations. They are beautiful and that bird is really singing in your design.

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  15. Hi Terry, Cute fairy earrings. I really like the bird necklace. The simple design that you made lets the bird be the star. The mother of pearl focal looks wonderful with the pink and green beads that you chose as accents. It is my favorite of your designs. Great job using your swap beads.

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  16. Great pieces! I especially love the fairy earrings and the mother of pearl necklace. The focal is so fabulous, and the color with it just make it say spring. Lovely!

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  17. Great pieces! Great way to show off the grid pendant!

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  18. That mother of pearl necklace is really, really pretty!

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  19. You know you've done well when you're already wearing it and enjoying it. All of your pieces are quite well done, but the necklace with the birdie pendant makes me smile as I love our avian friends, too. Great job.

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  20. Wow! Wonderful pieces! My favorite piece is the bird - though they are all great!

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