I have decided to start an International bead swap this week here on my blog and also on Facebook, if you are interested
in joining us please leave a comment on this post, here is the link to a
little form to fill in and email to me.
You can send any beads including gem stones, glass, crystal, polymer,
ceramic, just about anything. But no chipped or broken beads and only
things you would be happy to use yourself that really goes without
saying and no plastic or acrylic, you can send SS findings or good
quality plated if you wish but do chat with your partner and find out
what they like, It is nice to be stretched a bit so you may have to think
out of your comfort zone. I was once sent a circle of wood for a focal
it was probably the most tricky thing I had worked with at the time, not
at all my usual style but I did design a necklace using it and I
actually enjoyed doing it.
Here are a few pictures of things I have made in other bead swaps.
My wood circle necklace.
Other things I made.
These are just a few of the items I have made from the bead swaps I have enjoyed, I do hope you will join me in making this swap really enjoyable and fun.