I received the jam-packed box from Christine last week. Here's what all was in it.
|Vintage plastic beads in bright hues|
|Citrine, peridot, amethyst, aquamarine teardrop bead mix|
|This is a crappy picture, but these bits were all individually wrapped in bubble wrap|
|Here's a bit of a better look at the cameo pendant (LOVE!) and the three little bird pins|
|Some cool metal pieces: hand charms, silver-tone chain, neat gold tone clip-on earrings|
|There was a little baggie with these polymer clay beads and a few crystals|
|There was a HUGE baggie that had this triple strand necklace and the loose stone beads. Can anyone identify what those are?|
|For a beachy girl like me, these strands of drilled shells were just awesome to find in the package.|
And last are the challenge pieces:
|Vintage wood spools|
Yes, WOODEN SPOOLS! I've already started on my designs for this challenge. I actually almost started on them before I got a picture of the blank spools in all their unfinished glory. Now, the blog hop for this isn't very traditional by any means. Christine only asks that we make something with at least one of the spools and then blog about it sometime between the last week of October and the end of November. The freedom of this blog hop has her calling it "A Rolling Blog Hop" (rolling is exactly what those spools tried to do when I took the above picture). So check back in and see what I made. I'll also try to share links to the other participants as they roll out their designs too. This is going to be fun!